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D&F Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2024

August 17, 2023


Dean & Fulkerson is pleased to announce that 5 lawyers have been included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the following practice areas: 

Robert R. Cleary

  • Labor Law – Management
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment

 James M. Dworman

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Real Estate

Curtis H. Mistele

  • Corporate Law

James K. O’Brien

  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation – Environmental

Kevin N. Summers

  • Commercial Litigation

Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Their process is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

Best Lawyers has been recognizing legal excellence for over 40 years and is regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor. This year, the list of outstanding attorneys represents over 65,000 lawyers in 147 practice areas, approximately 6% of lawyers in private practice in the United States. The lists are separated by region and practice area and are compiled by conducting peer-review surveys in which leading lawyers evaluate their peers. View the full 2024 list at