Robins Kaplan Attorneys Named to 2019 Best Lawyers in America List

August 15, 2018

Robins Kaplan LLP is pleased to announce that several of the firm’s attorneys have been named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2019, and two of those honorees have also earned recognition as “Lawyers of the Year.”

The “Lawyer of the Year” recognition is awarded to 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:


  • Hollis Salzman
  • K. Craig Wildfang

Appellate Practice:

  • Eric J. Magnuson

Bet-the-Company Litigation:

  • Eric J. Magnuson
  • Lawrence A. Farese

Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law:

  • James P. Menton, Jr.
  • Scott F. Gautier

Commercial Litigation:

  • Anne M. Lockner
  • Elliot S. Kaplan
  • Eric J. Magnuson
  • Lawrence A. Farese
  • Roman M. Silberfeld
  • Stephen P. Safranski

Construction Law:

  • David C. Veis

Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television:

  • Marcia J. Harris

Insurance Law:

  • John N. Love
  • Alan R. Miller
  • William H. Stanhope

Litigation – Bankruptcy:

  • Scott F. Gautier

Litigation – Intellectual Property:

  • James Anderson
  • Anthony A. Froio
  • Bryan J. Vogel
  • Christopher A. Seidl
  • Christopher K. Larus
  • Cyrus A. Morton
  • Jake M. Holdreith
  • Ronald J. Schutz
  • Steven C. Carlson

Litigation – Patent:

  • Christopher A. Seidl
  • Christopher K. Larus
  • Jake M. Holdreith
  • Ronald J. Schutz

Litigation – Trusts and Estates:

  • Steve A. Brand

Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs:

  • Kate E. Jaycox
  • Tara D. Sutton

Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs:

  • Chris Messerly
  • John F. Eisberg
  • Philip Sieff

Native American Law:

  • Timothy Q. Purdon

Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs:

  • John F. Eisberg
  • Leo F. Feeney
  • Peter A. Schmit

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants:

  • Jason W. Pfeiffer 

Real Estate Law:

  • Steven A. Schumeister

Trusts and Estates:

  • Steve A. Brand

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.

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