179 BakerHostetler Attorneys Named in 2017 Best Lawyers List; 16 Recognized "Lawyer of the Year"

News / August 23, 2016

One hundred seventy-nine BakerHostetler attorneys earned 302 rankings on the Best Lawyers in America© 2017 list. Seven of the firm’s attorneys were named to the list for the first time. They are: Eben P. Clark, Joseph C. Devine, Gregory D. Lee, Susan N. Lubow, Brian M. Murray, David A. Posner and Oren J. Warshavsky. Forty-two attorneys have been listed for at least 10 years, 11 for at least 20 years, and five for 25 years or more.

2017 “Lawyer of the Year”

Sixteen of our attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year,” a designation that reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and practice areas for his or her abilities, professionalism and integrity. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area receives this distinction. This year, Ashley Hess was named a “Lawyer of the Year” for the second time in the Cincinnati, Corporate Compliance Law category. A list of all firm attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers® 2017 as “Lawyer of the Year” follows:

  • Rebecca C. Alexander – Denver, Family Law
  • Marc D. Flink – Denver, Litigation - First Amendment
  • John M. Gherlein – Cleveland, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Elizabeth A. Green – Orlando, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Suzanne K. Hanselman – Cleveland, Corporate Governance Law
  • Susan Feigin Harris – Houston, Health Care Law
  • W. Ashley Hess – Cincinnati, Corporate Compliance Law
  • Joseph F. Hutchinson, Jr. – Cleveland, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Gordon F. Litt – Columbus, Trusts and Estates
  • Richard S. Mandelson – Denver, Labor Law – Management
  • Gregory V. Mersol – Cleveland, Labor Law – Management
  • Lisa H. Pennington – Houston, Employment Law - Management
  • Steven J. Rocci – Philadelphia, Trademark Law
  • Kevin W. Shaughnessy – Orlando, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Amy M. Shepherd – Columbus, Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Robert A. Weible – Cleveland, Corporate Law

A list of BakerHostetler attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers in America® 2017 follows:

ATLANTA, GA

Charlene L. McGinty (2011) [5]

Health Care Law

Christopher M. Arena (2015)

Patent Law

James C. Rawls (1991) [25]

First Amendment Law

Health Care Law

Joann Gallagher Jones (*)

Real Estate Law

CHICAGO, IL

Edward H. Williams (2012) [5]

Arbitration

Mediation

George J. Tzanetopoulos (2012) [5]

Arbitration

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

John M. Touhy (2008) [10]

Arbitration

Commercial Litigation

CINCINNATI, OH

David A. Mancino (2010) [5]

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Litigation - Patent

Patent Law

John M. Mueller (2015)

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Kevin W. Kirsch (2013) [5]

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Litigation - Patent

M. Scott McIntyre (2015)

Employment Law - Management

Ted T. Martin (2010) [5]

Commercial Litigation

Thomas W. Kahle (2006) [10]

Corporate Law

Health Care Law

W. Ashley Hess (2014)

Corporate Compliance Law

Corporate Governance Law

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

William H. Hawkins II (2012) [5]

Arbitration

Commercial Litigation

Mediation

CLEVELAND, OH

Albert T. Adams (1999) [15]

Corporate Law

Alexander J. Szilvas (2012) [5]

Tax Law

Amy E. Kellogg (2010) [5]

Real Estate Law

Brian A. Bash (2006) [10]

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Brian M. Murray (*)

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Christopher J. Swift (1995) [20]

Health Care Law

Tax Law

Daniel R. Warren (2006) [10]

Appellate Practice

Commercial Litigation

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

David J. Strauss (1995) [20]

Real Estate Law

David Posner (*)

Employment Law - Management

Deborah A. Wilcox (2016)

Trademark Law

Edmund "Ned" Searby (2016)

Litigation - Antitrust

Edward G. Ptaszek, Jr. (1995) [20]

Corporate Law

Tax Law

Ellen E. Halfon (2013) [5]

Non-Profit / Charities Law

Trusts and Estates

Elliot S. Azoff (2007) [10]

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Ernest E. Vargo (2008) [10]

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Antitrust

Gregory V. Mersol (2006) [10]

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - ERISA

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Hewitt B. Shaw (1995) [20]

Tax Law

James A. Loeb (2005) [10]

Family Law

Jennifer A. Mills (2016)

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

John B. Lewis (1995) [20]

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

John J. McGowan, Jr. (2008) [10]

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Litigation - ERISA

John M. Gherlein (2010) [5]

Corporate Compliance Law

Corporate Governance Law

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Securities Regulation

Joseph F. Hutchinson, Jr. (2006) [10]

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Kelly S. Burgan (2014)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Kevin G. Robertson (2006) [10]

