76 Armstrong Teasdale Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Best Lawyers in America®

August 15, 2016 Press Releases

Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices in the U.S. and in China, announces that 76 of its attorneys are listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 edition. Of those, five attorneys have been selected for more than 20 years. 

Selection for Best Lawyers is based on the results of peer-review surveys in which more than 36,000 of the nation’s top attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of lawyers in their practice areas. 

Seven attorneys are being honored for the first time and five Armstrong Teasdale attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” including Tim Gearin, Litigation – Health Care, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants; Bob Kaiser, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment; Kent Lowry, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants; John Sullivan, Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law; and Dan Wofsey, Real Estate Law. 

Congratulations to the following attorneys selected for 2017:

Denver

Henry Baskerville* 
Criminal Defense: White-Collar 

Kevin Evans* 
Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) 

Meshach Rhoades* 
Food and Beverage Law 

William M. Ojile* 
Commercial Litigation 

Jefferson City 

Sherry L. Doctorian [10 years]
Government Relations Practice 

J. Kent Lowry*** [15 years] 
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants 
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs 
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants 

Kansas City 

Lynn W. Hursh [5 years] 
Commercial Litigation 

Gerald A. King [10 years]
Insurance Law 

David Kornelis 
Commercial Litigation 
Construction Law 

Edward R. Spalty** 
Commercial Litigation 
Franchise Law 

Laurence R. Tucker [15 years] 
Commercial Litigation 
Insurance Law 

Las Vegas 

Tracy M. O'Steen [5 years] 
Litigation – Real Estate 

James Patrick Shea [10 years] 
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / 
Insolvency and Reorganization Law 

Kevin R. Stolworthy [5 years] 
Construction Law 
Insurance Law 
Litigation – Banking and Finance 
Litigation – Construction 

St. Louis 

Derick E. Allen* 
Patent Law 

John S. Beulick [10 years] 
Litigation – Patent 
Patent Law 

David W. Braswell [5 years] 
Corporate Governance Law 
Corporate Law 
Mergers and Acquisitions Law 
Securities / Capital Markets Law 
Securities Regulation 

Richard L. Bridge 
Patent Law 

Michael A. Chivell [5 years] 
Corporate Law 
Real Estate Law

Anthony J. Chivetta [10 years] 
International Trade and Finance Law 

Nicholas B. Clifford 
Litigation - Intellectual Property 

Clark H. Cole [10 years] 
Insurance Law 
Litigation – Insurance 
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants 

William M. Corrigan, Jr. [10 years] 
Commercial Litigation 
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants 
Trade Secrets Law 

Steven N. Cousins** 
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / 
Insolvency and Reorganization Law 
Litigation – Bankruptcy 

John F. Cowling [5 years] 
Information Technology Law 

Jonathan F. Dalton [10 years] 
Government Relations Practice 

Jeffrey T. Demerath [10 years] 
Commercial Litigation 
Criminal Defense: White-Collar 

Susan K. Ehlers 
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / 
Insolvency and Reorganization Law 

Diane E. Felix** 
Health Care Law 

Daniel M. Fitzgerald [5 years] 
Patent Law 

Raymond R. Fournie [10 years] 
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants 

Byron E. Francis [15 years] 
Litigation – Construction 

Timothy J. Gearin*** [10 years] 
Litigation – Health Care 
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants 
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants 

Daniel J. Godar [10 years] 
Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) 
Corporate Law 
Energy Law 
Mergers and Acquisitions Law 

Christopher M. Goff [5 years] 
Patent Law 

David L. Going [10 years]
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / 
Insolvency and Reorganization Law 
Litigation - Bankruptcy 

John P. Hasman 
Employment Law – Management 

Martha N. Hereford 
Immigration Law 

Jennifer E. Hoekel 
Litigation – Intellectual Property 
Litigation – Patent 

Scott E. Hunt 
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law 

Jonathan W. Igoe [10 years] 
Trusts and Estates 

Michael S. Jefferies* 
Corporate Law 

David B. Jennings [10 years] 
Biotechnology Law 

Robert A. Kaiser*** [10 years] 
Employment Law – Management 
Labor Law – Management 
Litigation – Labor and Employment 

Michael B. Kass [5 years] 
Employment Law – Management 
Labor Law – Management 

Patrick J. Kenny [10 years] 
Insurance Law 

Anita M. Kidd [5 years] 
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants 

Robert D. Klahr 
Municipal Law 

Stephen N. Limbaugh, Sr. 
Commercial Litigation 

David G. Loseman [15 years] 
Construction Law 

Thomas E. Lowther** 
Banking and Finance Law 
Corporate Law 
Public Finance Law 

Jeffery T. McPherson [5 years] 
Appellate Practice 

James E. Mello [15 years] 
Public Finance Law 

Michael Munsell* 
Patent Law

Mark Murray 
Real Estate Law 

Daniel C. Nelson [5 years] 
Commercial Litigation 
Litigation – Real Estate 

John J. O'Brien III [5 years]
Banking and Finance Law 

Julie E. O'Keefe [5 years] 
Environmental Law 

Daniel K. O'Toole [10 years] 
Employment Law – Management 
Litigation – Labor and Employment 
Qui Tam Law 

David G. Ott [10 years] 
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants 
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants 

Jill Palmquist 
Trusts and Estates 

Joseph T. Porter, Jr. [10 years]
Banking and Finance Law 
Corporate Law 

William Ray Price, Jr. 
Administrative / Regulatory Law 
Commercial Litigation 

Patrick W. Rasche 
Patent Law 

Daniel Sakaguchi 
Copyright Law 

Sarah Roe Sise [10 years] 
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law 

James L. Stockberger 
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants 

Mark L. Stoneman [5 years]
Corporate Law 
Mergers and Acquisitions Law 

John L. Sullivan*** [15 years] 
Banking and Finance Law 
Financial Services Regulation Law 

Wilbur L. Tomlinson [15 years] 
Litigation - ERISA 
Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants 
Workers' Compensation Law – Employers 

Eric M. Trelz [5 years] 
Employment Law – Management 

Tessa Rolufs Trelz [5 years] 
Corporate Law 
Mergers and Acquisitions Law 

Timothy J. Tryniecki [15 years] 
Land Use and Zoning Law 
Real Estate Law 
Utilities Law 

George M. von Stamwitz** 
Environmental Law 
Water Law 

Thomas B. Weaver [10 years] 
Appellate Practice 
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Daniel R. Wofsey*** [15 years] 
Real Estate Law 

(*) - Seven attorneys are new to the list in 2017. 
(**) - Five attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers for 20+ years. 
(***) - Five attorneys named Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice areas.