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Illinois Super Lawyers Lists 24 Brinks Gilson & Lione Attorneys for 2015, Names Two Rising Stars
January 20, 2015

CHICAGO—Twenty-four attorneys at Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation's largest intellectual property law firms, are named to the 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers, a rating service that lists lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Fourteen Brinks attorneys are recognized as outstanding in the category of Intellectual Property Litigation and ten are recognized as outstanding in Intellectual Property. In addition, Illinois Super Lawyers named two Brinks attorneys to its 2015 list of Rising Stars.

All twenty-six of these Brinks attorneys have been similarly honored by Illinois Super Lawyers for several consecutive years; many have been recognized for more than a decade. They are:

Intellectual Property Litigation

Timothy Q. Delaney - 2005–2015
Kelly J. Eberspecher - 2010–2015
David S. Fleming - 2005–2015
William H. Frankel - 2005–2015
Ralph J. Gabric - 2006–2015
Jeffery A. Handelman - 2005–2015
Bradley G. Lane - 2006–2015
Laura Beth Miller - 2005–2015
Jeffry M. Nichols - 2008–2015
Danielle Anne Phillip - 2013–2015
Gary M. Ropski - 2005–2015
Gustavo Siller, Jr. - 2005–2015
James R. Sobieraj - 2005–2015
Dominic P. Zanfardino - 2007, 2009–2015

Intellectual Property

Trevor K. Copeland - 2014–2015, Rising Stars List 2010–2013
Christopher M. Dolan - 2012–2015, Rising Stars List 2009
Jerome Gilson - 2005–2015
Joseph F. Hetz - 2013-15, Rising Stars List 2009–2012
Tadashi Horie - 2012–2015, Rising Stars List 2008
Harold V. Johnson - 2011–2015
John F. Nethery - 2012–2013, 2015, Rising Stars List 2008
Janet A. Pioli - 2009–2011, 2013–2015
Marc V. Richards - 2013–2015
Scott J. Slavick - 2014–2015, Rising Stars List 2009–2011, 2013–2015

Rising Stars - Intellectual Property

Laura A. Lydigsen - 2010–2015
Manish K. Mehta - 2010–2015

Super Lawyers' objective is to create a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for businesses and consumers searching for legal counsel.

Super Lawyers' patented selection process includes creation of the candidate pool by peer nomination, evaluation on 12 indicators of professional achievement, and peer evaluation by practice area. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.

To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either age 40 or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. While up to five percent of the lawyers in a state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named Rising Stars.

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Brinks Gilson & Lione
The attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents at Brinks Gilson & Lione practice exclusively in the field of intellectual property, making Brinks one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them protect and enforce their intellectual property rights. Brinks lawyers provide counseling in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. More information is at