March 10, 2006

Baker & Daniels Partners Dominate Indiana Super Lawyers List

Baker & Daniels announced today that 69 lawyers representing 25 practice areas are 2006 Indiana Super Lawyers, the most lawyers from one law firm named to the annual list.

More than 11,000 Indiana lawyers were invited to nominate their peers to the Super Lawyers list, an annual compilation by Law & Politics Media Inc. Only the top 5 percent of Indiana 's attorneys were selected among the state's most elite.

" We are honored that so many of our colleagues have been selected for the listing," said Brian Burke, CEO and chairman of the firm. " It is especially rewarding that our peers have bestowed our colleagues with this recognition and that we continue to top the list with the most attorneys in Indiana ."

Several Baker & Daniels attorneys excelled in multiple categories. James M. Carr, an attorney whose practice focuses on bankruptcy law, has been named to the Top 10 Super Lawyers and Top 50 Super Lawyers lists. Andrew Soshnick, a family law attorney, was named to the Top 50 Super Lawyer list. Additionally, Francina Dlouhy and Mary Katherine Lisher were named to the Top 25 Indiana Female Super Lawyers list.

In addition to the Super Lawyers honors, Baker & Daniels has been named Best Law Firm in Indianapolis by Corporate Board Member magazine for three consecutive years. Forty-nine Baker & Daniels partners were voted Best Lawyers in America, the most of any Indiana law firm. Baker & Daniels also received top rankings in Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Employment, Litigation and Real Estate areas in Chambers USA 2005.

The 2006 Indiana Super Lawyers list is featured in a special section of the March 2006 issue of Indianapolis Monthly. In addition, a special print edition of Indiana Super Lawyers was sent to all 11,000 Indiana lawyers, and all honorees are listed on the Web site

Baker & Daniels attorneys who are Super Lawyers include:

Administrative Law
Ronald D. Gifford

Terrill D. Albright

John R. Burns III
James M. Carr*/**
Stephen A. Claffey
Jay Jaffe

Bonds/Government Finance
Thomas C. Froehle, Jr.
Richard L. Hill
Thomas A. Pitman

Business Litigation
David K. Herzog
Christopher G. Scanlon
Robert K. Stanley
Joseph H. Yeager, Jr.

James R. Brotherson
G. Frederick Glass
David L. Johnson
Thomas M. Shoaff
A. Scott Chinn

Civil Litigation Defense
Thomas G. Stayton
Kevin M. Toner

Employee Benefits/ERISA
Michael J. Nader
John W. Purcell
Gayle L. Skolnik

Employment Litigation
Ellen E. Boshkoff
Thomas J. Brunner
Brian K. Burke
David A. Given
Alan L. McLaughlin

Estate Planning/Trusts
Robert W. Elzer
John A. Gardner
Jerry R. Jenkins
Jeanne E. Longsworth

Family Law
Andrew Z. Soshnick**

General Litigation
Scott D. Himsel

Jon Laramore

Health Care
Mary Beth Claus
Patrick S. Cross
Steven L. Jackson

Intellectual Property
Eric J. Groen
John F. Hoffman

Intellectual Property Litigation
David P. Irmscher
Nancy G. Tinsley

Labor & Employment
Michael R. Maine (Ret.)
David W. Miller
John T. Neighbours
Todd M. Nierman
Hudnall A. Pfeiffer
Gregory J. Utken

Lobbying/Government Relations
John S. Keeler

Mergers & Acquisitions
Daniel L. Boeglin
H. Patrick Callahan
Tibor D. Klopfer
Scott M. Kosnoff
N. Reed Silliman
Peter G. Trybula

Securities & Corporate Finance
James A. Aschleman
J. Jeffrey Brown
David C. Worrell
Robert S. Wynne
Securities Litigation
James H. Ham III

Real Estate Transactions
Mary Katherine Lisher***
Joseph M. Scimia

Donald P. Bennett
Francina A. Dlouhy***
Theodore J. Esping
Stephen H. Paul

Public Utilities
Peter L. Hatton
Fred E. Schlegel

*Top 10 Super Lawyers
**Top 50 Super Lawyers
***Top 25 Female Super Lawyers

Founded in 1863, Baker & Daniels has nearly 400 attorneys and affiliated professionals serving clients in regional, national and international business matters from its offices in Indiana , Washington , D.C. , and China . For information about Baker & Daniels, visit

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