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Godfrey & Kahn Announces 2009 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

November 18, 2009

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (November 18, 2009). Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is pleased to announce that over 30 of its lawyers have been named 2009 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® by Law & Politics. They are among the top five percent of lawyers in the state based on extensive research conducted by Law & Politics, peer recognition and professional achievement criteria. Brady C. Williamson and Timothy F. Nixon have also been named among the top 50 Super Lawyers in Wisconsin.

Additionally, 11 Godfrey & Kahn lawyers have been recognized as 2009 Wisconsin Rising Stars® by Law & Politics. Rising Stars are lawyers who are age 40 or under or who have been practicing for 10 or fewer years. They are among the top 2.5 percent of the best up-and-coming attorneys in the state based on the results of a survey completed by the most recent group of Super Lawyers.

2009 Wisconsin Super Lawyers:

  • Michael B. Apfeld, Appellate
  • Stephen L. Chernof, Real Estate
  • John A. Dickens, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • William E. Duffin, Business Litigation
  • Michael J. Dwyer, Real Estate
  • J. Gardner Govan, Estate Planning & Probate
  • Arthur J. Harrington, Environmental
  • John L. Kirtley, Business Litigation
  • William H. Levit, Jr., Business Litigation
  • Diane M. Marchik, Environmental
  • Christopher B. Noyes, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • David G. Peterson, Business Litigation
  • James N. Phillips, Tax
  • Brian L. Pierson, Native American Law
  • Howard A. Pollack, Business Litigation
  • James A. Sheriff, Banking
  • Mark A. Shiller, Estate Planning & Probate
  • Peter M. Sommerhauser, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Charles G. Vogel, Closely Held Business
  • Nicholas P. Wahl, Mergers & Acquisitions


  • Jon E. Anderson, Employment & Labor
  • Paul J. Dombrowski, Real Estate
  • James A. Friedman, Business Litigation
  • Kendall W. Harrison, Business Litigation
  • Thomas A. Hoffner, Estate Planning & Probate
  • Kevin J. O'Connor, Antitrust Litigation
  • Michael E. Skindrud, Business/Corporate
  • Brady C. Williamson, Business/Corporate


  • Daniel T. Flaherty, Business Litigation

Green Bay

  • Timothy F. Nixon, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Winston A. Ostrow, Business Litigation

2009 Wisconsin Rising Stars:

  • Jeffrey S. Billings, Estate Planning & Probate
  • Jessica L. Braeger, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Heather L. Cain, Business/Corporate
  • Thomas R. Homberg, Banking
  • Lecia D. Johnson, Tax
  • Danielle M. Machata, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Sarah E. McNally, Tax
  • Jennifer M. Olk, Estate Planning & Probate
  • C.J. Wauters, Securities & Corporate Finance


  • Hannah L. Renfro, Antitrust Litigation

Green Bay

  • Sherry D. Coley, Business Litigation

With more than 180 lawyers, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is one of Wisconsin's leading business law firms. Founded in 1957, Godfrey & Kahn maintains offices in Milwaukee, Madison, Appleton, Green Bay and Waukesha, Wis.; Washington, DC; and Shanghai, PRC. For more information, please visit the firm's web site at

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