Five Hahn Loeser Attorneys Selected as Super Lawyers® & Rising Stars® in Florida

Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP announced that Andrew J. Krause, Jeanne L. Seewald and Theodore L. Tripp Jr., have been selected to the 2019 Florida Super Lawyers list. Additionally, Joel W. Hyatt and Allison B. Christensen were selected for inclusion in the 2019 Florida Rising Stars list, a designation in the Super Lawyers’ publication.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The list of Super Lawyers represents no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state, and the list of Rising Stars (attorneys who are 40 years old or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less) represents no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state.

Krause is earning Super Lawyers recognition for the 14th consecutive year and has 37 years of experience as a trusts and estates lawyer. Krause, a partner in the firm’s Naples office, focuses his practice on family wealth transfer planning, estate and trust settlement and administration. He is certified as a Specialist in Wills, Trusts and Estates by The Florida Bar.

Seewald, who serves as a member of Hahn Loeser’s Board of Directors and focuses her practice on intellectual property, general business, and mergers and acquisitions, is earning Super Lawyers honors for the 13th consecutive year. Of the nearly 90,000 licensed attorneys in Florida, Seewald is one of only 140 Florida attorneys who are board certified in intellectual property law.

With more than four decades of experience handling a wide range of complex civil lawsuits in both state and federal courts, Tripp earns the Super Lawyers nod for the 14th straight year. Tripp, a partner in the firm’s Fort Myers office, has acted as lead trial counsel in significant business disputes, probate, trust and other litigation matters. This year, Tripp has been named to the Top 100: 2019 Florida Super Lawyers list.

Christensen, a partner in the firm’s Naples office, has earned inclusion in the Rising Stars list for the second year in a row. She concentrates her practice in litigation, providing her clients with strategic counseling and legal advice on a variety of matters, including commercial litigation, real estate and construction contracts, business transactions, business torts, business disputes, will and trust contests, disputed estate and trust administrations, guardianship litigation and appeals.

Hyatt, an associate in the Fort Myers office, has been included in the Rising Stars list for the third consecutive year. He focuses his practice on complex commercial, construction, real estate and community association litigation. Hyatt provides clients with legal and business advice regarding business transactions, as well as commercial and real estate contracts.

The patented selection process for Super Lawyers and Rising Stars includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit