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Who's Who Legal Names Seven from WTO for Product Liability Defense

Date: 06.23.17

Key Facts:
•    7 WTO lawyers recognized
•    Only 15 firms in the world have 7 or more attorneys listed
•    Publication includes 271 firms worldwide

Denver: Who’s Who Legal Product Liability Defence 2017 features seven Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell (WTO) lawyers. WTO is one of just 15 firms in the world that have seven or more lawyers listed. The publication mentions 271 firms worldwide for product liability defense.

“WTO is a world-class litigation and trial firm,” said firm chairman Michael O’Donnell. “Our emphasis on excellence drives our service to clients across practices, whether product liability, class actions, commercial litigation, or professional liability.”

Listed lawyers include:

•    Hugh Gottschalk
•    James Hooper
•    Habib Nasrullah
•    Michael O’Donnell
•    Edward Stewart
•    Jack Trigg
•    Malcolm Wheeler

The publication specifically mentions founding partners Wheeler, Trigg, and O’Donnell: “Wheeler is an eminent practitioner who is widely considered one of the best appellate lawyers in the country”; “Trigg is a market fixture known for his longstanding excellence in the US product liability space”; and “Chairing the firm is the ‘exceptional’ Michael O’Donnell, who has represented clients as lead defence counsel in 40 US states.”

According to the Who's Who Legal website, it is not possible to buy entry into a directory or list. "Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed."

Contact: Matt Plavnick | 303.244.0103 |

Over the past decade, Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell lawyers have won 90 complete trial verdicts, 43 complex arbitrations, and 72 significant appeals nationwide for our clients. Established in 1998, WTO currently numbers 100 lawyers. The firm represents sophisticated clients in high-stakes civil trials, appeals, arbitrations, and related matters, including class actions, mass torts, and multidistrict litigation.

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