December 2, 2016 / Press Release

Porter Wright attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers® 2017 “Top Lists,” Ohio Super Lawyers®

Porter Wright is proud to announce that seven Porter Wright attorneys Kathy Brinkman, Jim Curphey, Joyce Edelman, Marilyn Maag, Candi Taggart, Kathleen Trafford and Charlie Warner have been named to the 2017 “Top Lists” of Super Lawyers®. The Top Lists are reserved for those attorneys who receive the highest scores during the publication’s rigorous selection process. The Top Lists are:

  • Top 5: 2017 Cincinnati Super Lawyers®, Taggart 
  • Top 10: 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers®, Taggart 
  • Top 25: Cincinnati Women Super Lawyers®, Brinkman, Maag and Taggart 
  • Top 25: Columbus Women Super Lawyers®, Edelman and Trafford 
  • Top 50: 2017 Cincinnati Super Lawyers®, Brinkman and Taggart 
  • Top 50: 2017 Columbus Super Lawyers®, Curphey, Trafford and Warner 
  • Top 50: 2017 Women Ohio Super Lawyers®, Brinkman, Taggart and Trafford 
  • Top 100: 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers®, Taggart and Trafford

In addition, 58 attorneys were named to this year’s Ohio Super Lawyers® and Ohio Rising Stars lists.

Super Lawyers® recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. No more than five percent of lawyers in each state are chosen for their high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Annual selection is made through a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.

Porter Wright attorneys named to the 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers® lists are:

Cincinnati, Ohio

Kathleen M. Brinkman 

  • David T. Croall 
  • W. Kelly Johnson 
  • Holly D. Kozlowski 
  • Marilyn J. Maag
  • Carolyn A. Taggart

Cleveland, Ohio

  • Brodie M. Butland*
  • J. Philip Calabrese 
  • Tracy S. Francis* 
  • Hugh E. McKay 
  • Allyson J. O'Keefe* 
  • Fred J. Pompeani 
  • Michael P. Shuster 
  • Tracey Turnbull

Columbus, Ohio

  • Christopher J. Baronzzi* 
  • David S. Bloomfield Jr. 
  • James P. Botti 
  • Robert L. Brubaker 
  • Craig R. Carlson 
  • James D. Curphey 
  • Greg M. Daugherty* 
  • Joyce D. Edelman 
  • Timothy E. Grady 
  • Brian D. Hall 
  • Christina Hultsch* 
  • James A. King
  • Jared Klaus* 
  • Jamie A. LaPlante 
  • Curtis A. Loveland 
  • Richard C. McQuown 
  • Terrance M. Miller 
  • Elizabeth L. Moyo* 
  • James S. Oliphant 
  • Jr. Fred G. Pressley 
  • Christopher C. Russell 
  • Edward M. Segelken 
  • David P. Shouvlin   
  • Mark A. Snider* 
  • John M. Stephen 
  • Robert J. Tannous 
  • Kathleen M. Trafford 
  • Robert "Buzz" Trafford 
  • Michael J. Underwood
  • Charles C. Warner

Dayton, Ohio

  • Caroline H. Gentry 
  • Tami H. Kirby 
  • Walter Reynolds

*Denotes attorney named to the Super Lawyers®’ Rising Star list. Rising Stars are age 40 or younger or have been practicing law for 10 years or less, and represent the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state. Less than 2.5 percent of lawyers are selected for Rising Star status.