Skip to Content

25 KWGD Attorneys Named to 2021 Best Lawyers in America; 4 Named “Lawyer of the Year”

08.27.20 written by

Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. (KWGD) is pleased to announce that 25 attorneys from the firm have been recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® with 4 attorneys also named a “Lawyer of the Year”. 

Best Lawyers uses an exhaustive peer-review process in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. The “Lawyer of the Year” award goes to the attorney who received the highest overall peer-feedback for his or her area of specialty, and only one is recognized in each specialty and location each year.

 The 4 KWGD Attorneys recognized to Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” in 2021 are:

  • Randall C. Hunt – Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Terry A. Moore – Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Matthew P. Mullen – Litigation – Insurance
  • Sam O. Simmerman – Banking and Finance Law

The 21 KWGD attorneys named to Best Lawyers in America 2021 are:

  • Edward V. Buehrle – Real Estate Law
  • John Bogniard – Labor Law Management; Labor Law
  • Dianne Blocker Braun – Trusts and Estates
  • David E. Butz – Family Law
  • Jacqueline Bollas Caldwell – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Environmental Law
  • James F. Contini II – Elder Law; Litigation Trusts & Estates; Trusts & Estates
  • Richard E. Davis – Elder Law and Trusts & Estates
  • Fred J. Haupt – Corporate Law
  • Jason F. Haupt – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Matthew R. Hunt – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Leslie Iams Kuntz – Employment Law – Management; Labor Law Management
  • David J. Lewis – Banking and Finance Law; Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Jennifer L. Lile – Elder Law
  • Paul H. Malesick II – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Karen Soehnlen McQueen – Employment Law – Management; Labor Law Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • John P. Maxwell – Commercial Litigation
  • Edward D. Murray – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Owen J. Rarric – Commercial Litigation
  • John M. Tucker – Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • William G. Williams – Litigation – Real Estate; Oil & Gas Law
  • Scott M. Zurakowski – Employment Law Management; Litigation Law – Labor & Employment

Published in 1983, Best Lawyers in America is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed. 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.” Best Lawyers lists are found in leading publications locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.