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WTO Again Leads Top 100 in Colorado Super Lawyers

Date: 03.18.19

Denver: Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell (WTO) once again leads the way in the Colorado Super Lawyers Top 100, with 11 WTO lawyers named to the 2019 list.

The next closest firm in the state has five attorneys listed in the Top 100. In all, 45 WTO lawyers are named to the 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Two WTO lawyers, Chairman Michael O’Donnell and Partner Hugh Gottschalk, have been named to the 2019 list of the Top 10 lawyers in the state. O’Donnell was ranked #1 in the state for an unprecedented seventh consecutive year.

“Super Lawyers is different because the results are based on input from our colleagues and clients in the legal industry,” said WTO Co-Managing Partner Mike Williams. “We are proud of the esteem we’ve earned from our peers, and we don’t take that for granted.”

O’Donnell has appeared in the Top 10 for 11 straight years. Gottschalk was named to the Top 10 list for the third time, and he has appeared in the Top 50 six times and the Top 100 for 12 consecutive years.

Co-Managing Partner Carolyn Fairless and Partner Tamera Westerberg were named to the 2019 list of the Top 50 women lawyers in Colorado.

2019 Colorado Super Lawyers
Top 10, Hugh Gottschalk, Business Litigation
Top 10, Michael O’Donnell, Personal Injury Products: Defense
Top 100, Top 50 Women, Carolyn Fairless, Professional Liability: Defense
Top 100, Andrew Efaw, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: 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, Habib Nasrullah, Business Litigation
Top 100, Terence Ridley, Insurance Coverage
Top 100, Edward Stewart, Personal Injury General: Defense
Top 100, Top 50 Women, Tamera Westerberg, Business Litigation
Scott Barker, Business Litigation
Michele Choe, Employment Litigation: 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
Craig May, Business Litigation
Dean Neuwirth, Appellate
Kathryn Reilly, Antitrust Litigation
David Schaller, Business Litigation
Evan Stephenson, Insurance Coverage
Jack Trigg, Class Action
John Vaught, Business Litigation
Malcolm Wheeler, Civil Litigation Defense
Mike Williams, Class Action
Gwen Young, Franchise/Dealership

2019 Colorado Rising Stars
Anthony Barbe, Civil Litigation: Defense
Theresa Wardon Benz, Civil Litigation: Defense
CiCi Cheng, Business Litigation
Clarissa Collier, Business Litigation
Linda Knight, Personal Injury General: Defense
Brendan Loy, Appellate
Allison McLaughlin, Class Action
Laura McNabb, General Litigation
Jeremy Moseley, Insurance Coverage ​​​
Stephen Oertle, Personal Injury General: Defense
Tommy Olsen, Business Litigation
Camille Papini-Chapla, Personal Injury Products: Defense
Eric Robertson, Business Litigation
Marissa Ronk, Personal Injury Products: Defense
Kara Rosenthal, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense
Jessica Scott, Class Action
Erin Tatman, Professional Liability: Defense
Andrew Unthank, Class Action

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.

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 more than 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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