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Fifty SW&W Attorneys Recognized by Oregon Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

July 11, 2012


This year, 37 attorneys from Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt have been listed on the Oregon Super Lawyers roster and an additional 13 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 business litigation, construction litigation, employment and labor, environment, estate planning and probate, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, transportation and maritime, and others.

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

Al AuYeung - Intellectual Property

David W. Axelrod - Intellectual Property Litigation

David F. Bartz, Jr. - Environmental Law

A. Jeffery Bird -Mergers & Acquisitions

Carmen M. Calzacorta -Mergers & Acquisitions

Michael A. Cohen -Intellectual Property

William B. Crow - Business Litigation

Robert D. Dayton - Estate Planning & Probate

Thomas V. Dulcich - Employment & Labor

Jeffrey S. Eden - Personal Injury Defense: Products

Nancy M. Erfle - Personal Injury Defense: Products

Michael T. Garone - Employment & Labor

Jill S. Gelineau - Eminent Domain

Walter H. Grebe - Business/Corporate

John D. Guinasso - Real Estate

Timothy F. Haslach - Intellectual Property

Nikki C. Hatton - Estate Planning & Probate

Terry C. Hauck - Real Estate

Peter E. Heuser -Intellectual Property Litigation

Margaret Hoffmann - Personal Injury Defense: Products

Kirk Johansen - Environmental

Kevin F. Kerstiens - Estate Planning & Probate

Jan K. Kitchel - Personal Injury Plaintiff: General

Daniel F. Knox - Construction Litigation

Mark A. Long - Business/Corporate

Johnathan E. Mansfield - Intellectual Property Litigation

Mark A. Manulik - Real Estate

Walter W. Miller - Employee Benefits/ERISA

Alex Poust - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

Elizabeth Schleuning - Employment & Labor

Marc K. Sellers - Tax

Mark A. Stayer - Real Estate

Anne M. Talcott - Personal Injury Defense: Products

Katherine C. Tank - Employment & Labor

Thomas M. Triplett - Employment & Labor

Katherine O. VanZanten - Tax

Jay Waldron - Environmental Litigation

To select the Rising Star attorneys each year, Thomson Reuters polls Oregon'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 Oregon Rising Stars list:

Ryan P. Boyle - Personal Injury Defense: Products

Catherine B. Brinkman - Construction Litigation

Stephen C. Bush - Health Care

Sara C. Cotton - Business Litigation

Dan Eller - Tax

Heather J. Hepburn - Business/Corporate

Rebecca A. Lindemann - Personal Injury Defense: Products

Bradley D. Maier - Immigration

Joel Parker - Business Litigation

Steven Prewitt - Intellectual Property

Thomas M. Tongue - Business/Corporate

Matthew R. Wilmot - Intellectual Property

Devon Zastrow Newman - Intellectual Property 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 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.