February 28, 2017

Much Shelist is pleased to announce that 12 attorneys have been selected as 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers. This distinction is awarded to only five percent of Illinois attorneys. Additionally, five attorneys have been named 2017 Illinois Rising Stars, an award dedicated to lawyers under 40 years old or those who have been practicing less than 10 years. Only 2.5 percent of attorneys in Illinois receive the Rising Stars honor annually. Attorneys selected are evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition, as well as professional achievement and third-party research.

2017 Illinois Super Lawyers

  • Steven P. Blonder, Business Litigation
  • Irving M. Geslewitz, Employment & Labor
  • Josh M. Leavitt, Construction Litigation
  • Jonathan L. Loew, Appellate
  • Warren Lupel, Professional Liability: Defense
  • Gregory B. Mann, Estate & Probate
  • Christopher L. Nybo, Employment & Labor
  • Martin J. O'Hara, Professional Liability: Defense
  • Jeffrey M. Schwartz, Bankruptcy: Business
  • Edward D. Shapiro, Business Litigation
  • Gregg M. Simon, Estate & Probate
  • Anthony C. Valiulis, Business Litigation

2017 Illinois Rising Stars

  • Patrick A. Brennan, Real Estate
  • Marissa  L. Downs, Business Litigation
  • Juli D. Dreifuss, Estate & Probate
  • Shawn M. Staples, Business Litigation
  • James L. Wideikis, General Litigation