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45 WTO Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2021

Date: 08.24.20

 

Denver: The Best Lawyers in America 2021 edition ranks forty-five Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell (WTO) lawyers in seventeen litigation specialties. Sixty-eight percent of WTO partners are named to the Best Lawyers list, including nine new additions in 2021. 

Five lawyers are also listed as Denver “Lawyers of the Year” in distinct categories. The Lawyer of the Year award is presented annually to a single outstanding lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area. 

Thirty-four lawyers are listed as Best Lawyers and eleven are listed in the inaugural “Ones to Watch.” 

Best Lawyers rankings are compiled by conducting peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers evaluate their professional peers.  

2021 Lawyers of the Year – Denver, CO

2021 Best Lawyers (parentheses indicate first year listed)
Denver, CO

  • Anthony C. Barbe (2021):  Commercial Litigation
  • Scott S. Barker (2006): Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Environmental; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Galen D. Bellamy (2021): Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Michele On-ja Choe (2021): Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Bryan D. Cross (2019): Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Andrew C. Efaw (2013): Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants; Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Carolyn J. Fairless (2012): Commercial Litigation; Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Joseph A. Farchione (2017): Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • John M. Fitzpatrick (2007): Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants; Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Hugh Q. Gottschalk (2008): Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Oil and Gas Law; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Peter W. Herzog III (2016):  Commercial Litigation; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • James E. Hooper, Jr. (2014): Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Kevin J. Kuhn (2007): Commercial Litigation; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Raymond W. Martin (2008): Employment Law – Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Craig R. May (2013): Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Insurance; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Christopher P. Montville (2021): Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Jeremy A. Moseley (2018): Litigation - Insurance
  • Andrew H. Myers (2021): Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Habib Nasrullah (2012): Commercial Litigation; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Joel S. Neckers (2021): Commercial Litigation; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Dean S. Neuwirth (2006): Appellate Practice
  • Michael L. O'Donnell (2005): Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants; Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Stephen E. Oertle (2018): Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Kathryn A. Reilly (2018): Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Antitrust; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Terence M. Ridley (2010): Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Litigation – Insurance; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Kara J. Rosenthal (2021): Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Evan Stephenson (2018): Insurance Law; Litigation - Insurance
  • Edward C. Stewart (2013): Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • John R. Trigg (2008): Commercial Litigation; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Andrew M. Unthank (2021): Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Tamera D. Westerberg (2017): Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Malcolm E. Wheeler (2003): Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Michael T. Williams (2011): Commercial Litigation; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Greenville, SC

  • Kurt M. Rozelsky (2008): Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

2021 “Ones to Watch” (parentheses indicate first year listed)
Denver, CO

Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell lawyers have taken more than 1,100 trials and arbitrations to verdict or award, and more than 300 appeals to opinion in 45 states and Washington, D.C., with exceptional results for our clients. Established in 1998, WTO currently numbers more than 100 lawyers. The firm represents sophisticated clients in high-stakes civil trials, appeals, and related litigation ranging from complex commercial to class actions to multidistrict litigation.