2017

Hannafan's Law Firm Named by U.S. News as Best: 
U.S. News' ranking of the 2018 best law firms in the United States will be released on November 1, 2017 both online and in print.  Hannafan & Hannafan is pleased to be on this list.  More details to follow.

Hannafan & Hannafan Continues to be Ranked as Best Lawyers in America:  Attorneys throughout the United States have selected the Best Lawyers in America, and Hannafan & Haannafan has been included in the 24th edition for its work in Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation.  The firm is honored to be selected once again.

Hannafan Named Leading Lawyer:  the distinction of being named a Leading Lawyer has been earned by fewer than 5% of all attorneys licensed to practice in the state of Illinois.  This honor is the result of being recommended by peers in the annual statewide survey as well as receiving the approval and support of peers on the Leading Lawyers Advisory Board.  


2016

Third Year Blake T. Hannafan Selected as IL Super Lawyer: 
Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Again, Mr. Hannafan is honored to receive this recognition.  

Hannafan & Hannafan Named 2016 Best Lawyers in AmericaHannafan & Hannafan law firm has again been selected as The Best Lawyers in America.  They have been rated highly in the practice areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation.

Another Year as Illinois Super Lawyer:  Michael T. Hannafan, once again, has been chosen as an Illinois Super Lawyer, which only 5% of Illinois attorneys attain.


2015

Blake T. Hannafan Awarded as 2015 Super Lawyer: 
Super Lawyers rates its outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.  For the second year in a row, Mr. Blake Hannafan receives this prestigious recognition.

Hannafan & Hannafan Listed in Upcoming Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaHannafan & Hannafan law firm has been selected by its peers for inclusion in the 22nd edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation.


2014

Illinois Super Lawyer Selection:  Super Lawyers is a rating service that only select 5% of the licensed active attorneys in the state, and Michael T. Hannafan has achieved this standing once again.   

Best Lawyers in America Has Listed Hannafan & Hannafan in its Newest Edition:  Selected by their peers, Hannafan & Hannafan receives the distinction as one of the top law firms in the country in the practice areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation.

Hannafan & Hannafan Ranked in Latest Best Lawyers in America Edition:  Hannafan & Hannafan has been selected by its peers for inclusion in the 21st edition of Best Lawyers in America, specifically in the practice areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation.  

Hannafan & Hannafan Receives Chicago's Top Attorneys 2014 Award:  The entire law firm of Hannafan & Hannafan, Ltd. has been awarded the prestigious honor of 2014 Chicago's Best Lawyers. 

2013

Michael T. Hannafan Receives Distinguished Appointment:
Michael T. Hannafan was recently appointed as a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers' Illinois-Upstate State Committee.  Among other things, the Committee investigates and reviews the credentials of nominated trial lawyers for potential induction as Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  

Blake Hannafan Selected as a 2014 Illinois Super Lawyer:  Blake Hannafan was selected by his peers to be an Illinois Super Lawyer.  With only 5% of Illinois attorneys chosen, this is an honor for Mr. Hannafan.  

Michael Hannafan Represents Hometown in Iowa:  Michael T. Hannafan and his team returned to his roots by representing his hometown of Clinton, Iowa to prosecute a plaintiff's legal malpractice "case within a case" against Michael C. Walker and his law firm, Hopkins & Huebner, P.C., of Davenport, Iowa. Beginning on September 30th, this three-week trial involved an underlying federal False Claims Act qui tam complaint alleging that the City's fire department had submitted falsely coded emergency ambulance bills to Medicare. 

Firm Named as 2014 Tier 1 Best Law Firm:  U.S. News and Best Lawyers has selected Hannafan & Hannafan, Ltd. as a 2014 Tier 1 Best Law Firm.  Best Lawyers is the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide. 

Illinois Rising Star – Brian M. Shust: The Illinois Super Lawyers’ publication has selected Brian Shust as a 2014 Illinois Rising Star.  Distinguished as one of the top young lawyers in the state of Illinois, his peers voted him as an Illinois Rising Star for exhibiting excellence in his legal practice.

Sneak Preview — Michael Hannafan Selected as 2014 Illinois Super Lawyer:  Michael T. Hannafan has been notified that he has been selected once again as an Illinois Super Lawyer for this upcoming calendar year.  Only 5% of Illinois attorneys receive this honor.    

Michael Hannafan Named in the 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaMichael T. Hannafan once again has received this prestigious distinction.  Best Lawyers is the first and most respected peer-review legal referral guide in the world.  They produce highly selective lists of attorneys through a peer-review methodology developed and refined over the past 30 years.  

Michael T. Hannafan Awarded as 2013 Super Lawyer:  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.  Again, Mr. Hannafan receives this esteemed recognition.

Hannafan & Hannafan and Michael T. Hannafan Selected as 2013 Chicago's Best Lawyers:  This year both the firm and Michael T. Hannafan have achieved this top ranking as one of Chicago's top attorneys and law firms.  This award was in two categories:  Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation.  The selection process is based on peer evaluations.

James A. McGuinness Becomes a Shareholder of the Firm:  Effective January 1, 2013, James A. McGuinness was elected a shareholder of Hannafan & Hannafan, Ltd.  “Jim was made a shareholder of the firm based on his leadership skills, his legal acumen, persuasive communications skills, and his dedication to the firm,” commented fellow shareholder Blake Hannafan. “Jim works relentlessly on behalf of his clients to foster the best solutions for them.”  Jim is a 2006 graduate of Boston College School of Law, and he has been with Hannafan & Hannafan since 2009.   Please see Jim's attorney profile for details concerning his background.    

Hannafan & Hannafan Named in 2013 "Best Law Firms":  U.S. News - Best Lawyers has selected the “Best Law Firms” and Hannafan & Hannafan, Ltd. has received this high honor.  Michael T. Hannafan graciously accepts this prestigious recognition on behalf of the firm.


2013 "Top Attorneys in Illinois:"
Michael T. Hannafan has been listed in American Registry's list of "Top Attorneys in Illinois."  Mr. Hananfan accepts this honor with pride.


2012

Blake Hannafan Obtains a Quarter of a Million Dollars in Jury Verdict: 
On December 6, 2012, Blake T. Hannafan and Brian M. Shust obtained a jury verdict of $258,000 in a premises liability case against Defendant Resurrection Services in the Circuit Court of Cook County.   

Achieved Case Dismissal of All Charges on Behalf of Client:  On November 26, 2012, Blake T. Hannafan and James A. McGuinness achieved the entire dismissal of a case claiming breaches of fiduciary duties, contract and the covenant of good faith and fair dealing in a matter pending in the Superior Court of the State of California.

Michael T. Hannafan Receives Chicago's Top Attorneys 2012 Award:  Best Lawyers has awarded Michael T. Hannafan the prestigious honor as one of Chicago's Top Attorneys in 2012.  

Illinois Rising Star — Blake T. Hannafan:  For five consecutive years, the Illinois Super Lawyers' publication has chosen Blake Hannafan as one of the top young lawyers in the state of Illinois.  His peers have voted him as an Illinois Rising Star based upon his multiple achievements in his law practice.  

Hannafan & Hannafan Law Firm Recognized by Martindale-Hubbell:  The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers has listed Hannafan & Hannafan as a Member which is exclusive to AV Preeminent Attorneys  —  those who have achieved the Highest Possible Peer Review Rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards.  

Michael T. Hannafan Rated an AV Preeminent Attorney:  Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Michael T. Hannafan with the highest possible rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards.  The AV Preeminent Rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by trusted legal resource Martindale-Hubbell.  



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

  

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