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Super Lawyers 2022: 39 from WTO listed; O'Donnell #1 for 10th Straight Year, Fairless Joins Top 10

Date: 03.04.22

Denver: Colorado Super Lawyers has named 26 Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell (WTO) attorneys to its 2022 list of Super Lawyers and 13 WTO attorneys to its list of Rising Stars. 

  • The magazine ranked WTO Firm Chair and founding partner Michael O’Donnell the #1 lawyer in Colorado for an unprecedented 10th straight year. 
  • For the first time, Co-Managing Partner Carolyn Fairless has earned a spot on the Top 10 Super Lawyers list. 

“Thank you to our clients and peers for elevating so many WTO lawyers,” said WTO Co-Managing Partner Michael Williams. “To my colleagues Mike and Carolyn, congratulations, and thank you for setting the standard so high.”

In other highlights, WTO lawyers represent:

Super Lawyers rankings are based on independent research and voting by peers in the industry.

2022 Colorado Super Lawyers  
Scott Barker
Theresa Wardon Benz
Michele Choe
Andrew Efaw
Carolyn Fairless: Top 10, Top 50 Women
Joseph Farchione
John Fitzpatrick
Hugh Gottschalk: Top 100
James Hooper
LaMar Jost
Kevin Kuhn: Top 100
Raymond Martin
Craig May: Top 100
Habib Nasrullah: Top 100
Joel Neckers
Michael O’Donnell: #1, Ten Straight Years
Kathryn Reilly: Top 100, Top 50 Women
Kara Rosenthal
David Schaller
Jessica Scott
Edward Stewart: Top 100
John Trigg
Andrew Unthank
Tamera Westerberg: Top 100, Top 50 Women
Malcolm Wheeler
Michael Williams: Top 100

2022 Colorado Rising Stars
Chuan "CiCi" Cheng
Clarissa Collier
Ryan Cooke
Hays Doan
Kristen Ferries
Ellen Herzog
Cedric Logan
Shawn Neal
Tommy Olsen
Brian Osterman
Jacob Rey
Brian Ruocco
Erin Tatman


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 100 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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