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Seven BTJW Attorneys Named 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars; Three Named to Top Lists

Jul 06, 2018

July 6, 2018 – This week, Super Lawyers® announced that seven Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP attorneys were named to the lists of 2018 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. In addition, the firm is thrilled to announce that Frances Baillon and Chris Jozwiak were named to the list of Top 100 Super Lawyers, and Joni Thome and Baillon were named among the Top 50 Women Super Lawyers.

Super Lawyers is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievements. Only 5% of practicing attorneys are awarded the distinction of Minnesota Super Lawyers each year. The Top 100 and Top 50 Women distinctions are given to attorneys receiving the highest point totals in the Super Lawyers selection process. Baillon, Thome and Jozwiak have been recognized repeatedly for their outstanding work on behalf of employees in employment litigation. All three are certified Labor and Employment Law Specialists by the Minnesota State Bar Association.

Super Lawyers also recognized Rising Stars – attorneys who have been in practice for less than 10 years or are younger than 40. Only 2.5% of practicing attorneys in Minnesota are named Rising Stars. This year, Shawn Wanta was recognized again as a Rising Star for his work as a leading class action attorney. Similarly, Kaarin Nelson Schaffer, Dustin Massie and Matt Nolan were recognized as Rising Stars for their work representing employees in employment litigation.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and locally in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business.