Mayer Brown announced today that 11 lawyers have been named “Best Lawyers 2017 Lawyers of the Year” in their respective categories and cities: 

    • Lee Abrams, Chicago Franchise Law Lawyer of the Year; 
    • Richard Campbell, Chicago Litigation – Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year; 
    • J. Tyson Covey, Chicago Administrative / Regulatory Law Lawyer of the Year; 
    • Stuart Litwin, Chicago Securitization and Structured Finance Law Lawyer of the Year; 
    • Andrew Marovitz, Chicago Litigation – Antitrust Lawyer of the Year; 
    • Jonathan Medow, Chicago Mediation Lawyer of the Year; 
    • John Muench, Chicago Communications Law Lawyer of the Year; 
    • Keith Oberkfell, Charlotte Securitization and Structured Finance Law Lawyer of the Year; 
    • Brad Peterson, Chicago Information Technology Law Lawyer of the Year; 
    • Stephen Shapiro, Chicago Appellate Practice Lawyer of the Year; and 
    • Frederick Thomas, Chicago Corporate Compliance Law Lawyer of the Year.

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting thousands of peer-review surveys. The lawyers honored as "Lawyers of the Year" have received particularly high ratings in these surveys, illustrating a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity. Only one winner was named in each metropolitan area and practice category.