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Stinson Partners Named to Benchmark Litigation's "40 & Under Hot List"

Press Release
08.02.2019

Stinson LLP partners Christina Arnone, Patrick Edwards, Jarrod Kieffer, Adine Momoh, Scott Mueller, Angie Nichols and Pete Schwingler were named to the 2019 "40 & Under Hot List" by Benchmark Litigation. The recognition honors the achievements of the nation's most accomplished legal partners who are 40 years old or younger, and have been deemed the most promising talent in their respective litigation communities by peers and clients.

Arnone represents businesses suffering insured losses, and in disputes under business insurance policies, including property and business interruption, professional liability, product recall, directors and officers, employment liability, general liability, fiduciary liability and cyber. She has represented clients facing natural and man-made disasters through all stages of the recovery process.

Edwards is a business litigator with a focus on construction, products liability, employment, oil and gas. He represents landowners and companies to resolve condemnation disputes related to the construction of new gas pipelines and power lines throughout Kansas. Edwards has also developed a practice representing companies in collection matters.

Representing both taxpayers and taxing jurisdictions, Jarrod assists his clients with every step of the property tax process. He focuses on issues relating to real and personal property valuation and classification, value equalization, property tax exemptions and property tax compliance. Jarrod works with local assessors and private experts to obtain property tax results for his clients. He has experience with all types of properties, from restaurants and retail buildings to regional malls, refineries, ethanol plants, grain storage and processing facilities, casinos, oil and gas properties and other special-use properties.

Momoh represents clients in complex business litigation proceedings involving banks and securities, estates and trusts, and bankruptcy and creditors’ rights in a wide variety of industries in courts throughout the country. She has been recognized locally and nationally for her community involvement, public service and professional achievements. Recently, she completed a term as president of the Hennepin County Bar Association during its 100th anniversary, as the first black woman and youngest attorney ever to preside over the 8,000-member organization. Momoh also serves on the board of directors for the Federal Bar Association, International Women’s Insolvency and Reorganization Confederation (IWIRC)–Minnesota Network and The Saint Paul and Minnesota Community Foundations.

Mueller represents lenders, servicers, home owners and title insurance agents and underwriters on a wide spectrum of issues surrounding property ownership and real estate secured lending. He currently serves as diversity vice-chair of the American Bar Association's Title Insurance Litigation Committee of the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice section. Mueller is active in local and state bar associations, and frequently speaks and writes on recession-related title defects, title insurance fundamentals, and landlord and tenant law.

Angie has experience representing individuals and businesses in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters in both federal and state courts in Missouri, Kansas and other states, including California, Texas, Arizona, Illinois, Pennsylvania and New York. She has maintained actions to construe and modify/reform trusts; defended corporate fiduciaries against claims of fraud, negligence and breach of fiduciary duty; and investigated fiduciary misconduct. She has resolved disputes involving business torts, breach of contract and professional negligence through mediation, litigation and arbitration for her construction and business litigation clients.

Schwingler litigates matters involving antitrust and class action defense with complex legal and economic issues. He also counsels on antitrust compliance and helps businesses navigate antitrust issues related to mergers and acquisitions. He has been recognized with the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service in 2018, and the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Award of Distinction in 2016 and 2017. Schwingler is also a member of the editorial board for the American Bar Association's Antitrust Section.

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