Best Lawyers® Names Michael O'Donnell and Malcolm Wheeler 2012 Denver Lawyers of the Year

10.13.2011

DENVER: Best Lawyers®, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, named Michael O'Donnell as the "Denver Best Lawyers Product Liability Litigation Lawyer of the Year" and Malcolm Wheeler as the "Denver Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year" for 2012.

O'Donnell's national practice focuses on complex civil litigation involving professional liability, product liability, torts, class actions, and commercial matters. He has appeared as lead counsel in state and federal courts in 25 states. His product liability work includes handling the defense of matters for Fortune 500 companies in the medical device, pharmaceutical, automotive, energy, construction, and manufacturing industries.

Wheeler's national practice focuses on large and complex business litigation and product liability litigation, especially nationwide pattern litigation, personal injury defense, class actions, and major appeals. He has briefed and argued cases in the United States Supreme Court, in United States courts of appeals, and in state appellate courts throughout the country. His personal injury defense work includes handling high-exposure, multimillion-dollar cases as national trial counsel for numerous Fortune 500 companies.

This award reflects the high level of respect both O'Donnell and Wheeler have attained from their peers in the legal community for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity. Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers®, says, "We continue to believe – as we have believed for more than 25 years – that recognition by one's peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. We would like to congratulate Mike O'Donnell on being selected as the ‘Denver Best Lawyers Product Liability Litigation Lawyer of the Year' and Malcolm Wheeler on being selected as the ‘Denver Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year' for 2012."