Eleven McAndrews, Held & Malloy Attorneys Recognized as Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Annual Listing of Top-Rated Lawyers in the United States


CHICAGO-January 24, 2018- McAndrews, Held & Malloy announced today that five of the firm’s shareholders have been named Illinois Super Lawyers, six McAndrews attorneys have been selected as Illinois Rising Stars for Intellectual Property Litigation and/or Intellectual Property, and one McAndrew shareholder was listed as Illinois Super Lawyers Top 100. Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers who have attained the highest levels of respect from their peers for professional achievement within their specific practice areas.

Candidates are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nomination, and peer evaluations. Selections are made annually and on a state-by-state basis. Super Lawyers Magazine, which is delivered to attorneys within the state or region and ABA-accredited law school libraries, will feature the list and include profiles of selected attorneys.

McAndrews Chairman and shareholder Timothy J. Malloy and shareholder Sharon Hwang were recognized as Illinois Super Lawyers, the state’s top IP litigation attorneys. McAndrews shareholder Patrick J. Arnold, Jr., Christopher V. Carani and George F. Wheeler were recognized as Illinois Super Lawyers, the state’s top Intellectual Property attorneys. In a state-wide nomination process, honorees are selected and then evaluated by their peers in their practice areas. Less than five percent of the state’s total lawyers are selected as Super Lawyers each year.

McAndrews attorneys selected as Rising Stars of 2018 in intellectual property law or litigation are shareholders Kathleen A. Meyer and Christopher Scharff, partners Malaika D. Tyson and Michael S. Tomsa, and associates Dunstan H. Barnes and Carey J. Prill. Rising Stars are the state’s best attorneys who are age 40 or younger, or who have been practicing law for 10 years or less. No more than two-an-a-half percent of the total lawyer in any state are named to the list.

McAndrews shareholder selected as Illinois Super Lawyers Top 100 is Christopher V. Carani. The top 100 is compiled of lawyers who ranked top of the list in the 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers nominated, research and blue ribbon review process.