Accolades

Ranked in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” rankings by Best Lawyers® and U.S. News & World Report - Metropolitan Rankings for Madison, WI

METROPOLITAN MADISON TIER 1

  • Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Litigation – Municipal
  • Litigation – Securities
  • Municipal Law
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law 

METROPOLITAN MADISON TIER 2

  • Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

METROPOLITAN MADISON TIER 3

  • Corporate Law


Martindale Hubbell –
“Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers”

  • AV (top) rated firm (fewer than 5% of law firms qualify for “Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers”)


Best Lawyers in America® 2017 “Top-Listed” (most listed lawyers in the practice group per market)

  • Top-Listed in in Madison, WI, in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law


Best Business Law Firm - Wisconsin

  • AI Legal Awards (2016)


Executive Choice Award – Preferred Law Firm - In Business magazine "Book of Lists"

  • Executive Choice Award – 1st Place Award Winner (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010) "Top 3" (2006, 2007, 2009, 2014, 2015)

 
Selected by peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® 2017 in the following practice areas:

  • Lawrence Bechler – Municipal Law; Litigation-Municipal   (Also named “Madison Lawyer of the Year – Municipal Law” 2012, 2017; and "Litigation-Municipal" 2016)
  • Stephen Beilke – Family Law   (Also named "Madison Lawyer of the Year - Family Law" 2016)
  • Hal Harlowe – Criminal Defense: General Practice; Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • Vernon Jesse – Real Estate Law
  • Daniel Lipman – Real Estate Law; Corporate Law
  • Glorily Lopez – Immigration Law   (Also Named “Madison Lawyer of the Year – Immigration Law”  2013, 2016)
  • Stephen Morgan – Securities/Capital Markets Law; Government Relations Practice; Litigation-Securities
  • Robert Pasch – Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • William Rameker – Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Also named "Madison Lawyer of the Year" 2014)
  • Bruce Rosen - Criminal Defense: White Collar; Criminal Defense: General Practice (Also named "Madison Lawyer of the Year - Criminal Defense: General Practice 2012"; "Madison Lawyer of the Year - Criminal Defense: White Collar" 2013)
  • Michael Vaughan – Government Relations Practice   (Also named “Madison Lawyer of the Year- Government Relations” 2012, 2015)
  • Jane (Ginger) Zimmerman – Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation-Bankruptcy; Municipal Law    (Also named "Madison Lawyer of the Year - Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law" 2016)


Included on the 2016 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® lists, and published in Wisconsin Super Lawyers 2016 magazine and in Madison Magazine, January 2017

  • Lawrence Bechler – State/Local/Municipal Law  (Also “Top 50 Wisconsin” and “Top 25 Madison” in 2011)
  • Stephen Beilke – Family Law  (Also “Top 50 Wisconsin” and “Top 25 Madison” in 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Hal Harlowe – Criminal Defense Law
  • Robert Pasch – Business/Corporate Law
  • William Rameker – Bankruptcy: Business
  • Bruce Rosen - Criminal Defense
  • Jane (Ginger) Zimmerman – Bankruptcy: Business (Also “Top 25 Women” in 2011)


Included on the Rising Stars (under age 40 or practicing 10 years or less) list by 2016 Wisconsin Super Lawyers and published in Madison Magazine, January 2017

  • Mark Maciolek - Criminal Defense Law
  • Brian Thill – Creditor Debtor Rights


Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, Wisconsin

  • Larry Bechler (2016)


Up and Coming Lawyers, Wisconsin Law Journal

  • Alison Helland (2016)


ThreeBest Rated Award - Immigration Lawyers, Madison, WI

  • Glorily Lopez (2016)


Top One Percent (by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel)

  • Hal Harlowe (2015)
  • Bruce Rosen (2015)


Fellows of the Wisconsin Law Foundation

  • Tim Valentyn (2013)
  • Harvey Wendel (2011)


"7 Over 70” – In Business magazine (notable professionals in Dane County over 70 years of age)

  • Harvey Wendel (2013)


2011 Turnaround Award, “Turnaround Community Impact,” by The M & A Advisor



“Top Trademark Firms” – Intellectual Property Today, 2008



“Women in the Law” award –
Wisconsin Law Journal 

  • Jane F. (Ginger) Zimmerman (2009)


“40 Under 40” – In Business magazine (notable professionals in Dane County under 40 years of age)

  • Alison Helland (2017)
  • Mario Mendoza (2007)

 

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