FisherBroyles Partners Halligan and Nelson Honored as Illinois Super Lawyers 12th Year in a Row

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 2017-Jan-24 — /EPR Network/ — FisherBroyles, LLP is pleased to announce that partners R. Mark Halligan and Bradley P. Nelson, have been named 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers. Both Halligan and Nelson have received this honor for the twelfth consecutive year in a row.

“Being recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer is a great accomplishment and FisherBroyles is honored to have them on our team,” said Co-Founder and Managing Partner Kevin Broyles. “We have the best-of-the-best on our FisherBroyles team and it has been confirmed once again by third-party evaluators like Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters).”

Halligan is a veteran intellectual property litigator and jury trial lawyer based out of Chicago. He has tried patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret cases. Halligan is a trusted counselor on all aspects of intellectual property law, for individual and corporate clients, for both plaintiffs and defendants, with excellent trial teams and resources.

Nelson is a highly experienced trial lawyer and litigator based out of Chicago, with a focus on complex business and intellectual property litigation. Brad represents and advises clients in all areas of dispute resolution, including internal or pre-suit investigations, litigation, trials, appeals, mediation, and arbitration. He has tried and won major cases in state and federal courts around the country, and is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court and several federal circuit and district courts.

“We are excited to see our partners thriving in the FisherBroyles Law Firm 2.0®,” said James Fisher, II, Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of FisherBroyles. “This recognition is well-deserved and we are very proud of Brad and Mark.”

Halligan has an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell and peer reviews rank Halligan as a top lawyer in Intellectual Property. A leader in his field, he has been named in Legal 500 United States as a leading lawyer in trade secrets litigation. For the fourth consecutive year, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2011 ranks Mark for exceptional standing in intellectual property law. Additionally, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine lists Mark as one of the top-flight IP strategists in its IAM 250/300 A Guide to the World’s Leading IP Strategists. The Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine has ranked Mark as a Super Lawyer for every year since 2005.

Nelson is a frequent author and speaker on a broad range of topics, including patent and other intellectual property issues, trial techniques, international litigation, and financial and accounting issues facing corporate clients. The Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine has ranked Mark as a Super Lawyer for every year since 2005.

Lisa Carroll, FisherBroyles Chicago Office Managing Partner said, “While we have known that Mark and Brad are super lawyers and super partners for some time, it is wonderful that each have received this public recognition for yet another year.”

Annual selections for the Illinois Super Lawyers list are made using a patented multi-phase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The objective of the research is to create a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. Only five percent of Illinois lawyers are chosen as Illinois Super Lawyers and no more than 2.5 percent are recognized as Rising Stars.


R Mark Halligan, FisherBroyles LLP Partner
Mark Halligan
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T: (312) 607-0102
Chicago Office


Brad Nelson, FisherBroyles LLP Partner
Bradley P. Nelson
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T: (312) 300-4005
Chicago Office


About FisherBroyles, LLP

Founded in 2002, FisherBroyles LLP is the first and largest national, full-service, cloud-based law firm in the country. The Next Generation Law Firm® has grown to over 175 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. The FisherBroyles model leverages technology to offer a more cost-effective solution to clients without sacrificing Big Law quality by eliminating unnecessary overhead that does not add value to clients. Visit our website at to learn more about our firm’s unique approach and how we can best meet your needs.


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