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23 Thompson Coburn attorneys recognized in 2016 Chambers USA

May 27, 2016

Several Thompson Coburn practice groups and 25 individual attorneys earned high rankings in the recently released 2016 Chambers USA rankings (by Chambers & Partners). Firms were ranked in a limited number of categories and were evaluated by Chambers researchers and through peer review. In addition, Chambers researchers interviewed firm clients regarding their experiences with individual attorneys and practice areas.

Here are some of the individual comments clients offered about Thompson Coburn practice groups:

  • Corporate/M&A: "They have a lot of experience in all areas. They cover the spectrum of matters that we need." "They provide excellent service to their clients."

  • Environmental: “They invest in the customer." "Their legal writing is excellent. It's a great working relationship: I can call them any time of the day and they will always get back to me in a timely manner."

  • Intellectual Property: "I appreciate that they dealt with our issues very well and professionally."

  • Labor & Employment: "We find their performance to be exemplary." "I am very happy with the firm. I find them responsive and knowledgeable."

  • Litigation: "They are client-focused and results-oriented with strong subject matter expertise." "They do quality work and are very strategic, always involving the client in the strategy. They are also very easy to work with and very responsive."

The following Thompson Coburn practice groups earned high rankings from Chambers USA:

Corporate/M&A – St. Louis
Environment – St. Louis
Intellectual Property – Missouri
Labor & Employment – St. Louis
Litigation: General Commercial – Illinois
Litigation: General Commercial – St. Louis
Real Estate – St. Louis

Thompson Coburn attorneys highly ranked by Chambers:

Gordon Ankney, White Collar Crime & Government Investigations  – Missouri
C. Jonathan Benner, Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory –  Nationwide
Bonnie S. Blair, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
Eric E. Boyd, Environment – Illinois
Adrienne Clair, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
Edward Cohen, Environment – St. Louis
Daniel T. Engle, Real Estate – St. Louis
Clifford A. Godiner, Labor & Employment – St. Louis
Stephen Higgins, Litigation: General Commercial – St. Louis and White Collar Crime & Government Investigations - Missouri
Christopher Hohn, Litigation: General Commercial – St. Louis
Laura Jordan, Labor & Employment – Kansas City
Lawrence P. Katzenstein, Wealth Management: Central Region – Nationwide
David J. Kaufman, Corporate/M&A – Illinois
Joseph M. Kellmeyer, Environment – St. Louis 
Crystal M. Kennedy, Environment – St. Louis
Robert M. LaRose, Corporate/M&A – St. Louis
Michael F. Lause, Corporate/M&A – St. Louis
Thomas A. Litz, Corporate/M&A – St. Louis
Paul M. Macon, Real Estate – St. Louis
Thomas J. Minogue, Corporate/M&A – St. Louis
Thomas A. Polcyn, Intellectual Property – Missouri
Peter S. Strassner, Environment – St. Louis
W. David Wells, Litigation: General Commercial – St. Louis

About Chambers and Partners 
Chambers and Partners publishes several guides to the legal profession and has built a reputation for in-depth, objective research. A team of 100 full-time researchers conducts thousands of interviews with lawyers and their clients worldwide in compiling Chambers’ rankings. Researchers and editors then identify and rank the world’s best lawyers and firms (i.e., those who perform best according to the criteria most valued by clients, such as technical expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery, value for money).