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Congratulations to the Johnson & Bell attorneys designated as either Leading Lawyers or as Emerging Lawyers!

2021 Leading Lawyers

William G. Beatty - Employee Benefits Law; Products Liability Defense Law

John W. Bell - Medical Malpractice Defense Law; Personal Injury Defense Law; Products Liability Defense Law

Mark D. Belongia - Arts, Entertainment & Sports Law; Banking & Financial Institutions Law; Commercial Litigation

Robert M. Burke - Personal Injury Defense Law; Products Liability Defense Law; Transportation Defense Law: Including Aviation/FELA/Maritime

Joseph B. Carini - Personal Injury Defense Law; Professional Malpractice Defense Law: Including Legal/Technical/Financial

John A. Childers - Class Action/Mass Tort Defense Law; Personal Injury Defense Law; Products Liability Defense Law

Stacey A. Cischke - Medical Malpractice Defense Law

Gregory D. Conforti - Personal Injury Defense Law; Transportation Defense Law: Including Aviation/FELA/Maritime

Stephen P. Ellenbecker - Personal Injury Defense Law; Products Liability Defense Law; Toxic Torts Defense Law

David F. Fanning - Commercial Litigation; Toxic Torts Defense Law

Glenn F. Fencl - Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law; Products Liability Defense Law

Brian P. Gainer - Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law; Personal Injury Defense Law

William A. Geiser - Class Action/Mass Tort Defense Law; Medical Malpractice Defense Law; Personal Injury Defense Law; Products Liability Defense Law

D. Patterson Gloor - Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Defense Law; Products Liability Defense Law; Professional Malpractice Defense Law: Including Legal/Technical/Financial

Katie E. Gorrie - Construction Law; Personal Injury Defense Law

Susan M. Hannigan - Medical Malpractice Defense Law

Matthew L. Johnson - Medical Malpractice Defense Law

William V. Johnson - Class Action/Mass Tort Defense Law; Medical Malpractice Defense Law; Personal Injury Defense Law; Products Liability Defense Law

Andrew J. Kovarik - Medical Malpractice Defense Law; Personal Injury Defense Law

Genevieve M. LeFevour - Employment Law: Management; Labor Law: Management

David M. Macksey - Civil Appellate Law

Joseph R. Marconi - Commercial Litigation; Professional Malpractice Defense Law: Including Legal/Technical/Financial

H. Patrick Morris - Products Liability Defense Law; Toxic Torts Defense Law

Frederick S. Mueller - Environmental Law; Products Liability Defense Law; Toxic Torts Defense Law

Kevin G. Owens - Products Liability Defense Law; ADR Law: Personal Injury

Charles P. Rantis - Personal Injury Defense Law; Products Liability Defense Law

Sammi L. Renken - Commercial Litigation; Health Law; Medical Malpractice Defense Law

Jack T. Riley, Jr. - Class Action/Mass Tort Defense Law; Personal Injury Defense Law; Products Liability Defense Law; Toxic Torts Defense Law

Gregory E. Schiller - Medical Malpractice Defense Law

Steven M. Shear - Personal Injury Defense Law; Products Liability Defense Law; Toxic Torts Defense Law

Joseph F. Spitzzeri - Products Liability Defense Law

Margaret A. Unger - Medical Malpractice Defense Law

2021 Emerging Lawyers

Monica Burkoth - Civil Rights/Constitutional Law; Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law; Personal Injury Defense Law

Margaret A. Connery - Medical Malpractice Defense Law

Martha E. Drouet- Personal Injury Defense Law; Products Liability Defense Law; Toxic Torts Defense Law

Brad R. Schneiderman - Medical Malpractice Defense Law

Valandis Vrakas - Personal Injury Defense Law

Leading Lawyers, a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company, surveys lawyers on which of their peers or competitors they would recommend to a family member or friend if they could not take a case within their area of law or geographic region. The lawyers who are most often recommended and approved by Leading Lawyers’ advisory board are chosen as Leading Lawyers. The group limits the total number of Leading Lawyers in a given state to less than five percent of all lawyers licensed to practice law in that state.

Emerging lawyers are identified by their peers to be among the top lawyers age 40 or under, unless they have practiced for more than 10 years. Less than two percent of all lawyers licensed in each state are distinguished as an Emerging Lawyer. The list of Emerging Lawyers comes from annual surveys from Law Bulletin Publishing Company that are mailed to all Leading Lawyers in a given state. The survey requests that the Leading Lawyers confidentially share the names of lawyers they think have proven themselves ethical, professional and experienced at an early time in their legal career.

For more information about Leading and Emerging Lawyers, please visit its website.