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39 Schwabe Attorneys Make the List of Best Lawyers in America for 2012

October 4, 2011


The Best Lawyers in America list for 2012 has been announced and 39 attorneys from regional law firm Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt have been presented with this prestigious distinction.  Schwabe has steadily grown the number of attorneys who receive this honor; 35 attorneys were named on the 2011 list.


Al AuYeung – intellectual property law

David Axelrod – patent law
David F. Bartz, Jr. – environmental law
Ray R. Benner – employee benefits law
Kevin E. Brannon – franchise law
Carmen Calzacorta – banking, corporate and securities law

Michael Cohen – copyright law

Frank X. Curci – technology and biotechnology law

William B. Crow – commercial and product liability litigation
Robert D. Dayton – trusts and estates
Thomas V. Dulcich – commercial litigation

Jeffrey Eden – product liability litigation

Nancy M. Erfle – product liability litigation

James Finn – commercial litigation

Michael Garone – labor and employment law
Jill S. Gelineau – eminent domain and condemnation law
John D. Guinasso – real estate law
Kelly Hagan – health care law

Kurt Hansen – health care law

Nikki Hatton – trusts and estates
Terry C. Hauck – real estate law

Peter E. Heuser – intellectual property law
Margaret Hoffmann – product liability litigation
Kirk Johansen – timber law
Jan K. Kitchel – personal injury litigation
Daniel F. Knox – construction, maritime and professional malpractice law
Mark Manulik – real estate law

Walter Miller – employee benefits law
Peter L. Osborne – tax law
C. Kent Roberts – maritime law
Marc K. Sellers – tax law

Elizabeth Schleuning – employment law
Mark A. Stayer – real estate and timber law

James T. Waldron – commercial litigation


Tia Lewis – land use and zoning law

Katherine Tank – labor and employment law

Thomas M. Triplett – labor and employment law

D. Joe Willis – eminent domain and condemnation law


Martha Pagel – water law

Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. In the U.S., Best Lawyers publishes an annual referral guide, The Best Lawyers in America, which includes 41,149 attorneys in 126 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia.