26 WTO Lawyers ranked in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

08.15.2017

Denver: The Best Lawyers in America 2018 edition ranks 26 Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell (WTO) lawyers in 17 practice areas. The list includes 59 percent of WTO partners. The publication also lists four partners as Denver “Lawyers of the Year,” an award presented annually to a single outstanding lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area. 

Six WTO partners were added to the 2018 list. Peter Herzog was listed for commercial litigation and mass tort/class actions litigation,  Steven Kelso for franchise law, Jeremy Moseley for insurance litigation, Stephen Oertle for product liability litigation, Katie Reilly for commercial litigation and antitrust litigation, and Evan Stephenson for insurance litigation. 

“These lawyers are practicing among the top attorneys in the country in their respective fields,” said Michael O’Donnell, WTO Chairman. “This is a well-deserved honor. It is a privilege to practice alongside each of them.” 

Other ranked lawyers include Scott Barker, Andrew Efaw, Carolyn Fairless, Joseph Farchione, John Fitzpatrick, Hugh Gottschalk, Jim Hooper, Kevin Kuhn, Ray Martin, Craig May, Habib Nasrullah, Reid Neureiter, Michael O’Donnell, Terence Ridley, Ed Stewart, Jack Trigg, John Vaught, Tammy Westerberg, Mal Wheeler, and Michael Williams

Best Lawyers rankings are compiled by conducting peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers evaluate their professional peers.  

Lawyers of the year – Denver, CO
Scott Barker, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
Raymond Martin, Employment Law – Management
Michael O’Donnell, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants 
Mal Wheeler, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants 

Appellate Practice
John Vaught

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Scott Barker
Hugh Gottschalk
Michael O'Donnell

Commercial Litigation
Scott Barker
Carolyn Fairless
Hugh Gottschalk
Peter Herzog III
Kevin Kuhn
Craig May
Habib Nasrullah
Reid Neureiter
Michael O'Donnell
Kathryn Reilly
Terence Ridley
Edward Stewart
John Trigg
John Vaught
Tamera Westerberg
Malcolm Wheeler
Michael Williams

Franchise Law
Steven Kelso

Insurance Law
Terence Ridley
John Vaught

Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Carolyn Fairless
Michael O'Donnell

Litigation - Antitrust
Kathryn Reilly

Litigation - Environmental
Scott Barker

Litigation - Insurance
Craig May
Jeremy Moseley
Terence Ridley
Evan Stephenson
John Vaught

Litigation - Intellectual Property
Carolyn Fairless
Hugh Gottschalk

Litigation - Labor and Employment
Raymond Martin

Litigation - Securities
John Vaught

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
John Fitzpatrick
Peter Herzog 
Habib Nasrullah
Michael O'Donnell
Michael Williams

Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
Joseph Farchione
John Fitzpatrick
Kevin Kuhn

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
John Fitzpatrick
Hugh Gottschalk
Kevin Kuhn
Craig May
Edward Stewart
Malcolm Wheeler

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Andrew Efaw
John Fitzpatrick
Hugh Gottschalk
James Hooper, Jr.
Craig May
Habib Nasrullah
Michael O'Donnell
Stephen Oertle
Edward Stewart
John Trigg
Michael Williams

Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Andrew Efaw
Carolyn Fairless
John Fitzpatrick
Kevin Kuhn
Michael O'Donnell

Contact: Matt Plavnick | 303.244.0103 | plavnick@wtotrial.com

Over the past decade, Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell lawyers have won 90 complete trial verdicts, 43 complex arbitrations, and 72 significant appeals nationwide for our clients. Established in 1998, WTO currently numbers 100 lawyers. The firm represents sophisticated clients in high-stakes civil trials, appeals, arbitrations, and related matters, including class actions, mass torts, and multidistrict litigation.