78 Armstrong Teasdale Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Best Lawyers in America®

August 15, 2018 Press Releases

Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States, announces that 78 of its attorneys are listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 edition. Of those, three 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.

Seven attorneys are being honored for the first time. Six Armstrong Teasdale attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year,” including Clark H. Cole, Litigation – Insurance; David B. Jennings, Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice; Michael B. Kass, Labor Law – Management; Raymond R. Fournie, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Defendants; Thomas B. Weaver, Appellate Practice; and Timothy J. Gearin, Medical Malpractice Law – Defense.

Congratulations to the following attorneys selected for 2019:

Denver

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

Daniel C. Nelson
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
Government Relations Practice

J. Kent Lowry
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Kansas City

Shelley Ericsson*
Employment Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Lynn W. Hursh
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Law

Tyson H. Ketchum*
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Gerald A. King
Insurance Law

Tracey S. Truitt
Biotechnology and Life Sciences Law

Las Vegas 

Tracy DiFillippo*
Commercial Litigation

Kevin R. Stolworthy
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
Litigation – Patent
Patent Law

David W. Braswell
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law 
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation

Richard Brophy*
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent

Jennifer R. Byrne
Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

Michael A. Chivell
Corporate Law 
Real Estate Law

Nicholas B. Clifford
Litigation - Intellectual Property

Clark H. Cole**
Insurance Law
Litigation – Insurance
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

William M. Corrigan Jr.
Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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
Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law
Information Technology Law

Jonathan F. Dalton
Government Relations Practice

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

Daniel M. Fitzgerald
Patent Law

Jovita M. Foster
Employment Law – Management

Raymond R. Fournie**
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

James A. Fredericks
Real Estate Law

Scott Galt*
Commercial Litigation

Timothy J. Gearin**
Litigation – Health Care
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Daniel J. Godar
Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Corporate Law
Energy Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Christopher M. Goff
Patent Law

David L. Going
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / 
Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy

Martha N. Hereford
Immigration Law

Joseph F. Hipskind Jr.*
Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Jennifer E. Hoekel
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent

Scott E. Hunt
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Michael S. Jefferies
Corporate Law

David B. Jennings**
Biotechnology and Life Sciences Law

Robert A. Kaiser
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Michael B. Kass**
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management

Patrick J. Kenny
Insurance Law

Anita M. Kidd
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

Robert D. Klahr
Municipal Law
Public Finance Law

Stephen N. Limbaugh Sr.
Commercial Litigation

David G. Loseman
Construction Law

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

Jeffery T. McPherson
Appellate Practice

James E. Mello
Municipal Law
Public Finance Law

Michael G. Munsell
Patent Law

Mark Murray
Real Estate Law

John J. O'Brien III
Banking and Finance Law

Julie E. O'Keefe
Environmental Law

Daniel K. O'Toole
Employment Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment
Qui Tam Law

David G. Ott
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Jill M. Palmquist
Trusts and Estates

Saraann S. Parker
Technology Law

Joseph T. Porter Jr.
Banking and Finance Law
Corporate Law

William Ray Price Jr.
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Commercial Litigation
Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law

Patrick W. Rasche
Patent Law

Donna Frazier Schmitt*
Trademark Law

Jeffrey Schultz
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Patent
Trade Secrets Law

Richard Schuth
Patent Law

Sarah Roe Sise
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law 

James L. Stockberger
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Mark L. Stoneman
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

John L. Sullivan
Banking and Finance Law
Financial Services Regulation Law

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

Eric M. Trelz
Employment Law – Management

Tessa Rolufs Trelz
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Timothy J. Tryniecki
Land Use and Zoning Law
Real Estate Law
Utilities Law

Marc W. Vander Tuig
Litigation – Patent

George M. von Stamwitz***
Environmental Law
Water Law

Thomas B. Weaver**
Appellate Practice
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Daniel R. Wofsey
Real Estate Law

(*) – Seven attorneys are new to the list in 2019.

(**) – Six attorneys named Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice areas.

(***) – Three attorneys have been recognized as Best Lawyers for 20 years or more.