Two Ireland Stapleton attorneys, Tom Downey and Bill Tanis have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® as “Lawyer of the Year”. This recognition is only awarded to one lawyer with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographical region.  Downey is recognized for Administrative/Regulatory Law and Tanis is listed for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Corporate Law. 

Thirteen other Ireland Stapleton attorneys are recognized on the Best Lawyers in America® list, including Rebecca L. Almon, Environmental Law; Tim Atkinson, Commercial Litigation; Sarah W. Benedict, Corporate Law; James G. Benjamin, Real Estate Law; Michelle B. Ferguson for Employment Law – Individuals and Employment Law – Management; K.C. Groves, Commercial Litigation; Mark E. Haynes, Litigation Insurance; Russell W. Kemp, Real Estate Law; Walter Lemanski, Corporate Law; John G. Lewis, Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions; Michael R. Miller, Corporate Law; Julie M. Walker, Commercial Litigation; and Thomas J. Wolf, Corporate.

Recognition by Best Lawyers® is based entirely on peer review, and inclusion on this list is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.