August 24, 2009 / Press Release

Porter Wright Partners and Practice Areas Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® 2010

Eighty-seven Porter Wright partners working in 32 different practice areas have been named to the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, a respected peer-review publication within the legal profession. Twenty-nine of those partners have been recognized by Best Lawyers for 10 or more years. Eight partners are new to the list.

In addition, the firm's Corporate Law and Labor and Employment Law practices ranked first in the State of Ohio with more Best Lawyer listed attorneys in those areas of practice than any other firm. In Columbus, the firm ranked first in the city in the areas of Banking Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Corporate Law, Environmental Law, Intellectual Property Law, Labor and Employment Law, Railroad Law, Technology Law, and Trusts and Estates. The firm ranked first in Dayton in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, Health Care Law, and Non-Profit/Charities Law. And in Naples, Florida, the firm ranked first in Corporate Law and Securities Law.

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive annual peer-review survey. For the new U.S. edition, more than 24,000 leading attorneys cast more than 2.8 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in the same and related practice areas. Because of the rigorous and transparent methodology used by Best Lawyers and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

"We're pleased to offer our clients attorneys who are recognized leaders in their field," said Robert W. (Buzz) Trafford, Porter Wright's Managing Partner. "It is a privilege to be honored in this manner by our peers in the legal profession."