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Sixty Freeborn Attorneys Named 2017 Illinois Leading Lawyers or Emerging Lawyers

17 Apr 2017

CHICAGO – April 17, 2017 – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that 60 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the Leading Lawyers or Emerging Lawyers lists for 2017. Compiled by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, which publishes the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer magazine, the lists recognize the top attorneys in Illinois.

“We congratulate Freeborn’s attorneys who have earned the distinction of being named Leading Lawyers and Emerging Lawyers for 2017,” said Freeborn’s Co-Managing Partner Michael A. Moynihan. “These attorneys have been singled out by their peers as among the top counselors in Illinois in their respective practice areas.”

Fewer than 5 percent of registered lawyers in the state are named as Leading Lawyers, who are chosen through surveys of all attorneys licensed in Illinois, follow-up interviews and reviews by the Leading Lawyers Advisory Board. Identified as attorneys age 40 or younger or in practice for no more than 10 years, Emerging Lawyers are limited to fewer than 2 percent of the state’s registered attorneys. Emerging Lawyers are selected through surveys of Leading Lawyers.

The firm’s Leading Lawyers and their recognized practice areas are:

  • Jill C. Anderson (Antitrust Law; Commercial Litigation)
  • Robert M. Baratta, Jr. (Commercial Litigation; Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law; Toxic Torts Defense Law)
  • Cynthia A. Bergmann (Closely & Privately Held Business Law; Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Publicly Held Corporations Law; Real Estate Law: Commercial)
  • Roger H. Bickel (Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law)
  • Tina M. Bird (Construction Law)
  • James J. Boland (Class Actions/Mass Tort Defense Law; Commercial Litigation)
  • Deborah H. Bornstein (Antitrust Law; Commercial Litigation; Public Utilities Law: Gas/Water/Electric)
  • Gerald P. Callaghan (Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law; Real Estate Law: Commercial; Real Estate Law: Finance)
  • Anthony J. Carballo (Commercial Litigation)
  • Mitchell A. Carrel (Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law; Real Estate Law: Commercial)
  • Philip L. Comella (Environmental Law)
  • Joel T. Cooper (Real Estate Law: Commercial; Real Estate Law: Finance)
  • Jeffery M. Cross (Antitrust Law; Commercial Litigation; Franchise & Dealership Law)
  • Shelly A. DeRousse (Bankruptcy & Workout Law: Commercial; Creditor’s Rights/Commercial Collections Law)
  • David J. Doyle (Civil Appellate Law; Commercial Litigation)
  • Joseph L. Fogel (Commercial Litigation; Computer & Technology Law)
  • Fred Foreman (Antitrust Law; Commercial Litigation; Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law)
  • David M. Franek (Real Estate Law: Commercial)
  • Michael D. Freeborn (Antitrust Law; Commercial Litigation; Securities & Venture Finance Law)
  • Anne R. Garr (Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law; Real Estate Law: Commercial; Real Estate Law: Finance)
  • Andrew L. Goldstein (Advertising & Media Law; Arts, Entertainment & Sports Law; Computer & Technology Law; Intellectual Property Law)
  • Mark R. Goodman (Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law)
  • James S. Gray (Real Estate Law: Commercial; Real Estate Law: Finance)
  • David C. Gustman (Antitrust Law; Commercial Litigation; Publicly Held Corporations Law)
  • Steven M. Hartmann (Bankruptcy & Workout Law: Commercial; Creditor’s Rights/Commercial Collections Law)
  • Michael J. Kelly (Commercial Litigation)
  • William N. Krucks (Employment Law: Management; Workers’ Compensation Defense Law)
  • Daniel F. Lanciloti (Trade Secrets/Unfair Competition Law)
  • Neal H. Levin (Commercial Litigation)
  • Weston W. Marsh (Commercial Litigation; Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law)
  • Peter I. Mason (Corporate Finance Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Publicly Held Corporations Law; Securities & Venture Finance Law)
  • Jeff Mattson (Corporate Finance Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law)
  • Joseph T. McCullough, IV (Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law)
  • Robert A. McWilliams (Closely & Privately Held Business Law; Corporate Finance Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Securities & Venture Finance Law)
  • Michael A. Moynihan (Real Estate Law: Commercial; Real Estate Law: Finance)
  • Brian P. Norton (Civil Appellate Law; Commercial Litigation)
  • John M. O’Bryan (Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law)
  • Todd J. Ohlms (Commercial Litigation)
  • Jordan H. Peters (Real Estate Law: Commercial; Real Estate Law: Finance)
  • Edward H. Rice (Copyright & Trademark Law; Intellectual Property Law; Patent Law)
  • William E. Russell (Closely & Privately Held Business Law; Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law)
  • Marina N. Saito (Intellectual Property Law; Patent Law)
  • John T. Shapiro (Commercial Litigation; Federal Regulatory Law)
  • Terrence J. Sheahan (Civil Appellate Law; Commercial Litigation; Federal Regulatory Law)
  • John E. Stevens (Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law)
  • David L. Ter Molen (Copyright & Trademark Law; Trade Secrets/Unfair Competition Law)
  • Richard J. Traub (Real Estate Law: Commercial)
  • Eileen B. Trost (Tax Law: Individual; Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law)
  • Darren M. VanPuymbrouck (Products Liability Defense Law; Toxic Torts Defense Law)
  • Alexander S. Vesselinovitch (Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense Law: White Collar; International Business & Trade Law)
  • Eugene F. Zelek, Jr. (Advertising & Media Law; Antitrust Law; Arts, Entertainment & Sports Law; Intellectual Property Law)
  • Ann M. Zwick (Environmental Law; Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law; Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law)

The firm’s Emerging Lawyers and their recognized practice areas are:

  • Rachel E. Atterberry (Employment Law: Management)
  • Gia F. Colunga (Commercial Litigation; Employment Law: Management)
  • Devon J. Eggert (Bankruptcy & Workout Law: Commercial)
  • Katheleen A. Ehrhart (Antitrust Law; Commercial Litigation)
  • Kellye L. Fabian (Commercial Litigation; Employment Law: Management)
  • Verona M. Sandberg (Commercial Litigation)
  • Peter B. Steffen (Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law)
  • Anthony J. Zeoli (Banking & Financial Institutions Law; Corporate Finance Law)

Leading Lawyers and Emerging Lawyers are listed on the Leading Lawyers website, LeadingLawyers.com.

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