Ninety-Eight Faegre & Benson Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America

August 10, 2010 // // Minneapolis - The 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America includes the names of 98 Faegre & Benson LLP lawyers in Colorado, Iowa and Minnesota.

Best Lawyers® compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

Attorney recognitions appearing in this year's The Best Lawyers in America are provided below.


  • J. David Arkell—Construction Law
  • Jeffrey A. Brimer—Franchise Law
  • J. William Callison—Corporate Law; Non-Profit/Charities Law; Tax Law
  • Charles D. Calvin (20)—Real Estate Law
  • James H. Carroll—Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Venture Capital Law
  • Darrell M. Daley—Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
  • Diane B. Davies—Real Estate Law
  • Colleen M. Faddick—Health Care Law
  • Leslie A. Fields—Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Real Estate Law
  • Natalie Hanlon-Leh*—Intellectual Property Law
  • Kevin P. Hein—Franchise Law
  • Bruce A. Johnson—Health Care Law
  • Leslie P. Kramer—Intellectual Property Law
  • James D. Leonard—Entertainment Law; Sports Law
  • Michael S. McCarthy—Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law
  • Ann C. McCullough—Health Care Law
  • Gerald A. Niederman—Health Care Law
  • Linda L. Rockwood—Environmental Law
  • John Shively—Antitrust Law
  • James R. Spaanstra—Environmental Law
  • John R. Sperber—Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • David W. Stark—Commercial Litigation
  • Douglas R. Wright—Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Securities Law


  • Michael A. Giudicessi (10)—First Amendment Law
  • Kim J Walker (10)—First Amendment Law


  • Bruce A. Ackerman—Tax Law
  • Scott A. Anderegg—Real Estate Law
  • Peter J. Berrie*—Real Estate Law
  • John P. Borger (20)—Appellate Law; First Amendment Law; Mass Tort Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation
  • Kerry L. Bundy—Franchise Law
  • William R. Busch (10)—Corporate Law
  • Jay D. Christiansen (10)—Health Care Law
  • Angela M. Christy—Real Estate Law
  • Richard A. Duncan (10)—Antitrust Law; Environmental Law; Native American Law; Timber Law
  • Delmar R. Ehrich—Environmental Law
  • Bruce M. Engler—Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Charles S. Ferrell (20)—Real Estate Law
  • Richard Forschler—Government Relations Law
  • Jack M. Fribley—Mass Tort Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation; Product Liability Litigation
  • Gary L. Gandrud—Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Philip S. Garon (20)—Corporate Governance and Compliance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Securities Law
  • John B. Gordon—Commercial Litigation; Product Liability Litigation
  • J. Hazen Graves—Non-Profit/Charities Law
  • David J. F. Gross—Intellectual Property Law
  • Peter C. Halls—Construction Law
  • Douglas J. Heffernan (10)—Employee Benefits Law
  • John H. Herman— (20) Environmental Law; Land Use & Zoning Law
  • John H. Hinderaker—Antitrust Law; Construction Law
  • Andrew G. Humphrey—Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Bruce Jones*—Appellate Law
  • Randall E. Kahnke—Commercial Litigation
  • Steven C. Kennedy—Corporate Law; Securities Law; Venture Capital Law
  • Denise M. Kettelberger—Intellectual Property Law
  • William L. Killion—Franchise Law
  • Charles F. Knapp—Labor and Employment Law
  • Kenneth Levinson—Tax Law
  • Kenneth A. Liebman—Intellectual Property Law
  • Calvin L. Litsey—Intellectual Property Law
  • Thomas M. Mayerle (25)—Real Estate Law
  • David B. Miller—Corporate Law; Securities Law
  • Paul S. Moe—Real Estate Law
  • Thomas G. Morgan (10)—Corporate Law
  • Diana Young Morrissey—Insurance Law
  • Timothy M. O'Brien—Construction Law
  • Patrick John O'Connor, Jr.—Construction Law
  • James A. O'Neal—Mass Tort Litigation; Product Liability Litigation
  • Brian B. O'Neill (10)—Antitrust Law; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Environmental Law; Native American Law; Oil & Gas Law
  • Charles T. Parks, Jr. (10)—Trusts and Estates
  • James M. Pfau—Banking Law; Structured Finance Law
  • Walter A. Pickhardt (10)—Tax Law
  • Joseph M. Price—Mass Tort Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation; Product Liability Litigation
  • Kent E. Richey—Gaming Law; Native American Law
  • Walter H. Rockenstein II—Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Winthrop A. Rockwell—Product Liability Litigation
  • Stephen C. Rosholt—Public Finance Law
  • Mark D. Savin—Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Elizabeth Hendricks Schmiesing—Environmental Law
  • Brian B. Schnell—Franchise Law
  • Robert L. Schnell, Jr.—Commercial Litigation
  • Thomas S. Schroeder—Health Care Law
  • David J. Shannon (10)—Trusts and Estates
  • Donald C. Shepard—Banking Law
  • Jerry W. Snider—Commercial Litigation
  • Michael A. Stanchfield—Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • John K. Steffen (20)—Tax Law
  • James P. Stephenson (10)—Banking Law; Corporate Law
  • Michael R. Stewart (10)—Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
  • Aaron D. Van Oort*—Appellate Law
  • David M. Vander Haar—Corporate Governance and Compliance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • James Volling—Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation
  • Edward T. Wahl—Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation
  • Lyle G. Ward*—Banking Law
  • Charles F. Webber—Appellate Law; Commercial Litigation
  • John R. Wheaton (10)—Real Estate Law
  • Daniel G. Wilczek (10)—Labor and Employment Law
  • Wendy J. Wildung—Commercial Litigation
  • Peter J. Withoff—Tax Law
  • Scott W. Wright—Immigration Law

(*) Lawyers who are listed for the first time in Best Lawyers (10) Lawyers who have been listed in Best Lawyers for at least 10 years (20) Lawyers who have been listed in Best Lawyers for at least 20 years (25) Lawyers who have been listed in Best Lawyers for at least 25 years



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