Freeborn Attorneys Recognized in 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers in America©

CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that 20 partners have been included as “Best Lawyers” in the 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. The guide also has recognized Richmond, Virginia, office Managing Partner Theodore I. Brenner in its “Lawyer of the Year” report for insurance law, and 10 Freeborn attorneys also were named “Ones to Watch” for early-career achievements. 

“We are very proud of our partners who continue to be ranked among the country’s top attorneys by the Best Lawyers guide, and we especially commend Ted Brenner for being recognized as a Lawyer of the Year,” said Freeborn Co-Managing Partner Steven D. Pearson. “We also congratulate our lawyers recognized as Ones to Watch for their continued efforts advising clients on complex matters and providing top legal counsel.” 
Best Lawyers lists attorneys who are highly recommended for their legal abilities, as determined through extensive peer surveys. The 2023 edition is based on more than 13 million evaluations and recognizes more than 144,000 attorneys in 150 practice areas. 

Freeborn partners named to the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America© are:

•    Jessica Kirkwood Alley (Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law)
    Roger H. Bickel (Government Relations)
•    Theodore I. Brenner (Insurance Law; also Lawyer of the Year recognition)
•    Philip L. Comella (Environmental Law)
•    Kenneth M. Crane (Venture Capital Law)
•    Jeffery M. Cross (Antitrust Law)
•    Andrew L. Goldstein (Copyright Law, Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television)
•    Mark R. Goodman (Insurance Law)
•    David C. Gustman (Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antitrust)
•    Lawrence P. Ingram (Commercial Litigation)
•    Michael J. Kelly (Commercial Litigation) 
•    Michael A. Moynihan (Real Estate Law)
•    Melissa B. Murphy (Commercial Litigation)
•    Steven D. Pearson (Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation – Insurance)
•    Jordan H. Peters (Real Estate Law)
•    Jason P. Stearns (Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Intellectual Property)
•    Robert A. Stines (Commercial Litigation)
•    Richard J. Traub (Real Estate Law)
•    Alexander S. Vesselinovitch (Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar)
•    Michael D. Whitty (Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Trusts and Estates)

Freeborn attorneys on Best Lawyers’ 2023 list of Ones to Watch are: 
•    Matthew T. Connelly (Commercial Litigation)
•    Ian J. Dankelman (Commercial Litigation) 
•    Christina L. Flatau  (Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law)
•    Sarah A. Gottlieb (Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation – Patent)
•    Amanda S. Keller (Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law)
•    David M. Knapp (Intellectual Property Law)
•    Jennifer M. Huelskamp (Labor and Employment Law – Management)
•    Harry Leipsitz (Real Estate Law)
•    Hoyt L. Prindle III (Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Professional Malpractice Law)
•    Andrew A. Wooden (Insurance Law)

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