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Robins Kaplan LLP Attorneys Named to 2017 Best Lawyers in America List, Two Named “Lawyers of the Year”

Minneapolis, MN—August 15, 2016—Robins Kaplan LLP® is proud to announce that 41 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2017. In addition, two of the firm’s attorneys, Ron Schutz and William Stanhope, have been named “Lawyers of the Year.”

Best Lawyers® is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. Inclusion is based on a sophisticated and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful evaluations of the quality of legal services. The results are drawn from millions of votes, leading to a list of more than 50,000 attorneys across 140 practice areas.

The “Lawyer of the Year” recognition is awarded to just one attorney in a major practice area in each metropolitan area.  Recipients are selected based on particularly impressive peer-review results gathered from other attorneys in the same communities and the same fields. The recognition stands as a reflection of the recipient’s abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Robins Kaplan attorneys named to the list include the following:

A. James Anderson, Partner: Intellectual Property Litigation; Atlanta, GA

David W. Beehler, Of Counsel: Intellectual Property Litigation; Minneapolis, MN

Steve A. Brand, Partner: Trusts and Estates Litigation; Minneapolis, MN

V. Robert Denham, Jr., Of Counsel: Commercial Litigation; Naples, FL

John F. Eisberg, Of Counsel: Medical Malpractice Law—Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation—Plaintiffs; Minneapolis, MN

Lawrence A. Farese, Partner: Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation; Naples, FL

Leo F. Feeney, Partner: Personal Injury Litigation—Plaintiffs; Minneapolis, MN

James L. Fetterly, Of Counsel: Personal Injury Litigation—Plaintiffs, Product Liability Litigation—Plaintiffs, and Professional Malpractice Law—Plaintiffs; Minneapolis, MN

Anthony A. Froio, Managing Partner, Boston Office; Member of Executive Board: Intellectual Property Litigation; Boston, MA

Scott F. Gautier, Partner: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Los Angeles, CA

Marcia J. Harris, Special Counsel: Entertainment Law—Motion Pictures and Television; Los Angeles, CA

Jake M. Holdreith, Partner: Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Litigation; Minneapolis, MN

Elliot S. Kaplan, Partner: Commercial Litigation; Minneapolis, MN

Christopher K. Larus, Partner, Chair, Minneapolis IP and Technology Litigation Group: Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Litigation; Minneapolis, MN

Anne M. Lockner, Partner; Co-Chair, Retail Industry Practice Group: Commercial Litigation; Minneapolis, MN

John N. Love, Partner: Insurance Law; Boston, MA

Martin R. Lueck, Partner; Chairman of the Executive Board: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Patent Litigation; Minneapolis, MN.

Eric J. Magnuson, Partner: Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, and Commercial Litigation; Minneapolis, MN

Chris Messerly, Partner: Medical Malpractice Law—Plaintiffs; Minneapolis, MN

Alan R. Miller, Of Counsel: Insurance Law; Boston, MA

Cyrus A. Morton, Partner; Chair, Patent Office Trials Group: Intellectual Property Litigation: Minneapolis, MN

Kathleen Flynn Peterson, Partner: Medical Malpractice Law—Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation—Plaintiffs; Minneapolis, MN

Bernard Persky, Of Counsel: Antitrust Litigation; New York, NY

Jason W. Pfeiffer, Partner; Industry Leader, Manufacturing: Product Liability Litigation—Defendants; Minneapolis, MN

Stephen P. Safranski, Partner; Industry Leader, Food and Beverage: Commercial Litigation; Minneapolis, MN

Peter A. Schmit, Partner; Chair, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Group: Personal Injury Litigation—Plaintiffs; Minneapolis, MN

Steven A. Schumeister, Managing Partner; Business Group Chair; Member of the Executive Board: Real Estate Law; Minneapolis, MN

Ronald J. Schutz, Partner; Chair, National IP and Technology Litigation Group; Managing Partner, New York Office; Member of the Executive Board: Lawyer of the Year; Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Litigation; Minneapolis, MN

H. Jeffrey Schwartz, Partner; Co-Chair, Restructuring and Business Bankruptcy Group: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, New York, NY

Christopher A. Seidl, Partner: Intellectual Property Litigation: Minneapolis, MN

David B. Shemano, Partner: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Los Angeles, CA

Phillip Sieff, Partner, Investigation Department Supervising Attorney: Medical Malpractice Law—Plaintiffs; Minneapolis, MN

Roman Silberfeld, National Trial Chair; Member of the Executive Board: Commercial Litigation; Los Angeles, CA

William H. Stanhope, Partner: Lawyer of the Year; Insurance Law; Atlanta, GA

Tara D. Sutton, Partner; Chair, Mass Tort Group; Member of the Executive Board: Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions—Plaintiffs; Minneapolis, MN.

David C. Veis, Partner: Construction Law; Los Angeles, CA

Bryan J. Vogel, Partner: Intellectual Property Litigation; New York, NY

Terry L. Wade, Partner: Medical Malpractice Law—Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation—Plaintiffs, and Product Liability Litigation—Plaintiffs; Minneapolis, MN

Howard J. Weg, Partner; Co-Chair, Restructuring and Business Bankruptcy: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Litigation Bankruptcy; Los Angeles, CA

K. Craig Wildfang, Partner; Co-Chair, Antitrust and Trade Regulations Group: Antitrust Litigation; Minneapolis, MN