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Best Lawyers 2022 Edition lists 60 Greensfelder attorneys

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. says Best Lawyers has listed 60 of the firm’s attorneys, including three as St. Louis “Lawyers of the Year,” in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America legal industry peer review guide. In addition, the 2022 publication lists 17 Greensfelder attorneys as “Ones to Watch” promising young lawyers.

“We are very gratified that a large number of Greensfelder attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers as among the top attorneys in the nation for 2022,” said Greensfelder President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin T. McLaughlin. “We congratulate our ranked attorneys in St. Louis, Chicago and Southern Illinois for their successes and the continued level of high service they provide to our clients.”

The following Greensfelder attorneys were named “Lawyers of the Year” for the St. Louis metropolitan area. In each metro area, only a single attorney in each legal practice area is designated as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

• Amy L. Blaisdell (Employment Law – Management)
• Dawn M. Johnson (Franchise Law)
• Richard Greenberg (Criminal Defense: White-Collar)

Following are the Greensfelder attorneys selected by Best Lawyers for 2022, as well as their recognized practice areas, grouped according to office location. All of the attorneys are Greensfelder Officers except where noted.

Southern Illinois (Belleville)

• Donald K. Schoemaker (Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants)
• Russell K. Scott (Litigation – Insurance; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)
• David W. Ybarra (Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)

St. Louis

• T. Christopher Bailey (Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment)
• Molly R. Batsch (Litigation – Labor and Employment)
• Amy L. Blaisdell (Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment)
• Edward S. Bott, Jr. (Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants)
• Kathy H. Butler (Health Care Law)
• Dennis G. Collins (Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment)
• Beth M. Conran (Commercial Litigation)
• Jennifer Clump Davis (Trusts and Estates)
• John W. Dillane (Corporate Law; Health Care Law)
• James H. Ferrick (Commercial Litigation)
• Jody B. Forsee (Trusts and Estates)
• M. Spencer Garland (Technology Law; Trademark Law)
• Daniel R. Garner (Commercial Litigation)
• Vincent J. Garozzo (Business Organizations [including LLCs and Partnerships]; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law)
• Jonathan H. Garside (Commercial Litigation; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
• Jackson D. Glisson (Construction Law; Litigation – Construction)
• Richard Greenberg (Criminal Defense: White-Collar)
• Keith K. Grissom (Trusts and Estates)
• Richard R. Hardcastle III, Of Counsel (Construction Law; Litigation – Construction)
• Clark Hedger (Commercial Litigation)
• Alfred Henneboehle (Real Estate Law)
• Keith A. Herman (Trusts and Estates)
• Kevin F. Hormuth (Commercial Litigation)
• William G. Jochens (Trusts and Estates)
• Dawn M. Johnson (Franchise Law)
• Donald G. Kennedy (Real Estate Law)
• Gregg J. Lepper (Health Care Law)
• Thomas G. Lewin, Of Counsel (Corporate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law)
• Jill K. Luft (Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management)
• Andrew W. Manuel (Construction Law; Litigation – Construction)
• Kevin T. McLaughlin (Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management)
• Gregory C. Mollett (Commercial Litigation)
• Thomas H. Mug, Of Counsel (Employee Benefits [ERISA] Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates)
• Jay A. Nathanson (Corporate Law; Tax Law)
• Douglas S. Neville (Employee Benefits [ERISA] Law)
• David P. Niemeier (Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar)
• Mary Beth Ortbals, Of Counsel (Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management)
• Garrett C. Reuter, Jr. (Trusts and Estates)
• Tracy R. Ring (Corporate Law)
• Betty Hartzel Schaefer (Trusts and Estates)
• Daniel J. Schwartz (Employee Benefits [ERISA] Law; Litigation – ERISA)
• Mark E. Stallion (Copyright Law; Patent Law)
• Thomas L. Story, Of Counsel (Real Estate Law)
• Patrick J. Sweeney (Corporate Law)
• Erwin O. Switzer (Appellate Practice; Government Relations Practice)
• Jennifer L. Therrien (Construction Law)
• Leonard D. Vines (Franchise Law)
• Andrew M. Voss (Commercial Litigation), Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
• Dale M. Weppner (Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
• Michael E. Wilson (Construction Law; Litigation – Construction)
• Mary Ann L. Wymore (Advertising Law)

Chicago

• William J. Anaya (Environmental Law)
• Kara E.F. Cenar (Litigation – Intellectual Property; Trademark Law)
• Matthew E. Cohn (Environmental Law)
• Patrick J. Cotter (Criminal Defense: White-Collar)
• Beata Krakus (Franchise Law)
• Susan Meyer (Franchise Law)

Following are the Greensfelder attorneys selected by Best Lawyers as “Ones to Watch” for 2022, as well as their recognized practice areas, grouped according to office location. All of the attorneys are associates except where noted.

Southern Illinois

• John H. Chassaing (Commercial Litigation)

St. Louis

• Cassie L. Barr, Officer (Trusts and Estates)
• Michael P. Benson (Construction Law, Litigation – Construction)
• Jessica E. Courtway (Construction Law; Litigation – Construction)
• Lauren A. Daming (Labor and Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment)
• Katherine L. Fechte (Labor and Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment)
• Chantal S. Fink (Construction Law; Corporate Law; Litigation –Construction)
• Rachel M. Hirshberg (Tax Law)
• Lacy M. Fields Keune (Commercial Litigation)
• Jared S. Manse, Ph.D. (Intellectual Property Law)
• Kelsey K. McGonigle (Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Trusts and Estates)
• Heather M. Mehta, Officer (Employee Benefits [ERISA] Law)
• Caitlin M. Meyers (Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Litigation; Energy Law; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants)
• Leland R. Moloney (Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates)
• Elizabeth L. Pack (Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Trusts and Estates)
• Caroline Paillou (Litigation – Banking and Finance)
• Benjamin C. Tiller (Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Environmental)

Best Lawyers in America compiles its lists of top-ranked attorneys through extensive surveys of leading lawyers who assess the legal abilities of their peers. Lawyers are not permitted to pay a fee to participate or be recognized. The 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America incorporates 10.8 million evaluations, resulting in recognition for more than 66,000 lawyers in 147 practice areas spanning all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.

Attorneys eligible for the “Ones to Watch” list have been in private practice for between five and 10 years. From more than 990,000 evaluations, the 2022 “Ones to Watch” list recognizes more than 14,000 lawyers across 79 different practices.

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., founded in 1895, is a full-service law firm with offices in St. Louis, Chicago and Southern Illinois.

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