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Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. attorneys named 2023 “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers®

August 18, 2022

Best Lawyers 2023MILWAUKEE (Aug. 18, 2022) − Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is proud to announce that Best Lawyers, a respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named 8 of the firm's attorneys Lawyer of the Year for 2023. In total, 73 attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2023.

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:

  • James A. Friedman (Madison)
    • Litigation - First Amendment
  • Paul W. Griepentrog (Milwaukee)
    • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • John A. Haase (Green Bay)
    • Employment Law - Management
  • Josh Johanningmeier (Madison)
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Laura H. Meronk (Green Bay)
    • Corporate Law
  • Kevin J. O'Connor (Madison)
    • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Mark C. Witt (Milwaukee)
    • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Jennifer P. Wolff (Milwaukee)
    • Commercial Finance Law

All Godfrey & Kahn attorneys who were selected to be included in The Best Lawyers in America 2023 include:

Appleton, Wis.

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

Green Bay, Wis.

  • Carla O. Andres
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • John A. Haase
    • Employment Law – Management
  • Tim McCoy
    • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • 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.

  • Anthony S. Baish
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Jeffrey S. Billings
    • Trusts and Estates
  • Sean O'D. Bosack
    • Litigation – Securities
  • Shannon Braun
    • Trusts and Estates
  • 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
  • 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 21 Godfrey & Kahn lawyers were also named 2023 Ones to Watch by Best Lawyers, recognizing outstanding professional excellence in private practice among those early in their legal careers.

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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, and Green Bay, Wis.; and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit the firm's website at www.gklaw.com.


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