2017 Best Lawyers in America

Stuart & Branigin LLP is proud to announce six of its attorneys that have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 23nd edition of The Best Lawyers in Americas®. The Stuart & Branigin honorees are: Anthony S. Benton, John C. Duffey, Stephen R. Pennell, Heather L. Emenhiser, David A. Locke, and Barry L. Loftus. 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. Over 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and we have received more than 13 million votes to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

The seven members and the areas law for which they are recognized are the following:


Stuart & Branigin was founded in 1878 in Lafayette, Indiana. Our experienced and knowledgeable lawyers provide trusted counsel to local, regional and national clients. Our firm is composed of five practice groups, Corporate and Non-Profit, Litigation, Personal Injury, Private Client Services, and Transportation.