Two Lipe Lyons Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers 2013

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Edward J. Murphy and Bradley C. Nahrstadt have been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine in the field of products liability defense

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Lipe Lyons is pleased to announce that name partners Edward J. Murphy and Bradley C. Nahrstadt have been recognized in the most recent issue of Super Lawyers Magazine, a publication from Thomson Reuters and the publishers of Chicago magazine. Both have been identified by their peers as Super Lawyers in the field of products liability defense. They were two of only 27 attorneys in the state of Illinois so recognized.

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multi-stage process in which peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. All candidates are evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, lawyers are invited to nominate the top attorneys they have personally observed in action. Researchers then evaluate candidates based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Candidates are then grouped according to their primary practice areas and final selections are made by special review panels composed of leading lawyers in each state.

Edward J. Murphy is a partner of Lipe Lyons Murphy Nahrstadt & Pontikis Ltd., and a member of the firm's product liability, insurance coverage, and commercial litigation practice groups. He focuses his practice on product liability, aviation, insurance coverage/bad faith, fire losses and class action litigation practice groups. Mr. Murphy is "AV Preeminent" peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell, reflecting the highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability.

Bradley C. Nahrstadt is a partner of Lipe Lyons Murphy Nahrstadt & Pontikis Ltd., co-chair of the insurance coverage practice group, and a member of the product liability, professional liability and tort defense practice groups. He focuses his practice on defending product liability, professional liability, premises liability, insurance coverage and bad faith and commercial matters in state and federal courts around the country, and also has handled a number of matters at the appellate level. Mr. Nahrstadt is a past chair of the Primerus Defense Institute and has been elected to membership in the American Law Institute. He is "AV Preeminent" peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell, reflecting the highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability.

About Lipe Lyons Murphy Nahrstadt & Pontikis, Ltd.
Lipe Lyons Murphy Nahrstadt & Pontikis was founded after the five name partners, with decades of experience, departed from their former firm together in order to better serve their long-standing clients. A testament to the relationships that the firm builds with each of its clients, the firm and its clients work in partnership to maximize the value afforded to each client. This dedication to client service serves as the foundation of every firm undertaking.

Their case handling philosophy is simple. They investigate and evaluate cases promptly and accurately. They work closely with their clients in order to determine the most effective and efficient way to resolve a dispute. They attempt to resolve cases on a fair and equitable basis as soon as possible, with minimal expense to their clients. If a fair and equitable resolution cannot be reached, they are ready, willing and able to take a case to verdict. Collectively, the name partners of the firm have tried more than 100 cases to verdict.

Lipe Lyons Murphy Nahrstadt & Pontikis, Ltd. is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.

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