Eleven BatesCarey Attorneys Named 2021 Leading and Emerging Lawyers


BatesCarey is delighted to announce 11 firm attorneys have been selected to the 2021 Illinois Leading and Emerging Lawyers lists for their notable work in insurance coverage over the past year.

This announcement follows 15 BatesCarey attorneys being recognized as 2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Illinois and the firm’s selection into the 2021 Best Law Firms list by U.S. News and World Report.

The 2021 BatesCarey Illinois Leading and Emerging Lawyers include:

Leading Lawyers
Robert J. Bates, Jr.
Arthur F. Brandt
Stanley V. Figura
Adam H. Fleischer
Maryann C. Hayes
Matthew M. Murphy
Joseph P. Pozen
Mark G. Sheridan
Kari A. Timm

Emerging Lawyers
Lindsey D. Dean*
Kelli Biggam Fleming

*Indicates those who have been named for the first time

Leading Lawyers are chosen by peers using a four-phase selection process known for identifying the top five percent of attorneys in each state in their practice areas. Attorneys cannot lobby for this honor themselves and only those who exhibit extraordinary leadership and dedication to their practice are selected after extensive consideration of peer feedback.

Emerging Lawyers follows the same process but is specific to attorneys who are age 40 or younger or have been practicing for less than 10 years. Less than two percent of all attorneys in each state receive this distinction. More information on both lists can be found at

BatesCarey and its attorneys are consistently recognized as leaders by the industry’s most prestigious ranking entities including Best Law Firms, Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal, Super Lawyers, Leading Lawyers and others. Since 2004, the firm has earned the highest honor for insurance coverage in Illinois by Chambers USA, which is widely considered the legal industry’s most respected ranking system.