Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione Continues to Lead with 37 Illinois “Leading Lawyers” in 2009

CHICAGO – – Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S., is pleased to announce that 37 attorneys have been selected as “Leading Lawyers” in intellectual property in Illinois for 2009 by the Leading Lawyers NetworkSM. Newly added to the Leading Lawyers NetworkSM list this year are Brinks attorneys Philip A. Jones and Scott J. Slavick.

Earlier this year, Brinks president Gary M. Ropski was named among the Top Ten Business Litigators in Illinois and among the Top Ten Business Lawyers in Illinois for 2009, based on surveys conducted by Leading Lawyers NetworkSM and published in the January 2009 Business Edition of Leading Lawyers Network Magazine.

Meredith Martin Addy, chair of the firm’s Appellate Group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, was named one of the Top 50 Women Business Lawyers in Illinois and name partners, Jerome Gilson and Roy E. Hofer, along with Mr. Ropski, were listed among the Top 100 Business Lawyers in Illinois.

Leading Lawyers lists are compiled by the Leading Lawyers NetworkSM, a division of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company. The lists are the results of thousands of contacts with Illinois lawyers who are surveyed about whom of their peers they believe comprise the top lawyers in the state. Attorneys cannot nominate attorneys in their own firms.

The following Brinks attorneys have been named Leading Lawyers in Intellectual Property in Illinois for 2009.

Meredith Martin Addy
Glen P. Belvis
Joel W. Benson
Jack C. Berenzweig
Michael P. Chu
Rodney A. Daniel
Timothy Q. Delaney
Jeffery M. Duncan
Thomas J. Filarski
David S. Fleming
William H. Frankel
John C. Freeman
Ralph J. Gabric
Kent E. Genin
Jerome Gilson
Raymond W. Green
Jeffery A. Handelman
Christopher A. Harkins
Roy E. Hofer
Jerold A. Jacover
Harold V. Johnson
Philip A. Jones
Richard A. Kaplan
Bradley G. Lane
Richard G. Lione
John K. Lucas
Laura Beth Miller
Michael E. Milz
James P. Naughton
Marc V. Richards
Gary M. Ropski
Steven P. Shurtz
Gustavo Siller, Jr.
Scott J. Slavick
James R. Sobieraj
Mary M. Squyres
Dominic P. Zanfardino

Founded in 1917, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione is based in Chicago with five 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 180 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 additional information, visit

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