163 Dorsey Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in 2022

The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyers of the Year and Ones to Watch

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#BestLawFirms–International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that 163 lawyers from 12 of the Firm’s U.S. offices were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 (BL Rankings LLC). In addition, 12 of those lawyers, from the Firm’s Anchorage, Des Moines, Minneapolis, New York, Salt Lake City and Seattle offices, were recognized as Best Lawyers® 2022 Lawyers of the Year.

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 2022 recognized 34 Dorsey attorneys. This award recognizes extraordinary lawyers who have been in private practice for less than 10 years in the United States. Like traditional Best Lawyers awards, a Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition is based entirely on peer review.

Listed below are the Dorsey lawyers recognized as 2022 Lawyers of the Year, 2022 Ones to Watch and 2022 Best Lawyers, the areas of practice in which they are named, the first year they were listed in Best Lawyers and their office location.

Best Lawyers 2022 Lawyers of the Year:

  • Robert E. Cattanach

    Minneapolis–Litigation – Environmental
  • Louisiana W. Cutler
    Anchorage–Municipal Law
  • Katie Ervin Carlson

    Des Moines–Employment Law – Individuals
  • L. Grant Foster
    Salt Lake City–Copyright Law
  • Jocelyn Knoll
  • Bridget A. Logstrom Koci

    Minneapolis–Trusts and Estates
  • Michael R. Mills
    Anchorage–Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Marianne O’Bara
    Seattle–Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Neal N. Peterson

    Minneapolis–Health Care Law
  • Richard H. Silberberg
    New York–Arbitration
  • Alissa Smith
    Des Moines–Health Care Law
  • Joan M. Travostino
    Anchorage–Municipal Law


2022 Ones to Watch: (*) Lawyers who are listed for the first time in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

  • Briana Al Taqatqa (*)

    Minneapolis–Labor and Employment Law-Management
  • Jonathan S. Barnard (*)

    Seattle–Intellectual Property Law
  • Paul K. Beck (2021)

    Minneapolis–Administrative/ Regulatory Law
  • Ian Blodger (*)

    Minneapolis–Commercial Litigation
  • Christina Carroll (*)

    Dallas–Commercial Litigation
  • Jennifer R. Colich (2021)

    Minneapolis–Trusts and Estates
  • Manuel A. Cornell (2021)

    Des Moines–Appellate Practice

    Commercial Litigation
  • Timothy J. Droske (*)

    Minneapolis–Commercial Litigation
  • Evan Everist (2021)

    Minneapolis–Banking and Finance Law

    Intellectual Property Law
  • Wendy M. Feng (2021)

    Seattle–Banking and Finance Law

    Commercial Litigation
  • Anna K. B. Finstrom (2021)

    Minneapolis–Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
  • Roxanna V. Gonzalez (2021)
    Commercial Litigation
  • Emily C. Hammond (*)

    Des Moines–Banking and Finance Law
  • Madeline D. Hepler (2021)

    Seattle–Commercial Litigation

  • Andrew T. James (2021)

    Minneapolis–Litigation-Labor and Employment
  • Robert J.M. Lee (2021)

    Seattle–Litigation-Intellectual Property
  • Lincoln Loehrke (*)

    Minneapolis–Construction Law

    Litigation – Construction
  • Shannon Lynch Haen (*)

    Denver–Intellectual Property Law
  • Marina Lyons (*)

    Seattle–Labor and Employment Law-Management
  • Brian E. Mason (2021)

    Dallas–Commercial Litigation
  • Peter R. Mayer (*)

    Minneapolis–Tax Law
  • Siena Moberly Caruso (2021)

    Anchorage–Commercial Litigation
  • Josh Oie (*)

    Minneapolis–Commercial Litigation
  • Kirk Schuler (*)

    Des Moines–Commercial Litigation
  • Jesse Sheedy (*)

    Tax Law

    Trusts and Estates
  • Michael Sly (2021)

    Minneapolis–Banking and Finance Law
  • Nicole H. Strydom (2021)

    Minneapolis–Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Jack Sullivan (*)

    Minneapolis–Labor and Employment Law – Management

    Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Mathew Teagarden (2021)

    Seattle–Trusts and Estates
  • Tiana Towns (2021)

    Minneapolis–Commercial Litigation
  • Grant Turpin (*)

    Minneapolis–Public Finance Law
  • Nicholas K. Tygesson (2021)

    Minneapolis–Commercial Litigation
  • Ashley M. Walker (2021)

    Salt Lake City–Commercial Litigation
  • Stephen Weingold (2021)

    Denver–Commercial Litigation

The Best Lawyers in America 2022: (*) Lawyers who are listed for the first time in Best Lawyers. To view the complete list click here.

The 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America recognizes the professional excellence of more than 66,000 lawyers in 147 practice areas, including 5,846 “Lawyer of the Year” honors. “Lawyer of the Year” honors are awarded to only one lawyer per practice area in each region with extremely high overall feedback from their peers, making it an exceptional distinguishment. More than 10.8 million evaluations were analyzed in the United States, which resulted in recognition of approximately 5% of lawyers in private practice across the country.

For Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, the methodology is the same as that of Best Lawyers. All candidates recognized in the previous edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America were eligible to vote on other nominated lawyers working in the same practice and located in the same geographic region. Awards and recognitions are then based on the feedback received from these top lawyers. Those who receive the highest peer reviews are verified by our trusted research and development team for accuracy of information and confirmation of private practice. More than 990,000 evaluations were analyzed for the 2022 edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, which resulted in more than 14,000 lawyers in 79 practice areas recognized.

For research purposes, smaller and more rural cities located within a reasonable distance to larger cities are combined into single geographical regions called “metro areas” to help collect as much feedback and data as possible. As defined by Best Lawyers, America is composed of 201 metro areas. Washington D.C. has the largest number of listed Best Lawyers and New York City has the most listed Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch attorneys.

Search The Best Lawyers in America and the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America results by lawyer name, firm, region and/or practice area by visiting www.bestlawyers.com.

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