Firm Cited as “Top Tier” in Four Practice Areas
CLEVELAND, OH – November 1, 2011 – One hundred and eleven lawyers from Baker Hostetler were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). Nineteen of the firm’s attorneys have been listed for at least 10 years and five attorneys have been listed for at least 20 years. New to the list are John F. Cermak Jr., Jeffrey E. Decker, William H. Hawkins II, Ronald J. Klepetar, Patrick J. Pauken, Thomas H. Shunk, Lee H. Simowitz, Alexander J. Szilvas, George J. Tzanetopoulos and Edward H. Williams.
The Best Lawyers list, representing more than 80 specialties in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., is compiled through an extensive peer-review survey in which the top attorneys in the country confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current edition is based on approximately 3.9 million evaluations by these attorneys on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. The Best Law Firms rankings are based on an evaluation process that included thousands of clients, lawyers and law firm representatives.
Baker Hostetler was named a national first-tier firm in Employment Law–Management, Litigation–Antitrust, Litigation–Tax and Patent Law.
Baker Hostetler attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers in America® 2012 are:
ChicagoJohn M. Touhy (2008) – ArbitrationGeorge J. Tzanetopoulos – Arbitration and Product Liability LitigationEdward H. Williams – Arbitration and Mediation
CincinnatiBruce O. Baumgartner (2006) – Copyright Law, Patent Law and Trademark LawWilliam H. Hawkins II – Arbitration and MediationThomas W. Kahle (2006) – Corporate Law and Health Care LawDavid A. Mancino (2010) – Litigation-Patent and Patent LawTed T. Martin (2010) – Commercial Litigation
ClevelandAlbert T. Adams (1999) – Corporate LawOakley V. Andrews (1987) – Trusts and EstatesElliot S. Azoff (2007) – Employment Law-Individuals, Employment Law-Management and Labor Law-ManagementBrian A. Bash (2006) – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization LawMaureen A. Brennan (2007) – Environmental Law and Litigation-EnvironmentalPhillip M. Callesen (2011) – Project Finance LawLouis A. Colombo (1995) – Litigation-First AmendmentWayne C. Dabb Jr. (2006) – Commercial LitigationSteven A. Eisenberg (2008) – Health Care LawJeffry J. Erney (2007) – Tax LawRobert R. Galloway (2009) – Trusts and EstatesJohn M. Gherlein (2010) – Mergers & Acquisitions LawMatthew R. Goldman (1993) – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation-BankruptcySuzanne K. Hanselman (2009) – Corporate LawJoseph F. Hutchinson Jr. (2006) – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation-BankruptcyAmy E. Kellogg (2010) – Real Estate LawRichard M. Knoth (2011) – Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Intellectual Property and Litigation-PatentRobert K. Lease (1995) – Trusts and EstatesJohn B. Lewis (1995) – Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management and Litigation-Labor & EmploymentLawrence V. Lindberg (2006) – Real Estate LawJames A. Loeb (2005) – Family LawThomas R. Lucchesi (2008) – Commercial LitigationRaymond M. Malone (2001) – Employee Benefits (ERISA) LawDavid L. Marburger (1995) – Communications Law, Litigation-First Amendment and Media LawJohn J. McGowan Jr. (2008) – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law and Litigation-ERISAGregory V. Mersol (2006) – Employment Law-Individuals, Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management and Litigation-Labor & EmploymentW. James Ollinger (1987) – Employee Benefits (ERISA) LawJohn D. Parker (2008) – Commercial LitigationPatrick J. Pauken – Real Estate LawEdward G. Ptaszek Jr. (1995) – Corporate Law and Tax LawLisa A. Roberts-Mamone (2010) – Trusts and EstatesKevin G. Robertson (2006) – Trusts and EstatesHewitt B. Shaw (1995) – Tax LawThomas H. Shunk – Litigation-Intellectual PropertyRandall L. Solomon (1995) – Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Litigation-DefendantsDavid J. Strauss (1995) – Real Estate LawStephen C. Sutton (2008) – Litigation-Labor & EmploymentChristopher J. Swift (1995) – Health Care Law and Tax LawAlexander J. Szilvas – Tax LawWilliam M. Toomajian (1987) – Litigation & Controversy-Tax and Tax LawErnest E. Vargo (2008) – Commercial Litigation and Litigation-AntitrustDaniel R. Warren (2006) – Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense: White CollarThomas D. Warren (2009) – Appellate PracticeMartin T. Wymer (2006) – Employment Law-Individuals, Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management and Litigation-Labor & Employment
