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Twenty-Three Capes Sokol Attorneys Recognized as 2024 Best Lawyers in America


Twenty-three attorneys at Capes Sokol, representing every practice are of the firm, have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 edition.

Aaron E. Schwartz, Amy L. Fehr, David H. Luce, David V. Capes, Gary R. Sarachan, Harvard W. Muhm, Jeffrey A. Cohen, John S. Meyer, Jr., Kelley F. Farrell, Laura E. Krebs Al-Shathir, Lisa M. Adams, Mark E. Goodman, Michael A. Kahn, Michelle F. Schwerin, Peter Salsich III, R. Thomas Avery, Robert T. West, Sanford J. Boxerman, Sara G. Neill, Stacy Engles Wipfler, Teresa Pupillo, William B Remis, and Zachary R. McMichael were recognized in over twenty Best Lawyer practice areas.

In addition, two attorneys at the firm were honored with the title of 2024 “Lawyer of the Year” in the St. Louis area by Best Lawyers. David V. Capes, senior counsel, earned recognition for Litigation and Controversy – Tax; and Jeffrey A. Cohen, managing shareholder, was acknowledged for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships. This prestigious title is reserved for a singular lawyer in each practice area.

Capes Sokol Best Lawyers 2024

The Capes Sokol attorneys, their practice areas and the inaugural year that each was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers are shown below.

  • Aaron E. Schwartz (2021) – Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Amy L. Fehr (2018) – Commercial Litigation
  • David H. Luce (2018) – Employment Law – Management
  • David V. Capes (2001) – Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation and Controversy – Tax (LAWYER OF THE YEAR); Tax Law
  • Gary R. Sarachan (2012) – Commercial Litigation
  • Harvard W. Muhm (2011) – Trusts and Estates
  • Jeffrey A. Cohen (2016) – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) (LAWYER OF THE YEAR); Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • John S. Meyer, Jr. (2016) – Corporate Law; Real Estate Law; Banking and Finance Law
  • Kelley F. Farrell (2013) – Employment Law – Management
  • Laura E. Krebs Al-Shathir (2021) – Tax Law
  • Lisa M. Adams (2019) – Trusts and Estates
  • Mark E. Goodman (2014) – Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Michael A. Kahn (2001) – Copyright Law; Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television; Entertainment Law – Music; First Amendment Law; Litigation – First Amendment; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Media Law
  • Michelle F. Schwerin (2017) – Criminal Defense: White–Collar; Litigation and Controversy – Tax; Tax Law
  • Peter W. Salsich III (2011) – Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television; Entertainment Law – Music
  • Thomas Avery (2023) – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Construction
  • Robert T. West (2015) – Real Estate Law
  • Sanford J. Boxerman (2016) – Criminal Defense: White–Collar; Litigation and Controversy – Tax; Tax Law
  • Sara G. Neill (2015) – Criminal Defense: White–Collar; Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  • Stacy Engles Wipfler (2021) – Real Estate Law
  • Teresa Pupillo (2021) – Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • William B. Remis (2024) – Real Estate Law
  • Zachary R. McMichael (2024) – Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch – Commercial Litigation

Best Lawyers is the oldest, most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers inclusion reflects the consensus opinions of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues in the same geographic and legal practice areas. Best Lawyers employ a transparent survey process to elicit meaningful evaluations.

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