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Fourteen Davis Brown Attorneys among Best in Region in 2017 Chambers USA Rankings - May 26, 2017

The Davis Brown Law Firm has once again been recognized as one of Iowa’s leading law firms in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA. The firm earned Band 1 top rankings in five practice areas and 14 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: General Commercial (Band 1)

Litigation: Insurance (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

Jason M. Stone


Gene R. La Suer


Stanley J. Thompson

David M. Erickson



Sharon K. Malheiro


Holly M. Logan

Gary M. Myers



Deborah M. Tharnish






Jo Ellen Whitney





How Chambers Works

Using client and peer interviews conducted by a team of more than 170 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 survey of 20,000 in-house counsel, more than half reported it is their directory of choice when reviewing law firms and individual lawyers.