Chambers USA has recognized the litigation practice and six attorneys of Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP (as of September 1, 2013, Lewis and Roca LLP) in its 2013 annual guide to "America's Leading Lawyers for Business." Four attorneys are named in Colorado and two in Wyoming; all are litigation partners in the firm. For its litigation practice, the firm was recognized for General Commercial Litigation and White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations in Colorado and General Commercial Litigation in Wyoming.
The following RJ&L attorneys are included in the 2013 guide:
- Frederick J. Baumann - White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations and General Commercial Litigation (CO)
- Charles Goldberg - General Commercial Litigation (CO)
- Gregory B. Kanan - General Commercial Litigation (CO)
- James M. Lyons - General Commercial Litigation (CO)
- John A. Masterson - General Commercial Litigation (WY)
- Michael J. Sullivan - General Commercial Litigation and Mediators (WY)?
Chambers' report on the firm's litigation practice states in part, "The firm earns particular recognition for its ability to handle energy and mineral rights litigation and to represent clients before regulatory agencies and state and federal court" and "[t]his group handles high-stakes commercial and white-collar criminal litigation, and is noted for its activity in the insurance and healthcare sectors."?
The guide goes on to say, "Frederick Baumann is ‘a pleasure to deal with, but you'll always know there is a deep intellect and a strong strategic presence,' say commentators. James Lyons is a ‘thorough legal thinker' who has an ‘absolutely pragmatic view of litigation.' One impressed source reports: ‘His advice to clients, whether on tactics or strategy or on the substantive law in a case, is right on target.' The experienced Charles Goldberg is noted for his long-standing representation of the Archdiocese of Denver and the Diocese of Fargo in North Dakota as well as educational institutions and other religious bodies. Gregory Kanan has an active litigation practice in a number of areas including commercial, antitrust, securities and health law. His antitrust experience includes dealing with monopolies, unlawful dealer termination and price-fixing. Michael Sullivan enjoys a healthy reputation for his mediation and arbitration practice addressing water law, land use and public policy. John Masterson is hailed as a ‘very good litigator' by his peers. Clients praise his extensive understanding of all facets of dispute resolution."?
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