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191 BakerHostetler Attorneys Named in 2022 "Best Lawyers" List; 10 Recognized as "Lawyer of the Year"

News / August 19, 2021

One hundred ninety-one BakerHostetler attorneys earned 315 rankings on the Best Lawyers in America© 2022 list.

Ten BakerHostetler attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year,” a designation that reflects the high level of respect an attorney has earned among other leading attorneys in the same communities and practice areas for his or her abilities, professionalism and integrity.

Only a single attorney in each practice area and designated metropolitan area receives this distinction. The following is a list of BakerHostetler attorneys recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® 2022.

Additionally, 75 BakerHostetler attorneys were designated “Ones to Watch” across 99 rankings.

Lawyers of the Year
  • Edward J. Bernert –  Litigation and Controversy - Tax (Columbus)
  • Joyce Ackerbaum Cox –  Employment Law - Management (Orlando)
  • John M. Gherlein –  Securities / Capital Markets Law (Cleveland)
  • Kevin W. Kirsch –  Litigation - Intellectual Property (Cincinnati)
  • Albert G. Lin –  Litigation - Securities (Columbus)
  • Richard M. Knoth –  Litigation - Patent (Cleveland)
  • David A. Mancino –  Litigation - Patent (Cincinnati)
  • John Melicharek, Jr. –  Leisure and Hospitality Law (Orlando – Best Lawyers
  • Robert A. Weible –  Corporate Governance Law (Cleveland)
  • James C. Winton –  Admiralty and Maritime Law (Houston)
Best Lawyers
Houston, TX
  • Gary M. Alletag – Real Estate Law
  • Donald W. Brodsky – Corporate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • W. John English, Jr. – Oil and Gas Law
  • Paul S. Francis – Commercial Litigation
  • Michael W. Mengis – Energy Law
  • Michael J. Pappert – Real Estate Law
  • Peter J. Stuhldreher – Employment Law - Management
  • Mark D. Temple – Employment Law – Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • W. Ray Whitman – Natural Resources Law
  • James C. Winton – Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Robert M. Wolin – Health Care Law
Washington, DC
  • Mark I. Bailen – Media Law
  • Jonathan R. Barr – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Edward J. Beckwith – Litigation - Trusts and Estates; Nonprofit / Charities Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Glenn S. Benson – Energy Law
  • Raymond J. Burke, Jr. – Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Mark A. Cymrot – International Arbitration – Commercial; International Arbitration - Governmental
  • William F. Dougherty – Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • David A. Grant – Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Gary Lutzker – Communications Law
  • Amy Ralph Mudge – Advertising Law
  • Jeffrey H. Paravano – Litigation and Controversy – Tax; Tax Law
  • Randal M. Shaheen – Advertising Law
  • Marc G. Schildkraut – Antitrust Law
  • Paul M. Schmidt – Tax Law
  • Lance L. Shea – FDA Law
  • Lee H. Simowitz – Antitrust Law
  • Michael S. Snarr – International Trade and Finance Law
Los Angeles, CA
  • David L. Aronoff – Commercial Litigation
  • Cecily A. Dumas – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Shareef Farag – Labor Law – Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Bruce R. Greene – Real Estate Law
  • Robert A. Julian – Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Mark Anthony Kadzielski – Health Care Law
  • Bethany G. Lukitsch – Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • David J. Richardson – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Margaret Rosenthal – Labor Law - Management
  • Eric E. Sagerman – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
New York, NY
  • John J. Carney – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Tracy Cole – Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Linda A. Goldstein – Advertising Law; Commercial Litigation
  • Heather McDonald – Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Irving H. Picard – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Lauren J. Resnick – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Jorian L. Rose – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • George A. Stamboulidis – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • David J. Sheehan – Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Amy E. Vanderwal – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Oren J. Warshavsky – Copyright Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property
Cleveland, OH
  • Albert T. Adams – Corporate Law
  • John J. Allotta – Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • John W. Boyd – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Terry M. Brennan – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Phillip M. Callesen – Banking and Finance Law; Project Finance Law
  • Ann M. Caresani – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Todd A. Dawson – Labor Law – Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Steven M. Dettelbach – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Robert R. Galloway – Trusts and Estates
  • John M. Gherlein – Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation
  • Matthew D. Graban – Corporate Law
  • Suzanne K. Hanselman – Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation
  • Michelle M. Hervey – Tax Law
  • Elaine A. Hutchins – Real Estate Law
  • Suzanne M. Jambe – Family Law
  • Amy E. Kellogg – Real Estate Law
  • R. Steven Kestner – Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Richard M. Knoth – Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent
  • Todd H. Lebowitz – Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • John B. Lewis – Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Melissa A. Leonard – Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Lawrence V. Lindberg – Real Estate Law
  • James A. Loeb – Family Law
  • Thomas R. Lucchesi – Commercial Litigation
