Steven M. Harris and Richard N. Kessler of McDonald Hopkins Law Firm Named Illinois Super Lawyers, Five Attorneys Named Illinois Rising Stars

CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Steven M. Harris and Richard N. Kessler, who are Members at the law firm of McDonald Hopkins, have been named to the Illinois Super Lawyers list as among the top attorneys in Illinois for 2012. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. In addition, five of the firm's attorneys have been named to the Illinois Rising Stars list as among the top up-and-coming attorneys in Illinois for 2012. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.

Steven M. Harris, who serves on the firm's Executive Committee, has a national reputation as an advisor to business and professional organizations. He counsels privately and publicly owned corporations and healthcare clients on contractual and regulatory issues, succession planning, and related transactional matters.

Richard N. Kessler, who is the managing member of the firm's Chicago office, concentrates his practice exclusively in litigation. A former prosecutor with the Lake County State's attorney's office, Kessler brings extensive trial experience to bear in a variety of complex commercial disputes. 

The McDonald Hopkins' Illinois Rising Stars for 2012 are:

David A. Agay, Member, Business Restructuring and Bankruptcy Department
Agay represents public and private companies, directors, officers, lenders, committees, shareholders, and strategic and financial investors in a variety of distress situations.

Peter T. Berk, Member, Litigation Department
Berk represents individuals, business and corporate plaintiffs, and defendants in intellectual property, internet and technology issues, and other civil matters.

Lisa S. Lauer, Associate, Business Law Department
Lauer counsels businesses, business owners and investors in a wide array of industries.

Edward G. Quinlisk, Member, Securities Practice
Quinlisk is experienced in the areas of securities, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and business counseling.

Owen P. Quinn, Member, Litigation Department
Quinn focuses his practice in comprehensive commercial and construction litigation.

About Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

About McDonald Hopkins
With 140 attorneys in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach, McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm with a more than 80-year history.

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Steven M. Harris

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