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Eight Schwabe Attorneys Named to 2012 Washington Super Lawyers List

June 13, 2012


This year, eight 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.

The following Schwabe attorneys were named to the 2012 Washington Super Lawyers roster:

Al AuYeung

Intellectual Property


Jennifer Campbell

Personal Injury Defense: Products

Dennis Dunphy

Business Litigation

Troy D. Greenfield

Business Litigation

Christopher Howard

Civil Litigation Defense


Bert Markovich

Class Action/Mass Torts

Connie Sue Martin


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 2012 Washington Rising Stars list:

Stephanie Berntsen

Employment & Labor


Colin Folawn

Business Litigation


Jamila A. Johnson

General Litigation

Aaron Laing

Land Use/ Zoning


Farron D. Lennon

Business Litigation


Allison Miller

Personal Injury Defense: Products


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 70 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.