Dentons snags major wins in The Best Lawyers in America ranking

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Dentons has won major praise from The Best Lawyers in America 2017 with the firm being recognised in 204 categories and 139 of its lawyers included in the rankings.
“We are extremely proud to see our lawyers get the recognition they deserve from peers,” said Dentons US Managing Partner Mike McNamara.
“We are constantly working to increase our value to clients through high quality work, the efficient delivery of excellent service and innovative ways of delivering legal and business counsel. This ranking captures the breadth and depth of the talent in our US-region and reflects the commitment of our lawyers to lead our profession.”
According to the world’s largest law firm, six of its lawyers received “Lawyer of the Year” distinctions for their work in their practice areas.
Furthermore, five of its lawyers have been recognised for more than 25 years, the firm noted, while 41 of its lawyers have been listed for 10 years. Dentons said eight of its lawyers were included in the list for the first time.
The first edition of The Best Lawyers in America was published in 1983 and the respected peer-reviewed listings has since expanded to almost 70 countries. This year’s edition includes 54,905 attorneys in 140 practice areas in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia.
The 2017 The Best Lawyers in America list is based on more than 7.3 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers, the publication said.
The Dentons lawyers who were given the distinction “Lawyer of the Year” are:
  • Karl Zobrist - Energy Law, (Kansas City-MO)
  • Mark F. Mehlman - Real Estate Law (Chicago)
  • Patrick A. McInerney - Criminal Defense: General Practice (Kansas City-MO)
  • Ross Docksey - Technology Law (Chicago)
  • Stephen H. Rovak - Franchise Law ( St. Louis)
  • Thomas K. Vandiver - Municipal Law (St. Louis)
Dentons provides a full list here of its lawyers who were recognised in this year’s rankings.