Brown & James Earns 26 Selections in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers

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The lawyers of Brown & James are noted for their achievements. A number of our lawyers are regularly recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers for their preeminence in the legal profession. Our lawyers also include members of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel, and other significant professional organizations.


14 Super Lawyers, 12 Rising Stars and a Top 50 Attorney Solidify 2012

October 17, 2012

26 lawyers from Brown & James have been chosen by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine for inclusion in the 2012 edition. 14 “Super Lawyers” and 12 “Rising Stars” have been selected from the firm’s offices in St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri.

Super Lawyers honors the top five percent of attorneys in a particular state or region who have attained a high level of recognition and professional achievement. Honorees are identified through peer surveys and independent research. Candidates are then evaluated based on criteria such as honors and awards, verdicts and settlements, scholarly lectures and writings, and special licenses and certifications.

Brown & James, P.C.’s 14 Super Lawyers are:

Robert L. Brady - Insurance Coverage
David P. Bub - Civil Litigation Defense
David R. Buchanan - Personal Injury Defense: Products
Jeffrey L. Cramer - Personal Injury Defense: General
David P. Ellington - Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
Lawrence B. Grebel - Professional Liability: Defense
Michael B. Maguire - Insurance Coverage
Brian R. Plegge - Personal Injury Defense: Products
Robert S. Rosenthal - Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
Peter F. Spataro - Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
Joseph R. Swift - Civil Litigation Defense
T. Michael Ward - Appellate
Russell F. Watters - Insurance Coverage
Philip L. Willman - Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice

The Missouri Super Lawyers who receive the highest point totals during the peer review, research, nomination and evaluation process are further acknowledged in Missouri Super Lawyers Top Lists.

Subsequently, Brown & James managing principal, T. Michael Ward, has been recognized as the "Best of the Best" in the Top 50 St. Louis Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2012.

“Rising Stars” are chosen by their peers as being among the top up-and-coming lawyers. Attorneys have to be 40 years old or younger, or in practice ten years or less.  Only the top 2.5 percent are named to the list.

Brown & James, P.C.’s 12 Rising Stars are:

Patrick A. Bousquet - Appellate
Halle L. Dimar - Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
Bradley R. Hansmann - Personal Injury Defense
Jacqueline M. Kinder - Civil Litigation Defense
Corey L. Kraushaar - Personal Injury Defense
Todd A. Lubben - Professional Liability: Defense
Derek H. MacKay - Business Litigation
Irene J. Marusic - Personal Injury Defense
Christine A. Vaporean - Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice
Timothy J. Wolf - Insurance Coverage
Edward W. Zeidler II - Personal Injury Defense
Tracy L. Zuckett - Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice

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