August 16, 2010 / Press Release

Porter Wright Partners Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® 2011

Ninety-one Porter Wright attorneys working across 31 practice areas and all six of the firm's offices have been named to the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, a respected peer-review publication within the legal profession. Thirty-two of those attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers for 10 or more years. Five partners are new to the list.

The firm has more Best Lawyers listed attorneys than any other firm in Ohio in the areas of Corporate Law, Labor and Employment Law, and Equipment Finance Law. The firm is ranked first in Columbus in the areas of Corporate Law, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Labor and Employment Law, Environmental Law, Intellectual Property Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, Equipment Finance Law, Government Relations Law, Railroad Law, Technology Law, and Trusts and Estates Law. The firm's Dayton office ranked first for Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, Health Care Law, and Non-Profit/Charities Law. The firm's Naples, Florida office ranked first in Corporate Law and Banking 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.

"It is a privilege to be acknowledged by such a respected and reputable resource as Best Lawyers," said Robert W. (Buzz) Trafford, Porter Wright's Managing Partner. "We are deeply proud of the recognition we have received from our peers in the legal community."