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Thirty-Three Vorys Attorneys included in 2021 Chambers USA Guide

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease is pleased to announce that 33 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized among the leading practitioners in the country in the 2021 edition of Chambers USAChambers USA researchers conduct in-depth research and ranks the leading firms and attorneys in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America.

Vorys attorneys ranked in 15 different practice areas for their technical legal skill, professional conduct and client service. In addition to individual attorney rankings, Vorys is ranked as a leading Ohio law firm in 11 practice areas: banking and finance; bankruptcy/restructuring; corporate/M&A; employee benefits and executive compensation; healthcare; immigration; labor and employment; litigation: general commercial; natural resources & environment; real estate; and real estate: zoning/land use.

Attorneys David Cook, Dan Jaffe, Hani Kallas, Linda Mendel, Drew Parobek, Sachiyo Peterson, Jill Tangeman, Kristin Watt and James Wilson were individually ranked as band 1 attorneys, showcasing their preeminence in their particular fields.

Vorys also received a nationwide ranking for the firm’s retail practice.  According to the Chambers USA guide, Vorys was included in the national retail listing because of the firm  “continues to enjoy a broad range of strengths in the retail sector, advising on matters such as data security, outsourcing, employment law and customs issues."

All of the Vorys leading lawyers, listed with their field of practice and office are included below::

Antitrust (Ohio)

  • James Wilson, Columbus

Banking & Finance (Ohio)

  • Melvin Bedree, Cincinnati
  • Martin S Gates, Cleveland
  • Megan Hoelle, Cincinnati
  • Hani R Kallas, Cincinnati
  • Travis J Wahl, Columbus
  • Nici Workman, Columbus

Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Ohio)

  • Jeffrey Marks, Cincinnati
  • Drew Parobek, Cleveland

Corporate/M&A (Ohio)

  • Adam Brandt, Columbus
  • Roger Lautzenhiser, Cincinnati

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Ohio)

  • Anthony Ciriaco, Columbus
  • Linda Mendel, Columbus
  • Christine Poth, Columbus

Health Care (Ohio)

  • Matthew Albers, Cleveland
  • Jolie Havens, Columbus
  • Lisa Reisz, Columbus
  • Suzanne Scrutton, Columbus


  • David Cook, Columbus
  • Sachiyo Peterson, Columbus

Intellectual Property (Ohio)

  • Mark Watkins, Akron

Intellectual Property (Texas)

  • Carey Jordan, Houston

Labor & Employment (Ohio)

  • Mark Knueve, Columbus
  • Andrew Smith, Columbus

Litigation: General Commercial (Ohio)

  • Anthony O’Malley, Cleveland
  • William Porter, Columbus

Natural Resources & Environment (Ohio)

  • Mark Norman, Cincinnati
  • Gregory Russell, Columbus
  • Kristin Watt, Columbus

Real Estate (Ohio)

  • Charles Bissinger, Cincinnati
  • J. Theodore (Ted) Smith, Columbus

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Ohio)

  • Jill Tangeman, Columbus

Tax (Ohio)

  • Dan Jaffe, Columbus

About Vorys: Vorys was established in 1909 with just four attorneys and has grown to nearly 375 attorneys in eight offices in Ohio, Washington, D.C., Texas, Pennsylvania and California. Vorys currently ranks as one of the 200 largest law firms in the United States according to American Lawyer magazine. 

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