Congratulations to MDK’s 2023 Best Lawyers in America Winners

Manley Deas Kochalski    August 18, 2022

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. More than 116,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote from around the world, and in 2023, more than 17 million evaluations were received.  

MDK is thrilled to announce five members of our attorney cohort have been selected for the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. This honor is a testament to the diligence and hard work of all the attorneys and the support team at MDK. Congratulations to Steve Franks, Amy Gardner, Angela Kirk, Matt Richardson and Chris Wiley!

Steve Franks 

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law 

Clients rely on Steve Franks to provide straightforward advice and find practical, business-oriented solutions to their most difficult problems and disputes, especially those involving automobile and personal property matters. 

 

Amy Gardner

Amy Gardner 

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law 

For more than twelve years, Amy Gardner has been helping MDK’s clients solve their most difficult bankruptcy matters ranging from adversary proceedings to Chapter 11 litigation. Amy knows how to make the complex understandable and put her client’s best case forward. 

 

Angela Kirk

Angela Kirk  

Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law 

Relying on her creativity and client focus, Angela Kirk develops innovative solutions to the challenges facing MDK’s clients.  Angela advises clients on all phases of foreclosure, with an emphasis on efficient resolutions.

 

Matt RichardsonMatt Richardson 

Litigation – Bankruptcy / Litigation – Real Estate 

Matt Richardson is a trial lawyer who deftly represents MDK’s clients in complex litigation matters. He has hands-on experience in all stages of litigation in both state and federal court, including taking and defending depositions, arguing motions, preparing witnesses to testify, managing trial teams, and defending appeals. 

 

Chris Wiley

Chris Wiley 

Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law 

Whether it is a foreclosure or eviction matter, Chris Wiley’s pragmatic experience is consistently leveraged by clients.  He counsels MDK’s mortgage clients in all aspects of their default portfolios, collaborating every step of the way. 

 

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