Trusts and Estates

Lawrence V. Lindberg (2006) [10]

Real Estate Law

Lisa A. Roberts-Mamone (2010) [5]

Trusts and Estates

Louis A. Colombo (1995) [20]

Litigation - First Amendment

Martin T. Wymer (2006) [10]

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Matthew A. Tenerowicz (2015)

Banking and Finance Law

Matthew D. Graban (2014)

Corporate Law

Matthew R. Goldman (1993) [25]

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Michael A. VanNiel (2014)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Patrick J. Pauken (2012) [5]

Real Estate Law

Phillip M. Callesen (2011) [5]

Banking and Finance Law

Project Finance Law

R. Steven Kestner (2013) [5]

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Raymond M. Malone (2001) [15]

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Richard M. Knoth (2011) [5]

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Litigation - Patent

Robert A. Weible (2014)

Corporate Law

Securities Regulation

Robert K. Lease (1995) [20]

Trusts and Estates

Robert R. Galloway (2009) [5]

Trusts and Estates

Ronald Stepanovic (2016)

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Suzanne K. Hanselman (2009) [5]

Corporate Compliance Law

Corporate Governance Law

Corporate Law

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Securities Regulation

Suzanne M. Jambe (2014)

Family Law

Thomas D. Warren (2009) [5]

Appellate Practice

Commercial Litigation

Thomas H. Shunk (2012) [5]

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Thomas M. Seger (2014)

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Thomas R. Lucchesi (2008) [10]

Commercial Litigation

Todd A. Dawson (2013) [5]

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

W. James Ollinger (1987) [30]

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

COLUMBUS, OH

Alec Wightman (1995) [20]

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Corporate Law

Amy M. Shepherd (2010) [5]

Corporate Law

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Securities Regulation

Anthony Sharett (2015)

Commercial Litigation

Barry R. Robinson (1993) [25]

Trusts and Estates

Daniel J. Gunsett (2010) [5]

Environmental Law

Daniel J. Guttman (2014)

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Edward J. Bernert (2014)

Tax Law

Gary A. Wadman (2015)

Corporate Governance Law

Gordon F. Litt (2003) [15]

Tax Law

Trusts and Estates

Henry P. Montgomery (2013) [5]

Banking and Finance Law

Jack A. Bjerke (2006) [10]

Corporate Law

Joseph Devine (*)

Employment Law - Management

Joseph E. Ezzie (2016)

Litigation - Intellectual Property

M.J. Asensio III (2010) [5]

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Mark A. Johnson (2013) [5]

Commercial Litigation

Richard W. Siehl (2014)

Health Care Law

Robert K. Rupp (2015)

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Robert M. Kincaid, Jr. (2008) [10]

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Rodger L. Eckelberry (2014)

Commercial Litigation

Ronald G. Linville (1995) [20]

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Steven P. Elliott (2009) [5]

Real Estate Law

Susan N. Lubow (*)

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Thomas L. Long (1995) [20]

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Antitrust

Litigation - Securities

COSTA MESA, CA

George T. Mooradian (2016)

Tax Law

R. Scott Feldmann (2007) [10]

Litigation - Intellectual Property

DENVER, CO

Alfred C. Chidester (2013) [5]

Corporate Law

David L. Starbuck (2010) [5]

Trusts and Estates

Eben P. Clark (*)

Real Estate Law

L. Poe Leggette (2006) [10]

Energy Law

Natural Resources Law

Laurin D. Quiat (2015)

Construction Law

Litigation - Construction

Marc D. Flink (2007) [10]

Litigation - First Amendment

Michael R. Stiff (2010) [5]

Trusts and Estates

Raymond L. Sutton Jr. (1993) [25]

Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Tax Law

Trusts and Estates

Rebecca C. Alexander (2011) [5]

Family Law

Richard S. Mandelson (2011) [5]

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Theodore Z. Gelt (1989) [25]

Litigation and Controversy - Tax

Tax Law

HOUSTON, TX

B. Scott McBride (2008) [10]

Health Care Law

C. Thomas Kruse (2010) [5]

Commercial Litigation

Dennis P. Duffy (2009) [5]

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Donald W. Brodsky (2001) [15]

Corporate Law

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Donna S. Clark (2006) [10]

Health Care Law

Drew B. Tipton (2012) [5]

Civil Rights Law

Edward L. Friedman (2007) [10]

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Hurlie H. Collier (2013) [5]

Employment Law - Management

James C. Winton (2009) [5]

Admiralty and Maritime Law

Laura J. McMahon (2013) [5]

Corporate Law

Lisa H. Pennington (2008) [10]

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Michael W. Mengis (2016)

Energy Law

Paul S. Francis (2016)

