63 Lewis Rice Attorneys Named Best Lawyers for 2021, 14 Named Ones to Watch

Lewis Rice is pleased to announce that 63 attorneys have been named to the 2021 Best Lawyers annual list. Additionally, 14 of our attorneys were named on the Best Lawyers Ones to Watch list. We would also like to recognize John Hessel, Joe Martineau, and Tom Caradonna for being honored as Best Lawyers' “Lawyer of the Year” for 2021.

Click here to read about our 2021 Lawyers of the Year.

Best Lawyers in America® compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which the nation's leading lawyers evaluate their professional peers.

Best Lawyers

St. Louis, MO

Thomas P. Berra, Jr. - Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants

John C. Bodnar - Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law

Brian D. Bouquet - Mergers and Acquisitions Law

David W. Brown - Public Finance Law

Jeremy P. Brummond - Construction Law

Curtis C. Calloway - Litigation - Labor & Employment

Thomas L. Caradonna - Litigation - Real Estate

Michael P. Davidson - Health Care Law

Steven C. Drapekin - Banking and Finance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Thomas C. Erb - Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Leonard J. Essig - Corporate Law

Robert M. Evans, Jr. - Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent

Robert J. Golterman - Labor Law - Management

John B. Greenberg - Commercial Litigation, Trade Secrets Law

Michael J. Hartley - Litigation - Patent

John M. Hessel - Commercial Litigation, Litigation - First Amendment, Litigation - Municipal, Municipal Law

Michael J. Hickey - Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Intellectual Property

Lynn A. Hinrichs - Health Care Law

Bridget G. Hoy - Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Intellectual Property

Rosemarie M. Karcher - Banking and Finance Law

Timothy E. Kastner - Corporate Law

David B. Lemkemeier - Real Estate Law

Matthew J. Madsen - Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates

Kathleen Markowski Petrillo - Litigation - Patent, Patent Law

Joseph E. Martineau - Litigation - First Amendment, Media Law

Tracy Mathis - Health Care Law

Marian V. Mehan - Trusts and Estates

Jaime R. Mendez - Trusts and Estates

Michael D. Mulligan - Trusts and Estates

Larry E. Parres - Bankruptcy and Creditors Debtor Rights/Insolvency Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy

Neal F. Perryman - Commercial Litigation, Employment Law - Management

Catherine R. Phillips - Real Estate Law

Jacob W. Reby - Real Estate Law

Winthrop B. Reed, III - Commercial Litigation

Evan Z. Reid - Education Law

John J. Riffle - Corporate Law, Health Care Law

Andrew Rothschild - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation

Barry A. Short - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Litigation - Antitrust

Gary M. Smith - Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management

Joseph J. Trad - Bankruptcy and Creditors Debtor Rights/Insolvency Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy

Richard B. Walsh, Jr. - Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Antitrust, Litigation - Intellectual Property

Joel L. Weeks - Trusts & Estates

Lawrence H. Weltman - Tax Law

Joseph H. Weyhrich - Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law

Robert J. Will - Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Mark C. Winings - Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law

Tom W. Zook - Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law

Kansas City, MO

Ralph E. Bellar, Jr. - Land Use and Zoning Law, Municipal Law, Real Estate Law

Andrea G. Bough - Real Estate Law

William E. Carr - Real Estate Law

John E. Cruz - Real Estate Law

Peter M. DiGiovanni - Real Estate Law

Mark Eisemann - Real Estate Law

John C. Hickey - Real Estate Law

Stanley C. Johnston - Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

Thomas R. Larson - Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Thomas M. Martin - Commercial Litigation

Michele M. McCue - Real Estate Law

Charles F. Miller - Construction Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law

Douglas S. Stone - Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law

Michael R. Thiessen - Trusts and Estates

Paul B. Torline - Real Estate Law

Lisa A. Veselich - Trusts and Estates

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

St. Louis, MO

Michael Armstrong - Commercial Litigation

Brian J. Figueroa - Trusts and Estates

Kelly M. Gorman - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Jacqueline K. Graves - Commercial Litigation

Matthew J. Haas - Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Law - Management

Justin M. Ladendorf - Commercial Litigation

Sonette T. Magnus - Commercial Litigation

Kenneth J. "Chip" Mallin, Jr. - Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Law - Management

John S. "Jack" Martin - Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Securities

Sarah A. Milunski - Commercial Litigation, Professional Malpractice Law

Andrea M. Patton - Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Kansas City, MO

B. Joseph Harris - Trusts and Estates

Christopher M. Helt - Commercial Litigation

Daniel R. Luppino - Commercial Litigation

Firm Highlights
Client Alert

Model COBRA Notices Under the American Rescue Plan Act

Diversity & Inclusion

Two Lewis Rice Members Selected for Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Programs

Client Alert

Have You Done Your Annual CCPA Housekeeping?

Client Alert

Supreme Court Hands Down Unanimous Decision Limiting FTC’s Ability to Seek Monetary Relief


Meghan S. Largent and Lindsay S. C. Brinton Negotiate $700,000 Award to Cobb County, Georgia Landowners in Rails-to-Trails Case


Brian P. Pezza Gives Advice on Vaccination Acceptance in the Workforce in Society for Human Resource Management Article


Jerina D. Phillips Offers COVID-19 Vaccination Advice for Employers in St. Louis Magazine Article

Diversity & Inclusion

Law Firm ILN-telligence Podcast Hosts Ronald A. Norwood to Discuss Mentorship, Diversity & Inclusion in the Legal Industry, and the Importance of Equity for All

Client Alert

New York State Regulator Discourages Ransomware Payments and Publishes New Cyber Insurance Risk Framework


Jeremy P. Brummond’s Article on Waivers of Consequential Damages is Published in Construction Executive


Kansas City Office of Lewis Rice Names New Member

Diversity & Inclusion

Lewis Rice Member Ronald A. Norwood Serves on Missouri Bar’s Special Committee on Lawyers of Color to Establish Diversity, Inclusion Programs

Client Alert

CROWN Act Legislation on the Verge of Passage in St. Louis City & County

Client Alert

Federal Appellate Court Determines a Website Is Not a “Place of Public Accommodation” Under the ADA

Diversity & Inclusion

Fatima G. Khan Elected President of South Asian Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis


Lindsay S. C. Brinton and Meghan S. Largent Negotiate $1.4 Million Settlement for Landowners along Legacy Trail

Client Alert

COVID-19 Rescue Plan Act Expands Paid Leave Availability but Does Not Revive Employer Mandates

Client Alert

Public Access to Electronic Court Records in Missouri

Client Alert

Temporary COBRA Changes Under the American Rescue Plan Act

Client Alert

Virginia Passes Sweeping Data Privacy Legislation Similar to CCPA and GDPR