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Twenty Attorneys Elected to the Wisconsin Super Lawyers Lists

O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C. is proud to announce that the following sixteen attorneys were selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers list, which is limited to 5% of all Wisconsin attorneys, as published in the December 2015 Edition of Milwaukee Magazine and the Wisconsin Super Lawyers Magazine:

  • Douglas P. Dehler
  • James G. DeJong
  • Seth E. Dizard
  • Peter J. Faust
  • John G. Gehringer
  • Joseph E. Gumina
  • Carl D. Holborn
  • Dean P. Laing
  • Gregory W. Lyons
  • Gregory S. Mager
  • Patrick G. McBride
  • Randall L. Nash
  • Joseph D. Newbold
  • Chad J. Richter
  • John R. Schreiber
  • Jason R. Scoby

In addition, the following four attorneys were selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list, which “recognize[s] the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state—those who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less:”

  • Melissa S. Blair
  • Megan O. Harried
  • Erica N. Reib
  • Timothy M. Van de Kamp

The Firm is proud to further announce that Dean Laing, Seth Dizard, and Peter Faust were selected by Super Lawyers as “Top 50 Attorneys” in Wisconsin and “Top 25 Attorneys” in the Milwaukee Area. Dean is one of only 10 attorneys out of over 15,000 attorneys in Wisconsin—and the only commercial litigator—to be selected to The Top 50 list for all 10 years.

Super Lawyers is a national rating service that rates attorneys in all 50 states. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. As part of its process, Super Lawyers surveyed more than 15,000 attorneys and judges in Wisconsin, looking for the best attorneys in the State.

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently upheld the findings of a Special Master who made the following determinations about Super Lawyers:

“[T]he selection procedures employed by [Super Lawyers] are very sophisticated, comprehensive and complex.

It is absolutely clear… that [Super Lawyers does] not permit a lawyer to buy one’s way onto the list, nor is there any requirement for the purchase of any product for inclusion in the lists or any quid pro quo of any kind or nature associated with the evaluation and listing of an attorney or in the subsequent advertising of one’s inclusion in the lists.”