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2013 Super Lawyers Recognizes 38 Brinks Attorneys, 11 Named Rising Stars
January 04, 2013

CHICAGO – Thirty-eight attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione have been named in the 2013 Super Lawyers Illinois Edition, in the categories of Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Alternate Dispute Resolution respectively, and eleven have been identified as Rising Stars. Marc V. Richards and Danielle Ann Phillip are listed for the first time.

The following Brinks attorneys are listed as Super Lawyers in Intellectual Property Litigation:

Michael P. Chu
Timothy Q. Delaney
Kelly J. Eberspecher
David S. Fleming
William H. Frankel
Ralph J. Gabric
Jeffery A. Handelman
Jerold A. Jacover
Bradley G. Lane
Laura Beth Miller
Danielle Anne Phillip
Gary M. Ropski
Gustavo Siller, Jr.
James R. Sobieraj
Dominic P. Zanfardino

The following Brinks attorneys are listed as Super Lawyers in Intellectual Property:

Jack C. Berenzweig
Christopher M. Dolan
Jerome Gilson
Raymond W. Green
Joseph F. Hetz
Tadashi Horie
Harold V. Johnson
James P. Naughton
John F. Nethery
Janet A. Pioli
Marc V. Richards

Name shareholder Roy E. Hofer is listed as Super Lawyer in the Alternate Dispute Resolution section.

Additionally, eleven Brinks attorneys are listed as Rising Stars, three in Intellectual Property Litigation and eight in Intellectual Property. Those listed in Intellectual Property Litigation are:

David H. Bluestone
Charles M. McMahon
Jeffry M. Nichols

The Brinks attorneys listed as Rising Stars in Intellectual Property are:

Trevor K. Copeland
David P. Lindner
Laura A. Lydigsen
Manish K. Mehta
Michelle A. Miller
Justin B. Rand
Scott J. Slavick
Jeremy S. Snodgrass

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a service that rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Rising Stars is a compilation of the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. Lawyers are asked to nominate candidates they have personally observed in action — whether as opposing counsel or co-counsel, or through other firsthand courtroom observation. In addition to the general survey, the attorney-led research team reviews the credentials of potential candidates and assigns points based on a set of defined evaluation criteria.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
Brinks has more than 150 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents who specialize in intellectual property, making it one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them identify, protect, manage and enforce their intellectual property. Brinks lawyers provide expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. The Brinks team includes lawyers with advanced degrees in all fields of technology and science. Brinks has offices in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Research Triangle Park, N.C., Salt Lake City, Ann Arbor, Indianapolis and Detroit. More information is available at