Merchant & Gould Announces 2012 Super Lawyers in Minnesota

July 18, 2012

Anthony R. Zeuli Named Among Top 100 Super Lawyers in Minnesota

Merchant & Gould, an intellectual property law firm, today announced that 10 attorneys in its Minneapolis office have been named 2012 Super Lawyers.

Brian H. Batzli, Steven C. Bruess, John A. Clifford, Brent E. Routman and David G. Schmaltz are recognized for excellence in intellectual property law. Allen W. Hinderaker, Scott W. Johnston, Alan Kowalchyk, Daniel W. McDonald and Anthony R. Zeuli are recognized for excellence in IP litigation.

Anthony R. Zeuli is also named one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Minnesota.

In addition, Merchant & Gould is proud to announce that nine attorneys are recognized as Rising Stars. Kristine M. Boylan, Robert A. Kalinsky, Andrew J. Lagatta are recognized under the category of intellectual property law. Rachel C. Hughey, Aaron M. Johnson, Heather J. Kliebenstein, Tom Leach, William D. Schultz and Rachel K. Zimmerman are recognized under the category of intellectual property litigation. Rising Stars are attorneys 40 and under who have been practicing law for 10 years or less. They are selected annually based on nominations from other attorneys and an independent review board. No more than 2.5 percent of attorneys are selected for Rising Stars in any state.

The rigorous selection process includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area and a good-standing and disciplinary check. Each year, no more than five percent of lawyers are selected for Super Lawyers in each state.

Super Lawyers is a service of the Thomson Reuters Legal Division. Due to the rigorous and transparent methodology used by Super Lawyers, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Super Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

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