Bakke Norman attorneys Tim O’Brien, Pete Reinhardt and Deanne Koll have again been recognized in the latest edition of Wisconsin Super Lawyers. Attorneys O’Brien and Reinhardt were named Super Lawyers, an honor given to no more than 5% of Wisconsin attorneys. To earn the honor, nominees must pass a rigorous, multi-phase selection process that considers 15 separate indicators of peer recognition, professional achievement and high ethical standards. Attorney Koll was named a Rising Star, which recognizes the best attorneys under age 40 or within their first 10 years of practice. No more than 2.5% of Wisconsin attorneys are named to the Rising Star list.
Tim O’Brien is a trial lawyer. He concentrates his practice in defending felony criminal matters, representing persons injured by negligent acts, and assisting businesses involved in litigation. He is certified as Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification and is a past Chair of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. This is the sixth time he has been listed in Super Lawyers.
Pete Reinhardt is also a trial lawyer. He primarily represents individuals and companies involved in employment and business litigation, while also advising them on meeting the requirements of State and Federal labor and employment standards. He also speaks to employers and other attorneys on the best practices and latest developments in employment law. This is the fifth consecutive year he has been listed in Super Lawyers.
Deanne Koll’s practices focuses on assisting local lenders and businesses in collection and creditor actions. She regularly appears in federal bankruptcy court in her representation of creditors and financial institutions. She also uses her extensive financial industry knowledge on business litigation cases and other complex trial work. In 2014, Koll was elected by lawyers from St. Croix, Pierce, Dunn and Eau Claire Counties as their representative to the Board of Governors, which directs and manages the State Bar of Wisconsin. This is the fifth time Koll has been recognized as being a Rising Star by Super Lawyers.