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16 Davis Brown Attorneys Among Best in the 2015 Chambers USA Rankings - May 19, 2015

The Davis Brown Law Firm has once again been recognized as one of Iowa’s leading law firms in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA. The firm earned rankings in five practice areas and 16 Davis Brown attorneys were honored as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas.

Practice Area Rankings:

Corporate/M&A (Band 1) 


Real Estate (Band 1) 


Labor and Employment

(Band 1) 

 Litigation (Band 2)

 Insurance Defense (Band 1)

Individual Attorney Rankings:


Corporate/M&A: Banking and Finance


Labor & Employment


Labor & Employment: Immigration


Litigation: General Commercial


Real Estate

Frank J. Carroll


Robert A. Gamble

Becky S. Knutson

Lori T. Chesser

Deborah M. Tharnish

Robert J. Douglas

Beverly Evans


Gene R. La Suer


Stanley J. Thompson

David M. Erickson

Jason M. Stone


Sharon K. Malheiro


B.J. Miller


Deborah M. Tharnish


Gary M. Myers


Jo Ellen Whitney



Using client and peer interviews conducted by a team of more than 150 full-time researchers, Chambers USA ranks law firms and individual lawyers in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best. Rankings are based on technical legal abilities, professional conduct, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment and the level of client service they have performed in addition to other qualities valued most by clients.

Chambers & Partners
, based in London, is one of the premier directories for legal services and in a recent survey of 20,000 in-house counsel, more than half reported it is their directory of choice when reviewing law firms and individual lawyers.