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Gausnell, O’Keefe & Thomas, LLC is proud to have eight lawyers listed in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America.  

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.  Best Lawyers has earned the respect of the profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in more than 75 countries.  

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.  Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are nominated and reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise and undergo a rigorous authentication process.

Gausnell, O’Keefe & Thomas, LLC would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to the 2024 Best Lawyers in America list:

  • Seth Gausnell – Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
  • Don O’Keefe – Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
  • Bill Thomas – Construction Law and Litigation-Construction
  • Derek Ruzicka – Litigation-Insurance and Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
  • Jim Gottschalk – Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants, and Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants

Additionally, we would like to congratulate the following Gausnell, O’Keefe & Thomas attorneys for being recognized in the 2024 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America.  Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.  

  • Najla Hasic – Construction Law, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
  • Hayley Hughes – Construction Law, Litigation-Construction, and Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
  • Jim Ribaudo – Appellate Practice and Insurance Law

The attorneys of Gausnell, O’Keefe & Thomas pride themselves on their ability to provide their clients with the best representation in the Midwest, and they are honored to be recognized by Best Lawyers for their hard work and dedication to their profession. Congratulations to all of the recognized attorneys.

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