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Fifteen Davis Brown Attorneys Among Best in 2019 Chambers USA Iowa Rankings

April 30, 2019

The Davis Brown Law Firm has once again been recognized as one of Iowa’s leading law firms by Chambers USA, a global organization and renowned legal directory. The firm earned Band 1 top rankings in five practice areas and 15 Davis Brown attorneys were honored as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas.

New This Year

Frank J. Carroll was recognized as a Senior Statesperson, one of the highest possible individual attorney rankings, in the areas of corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. Frank has provided his business clients with outstanding legal work for over 45 years. Along the way, he dedicated thousands of hours teaching law schools classes and served as president of the Iowa State Bar Association.

Christopher S. Talcott was ranked as an “Up and Coming” real estate attorney. Chris helps clients across Iowa on a variety of real estate and business issues and projects, including multiple high-profile wind energy projects.

Practice Area Rankings:

Real Estate
Labor and Employment
Litigation: General Commercial
Litigation: Insurance

Attorney Rankings:


Frank J. Carroll
Jason M. Stone

Corporate/M&A: Banking and Finance

Robert A. Gamble

Labor & Employment

Becky S. Knutson
Gene R. La Suer
Sharon K. Malheiro
Deborah M. Tharnish
Jo Ellen Whitney

Labor & Employment: Immigration

Lori T. Chesser

Litigation: General Commercial

Holly M. Logan
Deborah M. Tharnish
Stanley J. Thompson

Real Estate

Robert J. Douglas
David M. Erickson
Gary M. Myers
Christopher S. Talcott

How Chambers Works

Using client and peer interviews conducted by a team of more than 170 full-time researchers, Chamber USA ranks law firms and individual lawyers in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best. Rankings are based on technical legal abilities, professional conduct, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and the level of client service they have performed in addition to other qualities valued most by clients.

Based in London, Chambers & Partners is one of the premier directories for legal services. In a survey of 20,000 in-house counsel, more than half reported it is their directory of choice when reviewing law firms and individual lawyers.

About the Davis Brown Law Firm

Founded in 1929, Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts, P.C., provides comprehensive legal representation to a diverse client base. Firm clients include private individuals as well as Fortune 500 corporations. With over 75 attorneys, the firm offers depth and experience in a wide variety of areas, such as corporate transactions, corporate governance, entity choice, litigation, banking and finance, taxation, workers’ compensation, insurance defense, real estate, immigration, employment, finance, biotechnology, securities, patent and intellectual property, and government relations.

For more information, please contact Cara Seidl at 515-246-7975 or email caraseidl@davisbrownlaw.com.