  • Raymond M. Malone – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • John J. McGowan, Jr. – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Litigation - ERISAL
  • Gregory V. Mersol – Employment Law – Management;  Labor Law – Management; Litigation – ERISA; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Jennifer A. Mills– Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Meagan L. Moore – Environmental Law
  • Brian M. Murray – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Chad W. Makuch – Trusts and Estates
  • Lisa A. Roberts-Mamone – Trusts and Estates
  • John D. Parker – Commercial Litigation
  • Edward G. Ptaszek, Jr. – Corporate Law; Tax Law
  • Carole S. Rendon – Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: General Practice; Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Kevin G. Robertson – Trusts and Estates
  • Hewitt B. Shaw – Tax Law
  • Ronald A. Stepanovic – Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Christopher J. Swift – Health Care Law; Tax Law
  • Alexander J. Szilvas – Tax Law
  • Matthew A. Tenerowicz – Banking and Finance Law
  • Michael A. VanNiel – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Ernest E. Vargo – Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Antitrust
  • Daniel R. Warren – Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Robert A. Weible – Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Securities Regulation
  • Deborah A. Wilcox – Trademark Law
  • Martin T. Wymer – Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
Columbus, OH
  • M.J. Asensio III – Employment Law – Management; Health Care Law; Labor Law – Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Edward J. Bernert – Litigation and Controversy – Tax; Tax Law
  • Joseph C. Devine – Employment Law - Management
  • Rodger L. Eckelberry – Commercial Litigation
  • Jennifer E. Edwards – Employment Law – Management;  Labor Law – Management
  • Steven P. Elliott – Real Estate Law
  • Daniel J. Guttman – Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Seth J. Hanft – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Mark Hatcher – Health Care Law
  • Mark A. Johnson – Commercial Litigation
  • Albert G. Lin – Appellate Practice; Litigation - Banking and Finance; Litigation - Securities
  • Ronald G. Linville – Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Gordon F. Litt – Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Thomas L. Long – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Antitrust; Litigation - Securities
  • Susan N. Lubow – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Georgeann G. Peters – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Robert K. Rupp – Corporate Law; Health Care Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Amy M. Shepherd – Corporate Law; Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Gary A. Wadman – Corporate Governance Law
  • Alec Wightman – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Corporate Law
Chicago, IL
  • Jennifer M. Kurcz – Patent Law
  • Leif R. Sigmond, Jr. – Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent
  • John M. Touhy – Arbitration; Commercial Litigation
Cincinnati, OH
  • William H. Hawkins II – Arbitration; Commercial Litigation; Mediation
  • W. Ashley Hess – Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • David G. Holcombe – Labor Law - Management
  • Thomas W. Kahle – Corporate Law; Health Care Law
  • Kevin W. Kirsch – Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent
  • David A. Mancino – Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent; Patent Law
  • Ted T. Martin – Commercial Litigation
  • M. Scott McIntyre – Employment Law – Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • John M. Mueller – Litigation - Intellectual Property
Orlando, FL
  • Jason A. Brady – Corporate Law
  • Brian C. Blair – Construction Law
  • Alberto S. Bustamante III – Real Estate Law
  • Joyce Ackerbaum Cox – Employment Law – Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment; Trade Secrets Law
  • Jeffrey E. Decker – Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Denis L. Durkin – Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Litigation - Construction
  • James V. Etscorn – Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • David L. Evans Jr. – Real Estate Law
  • Robert H. Gebaide – Leisure and Hospitality Law; Real Estate Law
  • Tiffany D. Payne Geyer – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Elizabeth A. Green – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Kurt P. Gruber – Leisure and Hospitality Law
  • Gregory D. Lee – Real Estate Law
  • Michael R. Levin – Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Jerry R. Linscott – Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Qui Tam Law
  • Jessica Parker Malchow – Real Estate Law
  • John Melicharek, Jr. – Leisure and Hospitality Law; Real Estate Law
  • Patrick M. Muldowney – Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Jimmy D. Parrish – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • William L. Pence – Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental
  • David L. Schick – Corporate Law; Employee Benefits Law; Health Care Law
  • James W. Seegers – Employment Law - Management
  • Kevin W. Shaughnessy – Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment; Qui Tam Law
  • Robert W. Thielhelm, Jr. – Commercial Litigation
  • Robert J. Webb – Leisure and Hospitality Law; Real Estate Law
  • Michael C. Wilde – Real Estate Law
Atlanta, GA
  • Christopher M. Arena – Patent Law; Technology Law
  • Eric L. Barnum – Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Janine Anthony Bowen – Information Technology Law; Privacy and Data Security Law; Technology Law
  • Payal P. Cramer – Health Care Law
  • Jason D'Cruz – Employment Law – Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Amy E. Fouts – Health Care Law
  • Brian M. Harris – Employment Law - Management
  • John P. Hutchins – Commercial Litigation; Copyright Law; Information Technology Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Privacy and Data Security Law; Technology Law
  • Joann Gallagher Jones – Real Estate Law
