Archived Recognitions

  • KDDK Receives Business of Integrity Torch Award
    • Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP (KDDK) received a 2013 Business of Integrity Torch Award from the Tri-State Better Business Bureau. As indicated by the Tri-State Better Business Bureau, “the Torch Awards are presented to local businesses that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to leadership, ethics and integrity in their communities.”
    • November 20, 2013
  • KDDK Named One of the “Best Law Firms” for 2014 in Environmental Law
    • KDDK recognized as one of theBest Law Firms for 2014 by U.S. News & World Report (U.S. News) and Best Lawyers in America© (Best Lawyers). As officially announced on November 1, 2013, KDDK received a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2014 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms” in the field of Environmental Law. As indicated in the published ranking methodology, the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers as part of the annual peer review assessment. As announced in August 2013, KDDK co-managing partner G. Michael (Mike) Schopmeyer was selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers 2014 in the fields of Environmental Law and Litigation-Environmental.
    • November 1, 2013
  • Mike Schopmeyer Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Mike Schopmeyer, a KDDK Co-Managing Partner, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 in the fields of Environmental Law and Litigation-Environmental (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
    • August 15, 2013
  • Mike Schopmeyer Named Business Leader of the Year
    • Mike Schopmeyer, a Co-Managing Partner of Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP (KDDK), was named the Business Leader of the Year by the University of Evansville (UE) chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. Schopmeyer received the award in recognition of his more than 30 years of experience practicing as a business attorney.
    • February 26, 2013
  • KDDK Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2013 Edition of Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine
    • KDDK attorneys were recognized for outstanding legal representation in the 2013 edition of Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine. According to www.SuperLawyers.com, the objective 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
      • Jake Fulcher was named a Rising Star in Labor and Employment Law.
    • February 15, 2013
  • KDDK Attorney Selected As “Best Lawyer” In U.S. Environmental Law
    • Mike Schopmeyer selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013, 19th Edition for his work in U.S. Environmental Law. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. American Lawyer magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
    • August 30, 2012
  • Brian Williams Selected Rotarian of the Year
    • Brian P. Williams, a KDDK Co-Managing Partner, was the 2012 recipient of the Rotarian of the Year Award . Brian was recognized for his leadership in the Canoe/Kayak Launch site on Pigeon Creek, a project with the goal of continued restoration of Pigeon Creek as a vibrant recreational and cultural center. Brian exemplifies the Rotarian motto, “Service Above Self.”
    • June 26, 2012
  • Ted Barron Elected President of Legal Aid Society
  • Brian P. Williams Named a KDDK Co-Managing Partner
    • Brian P. Williams named a Co-Managing Partner effective January 1, 2012. Brian practices commercial & business litigation, will contests & trust litigation, real estate litigation and economic development work including tax phase-in & tax increment financing for over 30 years. Williams has been with the firm since 1983 after completing a federal court clerkship. Williams has also served as a part-time U.S. Magistrate. Brian Williams joined Jon Goldman and G. Michael Schopmeyer as Managing Partners. Larry R. Downs has completed his term and will continue to engage in the active practice of law with the firm.
  • KDDK attorneys selected for inclusion in 2012 edition of Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine
    • KDDK attorneys were recognized for outstanding legal representation in the 2012 edition of Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine. According to www.SuperLawyers.com, the objective 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.
  • G. Michael Schopmeyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2012)
  • Ryan M. Schulz selected for inclusion in the Evansville Business Journal’s “20 Under 40” (2012)
  • KDDK attorneys selected for inclusion in 2011 edition of Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine (2011)
  • Monica E. Edwards received John Biasini Environmental Excellence Award from the Evansville Chamber of Commerce (2011)
  • G. Michael Schopmeyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2011)
  • G. Michael Schopmeyer named Keep Evansville Beautiful, Inc. Board Member of the Year (2011)
  • KDDK Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2010 edition of Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine (2010)
  • G. Michael Schopmeyer was listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2010)
  • KDDK Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2009 edition of Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine (2009)
  • G. Michael Schopmeyer was listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2009)
  • Ryan M. Schulz was named an “Up & Comer” by Evansville Business JournalEvansville Courier and Press (September 2009)
  • Stephen S. Lavallo was listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Worker’s Compensation Law (2008)
  • G. Michael Schopmeyer was listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2008)
  • G. Michael Schopmeyer was named Evansville Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year (2008)
  • Allison K. Comstock was nominated for a Leadership Evansville Celebration of Leadership Award (2007)
  • Shannon S. Frank was named an Evansville Chamber of Commerce Athena Award Finalist (2007)
  • G. Michael Schopmeyer was listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2007)
  • Shannon S. Frank was named Southwestern Indiana Builders Association Member of the Year (2006)
  • Alan N. Shovers was named a Super Lawyer by Indiana Super Lawyers® Magazine (2006)
  • Allison K. Comstock was named an Evansville Chamber of Commerce Athena Award Finalist (2005)
  • Shannon S. Frank was named Southwestern Indiana Builders Association Member of the Year (2005)
  • Alan N. Shovers was named a Super Lawyer by Indiana Super Lawyers® Magazine (2005)
  • Alan N. Shovers was named a Super Lawyer by Indiana Super Lawyers® Magazine (2004)
  • Brian P. Williams named a Super Lawyer by Indiana Super Lawyers® Magazine (2004)
  • G. Michael Schopmeyer received the Evansville Chamber of Commerce Environmental Excellence Award (2003)
  • Allison K. Comstock was recognized by Junior League of Evansville for pro-bono legal services provided (January 2002)
  • G. Michael Schopmeyer received the Evansville Westside Improvement Association Environmental Excellence Award (2002)
  • Shannon S. Frank received the Woman of Action Award from A Network of Evansville Women (ANEW) (2001)
  • Shannon S. Frank was named an Evansville Chamber of Commerce Athena Award Finalist (2001)
  • Shannon S. Frank was named Southwestern Indiana Builders Association Member of the Year (2000)
  • Shannon S. Frank , with Junior League of Evansville, was named Outstanding Organization by Leadership Evansville (1998)
  • G. Michael Schopmeyer was named Westside Civitan Citizen of the Year (1996)
  • Stephen S. Lavallo was named Honor Key Recipient by Evansville Downtown Civitan Club (1995)
  • G. Michael Schopmeyer was named Evansville Chamber of Commerce Vice Chair of the Year (1995)
  • Stephen S. Lavallo received the President’s Award from the Italian American Association (1994)
  • Carrie Mount Roelle was named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team for Women’s Basketball (1993)
  • Stephen S. Lavallo was named Outstanding President of Midwest District by Civitan International (1992)
  • Carrie Mount Roelle was named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team for Women’s Basketball (1992)
  • G. Michael Schopmeyer received the University of Evansville Alumni Certificate of Excellence (1980)
  • G. Michael Schopmeyer was recognized as University of Evansville Blue Key Treasurer and Mortar Board President (1979)