Law Bulletin Publishing Recognizes Sixteen Butler Rubin Lawyers

Selections Represent More Than 50% of the Law Firm

CHICAGO, January 11, 2016 – Fourteen Butler Rubin attorneys have been named “Leading Lawyers” in Illinois as part of the Law Bulletin Publishing Group’s survey of the top lawyers in the state. Selected Butler Rubin lawyers include:

  • Ira J. Belcove (Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law)
  • Susan M. Benton (Employment Law:  Management)
  • Albert E. Fowerbaugh, Jr. (Class Action/Mass Tort Defense Law; Commercial Litigation; and Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law)
  • Michael R. Hassan (Commercial Litigation)
  • Robert N. Hermes (Commercial Litigation)
  • Catherine E. Isely (Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law)
  • James A. Morsch (Antitrust Law; Commercial Litigation; Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law; and Trade Secrets/Unfair Competition Law)
  • Kevin J. O’Brien (Environmental Law)
  • Barbara J. Putta (Real Estate Law: Commercial)
  • James I. Rubin (Commercial Litigation; Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law; and International Business & Trade Law)
  • Gerald G. Saltarelli (Commercial Litigation; ADR Law: Commercial Litigation; Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law; and Professional Malpractice Defense Law:  Including Legal/Technical/Financial)
  • Teresa Snider (Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law)
  • Michael A. Stick (Commercial Litigation)
  • David Winters (Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law)

In addition, Andrew Shapiro and Ursula Taylor have been named “Emerging Lawyers” in Commercial Litigation and Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law.

Biographies of each individual lawyer selected are available at The selection of 18 of the firm’s lawyers as “Leading Lawyers” in Illinois represents more than 50% of the lawyers in the firm.

According to the Leading Lawyer’s selection process, the list of Leading Lawyers results from thousands of contacts with Illinois lawyers asking them which of their peers they believe comprise the top lawyers. Only those lawyers who are most often recommended qualify as Leading Lawyers.

Leading Lawyers Network is a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company ( Law Bulletin Publishing Company is a diversified print and electronic information company that has been serving the Chicago legal and business communities since 1854.

To maintain the quality and credibility of the survey, lawyers cannot nominate themselves or anyone at their own law firm. Based upon survey nominations and approval by an Advisory Board, only the top lawyers are nominated and eligible for membership in the Leading Lawyers Network.  Starting in Illinois and eventually worldwide, Leading Lawyers Network provides extensive profiles of the most respected and experienced lawyers.

Formed in 1980, Chicago-based Butler Rubin has established itself as a well-known law firm assisting clients nationally and internationally in complex business disputes, including antitrust law; class actions; defense of corporate directors and officers; labor and employment law; reinsurance; insurance; healthcare litigation; and insolvency.