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Schwabe Attorneys Named Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

July 11, 2011


This year, seven attorneys from Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt have been listed on the Washington Super Lawyers roster and an additional seven attorneys have been named Rising Stars. Annually, the Super Lawyers list recognizes outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Rising Stars list names the state's top up-and-coming attorneys. Both lists are sponsored by Thomson Reuters.

The Schwabe attorneys recognized in the Super Lawyers list were chosen for their depth in practice areas including eminent domain, intellectual property, civil litigation defense, personal injury defense, real estate, and class action/mass torts. Additionally, Seattle-based attorney Christopher Howard was named to Washington Super Lawyer's "Top 100" list based on his nomination, research and peer-review scores.

The following Schwabe attorneys were named to the 2011 Washington Super Lawyers roster:

Al AuYeung
Intellectual Property

Jennifer Campbell
Personal Injury Defense: Products

Dennis Dunphy
Eminent Domain

Christopher Howard
Civil Litigation Defense

Bert Markovich
Class Action/Mass Torts

Gary Myles
Intellectual Property

Dennis Ostgard
Real Estate

To select the Rising Star attorneys each year, Thomson Reuters polls Washington's "Super Lawyers" to identify up-and-coming attorneys who are 40 years old or younger or who have been practicing law for ten or fewer years. While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent receive the distinction of being named to the Rising Stars list.

The following Schwabe attorneys were named to the 2011 Washington Rising Stars list:

Stephanie Berntsen
Employment & Labor

Larry Costich
Land Use/Zoning

David Ebel
Business Litigation

Colin Folawn
Civil Litigation Defense

Joaquin Hernandez

Aaron Laing
Land Use/ Zoning

Allison Miller
General Litigation


The Super Lawyers list is published by Thomson Reuters and distributed as an insert in leading newspapers and regional magazines across the country. More than 60 practice areas are covered. To select attorneys for the list, Thomson Reuters uses a multistep selection process that takes approximately nine months. The foundation of the selection process is a survey sent to all lawyers who have been in practice for at least five years in states where the survey is conducted. In addition to the survey, Thomson Reuters researches credentials of nominees, assembles a blue-ribbon review panel of leading attorneys from each practice area, directly contacts lawyers and law firm representatives, verifies data and conducts a good-standing review of candidates.