Commercial Litigation

Robert M. Wolin (2013) [5]

Health Care Law

Susan Feigin Harris (2006) [10]

Government Relations Practice

Health Care Law

W. John English, Jr. (2010) [5]

Oil and Gas Law

W. Ray Whitman (2010) [5]

Natural Resources Law

W. Robert Shearer (2016)

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

LOS ANGELES, CA

John F. Cermak, Jr. (2012) [5]

Environmental Law

Margaret Rosenthal (2016)

Labor Law - Management

Thomas D. Warren (2009) [5]

Appellate Practice

Commercial Litigation

NEW YORK, NY

David J. Sheehan (2003) [15]

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Donna A. Tobin (2016)

Trademark Law

Frank A. Pugliese (2008) [10]

Information Technology Law

Technology Law

George A. Stamboulidis (2010) [5]

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Gerald J. Ferguson (2016)

Privacy and Data Security Law

Geraldine E. Ponto (2010) [5]

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Irving H. Picard (2013) [5]

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Lauren J. Resnick (2010) [5]

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Oren J. Warshavsky (*)

Copyright Law

Theodore J. Kobus III (2016)

Privacy and Data Security Law

ORLANDO, FL

Brian C. Blair (2016)

Construction Law

David L. Evans Jr. (2014)

Real Estate Law

David L. Schick (2006) [10]

Corporate Law

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Health Care Law

Denis L. Durkin (2013) [5]

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Construction Law

Litigation - Construction

Elizabeth A. Green (2006) [10]

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Gregory D. Lee (*)

Real Estate Law

James V. Etscorn (2010) [5]

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Jeffrey E. Decker (2012) [5]

Corporate Compliance Law

Corporate Governance Law

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Jerry R. Linscott (1995) [20]

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Qui Tam Law

Jimmy D. Parrish (2014)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

John Melicharek, Jr. (2013) [5]

Leisure and Hospitality Law

Real Estate Law

Joyce Ackerbaum Cox (2007) [10]

Employment Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Kevin W. Shaughnessy (2006) [10]

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Qui Tam Law

Michael R. Levin (2013) [5]

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Patrick M. Muldowney (2008) [10]

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Richard T. Fulton (2006) [10]

Real Estate Law

Robert H. Gebaide (2014)

Leisure and Hospitality Law

Real Estate Law

Robert J. Webb (2013) [5]

Leisure and Hospitality Law

Real Estate Law

Robert W. Thielhelm, Jr. (2013) [5]

Commercial Litigation

Rosemary O'Shea (2009) [5]

Real Estate Law

William L. Pence (2007) [10]

Environmental Law

Litigation - Environmental

PHILADELPHIA, PA

Dale M. Heist (2006) [10]

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Litigation - Patent

Erich M. Falke (2013) [5]

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Gary H. Levin (2006) [10]

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Litigation - Patent

Harold Fullmer (2013) [5]

Patent Law

Henrik D. Parker (2006) [10]

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Litigation - Patent

John P. Donohue (2006) [10]

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Litigation - Patent

John W. Caldwell (2011) [5]

Copyright Law

Patent Law

Trademark Law

Joseph Lucci (2010) [5]

Litigation - Patent

Patent Law

Nancy R. Frandsen (2012) [5]

Copyright Law

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Trademark Law

S. Maurice Valla (2015)

FDA Law

Steven B. Samuels (2006) [10]

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Litigation - Patent

Patent Law

Steven J. Rocci (2006) [10]

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Litigation - Patent

Patent Law

Trademark Law

SEATTLE, WA

Michael D. Stein (2016)

Patent Law

WASHINGTON, DC

Allen M. Sokal (2008) [10]

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Litigation - Patent

Barry E. Bretschneider (2011) [5]

Litigation - Patent

Patent Law

Bruce W. Sanford (2006) [10]

First Amendment Law

Media Law

David A. Grant (2013) [5]

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Edward J. Beckwith (1999) [15]

Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Non-Profit / Charities Law

Tax Law

Trusts and Estates

J. Christopher Redding (2016)

Communications Law

Jeffrey H. Paravano (2005) [10]

Litigation and Controversy - Tax

Tax Law

John H. Weber (2016)

Trademark Law

Jonathan R. Barr (2013) [5]

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Lee H. Simowitz (2012) [5]

Antitrust Law

Mark A. Cymrot (2010) [5]

International Arbitration - Commercial

International Arbitration - Governmental

Melvin S. Schwechter (2015)

International Trade and Finance Law

Paul M. Schmidt (2008) [10]

Tax Law

(Year) First year the lawyer was listed.

(*) Lawyers who are listed for the first time in Best Lawyers.

[#] Anniversary plaque for which lawyer is eligible (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30 years)

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