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‘Best Lawyers in America’ Recognizes 131 Spencer Fane Attorneys

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that 131 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys are recognized in their respective practice areas.

According to its website, Best Lawyers in America is one of the nation’s leading publications for attorney rankings as well as firm rankings for which it partners with U.S. News & World Report. Now in its 38th year, Best Lawyers is published internationally in nearly 70 countries and compiles its rankings based on annual peer-reviews.

Inclusion among Best Lawyers is a significant honor and the firm is proud to have such strong representation in this year’s issue.

AUSTIN, TX

William E. Hopkins

  • Health Care Law

DALLAS, TX

Kevin J. Maguire

  • Commercial Litigation

Sean R. McKenna

  • Health Care Law
  • Litigation – Health Care

DENVER, CO

Michael J. Belo

  • Labor Law – Union

Jamie Cotter

  • Commercial Litigation

Matthew R. Dalton

  • Municipal Law

Ronald Fano

  • Municipal Law

Steven C. Hoth

  • Trusts and Estates

Daniel Lacomis

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Charles Leder

  • Real Estate Law

Gilbert F. McNeish

  • Real Estate Law

H. Michael Miller

  • Real Estate Law

Jeremy A. Moseley

  • Litigation – Insurance

Dean S. Neuwirth

  • Appellate Practice

Philip A. Pearlman

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

James L. Kurtz-Phelan

  • Real Estate Law

Troy R. Rackham

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

Stephen P. Rickles

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Terence M. Ridley

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation – Insurance
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

Evan Stephenson

  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation – Insurance

Ellen E. Stewart

  • Health Care Law

Stephen A. Weinstein

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

HOUSTON, TX

Jason L. Davis

  • Real Estate Law

Albert H. Hiller

  • Real Estate Law

Crawford Moorefield

  • Tax Law

Ruthie White

  • Employment Law – Management

Alvin L. Zimmerman

  • Family Law

Brian W. Zimmerman

  • Employment Law – Management

JEFFERSON CITY, MO

Joe Bednar

  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar

KANSAS CITY, MO

Scott E. Blakesley

  • Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  • Trusts and Estates

Daniel E. Blegen

  • Commercial Litigation

Andrew C. Brought

  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation – Environmental

Kyle L. Elliott

  • Patent Law

Norman E. Fretwell

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law

Scott J. Goldstein

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

W. Joseph Hatley

  • Commercial Litigation

Thomas Hiatt

  • Commercial Litigation

Michael D. Hockley

  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation – Environmental

Eric L. Johnson

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy

Bryant Lamer

  • Commercial Litigation

Patrick A. McInerney

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Jessica E. Merrigan

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

Peter Mirakian III

  • Corporate Law

James T. Price

  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Water Law

David Schatz

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Construction

Julia M. Vander Weele

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Douglas M. Weems

  • Commercial Litigation

Patrick J. Whalen

  • Trade Secrets Law

Sue K. Willman

  • Employment Law – Management
  • Labor Law – Management

David N. Zimmerman

  • Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  • Tax Law

LAS VEGAS, NV

Mary Bacon

  • Commercial Litigation

John H. Mowbray

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation – Construction

MINNEAPOLIS, MN

Jonathon L. Farnsworth

  • Corporate Law

Donald G. Heeman

  • Commercial Litigation

James A. Lodoen

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

Shannon F. Davies

  • Commercial Litigation

OVERLAND PARK, KS

Gregory L. Ash

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Litigation – ERISA

Laura J. Bond

  • Health Care Law

Lewis A. Heaven, Jr.

