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Law Week Colorado Names Four WTO Partners to 2019 Barrister's Best List

Date: 10.29.19

DENVER: Law Week Colorado has named four WTO attorneys to the publication’s annual Barrister’s Best list. No other firm had as many honorees.

  • Michael O’Donnell—Barrister’s Choice: Best Overall Litigator. This is O’Donnell’s second time since 2015 earning the honor of Best Overall Litigator. “Mike O’Donnell’s commercial litigation skills have earned him loyalty from high-profile clients,” the paper wrote. “And even with his busy trial schedule, [he] makes time for extracurriculars” such as serving as an Officer of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
  • Kevin Kuhn—Barrister’s Choice: Best Medical-Malpractice Lawyer for Defendants. Law Week has listed Kuhn in this category seven times and cited his “staggering” trial experience, with 135 trials to verdict. Crediting his success in the medical defense field, Law Week described Kuhn as “a well-respected advocate for the health care community in Colorado.”
  • Katie Reilly— Barrister’s Choice: Best Anti-Trust Lawyer. “This isn’t the first time Katie Reilly caught the eye of Law Week,” wrote the paper. The editors cited Reilly’s antitrust defenses for a public utility in federal class action litigation and a technology distributor against civil conspiracy claims. Reilly is a past winner of Law Week’s Top Women Lawyers award and a three-time People’s Choice Anti-Trust Lawyer. 
  • Terence Ridley—Barrister’s Choice: Best Insurance Lawyer for Defendants. “The name Terence Ridley may ring a bell for readers,” wrote the editors. In selecting Ridley, Law Week pointed to a groundbreaking Colorado Supreme Court ruling requiring insurance appraisers to be fully unbiased and impartial. This is Law Week’s second honor for Ridley in 2019, as the paper also named him one of its Top Litigators this year.

Barrister’s Choice awards are based on a combination of votes from the Law Week Colorado Staff and the public, as well as additional research. WTO attorneys have been named in the lists since at least 2011.

Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell lawyers have taken more than 1,300 trials, arbitrations, and appeals to verdict, award, or opinion in 45 states and Washington, D.C., with exceptional results for our clients. Established in 1998, WTO currently numbers 110 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.

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