6 Osborn Maledon attorneys named ‘Phoenix Lawyer of the Year’; 28 selected 2021 “Best Lawyers” and 6 are ‘Ones to Watch’
Six Osborn Maledon attorneys recently received the highest rankings for the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers®, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. They were named “Phoenix Lawyer of the Year” in their practice areas, an honor awarded to only a single lawyer in each practice area in a community.
Twenty-eight lawyers were selected “Best Lawyers,” and another six Osborn Maledon attorneys were named “Ones to Watch,” a new category that honors attorneys who have been in private practice less than the 10 years.
“Phoenix Lawyer of the Year” are Lynne Adams, education law; Brett Dunkelman, antitrust litigation; David Rosenbaum, securities litigation; Christopher Stachowiak, securities/capital markets law; Warren Stapleton, bankruptcy litigation; and Geoffrey Sturr, ethics, and professional responsibility law.
The attorneys selected “Best Lawyers” and the practice areas for which they are recognized are:
- Lynne Adams, education law;
- Jonathan Ariano, corporate law;
- Josh Bendor, appellate practice;
- Colin Campbell, arbitration, commercial litigation, and mediation;
- Tom Curzon, corporate law and mergers & acquisitions;
- Doug Dalton, commercial litigation;
- Jack Dearing, real estate law;
- Brett Dunkelman, antitrust law, antitrust litigation, intellectual property litigation, and patent litigation;
- Tim Eckstein, white-collar criminal defense;
- Eric M. Fraser, appellate law and intellectual property litigation;
- David Garner, education law;
- Meghan Grabel, energy law;
- Bill Hardin, corporate law, securities/capital markets law;
- Mark Harrison, appellate, commercial litigation, ethics, and professional responsibility, legal malpractice law (defendants) and legal malpractice law (plaintiffs);
- Thomas Hudson, appellate law, “Bet-the-Company” litigation and commercial litigation;
- Andrew Kelly, corporate law and gaming law;
- Thayne Lowe, real estate law;
- Bill Maledon, “Bet-the-Company” litigation, commercial litigation, entertainment law (motion pictures and television); entertainment law (music), antitrust litigation and sports law;
- Jeff Molinar, commercial litigation;
- Mary O’Grady, appellate law;
- Scott Rodgers, “Bet-the-Company” litigation, commercial litigation, employment law (management) and labor and employment litigation;
- David Rosenbaum, “Bet-the-Company” litigation, commercial litigation, construction litigation, intellectual property litigation; mergers & acquisitions litigation; and securities litigation;
- Joe Roth, appellate law, commercial litigation;
- Christopher Stachowiak, corporate law, mergers & acquisition law, securities/capital markets law and securities regulation;
- Warren Stapleton, bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law and bankruptcy litigation;
- Geoffrey Sturr, “Bet-the-Company” litigation, commercial litigation and ethics and professional responsibility law;
- Andrew Western, corporate law;
- Kristin Windtberg, labor and employment law.
The six “Ones to Watch” named are Emma Cone-Roddy, William Furnish, Travis Hunt, and Joshua Whitaker, all commercial litigators; Phillip Londen, appellate and commercial litigation; and Oscar Lopez, corporate law.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become highly regarded as a guide to legal excellence. Ratings are based on an extensive peer-review survey.