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101 Porter Wright attorneys recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® 2013

9/21/2012

One hundred and one attorneys from Porter Wright Morris & Arthur are recognized in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, including 10 attorneys named for the first time.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

"We are honored to have such a large number of our firm's exceptional attorneys recognized by their peers in the legal community through acknowledgment in the Best Lawyers' 2013 listing," said Robert W. (Buzz) Trafford, Porter Wright’s managing partner.

A complete listing of all Porter Wright attorneys recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) follows.

Cincinnati

David T. Croall

Employment Law – Management

Labor Law – Management

Litigation – Labor and Employment

Mark E. Elsener*

Insurance Law

Theodore D. Grosser

Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

W. Kelly Johnson*

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Holly D. Kozlowski

Patent Law

James D. Liles

Litigation - Patent

Patent Law

Mark H. Longenecker, Jr.

Corporate Compliance Law

Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law

Marilyn J. Maag

Trusts and Estates

T. Stephen Phillips

Trusts and Estates

John S. Stith

Corporate Law

Carolyn A. Taggart

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

 

Cleveland

 

Michael A. Ellis

Corporate Law

Donald Fisher*

Banking and Finance Law

Phillip E. Langer

Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights /Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Hugh E. McKay

Commercial Litigation

Leo M. Spellacy, Jr.*

Commercial Litigation

Tracey L. Turnbull*

Commercial Litigation

William R. Weir

Banking and Finance Law
Real Estate Law

Columbus

 

William E. Arthur

Corporate Law

John C. Beeler

Corporate Law

James P. Botti

Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency

and Reorganization Law
Equipment Finance Law

Litigation – Banking and Finance

John E. Brady

Real Estate Law

Robert L. Brubaker

Environmental Law

Litigation - Environmental

Brian Buzby*

Construction Law

Robert H. Cohen

Immigration Law

Daniel R. Conway

Communications Law
Energy Law

James D. Curphey

Commercial Litigation

Litigation – Intellectual Property

Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions

Litigation – Patent

Joyce D. Edelman

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

R. Leland Evans

Railroad Law

Lloyd E. Fisher, Jr.

Trusts and Estates

Theodore G. Fisher*

Commercial Litigation

Timothy E. Grady

Banking and Finance Law
Equipment Finance Law

Financial Services Regulation Law

Kevin E. Griffith

Employment Law – Individuals

Employment Law – Management

Labor Law – Management

James B. Hadden

Utilities Law

Brian D. Hall

Employment Law – Management

Litigation – Labor and Employment
Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Polly J. Harris

Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency

and Reorganization Law

Litigation – Bankruptcy

John C. Hartranft, Sr.

Banking and Finance Law

Financial Services Regulation Law

Jeffrey T. Hayes

Corporate Law

Richard J. Helmreich

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Litigation – ERISA

Harry L. Henning

Corporate Law

C. Andrew Ireton, Jr.*

Trusts and Estates

Donald W. Jordan

Real Estate Law

William J. Kelly, Jr.

Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law

Robert C. Kiger

Real Estate Law

Lori-Lou Kimm

Trusts and Estates

James A. King

Commercial Litigation

Corporate Law

Curtis A. Loveland

Corporate Law

Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Melanie R. Martin-Jones

Copyright Law

Patent Law

Trademark Law

Daniel J. Massey

Government Relations Practice

Alvin J. McKenna

Employment Law – Management

Labor Law – Management

J. Jeffrey McNealey

Environmental Law
Land Use and Zoning Law

Richard C. McQuown

Corporate Law

Mark K. Merkle, Jr.

Commercial Litigation

Robert A. Meyer, Jr.

Land Use and Zoning Law

Litigation – Land Use and Zoning

Dixon F. Miller

Corporate Law

Terrance M. Miller

Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

Jennifer T. Mills

Banking and Finance Law

Litigation – Banking and Finance

Scott E. North

Commercial Litigation

James S. Oliphant

Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Jack R. Pigman

Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency

and Reorganization Law

Litigation – Bankruptcy

Fred G. Pressley, Jr.

Employment Law – Management

Labor Law – Management

Litigation – Labor & Employment

James H. Prior

Banking and Finance Law

Equipment Finance Law

Diane C. Reichwein

Employment Law – Management

Litigation – Labor and Employment
Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

John B. Rohyans

Real Estate Law

Donna M. Ruscitti

Copyright Law
Technology Law

Christopher C. Russell

Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Joseph W. Ryan, Jr.

Litigation – Intellectual Property

Litigation – Real Estate
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Robert J. Schmidt, Jr.

Environmental Law

Litigation – Environmental
Water Law

Christopher R. Schraff

Environmental Law

Litigation – Environmental

Edward M. Segelken

Trusts and Estates

Martin S. Seltzer

Environmental Law

David Shouvlin

Commercial Litigation

Litigation – Intellectual Property

Litigation – Patent

Bradd N. Siegel

Employment Law – Management

Labor Law – Management

Litigation – Labor and Employment

Mark S. Stemm

Employment Law – Management

Labor Law – Management

Litigation – Labor and Employment

John M. Stephen

Employment Law – Management

Labor Law – Management

H. Grant Stephenson

Banking and Finance Law
Equipment Finance Law

Financial Services Regulation Law

Robert J. Tannous

Corporate Law

Richard Terapak

Corporate Law

Kathleen McManus Trafford

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation

Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC,

Telecom, Energy)

Robert W. Trafford

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation

Litigation – Banking and Finance

Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions

Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC,

Telecom, Energy)

Litigation – Securities

David A. Tumen

Tax Law

Michael J. Underwood

Employment Law – Management

Labor Law – Management

Litigation – Labor and Employment

Charles C. Warner

Employment Law – Management

Labor Law – Management

Litigation – Labor and Employment

Franck G. Wobst

Employment Law – Management

Thomas A Young

Commercial Litigation

Jay A. Yurkiw*

Commercial Litigation

 

Dayton

 

William G. Deas

Litigation – Real Estate

Real Estate Law

Caroline H. Gentry*

Commercial Litigation

Paul G. Hallinan

Commercial Litigation

Thomas A. Holton

Corporate Law

Charles Y. Kidwell

Corporate Law
Health Care Law
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Non-Profit/Charities Law

Jeffrey W. Morris

Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Walter Reynolds

Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency

and Reorganization Law

 

Naples, Florida

 

W. Jeffrey Cecil

Real Estate Law

Mary Beth M. Clary

Corporate Law
Securities/Capital Markets Law

Jeffrey S. Kannensohn

Banking and Finance Law

William H. Myers

Trusts and Estates

Jean A. Ryan

Commercial Litigation

Robert J. Stommel

Trusts and Estates

 

Washington, D.C.

 

Judd Kessler

International Arbitration - Governmental

Richard P. McHugh

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

* Denotes new honorees.