Best Lawyers® Names 21 Partners 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" and 183 Attorneys to Best Lawyers in America© List

183 Holland & Hart Attorneys Named to 2018 Best Lawyers in America© List

DENVER (August 15, 2017) – Holland & Hart is pleased to announce that 21 partners have been selected as a 2018 “Lawyer of the Year,” which represents nearly 10 percent of the firm’s equity partners. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated market is honored with this recognition. Additionally, 183 attorneys, or 40 percent of the firm’s lawyers, have been named to the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers.

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For a complete list of the 183 Holland & Hart attorneys named to the 2018 Best Lawyers in America list, please click here.

Those named 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” include:

Name Specialty Metro Area
Andrea Anderson Trademark Law Boulder
Jeanne Matthews Bender Labor Law - Management Billings
A. John Davis III Energy Law Salt Lake City
Donald A. Degnan Copyright Law Boulder
L. Grant Foster Trademark Law Salt Lake City
Kyle Gray Appellate Practice Billings
George M. Haley Litigation - Antitrust Salt Lake City
Janet N. Harris Oil and Gas Law Denver
James E. Hartley Litigation - Antitrust Denver
Scott S. Havlick Litigation - Intellectual Property Boulder
Laura S. Hundley Trusts and Estates Boulder
Timothy A. Lukas Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Reno
W. Scott Mitchell Litigation - Environmental Billings
Stephen V. Novacek Real Estate Law Reno
Hugh J. O'Halloran Real Estate Law Jackson-WY
Jack D. Palma II Natural Resources Law Cheyenne
John F. Shepherd Administrative / Regulatory Law Denver
J. Walter Sinclair Bet-the-Company Litigation Boise
B. Newal Squyres Litigation - Labor and Employment Boise
Christopher H. Toll Litigation - Banking and Finance Denver
Matthew G. Wells Venture Capital Law Salt Lake City

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