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37 From WTO Named to Colorado Super Lawyers Lists: WTO Leads The Top 100

Date: 03.03.23

Denver: Colorado Super Lawyers selected 26 Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell (WTO) attorneys to its 2023 list of Super Lawyers and 11 WTO attorneys to its annual list of Rising Stars. 

WTO had a standout year, with  more attorneys ranked in the Top 100 list than any other firm, despite its midsize status. WTO lawyers make up: 

  • 9 of the Top 100 Super Lawyers
  • 3 of the Top 50 Women
  • 2 of the Top 10 Super Lawyers

WTO Chair and Founding Partner Michael O’Donnell is ranked at number 2 and has been listed number 1 for 10 of the last 11 years. 

“We are honored to once again see so many WTO attorneys named to these lists,” said WTO Co-Managing Partner Michael Williams. “Together with our clients, we push and inspire each other to be better every day. It is rewarding to see that effort play out in results like these.” 

Super Lawyers rankings are based on independent research and votes cast by industry peers.

2022 Colorado Super Lawyers
Scott Barker, Business Litigation
Theresa Wardon Benz, Civil Litigation: Defense
Michele On-ja Choe, Employment Litigation: Defense, Top 50 Women
Andrew C. Efaw, Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Defense
Carolyn J. Fairless, Professional Liability: Defense, Top 10, Top 50 Women
Joseph A. Farchione, Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Defense
John M. Fitzpatrick, Personal Injury – Product Liability: Defense
Hugh Q. Gottschalk, Business Litigation, Top 100
James E. Hooper, Personal Injury – Product Liability: Defense
LaMar F. Jost, Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Defense
Kevin J. Kuhn, Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Defense, Top 100
Raymond W. Martin, Employment Litigation
Craig R. May, Business Litigation, Top 100
Habib Nasrullah, Business Litigation, Top 100
Joel S. Neckers, Business Litigation
Michael L. O’Donnell, Personal Injury – Product Liability: Defense, Top 10
Katie A Reilly, Antitrust Litigation, Top 50 Women, Top 100
Marissa S. Ronk, Business Litigation
Kara J. Rosenthal, Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Defense
David J. Schaller, Business Litigation
Jessica Goneau Scott, Class Action
Edward C. Stewart, Personal Injury – Product Liability, Top 100
John R. Trigg, Class Action
Andrew Unthank, Class Action
Malcolm E. Wheeler, Personal Injury – Product Liability: Defense
Michael T. Williams, Class Action, Top 100

Colorado Rising Stars
Chuan “CiCi” Cheng, Business Litigation
Clarissa Collier, Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice: Defense 
Ryan W. Cooke, Business Litigation
Kristen L. Ferries, Business Litigation
William Hauptman, Professional Liability: Defense
Ellen E. Herzog, Professional Liability: Defense
Shawn K. Neal, Civil Litigation: Defense
Tommy Olsen, Business Litigation
Jennifer Oxley, Business Litigation
Jacob A. Rey, Business Litigation
Melissa Romero, Business Litigation

Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell lawyers have taken more than 1,100 trials and arbitrations to verdict or award and hundreds of appeals to opinion all across the nation, with exceptional results for our clients. 

Established in 1998, WTO today numbers approximately 110 trial lawyers and litigators. The firm represents sophisticated clients in high-stakes civil trials, appeals, and related litigation ranging from complex commercial to class actions to catastrophic torts.  

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