DeWitt's Wisconsin Super Lawyers & Rising Stars Announced

Nov 17, 2020 | Michelle M. Friedman

MADISON | MILWAUKEE | MINNEAPOLIS – DeWitt LLP announced today 11 of its attorneys were named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® as top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2020. Additionally, 5 attorneys were recognized as Rising Stars®.

Attorneys selected for inclusion in 2020 Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are:

Super Lawyers:

  • Shannon A. Allen – Business Litigation
  • Jon P. Axelrod – Business Litigation
  • Stephen A. DiTullio – Employment & Labor
  • Eric A. Farnsworth – PI Plaintiff
  • Douglas H. Frazer – Tax
  • David J. Hase – Business Litigation
  • Paul R. Hoefle – Business Litigation
  • Jeffery J. Liotta – Business Litigation
  • Joseph A. Ranney, III – Business Litigation
  • Theresa L. Roetter – Family Law
  • Brian R. Smigelski – Business Litigation

Rising Stars:

  • Matthew J. Hills – Business/Corporate
  • Michael R. Kruse – Civil Litigation – Plaintiff
  • Deborah H. Meiners – Business Litigation
  • Scott M. Paler – Employment & Labor
  • Barret V. Van Sicklen – Employment & Labor

The selections for Super Lawyers are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters legal division based in Eagan, Minnesota. Each year the team conducts a thorough selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area and a good-standing and disciplinary check.

The final list of Wisconsin Super Lawyers features the top five percent of attorneys in more than 60 practice areas. Lawyers featured on the Rising Stars list are selected based upon similar criteria as Super Lawyers; however, a candidate must either be under 40 years of age or in practice for 10 years or less, and a peer evaluation is not conducted.