35 Brown & James attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2021

August 20, 2020

Brown & James is proud to announce 35 lawyers are listed in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, including one Lawyer of the Year and six inaugural Ones to Watch.

The 2021 edition of Best Lawyers lists 17 lawyers in multiple practice areas, and is the first listing for Tucker Blaser, John Cooney, Jackie Kinder, Matt Koehler, Irene Marusic, Teresa Young and Edward Zeidler.

Brad Hansmann was named the Lawyer of the Year in the area of Insurance Law in St. Louis.

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America© list are organized by geographic region and practice areas. The methodology employed by Best Lawyers® is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

The following Brown & James lawyers are recognized by Best Lawyers® in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America:

Tucker Blaser, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
Robert Brady
, Insurance Law
A. J. Bronsky, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Professional Liability Litigation
David Bub, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
David Buchanan, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Justin Chapell, Litigation – Insurance, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
John Cooney, Insurance Law
Brandon Copeland, Insurance Law
Kristie Crawford, Litigation – Insurance
David Ellington, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Bradley Hansmann, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Jackie Kinder, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Matthew Koehler, Commercial Litigation
Corey Kraushaar, Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Todd Lubben, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation – Insurance
Michael Maguire, Insurance Law
Irene Marusic, Litigation – Insurance, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Elaine Moss, Insurance Law
Brian Plegge, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
John Rahoy, Insurance Law, Litigation – Insurance, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Robert Rosenthal, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Steven Schwartz, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Insurance
Peter Spataro, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Joseph Swift, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
T. Michael Ward, Appellate Practice, Insurance Law
Russell Watters, Insurance Law
Philip Willman, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Teresa Young, Insurance Law
Edward Zeidler, Insurance Law

A new category in 2021, Best Lawyers Ones to Watch recognizes attorneys early in the careers for outstanding professional excellence. The following Brown & James attorneys were named to this list:

Kelly Brunie, Appellate Practice
Zachary Faires, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Transportation Law
Jessica Holliday, Commercial Litigation
Benjamin McIntosh, Commercial Litigation
Patrick Meyer, Commercial Litigation
Nina Sykora, Insurance Law, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation in which more than 83,000 leading attorneys are eligible to vote. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers® is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers® “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”