Skip to Content

Three “Lawyer of the Year” Recipients and 17 Partners Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for 2020

Jonathan A. Berkelhammer

Leslie C. Packer

Paul K. Sun, Jr


Only one lawyer in each practice area, and in designated metropolitan areas, is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments.

The following Ellis & Winters lawyers were selected as “Lawyer of the Year” for 2020: 

According to Best Lawyers, receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned, among other leading lawyers in the same communities and practice areas, for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Additionally, 17 Ellis & Winters partners were named to the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers in a variety of practice areas:.

  • Charles N. Anderson, Jr. – Real Estate Law, Real Estate Litigation
  • Jonathan A. Berkelhammer – Commercial Litigation, Insurance Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Thomas D. Blue, Jr. – Real Estate Law, Real Estate Litigation
  • Donna K. Blumberg – Real Estate Law, Real Estate Litigation
  • Ashley K. Brathwaite – Health Care Litigation
  • Andrew S. Chamberlin – Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
  • Mary M. Dillon – Commercial Litigation
  • Kurtis R. Dumaw – Real Estate Law
  • Stephen D. Feldman – Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
  • Alex J. Hagan – Medical Malpractice-Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
  • David L. Hillman – Real Estate Law
  • Leslie C. Packer – Health Care Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants “Lawyer of the Year,” Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
  • Jonathan D. Sasser – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Securities Litigation
  • Thomas H. Segars – Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Curtis J. Shipley – Construction Law, Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation
  • Paul K. Sun, Jr. – Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Criminal Defense “Lawyer of the Year,” Criminal Defense-White Collar, Labor & Employment Litigation
  • Dixie T. Wells – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation
  • Michael G. Winters – Real Estate Law

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

August 20, 2019 Leslie C. Packer Michael G. Winters Paul K. Sun, Jr. Charles N. Anderson, Jr. Jonathan A. Berkelhammer Thomas D. Blue, Jr. Donna K. Blumberg Ashley K. Brathwaite Andrew S. Chamberlin Mary M. Dillon Alex J. Hagan David L. Hillman Jonathan D. Sasser Thomas H. Segars Curtis J. Shipley Dixie T. Wells
Posted in  General