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June 21, 2010 / Press Release

Porter Wright Attorneys and Practice Areas Recognized by Chambers USA

Porter Wright ranks among the best law firms in Ohio according to recent rankings by Chambers & Partners, publishers of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. According to Chambers' research, Porter Wright ranked among the top firms in Ohio in Labor & Employment, Natural Resources & the Environment, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Real Estate, Real Estate/Zoning & Land Use, Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, and Litigation/General Commercial.

In addition to the firm's overall achievements, the following individuals ranked among the top attorneys in Ohio in their areas of practice:

  • James P. Botti -- Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Timothy E. Grady -- Banking & Finance
  • Kevin E. Griffith -- Labor & Employment
  • Theodore D. Grosser -- Corporate/M&A
  • Richard J. Helmreich -- Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Mark B. Koogler -- Corporate/M&A
  • Holly D. Kozlowski -- Intellectual Property
  • Curtis A. Loveland -- Corporate/M&A
  • J. Jeffrey McNealey -- Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Robert A. Meyer, Jr. -- Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Jack R. Pigman -- Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Fred G. Pressley Jr. -- Labor & Employment
  • Robert J. Schmidt, Jr. -- Natural Resources & Environment
  • Christopher R. Schraff -- Natural Resources & Environment
  • Bradd N. Siegel -- Labor & Employment
  • John M. Stephen -- Labor & Employment
  • Kathleen M. Trafford -- Litigation: General Commercial
  • Robert W. Trafford -- Litigation: General Commercial
  • Charles C. Warner -- Labor & Employment
  • William R. Weir -- Real Estate

J. Jeffrey McNealey and Robert L. Brubaker were also designated "Senior Statesmen" in the field of Natural Resources & the Environment, and John B. Rohyans was designated at this level in the field of Real Estate, a designation that signifies their role in the firm's success. Additionally, Judd L. Kessler, an attorney from the firm's Washington office, was ranked among the top attorneys nationwide in International Arbitration.

Chambers USA rankings are based on lawyer and client interviews, among other things, and assess criteria such as technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness and astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities that clients consider relevant.