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    Twenty-Two Quarles & Brady Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2014 Southwest Super Lawyers, Seventeen Attorneys Also Named 2014 Southwest Rising Stars

    The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that twenty-two of its attorneys have been named by Southwest Super Lawyers® magazine as among the top five percent of attorneys in Arizona for 2014. Susan G. Boswell, James Ullman and Lori Winkelman were named among the Top 50 attorneys in Arizona, and Susan Boswell, Lisa D. Duran, Diane M. Haller, Nicole Stanton and Lori L. Winkelman were also named among the Top 25 Female attorneys in Arizona. Additionally, 17 Arizona-based attorneys were named to the 2014 Southwest Rising Stars list.

    Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual state-by-state selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. No more than five percent of total lawyers in the state are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers.

    The following attorneys from the Quarles & Brady Arizona offices were selected for inclusion in the 2014 Southwest Super Lawyers magazine (* indicates lawyers who are listed for the first time):

    Brian R. Booker - Business Litigation
    Susan G. Boswell - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
    Lisa D. Duran - Immigration
    David E. Funkhouser III - Business Litigation*
    Isaac M. Gabriel - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
    Diane M. Haller - Real Estate
    John A. Harris - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
    Craig H. Kaufman - Business Litigation
    Don P. Martin - Business Litigation
    Roger N. Morris - Health Care
    James F. Morrow - Banking
    P. Robert Moya - Mergers & Acquisitions
    John Maston O’Neal - Business Litigation
    Jon E. Pettibone - Employment & Labor
    Kevin D. Quigley - Business Litigation
    James A. Ryan - Business Litigation
    Derek L. Sorenson - Real Estate
    Nicole Stanton - Professional Liability: Defense
    James A. Ullman - Franchise/Dealership
    C. Bradley Vynalek - Business Litigation
    Lori L. Winkelman - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
    Jeffrey H. Wolf - Franchise/Dealership

    Super Lawyers Rising Stars recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state — those who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of total lawyers are selected for inclusion in the Rising Stars list.

    The following Quarles & Brady attorneys from the firm’s Arizona offices were named to the 2014 Southwest Rising Stars list (* indicates lawyers who are listed for the first time):

    Sarah R. Anchors - Business Litigation*
    Walter J. Ashbrook - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights*
    Krystal Aspey Fleischmann - Business Litigation*
    Heather L. Buchta - Intellectual Property
    Michael S. Catlett - Business Litigation*
    Amy Cotton - Health Care
    John S. Craiger - Banking
    Elizabeth S. Fella - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights*
    Nikia L. Gray - Intellectual Property*
    Marian C. LaLonde - Energy & Resources*
    Michael A. McCanse - Business Litigation*
    Ryan S. Patterson - Business Litigation
    Kelly E. Singer - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
    Lauren Elliott Stine - Business Litigation
    James L. Ugalde - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
    Allison N. Weyer - Real Estate*
    Marian M. Zapata-Rossa - Employee Litigation: Defense*

    About Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes the creation of a candidate pool, an independent research evaluation of candidates by the research department, a peer evaluation by practice area and a good-standing and disciplinary check.

    Super Lawyers can be found online at www.superlawyers.com, where lawyers can be searched by practice area and location.

    (*) Lawyers who are listed for the first time in Southwest Super Lawyers®.

    About Quarles & Brady LLP
    Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 450 attorneys practicing from offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Naples and Tampa, Fla.; Chicago, Ill; Madison and Milwaukee, Wis.; and Washington, D.C. The firm provides an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients, which range from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Additional information about the firm may be found at www.quarles.com, and on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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