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Half of WTO attorneys are ranked in Colorado Super Lawyers 2015 and Chairman Michael O'Donnell scores #1 for the third consecutive year

Date: 03.13.15
DENVER: Forty-nine percent of Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell lawyers have been named to 2015 lists published by Colorado Super lawyers, and firm chairman Michael O'Donnell has been ranked the number one lawyer in Colorado for the third consecutive year. Of the firm's 100 lawyers, 29 were selected as Super Lawyers, 15 of whom were named to the Top 100 list, and 20 were selected as Rising Stars. 
2015 WTO highlights include:
  • WTO leads firms in Colorado with 15 attorneys listed among the top 100.
  • Michael O'Donnell is the "Top Point Getter" in the state for the third year in a row (2013-2015). 
  • Carolyn Fairless, Gwen Young, and Tamera Westerberg were selected to the Colorado Top 50 Women list. 
WTO lawyers chosen to Colorado Super Lawyers 2015 and the practice areas in which they are listed include:
Top 100 and Top Point Getter Michael O'Donnell, Personal Injury Defense: Products;
Top 100 and Top 50 Women Carolyn Fairless, Professional Liability: Defense; 
Top 100 Scott Barker, Business Litigation; 
Top 100 Mark Clouatre, Business Litigation;
Too 100 Andrew Efaw, General Litigation; 
Top 100 John Fitzpatrick, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice;
Top 100 Hugh Gottschalk, Business Litigation; 
Top 100 Kevin Kuhn, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice; 
Top 100 Raymond Martin, Employment Litigation: Defense;
Top 100 Craig May, Business Litigation;
Top 100 Habib Nasrullah, Business Litigation;
Top 100 Terence Ridley, Insurance Coverage;
Top 100 Edward Stewart, Personal Injury Defense;
Top 100 John Vaught, Business Litigation;
Top 100 Malcolm Wheeler, Civil Litigation Defense; 
Top 50 Women, Gwen Young, Business Litigation;
Top 50 Women, Tamera Westerberg, Professional Liability;
Miko Brown, Civil Litigation Defense; 
Joseph Farchione, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice;
Peter Herzog*, Class Action/Mass Torts
James Hooper, Personal Injury Defense: Products; 
Steven Kelso, Civil Litigation Defense;
Erik Nadolink, Personal Injury Defense: Products;
Reid Neureiter, Business Litigation;
David Schaller, Business Litigation;
Jack Trigg, Class Action/Mass Torts; 
Michael Williams, Class Action/Mass Torts; and
Lawrence Zavadil, Business Litigation.

The WTO lawyers chosen to Colorado Rising Stars 2015 and the practice areas in which they are listed include:
Kendra Beckwith, Business Litigation;
Michele Choe, Personal Injury Defense: Products;
Cara Dearman, Business Litigation:
Matthew Johnson, Business Litigation; 
LaMar Jost, Personal Injury Defense: Products; 
Ruth Mackey, Employment & Labor:
Christopher Montville, Professional Liability;
Jeremy Moseley, Business Litigation; 
Andrew H. Myers, Personal Injury Defense: Products; 
Joel Neckers, Class Action/Mass Torts;
Stephen Oertle, Personal Injury Defense;
Kathryn Reilly, Business Litigation;
Kara Rosenthal, Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice; 
Jessica Scott, Class Action/Mass Torts; 
Kenneth Stalzer, Civil Litigation Defense;
Evan Stephenson, Insurance Coverage, 
John Streelman, Franchise/Dealership; 
Andrew Unthank, Class Action/Mass Torts; 
Theresa Wardon, Civil Litigation Defense; and
Thomas Werge, Business Litigation

The 2015 Super Lawyers were selected based on their professional achievement and a high degree of peer recognition.
*Selected to Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP defends some of the nation's best-known entities and professionals in civil disputes that threaten their businesses, brands, reputations, people, and relationships. In the past five years alone, WTO lawyers have tried over 45 cases to verdict nationwide. Our lawyers serve as national counsel in high-stakes trials, appeals, arbitrations, and related complex matters, including class actions, mass torts, and multidistrict litigation.

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