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Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. Announces 2011 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

November 21, 2011

MILWAUKEE (Nov. 21, 2011) -- Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is proud to announce that 37 of its attorneys have been named 2011 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.

Additionally, 24 Godfrey & Kahn attorneys have been recognized as 2011 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®.

2011 Godfrey & Kahn Wisconsin Super Lawyers®:

Daniel T. Flaherty, Business Litigation

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

Jon E. Anderson, Employment & Labor
Paul J. Dombrowski, Real Estate
James A. Friedman, Business Litigation
Kendall W. Harrison, Business Litigation
Thomas A. Hoffner, Employee Benefits/ERISA
Rochelle H. Klaskin, Business/Corporate
Kevin J. O'Connor, Antitrust Litigation
Michael E. Skindrud, Business/Corporate
Brady C. Williamson, Business/Corporate

Michael B. Apfeld, Appellate
Anthony S. Baish, Business Litigation
Stephen L. Chernof, Real Estate
John A. Dickens, Mergers & Acquisitions
William E. Duffin, Business Litigation
Michael J. Dwyer, Real Estate
Patricia L. Falb, Business/Corporate
Carol A. Gehl, Securities & Corporate Finance
Gardner Govan, Estate Planning & Probate
Arthur J. Harrington, Environmental
John L. Kirtley, Business Litigation
Joan D. Klimpel, Estate Planning & Probate
Debra Sadow Koenig, Tax
Kristi E. Leswing, Estate Planning & 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 Planning & Probate
Peter M. Sommerhauser, Mergers & Acquisitions
Nicholas P. Wahl, Mergers & Acquisitions
Mark C. Witt, Mergers & Acquisitions

2011 Godfrey & Kahn Wisconsin Rising Stars®:

Green Bay
Sherry D. Coley, Business Litigation

Bryan J. Cahill, Business Litigation
Jennifer L. Gregor, Intellectual Property
Jennifer A. Hannon, Estate Planning & Probate
C. Wade Harrison, Employment & Labor
Josh Johanningmeier, Personal Injury Defense: Products
Katherine Stadler, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

Krisstina L. Ebner, Mergers & Acquisitions
Brian G. Gilpin, Intellectual Property
Michael D. Huitink, Business Litigation
Jonathan R. Ingrisano, Business Litigation
Lecia D. Johnson, Tax
Brett D. Koeller, Mergers & Acquisitions
Maria L. Kreiter, Business Litigation
Jason E. Kuwayama, Banking
Danielle M. Machata, Mergers & Acquisitions
Rebecca K. Mason, Business Litigation
John R. McDonald, Mergers & Acquisitions
Patrick S. Murphy, Banking
Andrew S. Oettinger, General Litigation
John T. Reichert, Banking
Sven E. Skillrud, Employee Benefits/ERISA

Paul W. Griepentrog, Business/Corporate

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 website at

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