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The law firm of DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., and its affiliate DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C., announced today that 42 lawyers from its Wisconsin and Minnesota offices have been named for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017. In addition, six of its attorneys also received the distinction of Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice areas for the region.

The attorneys selected for inclusion represent 30 areas of law.

The 35 Madison based attorneys and their specialties selected for inclusion are:
*The years listed in parentheses are their inaugural years of being featured on the list

• Brian L. Anderson (2005) Employee Benefits, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates (Lawyer of the Year – Tax Law)
• Jon P. Axelrod (1995) Commercial Litigation
• Donald L. Bach (2007) Water Law
• Denis P. Bartell (1989) Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Law
• Dennis P. Birke (2007) Communications Law, Energy Law, Environmental Law
• Frederic J. Brouner (2005) Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law
• Michael R. Christopher (2011) Land Use & Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
• Paul A. Croake (2006) Corporate Law
• Michael R. Davis (2005) Personal Injury-Plaintiffs
• Stephen A. DiTullio (2007) Commercial Litigation, Employment Law, Labor Law
• Peter R. Dohr (2006) Corporate Law
• Bryan C. Esch (2011) Real Estate Law
• Eric A. Farnsworth (2005) Medical Malpractice-Plaintiffs, Personal Injury-Plaintiffs (Lawyer of the Year – Personal Injury Litigation -Plaintiffs)
• Bradley C. Fulton (2013) Commercial Litigation
• Jeffrey A. Goldman (2016) Trusts & Estates
• Henry J. Handzel, Jr. (1989) Environmental Law
• Hugh J. Hayes (2011) Family Law
• Stuart C. Herro (2005) Real Estate Law, Trusts and Estates
• Christopher S. Krimmer (2014) Family Law
• Jayne K. Kuehn (2007) Education Law
• Ronald W. Kuehn (2009) Government Relations
• Jordan K. Lamb (2009) Government Relations Practice (Lawyer of the Year – Government Relations Practice)
• Joseph T. Leone (2007) Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark Law
• Troy A. Mayne (2005) Corporate Law, Real Estate Law
• William E. McCardell (2007) Construction Law, Employment Law, Labor Law
• Richard W. Pitzner (1983) Corporate Law, Tax Law
• Ron R. Ragatz (2006) Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law
• Joseph A. Ranney (2010) Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation
• John Rashke (1987) Employee Benefits
• Greg E. Scallon (2013) Corporate Law
• Mark R. Sewell (2009) Land Use & Zoning Law, Municipal Law
• Wrede H. Smith, Jr. (2005) Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Real Estate, Trusts and Estates (Lawyer of the Year – Trust and Estates)
• Timm P. Speerschneider (2006) Environmental Law, Land Use & Zoning Law (Lawyer of the Year – Environmental Law)
• Anne T. Wadsack (2005) Family Law
• Michael W. Wilcox (1983) Trusts and Estates

The four Metropolitan Milwaukee based attorneys and their respective specialties are:
*The years listed in parentheses are their inaugural years of being featured on the list

• Douglas H. Frazer (2007) Tax Litigation and Controversy, Tax Law
• Charles H. McMullen (2008) Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law
• Brian R. Smigelski (2013) Construction Law (Lawyer of the Year – Construction Law)
• Ken E. Voss (2008) Construction Law

The three Minneapolis-based attorneys and their respective specialties are:
*The years listed in parentheses are their inaugural years of being featured on the list

• Lawrence R. Commers (2001) Franchise Law
• Robert W. Due (2014) Family Law
• Robert S. Lee (1991) Energy Law


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