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31 or 48% of WTO's Lawyers Chosen to Colorado Super Lawyers Lists

Date: 03.08.11

DENVER: The 2011 edition of Colorado Super Lawyers® includes 23 or 79% of Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell's 29 partners and eight associates on its Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Seventeen partners are listed as Super Lawyers and 14 lawyers, including six partners and eight associates, are listed as Rising Stars. This brings the total number of WTO lawyers chosen for inclusion to 31 or 48% of WTO's 63 lawyers.

Seven of WTO's partners are listed among the top 50 lawyers in Colorado. WTO has the most lawyers of any Colorado law firm on the top 50 list. Carolyn Fairless is included on the lists of the top 50 and the top 25 women lawyers.

WTO partners Malcolm Wheeler and Michael O'Donnell are named to the top 10 list, the fourth time for each of them in the six years the Colorado Super Lawyers list has been published. Wheeler is the "top point getter" among all Colorado attorneys for the second year in a row and is featured in the magazine's cover story. .

The WTO lawyers chosen to Colorado Super Lawyers 2011 and the practice areas in which they are listed include:

Top 10, "top point getter," and cover story, Malcolm Wheeler, Civil Litigation Defense; Top 10 Michael O'Donnell, Personal Injury Defense: Products; Top 50 and Top 25 Women Lawyers Carolyn Fairless, Professional Liability: Defense; Top 50 Scott Barker, Business Litigation; Top 50 Hugh Gottschalk, Business Litigation; Top 50 Kevin Kuhn, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice; Top 50 John "Jack" Trigg, Class Action/Mass Torts; Mark Clouatre, Business Litigation; James Hooper, Personal Injury Defense: Products; Craig May, Business Litigation; Habib Nasrullah, Business Litigation; John Fitzpatrick, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice; Raymond Martin, Employment Litigation: Defense; Marsha Piccone, Class Action/Mass Torts; Edward Stewart, Civil Litigation Defense; Terence Ridley, Insurance Coverage; and John Vaught, Class Action/Mass Torts.

The WTO lawyers chosen to Colorado Rising Stars 2011 and the practice areas in which they are listed include:

Galen Bellamy, Class Action/Mass Torts; Miko Brown, Civil Litigation Defense; Matthew Johnson, Business Litigation; Megan Jones, Personal Injury Defense: products; LaMar Jost, Personal Injury Defense: Products; Steven Kelso, Franchise/Dealership; Ramona Lampley, Business Litigation; Andrew Myers, Personal Injury Defense: Products; Joel Neckers, Business Litigation; Kara Rosenthal, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice; David Schaller, Business Litigation; Jessica Scott, Class Action/Mass Torts; Andrew Unthank, Business Litigation; and Michael Williams, Class Action/Mass Torts.

According to the publisher, "only the top five percent of the lawyers in the state are named Super Lawyers." The 2011 list is published in Colorado Super Lawyers magazine and the April issue of 5280 magazine. 

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