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Sixteen Davis Brown Attorneys Named to 2016 Great Plains Super Lawyers List - July 5, 2016

Sixteen Davis Brown attorneys were recently selected for inclusion in the 2016 Great Plains Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers selects attorneys based on peer nominations and evaluations combined with third party research. Each attorney is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.


  • Frank J. Carroll, Business/Corporate
  • David M. Erickson, Real Estate
  • Beverly Evans, Securities and Corporate Finance
  • Robert A. Gamble, Banking
  • Joseph A. Happe, Civil Litigation Defense
  • Kent A. Herink, Intellectual Property
  • Thomas J. Houser, Estate Planning and Probate
  • Becky S. Knutson, Employment and Labor
  • Gene R. La Suer, Employment and Labor
  • Sharon K. Malheiro, Employment and Labor
  • John D. Shors, Business/Corporate 
  • Jason M. Stone, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Deborah M. Tharnish, Business Litigation 
  • Stanley J. Thompson, Business Litigation
  • Margaret Van Houten, Estate Planning and Probate
  • Jo Ellen Whitney, Employment and Labor


In addition, 11 Davis Brown attorneys were named to the 2016 Great Plains Rising Stars list. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, attorneys must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. 


  • Michele L. (Warnock) Brott, Employment Litigation Defense
  • Matthew W. Coryell, Intellectual Property
  • Sarah E. Crane, Business Litigation
  • Maggie A. Hanson, Business Litigation
  • Jodie Clark McDougal, Construction Litigation
  • Michael C. Richards, Civil Litigation Defense
  • Craig O. Sieverding, Health
  • Emily A. Stork, Real Estate
  • Courtney A. Strutt Todd, Government Finance
  • Christopher Talcott, Real Estate
  • Matthew A. Warner-Blankenship, Intellectual Property