Bradley & Riley PC named “Best Law Firm” & 14 lawyers named to 2019 Best Lawyers® lists


Bradley & Riley PC is pleased to announce that 14 lawyers have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Bradley & Riley PC would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to 2019 The Best Lawyers in America list:

Kelly R. Baier – Litigation – Labor and Employment, Labor Law – Management, Employment Law – Management
Paul D. Burns – Construction Law, Commercial Litigation
Patrick M. Courtney – Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
Bradley G. Hart – Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law
Timothy J. Hill – Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Securities
Todd C. Jacobs – Insurance Law, Commercial Litigation
Maureen G. Kenney – Tax Law, Trusts and Estates, Litigation and Controversy – Tax
Janice J. Kerkove – Trusts and Estates
William T. McCartan – Corporate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, Litigation – Securities
William J. Neppl – Real Estate Law – Also named as the 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for Real Estate Law in the Cedar Rapids area
Joseph E. Schmall – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
Greg J. Seyfer – Real Estate Law
Dean A. Spina – Public Finance Law, Economic Development Law
Vernon P. Squires – Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Labor and Employment

Bradley & Riley PC has additionally been ranked in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally in 18 practice areas

Firms included in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

The 2019 Edition of “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan-based practice areas. A “Law Firm of the Year” is named in 74 of the 75 nationally ranked practice areas.

Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

Bradley & Riley PC received the following rankings in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”:

Regional Tier 1
–Cedar Rapids
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Corporate Law
Financial Services Regulation
Law Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Litigation – Securities
Real Estate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Tax Law

Regional Tier 2
–Cedar Rapids
Banking and Finance Law
Employment Law – Management
Litigation –Bankruptcy
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Trusts & Estates Law

Regional Tier 3
–Cedar Rapids
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
–Chicago
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Law