October 19, 2018 – Shands, Elbert, Gianoulakis & Giljum, LLP is pleased to announce that the firm received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2019 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers in America “Best Law Firms®” for Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment, Litigation – Municipal, and Tax Law in the St. Louis metropolitan rankings.  

The firm would like to congratulate John Gianoulakis as being honored as Best Lawyers in America® 2019 Lawyer of the Year in St. Louis in Litigation – Municipal.  Mr. Gianoulakis was also recognized in the areas of Bet–the–Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, and Litigation – Labor & Employment.  In addition, five other partners have been individually selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers® 2019: Joseph P. Giljum (Tax Law and Litigation and Controversy – Tax); Mark J. Bremer (Employment Law – Management); Charles S. Elbert(Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment); Franklin F. Wallis (Trusts & Estates); and David A. Castleman (Litigation – Labor & Employment).

Also, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® selected several of the firm’s lawyers for inclusion in its 2018 list of the top attorneys in Missouri and Kansas: John Gianoulakis (Alternative Dispute Resolution); Joseph P. Giljum (Tax); Mark J. Bremer (Business Litigation); Charles S. Elbert (Employment & Labor); Douglas W. King (Business Litigation); and Peter J. LeBlanc, Jr. (Rising Star: Estate Planning & Probate).