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Best Lawyers® Names Mike O'Donnell and Hugh Gottschalk as 2014 Denver "Lawyers of the Year"

Date: 08.22.13

DENVER: Best Lawyers®, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, named Mike O'Donnell as the "Best Lawyers' 2014 Denver Legal Malpractice Defense Lawyer of the Year" and Hugh Gottschalk as the "Best Lawyers' 2014 Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year."

Mike O'Donnell, co-founder and chairman of Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP, focuses his national practice 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. 

"I worked with a number of outside lawyers and none came close to measuring up to Mike O'Donnell. He is an outstanding legal strategist, effective communicator at all levels of personnel, and a very effective collaborator when there are multiple parties to bring together." – A client's comment to Best Lawyers

Hugh Gottschalk has over 30 years of litigation experience involving complex commercial cases, contract disputes, franchise matters, environmental torts, professional and product liability issues, and trade secret, patent, copyright, and trademark infringement cases. He has served as national or regional trial counsel to numerous Fortune 500 companies in industries as diverse as information technology, energy, manufacturing, and consumer and professional services. 

"Hugh Gottschalk is a complete pleasure to work with. Not only is he a very skilled and bright attorney, but he is also very savvy and tuned into his client's business needs and objectives." – A client's comment to Best Lawyers

 Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

Trial Tested™ Denver-based civil litigation firm Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell helps its clients resolve disputes that threaten their businesses, brands, products, people, and customers. WTO handles trials, appeals, arbitrations, and related areas of complex civil litigation, including class actions and multidistrict litigation, often as national or regional trial counsel, for many of the nation's best-known companies in a wide variety of industries.

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