Law Bulletin Publishing Recognizes Fourteen Butler Rubin Lawyers As “Leading Lawyers” In Illinois For 2015

Selections Represent Almost 40% of the Law Firm

CHICAGO, November 25, 2014 – 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:

  • Louis J. Aurichio (Commercial Litigation and Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law)
  • Ira J. Belcove (Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law)
  • R. Douglass Bond (Commercial Litigation and Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law)
  • 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)

Biographies of each individual lawyer selected are available at  The selection of 14 of the firm’s lawyers as “Leading Lawyers” in Illinois represents approximately 40% 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 litigation boutique assisting clients nationally and internationally in complex business disputes, including antitrust litigation and competition law; class actions; defense of corporate directors and officers; reinsurance; insurance coverage; managed care litigation; insolvency; creditors’ rights; and products liability and mass tort matters.