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Ray Quinney & Nebeker is pleased to announce that thirty-five attorneys have been selected as 2012 Super Lawyers, Mountain States Edition and Rising Stars. Only the top five percent of attorneys in each state are honored as Super Lawyers in this annual list, and Rising Star selection is limited to just 2.5 percent of eligible attorneys. According to Super Lawyers, the attorneys chosen for the Super Lawyers list have attained a high degree of peer recognition, as well as professional achievement.

Ray Quinney & Nebeker attorneys selected include:

John A. Adams, Business Litigation (Top 100)
Arthur B. Berger, IP Litigation (Top 100)
Mark M. Bettilyon, IP Litigation
Michael E. Blue, Employment & Labor
Craig Carlile, Business Litigation
Jonathan A. Dibble, Antitrust Litigation
Clark P. Giles, Estate Planning & Probate
Scott A. Hagen, Employment & Labor
James S. Jardine, Antitrust Litigation (Top 100) (Top 25)
Michael R. Johnson, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor
Herbert C. Livsey, Tax
John R. Madsen, Employee Benefits/ERISA
Elaina M. Maragakis, Business Litigation
Douglas Matsumori, Real Estate
Larry G. Moore, Real Estate
Bruce L. Olson, Non-Profit
Mark W. Pugsley, Securities Litigation (Top 100)
E. Blaine Rawson, Environmental Litigation
Robert O. Rice, Employment Litigation: Defense
Rick L. Rose, Personal Injury: Defense
Ira B. Rubinfeld, Real Estate
Janet Hugie Smith, Employment Litigation: Defense (Top 100) (Top 50 Women)
Gerald T. Snow, Estate Planning & Probate
Samuel C. Straight, IP Litigation (Top 100)
Justin T. Toth, Antitrust Litigation
Loren E. Weiss, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Lisa A. Yerkovich, Employment & Labor (Top 50 Women)

The following attorneys have been recognized as “Rising Stars:”

Angela E. Atkin, Estate Planning & Probate
Ryan B. Bell, IP Litigation
Matthew M. Cannon, Business Litigation
Maria E. Heckel, Securities Litigation
David H. Leigh, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor
S. Brandon Owen, IP
Jonathan G. Pappasideris, Employment Litigation: Defense
Emily Smith Loeffler, Business Litigation

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