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Spencer Fane Attorneys Recognized as “Best Lawyers in America”

Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP is proud to announce that 26 of its attorneys have been named to the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 41,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.9 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

It is important to note that the lawyers listed in Best Lawyers have no say in deciding which practice areas they are included in. They are voted into practice areas entirely as a result of the votes they receive from their peers. The subspecialties listed after their names are based on information from a variety of sources.

The 26 attorneys listed for inclusion in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers, and the practice area or areas for which each is recognized, is as follow:

Appellate PracticeGerry Greiman (2011) St. Louis, MO

ArbitrationNick Badgerow, Overland Park, KS

Banking and Finance LawNorman E. Fretwell (2005) Kansas City, MOBankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization LawLisa Epps * Kansas City, MOScott J. Goldstein (2001) Kansas City, MOEric L. Johnson (2010) Kansas City, MOCommercial LitigationJ. Nick Badgerow (2008) Overland Park, KSCriminal Defense: Non-White-CollarJoe Bednar (2005) Jefferson City, MOCriminal Defense: White-CollarJoe Bednar (2005) Jefferson City, MOMark A. Thornhill (2008) Kansas City, MOEmployee Benefits (ERISA) LawGregory L. Ash (2008) Overland Park, KSRobert A. Browning (2010) Overland Park, KSKenneth A. Mason (2001) Overland Park, KSEmployment Law – ManagementSue K. Willman (2009) Overland Park, KSDavid L. Wing (2007) Overland Park, KSEnvironmental LawCarl H. Helmstetter (1995) Kansas City, MOMichael D. Hockley (2005) Kansas City, MOJames T. Price (1989) Kansas City, MOFinancial Services Regulation LawNorman E. Fretwell (2005) Kansas City, MOHealth Care LawLaura Bond * Overland Park, KSJeffrey O. Ellis (1993) Overland Park, KSMartha A. Ross (2006) Overland Park, KSLabor Law – ManagementMichael F. Delaney * Kansas City, MOSue K. Willman (2009) Overland Park, KSDavid L. Wing (2007) Overland Park, KSLitigation – BankruptcyEric L. Johnson (2010) Kansas City, MOLitigation – ConstructionJ. Nick Badgerow (2008) Overland Park, KSLitigation – EnvironmentalCarl H. Helmstetter (1995) Kansas City, MOMichael D. Hockley (2005) Kansas City, MOJames T. Price (1989) Kansas City, MOLitigation – ERISAGregory L. Ash (2008) Overland Park, KSLitigation – Labor & EmploymentJ. Nick Badgerow (2008) Overland Park, KSDavid L. Wing (2007) Overland Park, KSLitigation – Trusts & EstatesScott E. Blakesley (1995) Kansas City, MOH. Elvin Knight, Jr. (1995) Kansas City, MOMediationJ. Nick Badgerow (2008) Overland Park, KSReal Estate LawRichard H. Hertel (2005) Overland Park, KSRichard W. Scarritt (1983) Kansas City, MOTax LawJames R. Dankenbring * St. Louis, MOH. Elvin Knight, Jr. (1995) Kansas City, MORonald L. Langstaff (1987) Kansas City, MOTrusts and EstatesScott E. Blakesley (1995) Kansas City, MOH. Elvin Knight, Jr. (1995) Kansas City, MOWater LawJames T. Price (1989) Kansas City, MO

(Year) First year the lawyer was listed. (*) Lawyers who are listed for the first time in Best Lawyers.