ColumbusM.J. Asensio (2010) – Labor Law-ManagementJack A. Bjerke (2006) – Corporate LawMichael D. Bridges (2008) – Real Estate LawDaniel J. Gunsett (2010) – Environmental LawRobert M. Kincaid Jr. (2008) – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Litigation-Trusts & EstatesRonald G. Linville (1995) – Employment Law-Management and Labor Law-ManagementThomas L. Long (1995) – Litigation-Antitrust and Litigation-SecuritiesHarlan W. Robins (2006) – Litigation-Real Estate and Real Estate LawBarry R. Robinson (1993) – Trusts and EstatesAmy M. Shepherd (2010) – Securities/Capital Markets Law and Securities RegulationAlec Wightman (1995) – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
DenverRebecca C. Alexander (2011) – Family LawMarc D. Flink (2007) – Litigation-First AmendmentTheodore Z. Gelt (1989) – Litigation & Controversy-Tax and Tax LawJames M. King (1991) – Energy Law, Mining Law and Natural Resources LawRichard S. Mandelson (2011) – Employment Law-Individuals, Employment Law-Management and Litigation-Labor & EmploymentDavid L. Starbuck (2010) – Trusts and EstatesRaymond L. Sutton, Jr. (1993) – Litigation-Trusts & Estates, Tax Law and Trusts and Estates
HoustonDonald W. Brodsky (2001) – Corporate Law and Securities/Capital Markets LawDonna S. Clark (2006) – Health Care LawW. John English Jr. (2010) – Oil & Gas LawSusan Feigin Harris (2006) – Health Care LawC. Thomas Kruse (2010) – Commercial LitigationB. Scott McBride (2008) – Health Care LawLisa H. Pennington (2008) – Employment-Law Management and Labor Law-ManagementDrew B. Tipton – Civil Rights LawW. Ray Whitman (2010) – Natural Resources LawJames C. Winton (2009) – Admiralty & Maritime Law
Los AngelesJohn F. Cermak Jr. – Environmental LawRonald J. Klepetar – Employment Law-ManagementThomas D. Warren (2009) – Appellate Practice
New YorkPeter Brown (2006) – Information Technology Law and Technology LawGeraldine E. Ponto (2010) – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization LawFrank A. Pugliese (2008) – Technology LawLauren J. Resnick (2010) – Criminal Defense: White CollarDavid J. Sheehan (2003) – Litigation-Bankruptcy and Litigation-Intellectual PropertyGeorge A. Stamboulidis (2010) – Criminal Defense: White Collar
OrlandoJoyce Ackerbaum Cox (2007) – Employment Law-Management and Litigation-Labor & EmploymentTed R. Brown (2006) – Environmental Law, Litigation-Environmental, Litigation-Real Estate and Real Estate LawJeffrey E. Decker – Corporate LawJames V. Etscorn (2010) – Litigation-Intellectual Property and Product Liability Litigation-DefendantsRichard T. Fulton (2006) – Real Estate LawElizabeth A. Green (2006) – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation-BankruptcyJerry R. Linscott (1995) – Commercial LitigationPatrick M. Muldowney (2008) – Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management and Litigation-Labor & EmploymentRosemary O’Shea (2009) – Real Estate LawWilliam L. Pence (2007) – Environmental Law and Litigation-EnvironmentalDavid L. Schick (2006) – Corporate LawKevin W. Shaughnessy (2006) – Employment Law-Management and Labor Law-ManagementJoel H. Sharp Jr. (1995) – Tax LawAllison E. Turnbull (2010) – Land Use & Zoning Law
Washington, D.C.Edward J. Beckwith (1999) – Litigation-Trusts & Estates, Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law and Trusts and EstatesBruce D. Brown (2008) – First Amendment LawJeffrey H. Paravano (2005) – Litigation & Controversy-Tax and Tax LawMark A. Cymrot (2010) – International Arbitration-Commercial and International Arbitration-GovernmentalBruce W. Sanford (2006) – First Amendment Law and Media LawPaul M. Schmidt (2008) – Tax LawWilliam H. Schweitzer (2010) – Administrative/Regulatory LawLee H. Simowitz – Antitrust Law
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