Three Gray Plant Mooty Lawyers Selected As “Lawyer of the Year”


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Sept. 25, 2012) — The Minneapolis-based law firm of Gray Plant Mooty is pleased to announce that three of its lawyers were recently named "Lawyer of the Year" as selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013, including:

  • David C. Bahls in Minneapolis Tax Law
  • Kirk W. Reilly in Minneapolis Franchise Law
  • Virginia S. Schubert in Minneapolis Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

In addition, this is the third consecutive year that a Gray Plant Mooty attorney has been named Minneapolis “Lawyer of the Year” in Employment Benefits (ERISA) Law.

A respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, Best Lawyers designates Lawyers of the Year in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only one lawyer in each practice specialty and metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year" based on his or her abilities, professionalism and integrity.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

About GPM:

Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a 170-attorney, full-service firm with offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota, and Washington, DC. Our attorneys and staff provide exceptional client service and value to our clients, and directly or with our global affiliations, we provide comprehensive legal services on a regional, national, and global basis.