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Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. attorneys named 2022 “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers®

August 19, 2021

MILWAUKEE (Aug. 19, 2021) − Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is proud to announce that Best Lawyers, a respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named 6 of the firm's attorneys Lawyer of the Year for 2022. In total, 73 attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2022.

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:

  • Douglas J. Patch (Milwaukee)
    • Tax
  • John L. Clancy (Milwaukee)
    • Environmental
  • Todd M. Cleary (Milwaukee)
    • Employee Benefits / ERISA
  • John L. Kirtley (Milwaukee)
    • Litigation: Securities
  • Nicholas P. Wahl (Milwaukee)
    • Corporate
  • Patrick S. Murphy (Milwaukee)
    • Financial Services Regulation

All Godfrey & Kahn attorneys who were selected to be included in The Best Lawyers in America 2022 are:

Appleton, Wis.

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

Green Bay, Wis.

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

Madison, Wis.

  • Peter L. Albrecht
    • Employment Law - Management
    • Labor Law - Management
    • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Bryan J. Cahill
    • Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
    • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Todd M. Cleary
    • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • 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
  • Pamela M. Krill
    • Corporate Law
  • 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, Wis.

  • 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 C. Bynum
    • Real Estate Law
  • Andrea F. Cataldo
    • Corporate Law
  • Stephen L. Chernof
    • Real Estate Law
  • John L. Clancy
    • Environmental Law
    • Litigation - Environmental
  • 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 R. Drought
    • Mutual Funds Law
  • Michael J. Dwyer       
    • Real Estate Law
  • Krisstina L. Ebner
    • Corporate Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Patricia L. Falb
    • Corporate Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Carol A. Gehl
    • Corporate Law
    • Mutual Funds Law
  • Brian G. Gilpin
    • Litigation – Intellectual Property
    • 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
  • Matthew J. Kovacich
    • Corporate Law
  • Maria L. Kreiter
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Margaret R. Kurlinski
    • Employment Law - Management
  • Kristi E. Leswing
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Diane M. Marchik
    • Environmental Law
  • John R. McDonald
    • Corporate Law
  • Christine Liu McLaughlin
    • Employment Law – Management
    • Labor Law – Management
  • Laura H. Meronk
    • Corporate Law
  • 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
  • Michael W. Taibleson
    • Employee Benefits (ERISA) 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

An additional 20 Godfrey & Kahn lawyers were also named 2022 Ones to Watch by Best Lawyers, recognizing outstanding professional excellence in private practice among those early in their legal careers.

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Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. was founded in 1957 and has more than 170 attorneys located in five 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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