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27 Attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione Named Illinois Super Lawyers, Six Recognized As Rising Stars
January 14, 2014

CHICAGO—Twenty-seven attorneys from Brinks Gilson & Lione have been named as 2014 Illinois Super Lawyers in the categories of Intellectual Property Litigation and Intellectual Property, and six have been recognized as Rising Stars.

Brinks attorneys listed as Illinois Super Lawyers for the first time are:

Intellectual Property Litigation
David H. Bluestone

Intellectual Property
Trevor K. Copeland
Michelle Miller Mikol
Scott J. Slavick

Those returning to the list for 2014 include:

Intellectual Property Litigation
Michael P. Chu
Timothy Q. Delaney
Kelly J. Eberspecher
David S. Fleming
William H. Frankel
Ralph J. Gabric
Jeffery A. Handelman
Bradley G. Lane
Laura Beth Miller
Danielle Anne Phillip
Gary M. Ropski
Gustavo Siller, Jr.
James R. Sobieraj
Dominic P. Zanfardino

Intellectual Property
Jack C. Berenzweig
Christopher M. Dolan
Jerome Gilson
Raymond W. Green
Joseph F. Hetz
Tadashi Horie
Harold V. Johnson
Janet A. Pioli
Marc V. Richards

Rising Stars – Intellectual Property Litigation
Charles M. McMahon
Jeffry M. Nichols

Rising Stars – Intellectual Property
David P. Lindner
Laura A. Lydigsen
Manish K. Mehta
Justin B. Rand

Super Lawyers' objective is to create a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for businesses and consumers searching for legal counsel.

Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process is multi-phased and includes independent third-party research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Less than five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers.

Rising Stars are selected following the same process, but a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or must have been in practice for 10 years or less. In Illinois, no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers are named to the Rising Stars list.

Brinks Gilson & Lione
Brinks Gilson & Lione has 160 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents who specialize in intellectual property, making it one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S. Clients around the world use Brinks to help them identify, protect, manage and enforce their intellectual property. Brinks lawyers provide expertise in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret and copyright law. The Brinks team includes lawyers with advanced degrees in all fields of technology and science. Based in Chicago, Brinks has offices in Washington, D.C.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Detroit; Research Triangle Park, N.C.;  Indianapolis and Salt Lake City. More information is at