36 Gallagher & Kennedy Attorneys Recognized as 2018 ‘Best Lawyers in America®’

For Immediate Release

35 GALLAGHER & KENNEDY ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED
AS 2018 ‘BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA®


Phoenix, Ariz. (August 16, 2017) – The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced today that 35 attorneys have been named to the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, an increase in the number of firm attorneys selected over last year.  Over half of the law firm’s shareholders are recognized, 19 of whom have been included for 10 or more years. David P. Kimball III has the honor of being included on the list for 30 years.  In addition, three shareholders were recognized as Lawyers of the Year; Patrick McGroder III (Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs), Dalva L. Moellenberg (Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental; Natural Resources Law), and Dean C. Short II (Sports Law).  The firm is also proud to have gained three new additions to the list; Kelly C. Mooney, Paul L. Stoller, and Brian J. Zavislak.

Gallagher & Kennedy received the following Best Lawyers in America honors for Phoenix attorneys:

  • Dana Stagg Belknap – Government Relations Practice; Land Use & Zoning Law; Real Estate Law
  • Robert W. Boatman – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Robert Erven Brown – Real Estate Law
  • Timothy D. Brown – Tax Law
  • Shannon L. Clark – Appellate Practice; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • John R. Clemency – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Lincoln Combs – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • James B. Connor – Real Estate Law
  • Stanton Curry – Environmental Law
  • Mark C. Dangerfield – Commercial Litigation
  • Mark M. Deatherage – Commercial Litigation; Litigation- Real Estate
  • Lee Decker – Environmental Law; Natural Resources Law; Litigation- Environmental
  • Mark A. Fuller – Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation
  • Michael L. Gallagher – Entertainment Law; Sports Law
  • Donald Peder Johnsen – Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Michael K. Kennedy – Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants; Sports Law
  • David P. Kimball III – Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental
  • Anne L. Leary – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Thomas A. Maraz – Construction Law
  • Patrick J. McGroder III – Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Kelly C. Mooney – Tax Law
  • Kevin D. Neal – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Raymond M. Norris – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Mark S. O’Connor – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Kevin E. O’Malley – Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Environmental; Litigation – Municipal; Litigation – Securities
  • Jeffrey T. Pyburn – Litigation – Insurance; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Julie Rystad – Banking and Finance Law
  • Dean C. Short II – Corporate Law; Sports Law
  • Paul Stoller – Insurance Law
  • Terence W. Thompson – Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Woodrow C. Thompson – Criminal Defense: General Practice
  • Charles Thomson – Commercial Litigation
  • David L. Wallis – Environmental Law
  • Brian Zavislak – Real Estate Law

Gallagher & Kennedy’s New Mexico attorney received the following Best Lawyers in America honors:

  • Dalva L. Moellenberg – Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental; Natural Resources Law


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