Ireland Stapleton lawyers Rebecca L. Almon, Kelley B. Duke and K.C. Groves have been selected to the 2014 Chambers USA guide.

Chambers and Partners ranks leading law firms and lawyers throughout the world. Chambers’ research team, made up of 150 full-time editors and researchers, conducts in‑depth telephone interviews with lawyers and clients to identify and rank those listed. Individual lawyers are ranked in their practice areas based on their legal knowledge and experience, their ability, their effectiveness and their client service.

This is Almon’s second year on the Natural Resources & Environment list. Her clients tout her as being “very knowledgeable and responsive.” She represents both public and private entities across the country in all aspects of environmental regulation, including federal, state and local permitting; compliance; enforcement matters; water quality and wetlands protection; and environmental aspects of real estate and corporate transactions.

This is Duke’s debut. She is noted as a talented up-and-comer who is hailed by sources for being “well prepared and showing great promise.” Duke who is named to the Litigation Up and Coming list, represents companies in a variety of industries, including real estate development and construction, accounting, marketing and public relations, franchises, snow sports, oil and gas, special districts and ranch properties, and in disputes involving business torts, antitrust issues, intellectual property and trade secrets, real estate litigation, development and water rights disputes, employment law, and construction defects.

This is the third consecutive year Groves has been listed by Chambers for Litigation. Clients highly rate Groves and regard him as both “knowledgeable and responsive.” Groves, Ireland Stapleton’s managing partner, focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation. He represents businesses and individuals in jury and bench trials, appeals, arbitrations, mediations, regulatory proceedings and litigation-avoidance strategies in matters involving a broad range of commercial disputes, including antitrust, trademark and copyright infringement, non-compete and trade secret disputes, business torts, shareholder and partnership disputes, contract disputes, real estate litigation, and employment litigation.