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Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. attorneys named 2021 “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers®

August 18, 2020

MILWAUKEE (Aug. 20, 2020) − Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is proud to announce that Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named 12 of the firm's attorneys "Lawyer of the Year" for 2021. In total, 70 attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2021.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant. Godfrey & Kahn attorneys who received this accolade are:

Madison, WI Lawyers of the Year

Peter Albrecht – Litigation – Labor & Employment

James A. Friedman – Appellate Practice

David J. Gilles – Energy Law

Jennifer Gregor – Trademark Law

Jennifer A. Hannon – Trusts & Estates

Milwaukee, WI Lawyers of the Year

Michael B. Apfeld – Appellate Practice

Dennis F. Connolly – Securities/ Capital Markets Law

John A. Dickens – Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

Carol A. Gehl – Corporate Law

J. Gardner Govan – Trusts & Estates

John L. Kirtley – Litigation – Banking & Finance

Mark C. Witt – Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

All Godfrey & Kahn attorneys who were selected to be included in The Best Lawyers in America 2021 are:

Appleton, WI

  • Daniel T. Flaherty
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
    • Litigation - Intellectual Property
    • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Green Bay, WI

  • Carla O. Andres
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • John A. Haase
    • Employment Law - Management
  • Timothy F. Nixon
    • Litigation - Bankruptcy
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • William J. Plummer
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Madison, WI

  • Peter Albrecht
    • Employment Law - Management
    • Labor Law - Management
    • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Bryan J. Cahill
    • Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
    • Litigation – Real Estate
  • John L. Clancy
    • Environmental Law
    • Litigation - Environmental
  • James A. Friedman
    • Appellate Practice
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation - First Amendment
  • David J. Gilles
    • CleanTech Law
    • Energy Law
    • Energy Regulatory Law
  • Jennifer L. Gregor
    • Trademark Law
  • Jennifer A. Hannon
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Kendall W. Harrison
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Josh Johanningmeier
    • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Kevin J. O'Connor
    • Antitrust Law
    • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Todd G. Smith
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Katherine Stadler
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Brady C. Williamson
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • First Amendment Law
    • Litigation – Bankruptcy
    • Litigation - First Amendment
    • Media Law
  • Mike B. Wittenwyler
    • Administrative / Regulatory Law
    • Corporate Compliance Law

Milwaukee, WI

  • Michael B. Apfeld
    • Appellate Practice
    • Real Estate Law
  • Anthony S. Baish
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Jeffrey S. Billings
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Sean O'D. Bosack
    • Litigation - Securities
  • Marvin Bynum
    • Real Estate Law
  • Andrea Cataldo
    • Corporate Law
  • Stephen L. Chernof
    • Real Estate Law
  • Todd M. Cleary 
    • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Dennis F. Connolly
    • Corporate Law
    • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Shane Delsman
    • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • John A. Dickens
    • Corporate Law
    • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • John E. Donahue
    • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Ellen Drought
    • Mutual Funds Law
  • Michael J. Dwyer       
    • Real Estate Law
  • Krisstina Ebner
    • Corporate Law
  • Patricia L. Falb
    • Corporate Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Carol A. Gehl
    • Corporate Law
    • Mutual Funds Law
  • Brian G. Gilpin
    • Patent Law
    • Trademark Law
  • J. Gardner Govan
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Paul W. Griepentrog
    • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
    • Corporate Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Arthur J. Harrington
    • Energy Law
    • Environmental Law
    • Litigation - Environmental
  • Paul F. Heaton
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Insurance Law
  • Thomas R. Homberg
    • Banking and Finance Law
    • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Nicholas A. Kees
    • Litigation - Intellectual Property
    • Litigation – Patent
    • Patent Law
    • Trademark Law
  • John L. Kirtley
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation - Banking and Finance
    • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Litigation - Securities
  • Joan D. Klimpel
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Brett D. Koeller
    • Corporate Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Maria L. Kreiter
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Pamela Krill
    • Corporate Law
  • Margaret Kurlinski
    • Employment Law - Management
  • Kristi E. Leswing
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Diane M. Marchik
    • Environmental Law
  • John McDonald
    • Corporate Law
  • Christine Liu McLaughlin
    • Employment Law – Management
    • Labor Law - Management
  • Patrick S. Murphy
    • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • David R. Navarre
    • Corporate Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Christopher B. Noyes
    • Corporate Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Andrew S. Oettinger
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Mark E. O'Neill
    • Real Estate Law
  • Douglas J. Patch
    • Tax Law
  • David H. Patzer
    • Trusts and Estates
  • James N. Phillips
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    • Tax Law
  • Brian L. Pierson
    • Native American Law
  • Kristin A. Roeper
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Peter M. Sommerhauser
    • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
    • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
    • Corporate Law
    • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Charles G. Vogel
    • Corporate Law
    • Health Care Law
  • Nicholas P. Wahl
    • Corporate Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • C.J. Wauters
    • Corporate Law
  • Mark C. Witt
    • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
    • Corporate Law
    • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Edward (Ned) B. Witte
    • Environmental Law
  • Jennifer P. Wolff
    • Commercial Finance Law
    • Corporate Law

Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. was founded in 1957 and has more than 170 attorneys located in six offices throughout Wisconsin and in Washington, D.C. As a leading Wisconsin business law firm, Godfrey & Kahn provides a wide range of legal services to businesses and their owners, including guidance on corporate, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, data privacy, digital business, tax and estate planning matters. Visit gklaw.com or connect with us on LinkedIn.


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