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Godfrey & Kahn Announces 2010 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

December 02, 2010

MILWAUKEE (Dec. 2, 2010) −Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is pleased to announce 32 of its attorneys have been named 2010 Wisconsin Super Lawyers®. They are among the top 5 percent of lawyers in the state based on research conducted by Super Lawyers®, a service of Thomson Reuters Legal Division.

Timothy F. Nixon, Godfrey & Kahn bankruptcy attorney, was named among the top 50 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® who received the highest point totals in the 2010 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® nomination, research and blue ribbon review process.

Additionally, 17 Godfrey & Kahn lawyers have been recognized as 2010 Wisconsin Rising Stars® by Super Lawyers®. Rising Stars® are lawyers age 40 and under or lawyers who have been practicing for 10 or less 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®.

Godfrey & Kahn 2010 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 & Probate
Arthur J. Harrington, Environmental
John L. Kirtley, Business Litigation
Joan D. Klimpel, Estate & Probate
Kristi E. Leswing, Estate & Probate
William H. Levit, Jr., Business Litigation
Diane M. Marchik, Environmental
Christopher B. Noyes, Mergers & Acquisitions
James N. Phillips, Tax
Brian L. Pierson, Native American Law
Howard A. Pollack, Business Litigation
James A. Sheriff, Banking
Mark A. Shiller, Estate & Probate
Peter M. Sommerhauser, Mergers & Acquisitions
Nicholas P. Wahl, Mergers & Acquisitions
Mark C. Witt, Mergers & Acquisitions

Jon E. Anderson, Employment & Labor
Paul J. Dombrowski, Real Estate
James Alan Friedman, Business Litigation
Kendall W. Harrison, Business Litigation
Thomas A. Hoffner, Employee Benefits/ERISA
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
Winston A. Ostrow, Business Litigation

Godfrey & Kahn 2010 Wisconsin Rising Stars®:

Kristine S. Cherek, Real Estate
Dennis F. Connolly, Securities & Corporate Finance
Krisstina L. Ebner, Mergers & Acquisitions
Daniel J. Finerty, Employment Litigation: Defense
Brian G. Gilpin, Intellectual Property
Michael D. Huitink, Business Litigation
Jonathan R. Ingrisano, Business Litigation
Lecia D. Johnson, Tax
Danielle M. Machata, Mergers & Acquisitions
Patrick S. Murphy, Banking
Jennifer M. Olk, Estate Planning & Probate
John T. Reichert, Banking

Jennifer A. Hannon, Estate Planning & Probate
Josh Johanningmeier, Personal Injury Defense: Products
Katherine Stadler, Business 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.; and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit the firm's web site at

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