Armstrong Teasdale Attorneys Named 2020 Mountain States Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars

June 15, 2020 Press Releases

Armstrong Teasdale proudly announces that six attorneys have been named among the 2020 Mountain States Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars. Las Vegas Partners Jeffrey BarrTracy DiFillippo and Kevin Stolworthy, as well as Salt Lake City Partners Michael Gehret and Brennan Moss, have been named Super Lawyers. Las Vegas Associate Michelle Alarie was named a Rising Star.

Super Lawyers is an annual list of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selection for Super Lawyers includes peer nominations, a blue-ribbon panel review process and independent research on candidates.

The Rising Stars list consists of the region’s top young attorneys. Candidates must be 40 years old or younger, or have practiced for 10 years or less.

Barr has more than 20 years of experience, focusing his practice on counseling clients in the marijuana and hemp industries with respect to business transactions, as well as commercial litigation, real estate, crisis management and government relations. He also has experience with municipal law and civil rights matters. Barr was recognized by Super Lawyers for Appellate work, and in 2019, was rated a Top Lawyer in that area.

DiFillippo practices in the area of commercial litigation and appellate work, and was recognized by Super Lawyers for Business Litigation. She regularly represents clients in commercial and business litigation matters involving contracts, construction, insurance and directors and officers (D&O) liability. She is founder and chair of the State Bar of Nevada’s Litigation Section.

Stolworthy is managing attorney of the firm’s Nevada operations and was recognized by Super Lawyers in the Banking category. He is an experienced trial lawyer whose practice encompasses commercial litigation, including class action cases, white-collar criminal defense and construction litigation. In the commercial area, Stolworthy’s practice focuses on banking, bad faith insurance and coverage and construction issues.

Gehret, recognized by Super Lawyers for Business Litigation, has served as national litigation and bankruptcy counsel for many of the largest companies in Utah and across the country. He represents financial institutions; private equity funds; solar and power companies; health care, pharmaceutical and biotech companies; developers, commercial property owners, title companies and owners associations; and casinos and ski resorts.

Moss is a skilled cross-discipline attorney with experience spanning the corporate, real estate, litigation and white-collar defense areas. He primarily counsels clients related to commercial litigation, real property, securities and regulatory issues. Moss is chair of the Utah State Bar’s Franchise Section and was also recognized by Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation.

Alarie was recognized by Super Lawyers for General Litigation. She most often prosecutes and defends cases in federal and state court involving bad faith insurance and coverage litigation, employment and labor matters including wrongful discharge and violations of state and federal anti-discrimination laws, construction and lien rights, contract disputes, business tort claims, breach of fiduciary duties, banking and real property issues.

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