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Super Lawyers Recognizes Caplin & Drysdale Lawyers from Several Practice Areas

April 26, 2016, Super Lawyers


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Super Lawyers Recognizes Caplin & Drysdale Lawyers from Several Practice Areas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 26, 2016: More than 50% of Caplin & Drysdale senior lawyers — from several practice areas — are recognized with a listing in the Washington, D.C., edition of Super Lawyers® for 2016.  Beth Shapiro Kaufman, the Firm’s President, said “Recognition from our peers, who oftentimes are clients of the Firm, is indicative of the kind of practice our founders envisioned more than 50 years ago.  We take pride in our tradition of offering high quality legal counsel and outstanding client service.”  No more than 5% of lawyers from each state are chosen for a listing in Super Lawyers®, which represents attorneys who have accomplished a high degree of professional achievement in their practice areas.

*Indicates "2015 Washington DC Rising Stars"


Practice Area(s)

Hicks, Matthew C.


Kaufman, Beth S.

Estate Planning & Probate/Tax

Laughlin, Felix B.


Lewis, Patricia Gimbel

Tax/Employee Benefits

Liesemer, Jeffrey A.

Bankruptcy/Business Litigation

Lockwood, Peter Van N. (retired)


Maclay, Kevin C.

Creditor Debtor Rights/Class Action/Mass Torts

Matthews, Mark E.

Tax/Criminal Defense: White Collar

Michel, Scott D.

Tax/Criminal Defense: White Collar

Namorato, Cono R.

Tax/Criminal Defense: White Collar/Professional Liability Defense

O’Brien, Anne J.

Estate Planning & Probate

Pfeifer, Michael G.

Tax/International/Estate Planning & Probate

Phillips, Todd E.*

Bankruptcy/Business Litigation/Creditor Debtor Rights

Potter, Trevor

Legislative & Governmental Affairs

Rizek, Christopher S.


Rosenbloom, H. David


Ruchelman, Charles M.

Tax/Business Litigation

Sanderson, Matthew*

Legislative & Governmental Affairs

Skillman, Richard W.

Tax/Employee Benefits

Smiley, Stafford


Swett III, Trevor W.

Bankruptcy/Business Litigation/Creditor Debtor Rights


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