Sixty-Five Hinshaw Lawyers Recognized in 2021 Editions of Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Three Lawyers Honored as "Lawyer of the Year"

August 20, 2020

The national law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is pleased to announce that 42 of the firm's lawyers have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

In addition, three Hinshaw partners—Daniel K. Ryan, J. William Roberts, and Stephen R. Swofford—have been recognized by Best Lawyers® as a 2021 "Lawyer of the Year." Daniel Ryan was recognized as the Lawyer of the Year for Litigation – ERISA in Chicago, J. William Roberts was named Lawyer of the Year for Gaming Law in Chicago, and Stephen Swofford was named Lawyer of the Year for Appellate Practice in Chicago. Only one lawyer in each practice area and each designated metropolitan area may be honored as the "Lawyer of the Year."

We are also pleased to announce that 23 of Hinshaw's lawyers have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. Honorees typically have practiced for less than a decade and will have demonstrated "outstanding professional excellence in private practice."

Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch are a peer review guide to the legal profession, divided by geographic areas and practice areas. You can learn more at

A full list of the Hinshaw lawyers included in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch follows.

Best Lawyers in America

Belleville, IL

Jeffrey R. Glass

Boston, MA

David A. Grossbaum

Chicago, IL

Dan L. Boho

Roy M. Bossen

John DeLascio

Peter E. Kanaris

David H. Levitt

Daniel W. McGrath

Donald L. Mrozek

Daniel M. Purdom

Laurie S. Randolph

J. William Roberts

Daniel K. Ryan

Jason R. Schulze

Scott M. Seaman

Kevin R. Sido

Peter D. Sullivan

Stephen R. Swofford

Joshua G. Vincent

Coral Gables, FL

Andrew Grigsby

Ronald L. Kammer

Neil S. Rollnick

David S. Weinstein

Los Angeles, CA

Robert Hess

Robert W. Hogeboom

Kent R. Keller

Royal F. Oakes

Milwaukee, WI

Jeffrey S. Fertl

Michael P. Malone

Thomas R. Schrimpf

Minneapolis, MN

Amy L. Dumond Kottke

Russell S. Ponessa

Lewis J. Rotman

New Orleans, LA

Stephen P. Strohschein

Phoenix, AZ

Randy Aoyama

Rockford, IL

Stephen T. Moore

Gregory T. Snyder

San Francisco, CA

Eugene Brown, Jr.

Springfield, IL

James M. Lestikow

St. Louis, MO

Terese A. Drew

Tampa, FL

Bruce Ward Bennett

Steve Lehner

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Boston, MA

Anthony S. Aprea

Alyssa A. Aquino

Robert M. Buchholz

Chicago, IL

Michael P. Adams

Shelley M. Bethune

Leigh C. Bonsall

Whitney S. Goldin

Thaddeus A. Harrell

Kellie L. Mazzarella

Michael G. Ruff

Elyse M. Ryan

Coral Gables, FL

Veronica Guerra

Daniel C. Shatz

Anthony E. Torrente

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Kelly M. Canfield

Jill B. Mendelsohn

Milwaukee, WI

Alyssa A. Johnson

New York, NY

Matthew B. Corwin

Ronald H. Park

Peoria, IL

Kevin T. Abbott

Rockford, IL

Maryjo F. Pirages Reynolds

Tampa, FL

Taylor Bowman

André D. Sesler

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