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Four Davis Brown Attorneys Named "Lawyer of the Year" and 35 listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 - August 17, 2015

Four Davis Brown attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America as “Lawyer of the Year” in the Des Moines metropolitan area in their respective fields and 35 were selected as “Best Lawyers.” Two attorneys, Christopher E. James and Jodie Clark McDougal, were listed for the first time this year. Selection is based on an annual peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas around the country.

 

The following four attorneys are “Lawyer of the Year” in the Des Moines metropolitan area:

  • Thomas J. Houser, Trusts and Estates
  • Kent A. Herink, Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Jason M. Stone, Tax Law
  • Dave B. VanSickel, Public Finance Law

 

The following 35 attorneys are listed as “Best Lawyer” in their practice areas:

  • William A. Boatwright, Non-Profit / Charities Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Judith “Lynn” R. Böes, Health Care Law
  • Bruce I. Campbell, Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Non-Profit / Charities Law, Tax Law and Trusts and Estates 
  • Frank J. Carroll, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Tax Law
  • Lori T. Chesser, Immigration Law
  • Robert J. Douglas, Banking and Finance Law and Real Estate Law
  • David M. Erickson, Litigation - Real Estate and Real Estate Law
  • Beverly Evans, Corporate Law
  • Susan J. Freed, Health Care Law
  • Robert A. Gamble, Banking and Finance Law
  • Joseph A. Happe, Litigation - Insurance
  • Kent A. Herink, Litigation - Intellectual Property and Litigation - Patent
  • Robert F. Holz, Communications Law, Energy Law and Health Care Law
  • Christopher E. James, Tax Law
  • Thomas J. Houser, Trusts and Estates
  • Julie Johnson McLean, Banking and Finance Law and Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • William P. Kelly, Family Law
  • Becky S. Knutson, Administrative / Regulatory Law, Education Law, Employment Law – Management
  • Michael G. Kulik, Corporate Law
  • Gene R. La Suer, Employment Law – Management and Labor Law - Management
  • Matthew E. Laughlin, Litigation – Real Estate and Real Estate Law
  • Sharon K. Malheiro, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management and Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Jodie Clark McDougal, Construction Law
  • Gary M. Myers, Real Estate Law
  • Stephen W. Roberts, Corporate Law and Government Relations Practice
  • John D. Shors, Corporate Law, Health Care Law and Tax Law
  • Jason M. Stone, Corporate Law and Tax Law
  • Deborah M. Tharnish, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Stanley J. Thompson, Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Antitrust
  • Margaret Van Houten, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Tax Law and Trusts and Estates
  • David B. VanSickel, Public Finance Law
  • Mark D. Walz, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Kendall R. Watkins, Health Care Law
  • Jo Ellen Whitney, Employment Law – Management and Health Care Law
  • Jonathan C. Wilson, Litigation – Real Estate and Real Estate Law

 

About Best Lawyers®

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 79,000 leading attorneys are eligible to vote, and more than 6.2 million votes have been received to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."