ST. LOUIS - Williams Venker & Sanders partners Theodore Williams, Paul Venker, Steven Sanders and Robert Bassett have been named by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers as three of the top attorneys in the area for 2011.
Only five percent of the lawyers in Missouri and Kansas are recognized by Super Lawyers.
Venker and Sanders were singled out for their work in medical malpractice defense and product liability defense, respectively. Both attorneys have been listed in Super Lawyers since 2006.
Williams was recognized for his work in civil litigation defense and has been included in the publication since 2005.
This is the first time Bassett has been listed in Super Lawyers where he was recognized for his work in personal injury defense and transportation law.
In addition, Williams Venker & Sanders partners Michael Hunter and Patrick Chavez along with associate, John Mahon, Jr., were listed in the "Rising Stars" section of this year's Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers.
This is the fourth consecutive year Hunter has been honored by the publication for his work in personal injury and product liability defense.
Chavez, recognized for product liability defense, and Mahon, recognized for medical malpractice and general personal injury defense, have been listed since last year.
Only 2.5 percent of lawyers in Missouri and Kansas are included in Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyer's Rising Stars.