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WTO Leads Top 100 in Colorado Super Lawyers

Date: 03.26.18

Denver: Eleven Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell (WTO) attorneys are named to the 2018 Colorado Super Lawyers Top 100 list. The next closest firm in the state has five attorneys listed in the Top 100. In all, 46 WTO lawyers are named to the 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Two WTO lawyers, Chairman Michael O’Donnell and President Hugh Gottschalk, have been named to the 2018 list of the Top 10 lawyers in the state.

O’Donnell was named the #1 lawyer in Colorado for the sixth consecutive year, and he has appeared in the Top 10 for 10 straight years. Gottschalk was named to the Top 10 list for the second time, and he has appeared in the Top 50 five times and the Top 100 for 11 consecutive years.

According to the Colorado Bar Association, there are nearly 30,000 attorneys in the state. Based on this Super Lawyers ranking, WTO attorneys comprise over 10% of the top 0.33% of all attorneys in Colorado.

“These awards are meaningful because they are based on input from our colleagues and clients in the legal industry,” said WTO Managing Partner Carolyn Fairless “For Mike, Hugh, and all of my other WTO colleagues who have been recognized, this honor affirms that they continue to set the level for practitioners in our field.”

2018 Colorado Super Lawyers
Top 10, Hugh Gottschalk, Business Litigation
Top 10, Michael O’Donnell, Personal Injury Products: Defense
Top 100, Scott Barker, Business Litigation
Top 100, Top 50 Women, Carolyn Fairless, Professional Liability: Defense
Top 100, John Fitzpatrick, Personal Injury Products: Defense
Top 100, Kevin Kuhn, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense
Top 100, Raymond Martin, Employment Litigation Defense
Top 100, Craig May, Business Litigation
Top 100, Habib Nasrullah, Business Litigation
Top 100, Edward Stewart, Personal Injury General: Defense
Top 100, Top 50 Women, Tamera Westerberg – Business Litigation
Andrew Efaw, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense​
Joseph Farchione, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense
Jim Hooper, Personal Injury Products: Defense
LaMar Jost, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense
Steven Kelso, Civil Litigation Defense
Rick Nadolink, Class Action/Mass Torts
Reid Neureiter, Business Litigation
Kathryn Reilly, Antitrust Litigation
Terence Ridley, Insurance Coverage
David Schaller, Business Litigation
Jack Trigg, Class Action/Mass Torts
John Vaught, Business Litigation
Malcolm Wheeler, Civil Litigation Defense
Michael Williams, Class Action/Mass Torts
Gwen Young, Franchise/Dealership

2018 Colorado Rising Stars
Anthony Barbe, Civil Litigation: Defense
Kimberly Berve, General Litigation
Erin Frohardt, Professional Liability: Defense
Blake Gansborg, Business Litigation
Matthew Johnson, Business Litigation
Linda Knight, Personal Injury General: Defense
Allison McLaughlin, Class Action/Mass Torts
Laura McNabb, General Litigation
Christopher Montville, Professional Liability: Defense
Jeremy Moseley, Insurance Coverage ​​​
Joel Neckers, Class Action/Mass Torts
Stephen Oertle, Personal Injury General: Defense
Tommy Olsen, Business Litigation
Camille Papini-Chapla, Personal Injury Products: Defense
Marissa Ronk, Personal Injury Products: Defense
Kara Rosenthal, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense
Jessica Scott, Class Action/Mass Torts
Evan Stephenson, Insurance Coverage
Andrew Unthank, Class Action/Mass Torts
Theresa Wardon, Civil Litigation: Defense

Super Lawyers employs a patented, three-part selection process to identify and name top talent in states across the country. Only 5% of all attorneys are selected to Super Lawyers.
Attorneys are nominated by their peers, and the publication conducts independent research across 12 key categories to reach its conclusions. Finally, candidates are reviewed for inclusion by attorneys who received the highest totals in each category.

Since 2004, Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell lawyers have won 142 trial verdicts and complex arbitrations and 80 significant appeals nationwide for our clients. Established in 1998, WTO currently numbers 100 lawyers. The firm represents sophisticated clients in high-stakes civil trials, arbitrations, appeals, and related litigation, including class actions, mass torts, and multidistrict litigation.


Anthony C. Barbe
Partner & Recruiting Chair
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Scott S. Barker
Senior Counsel
P. 303.244.1824
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Allison R. McLaughlin
Director of Professional Development
P. 303.244.1943
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Jessica Goneau Scott
Partner, Diversity & Inclusion Co-Chair
P. 303.244.1846
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John R. (Jack) Trigg
Counsel Emeritus
P. 303.244.1860
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