Chambers USA 2020 Highly Ranks Freeborn Practice Areas and Attorneys

CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Chambers USA has ranked five Freeborn practice areas and 10 firm attorneys in its 2020 legal industry guide. Among the ranked attorneys, Freeborn Partner and Chair of the Firm's Executive Committee, Joseph T. McCullough was nationally ranked in Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance for the second year. He is one of only nine attorneys nationwide to receive that honor.

Freeborn was ranked as among the top firms in Illinois in the following practice areas:
•    Bankruptcy/Restructuring 
•    Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance 
•    Media & Entertainment: Transactional 
•    Real Estate 
•    Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use 

“We are extremely proud of our skilled and knowledgeable attorneys in Chicago and New York who have been ranked by Chambers USA this year as among the top legal professionals in their practice areas,” said Freeborn Co-Managing Partner William E. Russell. “We also want to commend our teams in the areas of Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Insurance, Media and Entertainment, and Real Estate for their recognized successes in providing the highest level of service to our clients.”

Freeborn’s Chicago-based attorneys, and their recognized practice areas, ranked by Chambers USA as among the leading lawyers for business in Illinois are:
•    James J. Boland (Partner, Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance)
•    Mitchell A. Carrel (Partner, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use)
•    Philip L. Comella (Partner, Environment: Litigation)
•    Jeffery M. Cross (Partner, Antitrust)
•    Shelly A. DeRousse (Partner, Bankruptcy/Restructuring)
•    Andrew L. Goldstein (Partner, Media & Entertainment: Transactional)
•    Mark R. Goodman (Partner, Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory)
•    Harry Leipsitz (Associate, Real Estate)
•    Joseph T. McCullough (Partner, Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance)

Freeborn’s New York City-based Partner, and his recognized practice area, ranked by Chambers USA as among the leading lawyers for business in New York is:
•    Sean Thomas Keely (Partner, Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer)

Chambers and Partners ranks leading U.S. firms and attorneys based on in-depth research and interviews with attorneys’ clients and peers. Chambers assesses attorneys on attributes most valued by clients, including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, and commitment. The Chambers USA guide is widely read by industry-leading companies and organizations nationwide. For more information, visit

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