  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
  • Real Estate Law

Andrew R. Ramirez

  • Health Care Law

Melissa Sherman

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Real Estate

Melinda M. Ward

  • Trusts and Estates

PHOENIX, AZ

Andy G. Anderson

  • Corporate Law

Gerald F. Ehrlich

  • Corporate Law

Andrew M. Federhar

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation – Municipal
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

David E. Funkhouser III

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Trusts and Estates

Richard H. Herold

  • Commercial Litigation

Helen R. Holden

  • Employment Law – Management
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment

Kelly C. Mooney

  • Tax Law

Michael F. Patterson

  • Corporate Law

Brian J. Zavislak

  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law

PLANO, TX

William D. Hayward

  • Corporate Law

Jason P. Kathman

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Gerrit M. Pronske

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Scott Seifert

  • Commercial Litigation

Robert W. Van Amburgh

  • Tax Law

SPRINGFIELD, MO

Mike Nichols

  • Real Estate Law

Gary A. Powell

  • Trusts and Estates

Jason C. Smith

  • Commercial Litigation

Richard E. Walters

  • Real Estate Law

S. Shawn Whitney

  • Real Estate Law

ST. LOUIS, MO

Orren S. Adams

  • Corporate Law

Timothy Ahrenhoersterbaeumer

  • Commercial Litigation

Bradford J. Cytron

  • Real Estate Law

James R. Dankenbring

  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Tax Law

Carl R. Desenberg

  • Real Estate Law

Robert H. Epstein

  • Real Estate Law

Jeff D. Figge

  • Trusts and Estates

Gerald P. Greiman

  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation

David M. Harris

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Franchise Law
  • Health Care Law

Donn H. Herring

  • Health Care Law

K. Edward Holderle III

  • Corporate Law
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law

Thomas W. Jerry

  • Real Estate Law

Richard K. Mersman III

  • Real Estate Law

Aaron Pawlitz

  • Corporate Law

Eric C. Peterson

  • Commercial Litigation

Leonard J. Pranschke

  • Nonprofit / Charities Law

Robert B. Preston

  • Real Estate Law

Glenn K. Robbins

  • Copyright Law
  • Litigation – Patent
  • Patent Law
  • Trademark Law

Scot J. Seabaugh

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law

Erik O. Solverud

  • Litigation – Labor and Employment

Ravi Sundara

  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law

Kathleen M. Whitby

  • Environmental Law

ONES TO WATCH

In addition to the attorneys named to Best Lawyers, twenty associates, one partner, and seven of counsel have been named as Ones to Watch. The Ones to Watch list recognizes attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence.

DALLAS, TX

Preston Enoch

  • Commercial Litigation

Nicole E. Karam

  • Commercial Litigation

DENVER, CO

Nicole M. Detweiler

  • Litigation – Labor and Employment

Elayna M. Fiene

  • Insurance Law

Jacob Hollars

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Construction

Joseph H. Hunt

  • Labor and Employment Law – Management
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment

Michael K. Kaufmann

  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment

Hannah R. Seifert

  • Commercial Litigation

Megan B. Treseder

  • Insurance Law

HOUSTON, TX

Colin Goodman

  • Health Care Law

Gulmina Shah

  • Commercial Litigation

KANSAS CITY, MO

Wale Akinmoladun

  • Commercial Litigation

Kyle Klucas

  • Commercial Litigation

Madison Perry

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Labor and Employment Law – Management
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment

Brian Peterson

  • Labor and Employment Law – Management

LAS VEGAS, NV

Jessica E. Chong

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

Sarah S. Clutts

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Litigation – Trusts and Estates

Hossein Farzaneh

  • Corporate Law
  • Real Estate Law

PHOENIX, AZ

Jessica Gale

  • Commercial Litigation

PLANO, TX

Macy L. Matthews

  • Corporate Law

Jeremy D. Rucker

  • Corporate Law

SPRINGFIELD, MO

Tara A. Bailes 

  • Commercial Litigation

Benjamin Shantz

  • Commercial Litigation

ST. LOUIS, MO

Jack Coatar

  • Commercial Litigation

Elizabeth O’Brien Felker

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Arthur D. Gregg

  • Commercial Litigation

Jake Kohut

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

Tampa, FL

Drew P. O’Malley

  • Commercial Litigation