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Twenty-One Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione Attorneys Named 2008 'Illinois Super Lawyers'

Eleven Attorneys Named 'Illinois Rising Stars'

CHICAGO, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, is pleased to announce that 21 of its attorneys have been named "Illinois Super Lawyers" for 2008 in a survey conducted by Law & Politics magazine. Additionally, 11 Brinks attorneys have been designated "Rising Stars" in Illinois.

Meredith Martin Addy, chair of the Appellate Group at Brinks, was named among the Top 10 Illinois Super Lawyers across all practice areas, one of the Top 50 Female Illinois Super Lawyers for the fourth consecutive year and one of the Top 100 of Illinois lawyers across all practice groups. Laura Beth Miller, chair of the International Trade Commission Group, was also listed as one of the Top 50 Female Illinois Super Lawyers for the second consecutive year. Gary M. Ropski, president of Brinks, and Roy E. Hofer, a senior shareholder, were named among the Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyers.

Law and Politics surveyed approximately 47,000 Illinois lawyers, representing more than 60 practice areas, and asked them to identify the best Illinois lawyers they had personally worked with or had observed in action. Attorneys from firms of all sizes were considered as well as those in private practice, prosecutors, in-house counsel and public service lawyers. New this year, the "Rising Stars" category identifies lawyers that are under the age of 40 or have been in practice for 10 years or less. The complete list of Illinois Super Lawyers appears in the 2008 Illinois Super Lawyers magazine and will appear in the February issue of Chicago magazine.

Congratulations to the following Brinks attorneys named Illinois Super Lawyers in these practice area categories:

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Roy E. Hofer

Intellectual Property

Jack C. Berenzweig

Jerome Gilson

Raymond W. Green

James P. Naughton

Intellectual Property Litigation

Meredith Martin Addy

Glen P. Belvis

Michael P. Chu

Timothy Q. Delaney

Thomas J. Filarski

David S. Fleming

William H. Frankel

Ralph J. Gabric

Jeffery A. Handelman

Jerold A. Jacover

Richard A. Kaplan

Bradley G. Lane

Laura Beth Miller

Gary M. Ropski

Gustavo Siller, Jr.

James R. Sobieraj

Rising Stars

David H. Bluestone

Vincent J. Gnoffo

Michael K. Hendershot, II

Tadashi Horie

James L. Katz

Charles M. McMahon

A. John Murray

John F. Nethery

Jeffry M. Nichols

Mark H. Remus

Mircea A. Tipescu

Founded in 1917, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione is based in Chicago with four additional offices across the country serving the intellectual property needs of clients from around the world. The firm is one of the largest IP law firms in the country, with more than 170 attorneys, scientific advisors and patent agents specializing in intellectual property litigation and all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, intellectual asset management, and technology and licensing agreements. Brinks routinely handles assignments in fields as diverse as electrical, chemical, mechanical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, nanotechnology, Internet and computer technology, as well as in trademarks and brand names for a wide variety of products and services. For more information, visit


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