Merchant & Gould Attorneys Named 2010 Super Lawyers

July 26, 2010

Merchant & Gould, an intellectual property law firm, today announced that several of the firm's attorneys are named Super Lawyers in 2010. The attorneys are recognized for excellence in intellectual property law and IP litigation. Each year, no more than five percent of lawyers are selected in each 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.

"In four years, we have more than doubled the number of Merchant & Gould attorneys selected for this honor," said Randy King, CEO and managing director of Merchant & Gould. "We are very proud to have these outstanding individuals as part of our team."

The following Merchant & Gould attorneys have been named Super Lawyers in 2010:

Brian H. Batzli
Steven C. Bruess
John A. Clifford
Karen A. Fitzsimmons
Allen W. Hinderaker
Rachel C. Hughey
Scott W. Johnston
Robert A. Kalinsky
Alan Kowalchyk
Tom Leach
Daniel W. McDonald
David G. Schmaltz
Christopher J. Schulte
William D. Schultz
Christopher J. Sorenson
Anthony R. Zeuli
Rachel K. Zimmerman

Super Lawyers is a service of the Thomson Reuters Legal Division based in Eagan, Minn. 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.