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Chambers USA Names Davis Brown as a Top-Ranked Firm - June 7, 2012

The Davis Brown Law Firm has been recognized as one of the top law firms in Des Moines, Iowa in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, which will be published in June 2012.


The firm earned rankings in four areas of law including Real Estate, Labor & Employment, Corporate/M&A and Litigation. In addition, 14 Davis Brown attorneys were honored as leading attorneys in their respective practice areas, including two newly listed attorneys, Debra Rectenbaugh Pettit and Susan J. Freed.


Chambers USA's rankings are based on client and peer interviews conducted by a team of more than 50 full-time researchers. Attorneys are ranked according to their technical legal abilities, professional conduct, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and the level of client service they have performed in addition to other qualities by clients. Read by top companies and organizations throughout the world, the directory is also used by firms for referral purposes.


The complete list of rated attorneys and departments includes:


Corporate/M&A (Band 2):
Beverly Evans (Band 3)
Frank J. Carroll (Band 1)
Jason M. Stone (Band 3)
Susan J. Freed (Up and Coming)*
Corporate/M&A: Banking and Finance
Robert A. Gamble (Band 1)
Labor & Employment (Band 2):
Becky S. Knutson (Band 3)
Deborah M. Tharnish (Band 2)
Gene R. La Suer (Band 2)
Sharon K. Malheiro (Band 2)
Labor & Employment: Immigration
Lori T. Chesser (Band 1)
Litigation: General Commercial (Band 3)

Deborah M. Tharnish (Band 2)

Debra R. Pettit (Band 4)*
Real Estate (Band 1)
David M. Erickson (Band 2)
Gary M. Myers (Band 3)
Robert J. Douglas (Band 1)