Awards & Accolades

MBHB is ranked in Chambers USA and is recognized for our “outstanding and consistently excellent patent lawyers” and being “very strategic and very practical.”

“McDonnell Boehnen’s lawyers are of uniformly high quality. They are excellent attorneys who are trained well on the law and the latest in legal best practices.”

MBHB partners Daniel Boehnen, Kevin Noonan, Ph.D. and Donald Zuhn, Jr., Ph.D. were named for inclusion in the 2021 edition of the IAM Global Leaders Guide

IAM Patent 1000—The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, as published by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine,  consistently recognizes and ranks MBHB and several partners (2012-2023).

The firm and several partners are also recognized within Illinois in the IAM Patent 1000 guide-designated categories of “Prosecution,” “Litigation,” and “Transactions.”

JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards recognizes MBHB as the Top Firm with the readers on the subject of Patents and in the category of Pharmaceutical Industry.

JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards favorably recognizes partners Dr. Kevin Noonan and Dr. Donald Zuhn, Jr. for 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018.

MBHB ranks among the top 20 intellectual property law firms across key metrics within the USPTO’s Technology Centers (TC) 2400, 2600 and 3600 – 2020

Juristat’s 2020, “A Decade of Growth: The Top 25 Growing Patent Firms” listing favorably ranks MBHB.

U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” highly ranks MBHB in key intellectual property-related practice areas within the 2013 -2022 editions.

MBHB and several partners are recognized at the national and Chicago metropolitan levels in the guide-designated categories of: “Biotechnology Law,” “Litigation — Intellectual Property,” “Litigation — Patent,” “Patent Law,” and “Trademark Law.”

Partner Donald L. Zuhn named the Best Lawyers in America® 2024 “Lawyer of the Year” for the Chicago metropolitan area in the categories of “Patent Law” and “Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice.”

Partner Paul H. Berghoff named the Best Lawyers in America® 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for the Chicago metropolitan area in the category of “Patent Law.”

Partner Dr. Kevin E. Noonan named the Best Lawyers in America® 2021, 2017 and “Lawyer of the Year” in 2013 for the Chicago metropolitan, “Biotechnology Law and Life Sciences Practice.”

MBHB ranks #3 in Vault’s 2023 Best Midsize Law Firms for Technology & Innovation.

“Vault Law Firm Rankings: Best Law Firms in Each Practice Area: Intellectual Property Boutiques” highly ranks MBHB 2012 – 2023.

“Vault Top 150 Under 150” ranks MBHB in list of leading midsized law firms 2015 – 2021.

MBHB makes “Vault 20 Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For” list 2017 – 2019.