Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Announces its 2011 Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars; is Named the Top Large Law Firm for Litigation in Wisconsin

For Immediate Release

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Peggy Schicantek
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Milwaukee, Wis. – November 28, 2011 – The law firm of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. is pleased to announce that 25 of its lawyers have been named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine as top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2011. In addition to the individual lawyer recognitions, WHD was also named the 2011 Top Large Law Firm for Litigation in Wisconsin.

Additionally, 10 WHD lawyers have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers-Rising Stars Edition 2011. This honor recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state – those who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third-party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. 

“WHD is proud of the attorneys who have received this honor,” said Paul Eberle, WHD’s chief executive. “This is great recognition not only of the impressive personal successes achieved by our attorneys, but also of the significant client successes that result from their hard work.”

2011 Wisconsin Super Lawyers

Thomas P. Godar – Employment & Labor
Richard J. Lewandowski – Environmental Litigation
Thomas M. Pyper – Business Litigation
Sverre D. Roang – Business / Corporate

Jeffrey P. Aiken – Construction Litigation
Ross A. Anderson – Business Litigation
Bruce G. Arnold – Health Care
Brad Dallet – Real Estate
Donald A. Daugherty, Jr. – Business Litigation
Daryl L. Diesing – Bankruptcy & Creditor / Debtor Rights
John F. Emanuel – Mergers & Acquisitions
Nathan A. Fishbach – Criminal Defense: White Collar
Daniel W. Gentges – Real Estate
Philip J. Halley – Estate Planning & Probate
Maryeve Heath – Workers’ Compensation
Patrick B. Howell – Bankruptcy & Creditor / Debtor Rights
Harold D. Karas – Business / Corporate
Daniel J. La Fave – Personal Injury Defense: Products
John J. Laffey – Personal Injury Defense: Products
Lisa M. Lawless – Business Litigation
Jeffrey J. Liotta – Business Litigation
Francis H. LoCoco – Personal Injury Defense: Litigation
Ann M. Maher – Business Litigation
Joseph A. Pickart – Tax

2011 Wisconsin Rising Stars
Cynthia L. Buchko – Business Litigation
Melissa S. Caulum Williams – Business Litigation
Barbara J. Zabawa – Business Litigation
Kelly M. Dodd – Family Law
Patrick M. Harvey – Business Litigation
Mary E. Hughes – Workers’ Compensation
Noleta L. Jansen – Estate Planning & Probate
Timothy H. Posnanski – Business Litigation
Sarah Thomas Pagels – Personal Injury Defense: Products

The selections for Super Lawyers are made by Law & Politics, a division of Key Professional Media, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn. Each year, Law & Politics undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by Law & Politics’ attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. 

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., one of Wisconsin’s leading full-service law firms, plays a significant role in shaping political, economic, environmental and legal landscapes. With offices in Milwaukee, Madison, Waukesha County and Chicago, the firm has more than 160 professionals practicing in more than 50 industry and specialty areas. WHD is committed to delivering exceptional service and innovative, practical solutions to state, regional and national clients.