78 Armstrong Teasdale Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Best Lawyers in America®

August 15, 2017 Press Releases

Armstrong Teasdale announces that 78 of its attorneys are listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 edition. Of those, five attorneys have been recognized for more than 20 years.

Selection for Best Lawyers is based on the results of peer-review surveys in which more than 55,000 of the nation’s top attorneys cast more than 7.3 million votes on the legal abilities of lawyers in their practice areas.

Five attorneys are being honored for the first time and four Armstrong Teasdale attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year,” including Daniel K. O’Toole – Litigation: Labor and Employment; David L. Going – Litigation: Bankruptcy; Timothy J. Tryniecki – Land Use and Zoning Law; and A. J. Chivetta – International Trade and Finance Law.

Congratulations to the following attorneys selected for 2018:

Denver
Kevin D. Evans
Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) 

Daniel C. Nelson [5 years]
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Real Estate
Privacy and Data Security Law

William M. Ojile Jr.
Commercial Litigation
Communications Law

Meshach Y. Rhoades
Food and Beverage Law

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
Insurance Law

Gerald A. King [10 years]
Insurance Law

David Kornelis
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law

Edward R. Spalty [20 years]
Commercial Litigation
Franchise Law

Tracey S. Truitt
Biotechnology 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

Hillary Bean*
Real Estate 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

Jennifer R. Byrne*
Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

Michael A. Chivell [10 years]
Corporate Law 
Real Estate Law

A.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 [25 years]
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / 
Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy

John F. Cowling [5 years]
Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law
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 [25 years]
Health Care Law

Daniel M. Fitzgerald [5 years]
Patent Law

Jovita M. Foster*
Employment Law – Management

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

Byron E. Francis [15 years]
Litigation – Construction

James A. Fredericks [5 years]
Real Estate Law

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)
Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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

Martha N. Hereford
Immigration Law 

Jennifer E. Hoekel [5 years]
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 [20 years]
Banking and Finance Law
Corporate Law
Public Finance Law

Jeffery T. McPherson [5 years]
Appellate Practice

James E. Mello [15 years]
Municipal Law
Public Finance Law

Michael G. Munsell
Patent Law

Mark Murray
Real Estate Law

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

Saraann S. Parker*
Technology Law

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

William Ray Price Jr. [5 years]
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Commercial Litigation
Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law

Patrick W. Rasche
Patent Law

Jeffrey Schultz*
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Patent

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 [25 years]
Environmental Law
Water Law

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

Daniel R. Wofsey [15 years]
Real Estate Law

(*) - Five attorneys are new to the list in 2017.

(**) - Four attorneys named Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice areas.