October 2, 2008 / Press Release

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

Seventy-nine Porter Wright partners working in 30 different practice areas were recently selected by their peers for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America® 2009. Twenty-eight of those attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers for 10 or more years. In addition, the firm's Corporate, Equipment Finance, Government Relations, and Labor and Employment practices ranked first in Ohio with more listed lawyers in those areas of practice than any other firm in Ohio.

Porter Wright also garnered Best Lawyers recognition in specific cities. In particular, the firm's Banking, Corporate Governance and Compliance, Corporate, Environmental, Equipment Finance, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Railroad, and Trusts and Estates practices ranked first in Columbus with more listed lawyers in those areas of practice than any other firm in Columbus, and the firm's Government Relations practice tied for that honor. In Dayton, the firm ranked first in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Non-Profit/Charities Law with more listed lawyers in those practice areas than any other firm in Dayton. And, in Naples, Florida, the firm had more listed lawyers in the fields of Corporate Law and Securities Law than any other firm in that city.

Best Lawyers — one of the oldest peer-review publications in the legal profession — identifies outstanding attorneys by conducting in-depth, confidential surveys of leading lawyers. Lawyers are neither required nor permitted to pay a fee to be included in Best Lawyers; as a result, recognition by Best Lawyers is a distinct honor conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. "We're pleased and grateful that our colleagues have honored so many of us with Best Lawyers recognition," said Robert W. (Buzz) Trafford, Porter Wright's Managing Partner. "I'm glad that our peers appreciate the caliber of Porter Wright's attorneys."