  • Mark S. Lange – Tax Law
  • James D. Levine – Environmental Law; Immigration Law
  • Charlene L. McGinty – Health Care Law
  • Christopher A. Wiech – Trade Secrets Law
Costa Mesa, CA
  • R. Scott Feldmann – Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Daniel F. Lula – Commercial Litigation
  • George T. Mooradian – Tax Law
Denver, CO
  • Mark S. Barron – Energy Law
  • Eben P. Clark – Real Estate Law
  • Marc D. Flink – Litigation - First Amendment
  • Paul G. Karlsgodt – Commercial Litigation
  • L. Poe Leggette – Energy Law
  • Laurin D. Quiat – Construction Law; Litigation – Construction; Natural Resources Law
  • David L. Starbuck – Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Michael R. Stiff – Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Raymond L. Sutton Jr. – Litigation - Trusts and Estates; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Timothy A. Worrall – Patent Law
Philadelphia, PA
  • Nancy R. Frandsen – Copyright Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Trademark Law
  • Harold H. Fullmer – Patent Law
  • Felicity E. Groth – Patent Law
  • Gary H. Levin – Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - PatentLitigation - Patent
  • Jonathan G. Lombardo – Patent Law
  • Joseph Lucci – Litigation – Patent; Patent Law
  • Steven B. Samuels – Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent
Dallas, TX
  • L. David Anderson – Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Matt Hunsaker – Tax Law
Ones To Watch
Cleveland, OH
  • Sam Camardo  – Appellate Practice
  • Tera N. Coleman  – Commercial Litigation
  • Darren A. Crook  – Commercial Litigation
  • Dustin M. Dow  – Labor and Employment Law – Management; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Jeremy S. Dunnaback  – Commercial Litigation
  • Daniel M. Kavouras  – Commercial Litigation
  • Joshua A. Lusk  – Venture Capital Law
  • Dante A. Marinucci  – Commercial Litigation; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Daniel M. McClain  – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Kevin R. McKinnis  – Litigation and Controversy – Tax; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Trusts and Estates
  • George R. Skupski  – Corporate Governance and Compliance Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Samuel F. Toth  – Corporate Governance and Compliance Law
Costa Mesa, CA
  • Marcus McCutcheon  – Antitrust Law; Commercial Litigation
Washington, DC
  • John F. DeStefano  – Tax Law
  • Katherine C. Ondeck  – Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Sally Yuanyuan Qin  – Antitrust Law
  • Liza Sneitzer  – Intellectual Property Law
Orlando, FL
  • M.C. Cravatta  – Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Meagan Martin  – Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • P. Alexander Quimby  – Commercial Litigation; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Maureen B. Soles  – Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation
  • Robert D. Sowell  – Commercial Litigation
Atlanta, GA
  • Anna Altizer Dix  – Real Estate Law
  • Hillary L. Freesmeier  – Labor and Employment Law - Management
  • Stephen M. Floyd  – Real Estate Law
  • Kyle R. Gregory  – Health Care Law
  • Ryan E. Harbin  – Commercial Litigation
  • Sean J. Holder  – Litigation – Patent; Patent Law
  • Alexandra Royal  – Technology Law
  • Erica Svoboda  – Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Theresa M. Weisenberger  – Intellectual Property Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Technology Law
Chicago, IL
  • Kristen L. Jackson  – Commercial Litigation
  • Scott A. Skiles  – Intellectual Property Law
Columbus, OH
  • Damon M. Durbin  – Commercial Litigation
  • David D. Ebersole  – Tax Law
  • Amanda L. Godzinski  – Labor and Employment Law - Management
  • Jeremiah L. Hart  – Labor and Employment Law – Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Michael Parente  – Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Marissa A. Peirsol  – Commercial Litigation
  • Kayla M. Prieto  – Commercial Litigation
  • Douglas A. Vonderhaar  – Commercial Litigation
Dallas, TX
  • Allison R. Grant  – Commercial Litigation
  • Kathryn E. Childress  – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Denver, CO
  • Lisa B. Canarick  – Trusts and Estates
  • Michelle R. Gomez  – Commercial Litigation; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • James S. Judd  – Trusts and Estates
  • Alexander K. Obrecht  – Commercial Litigation
  • Matthew D. Pearson  – Commercial Litigation; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Houston, TX
  • Zachary E. Bernard  – Corporate Governance and Compliance Law
  • William P. Geise  – Commercial Litigation
  • Ashlee C. Grant  – Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Kristen H. Luck  – Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Daniella Martinez  – Commercial Litigation
  • Sushant Mohan  – Commercial Litigation
  • Lana Muranovic  – Government Relations Practice
  • Jordan A. Sinclair  – Commercial Litigation
  • Cody T. Vasut  – Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Casey E. Weaver  – Government Relations Practice
New York, NY
  • Priya Amin  – Labor and Employment Law – Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Ivory L. Bishop, Jr.  – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Chardaie C. Charlemagne  – Commercial Litigation
  • Ganesh Krishna  – Commercial Litigation
  • Anat Maytal  – Commercial Litigation
  • Tiffany A. Miao  – Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Securities
Philadelphia, PA
  • Tyson Y. Herrold  – Commercial Litigation
  • Alyse F. Stach  – Commercial Litigation
Seattle, WA
  • Aleksandr Imas  – Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • James R. Morrison  – Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Securities
  • William C. Powell  – Intellectual Property Law; Technology Law
Cincinnati, OH
  • Katlin E. Rust  – Corporate Governance and Compliance Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law

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