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Thirty-five Vorys Attorneys Listed in 2012 Edition of Chambers USA

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease announced today that 35 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized among the leading practitioners in the country in the 2012 edition of Chambers USAChambers USA conducts in-depth research and ranks the leading firms and attorneys in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America.

Vorys attorneys ranked in 14 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 10 practice areas: banking & finance; bankruptcy/restructuring; corporate/M&A; employee benefits & executive compensation; health care; labor & employment; litigation: general commercial; natural resources & environment; real estate; and real estate: zoning/land use.  Vorys is ranked as a leading firm nationally in the area of privacy and data security.

Vorys received a band 1 ranking, the highest awarded, for its natural resources and real estate practices in the state of Ohio.  Attorneys Reginald W. Jackson, Stephen R. Buchenroth, Drew T. Parobek, Jill S. Tangeman and James Wilson were individually ranked as band 1 attorneys, showcasing their preeminence in their particular fields.

Leading lawyers, listed with their field of practice and office, include:

Banking & Finance

Melvin A. Bedree, Cincinnati

Hani R. Kallas, Cincinnati


Reginald W. Jackson, Columbus

Randall D. LaTour, Columbus

Jeffrey A. Marks, Cincinnati

Drew T. Parobek, Cleveland


Thomas L. Gabelman, Cincinnati


John C. Vorys, Columbus

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Anthony C. Ciriaco, Columbus

Jennifer B. Dunsizer, Columbus

Linda R. Mendel, Columbus

Health Care

Jolie Havens, Columbus

Labor & Employment

Barton A. Bixenstine, Cleveland

Mark A. Knueve, Columbus

Jonathan R. Vaughn, Columbus

Litigation: Antitrust

James A. Wilson, Columbus

Litigation: General Commercial

Daniel J. Buckley, Cincinnati

Mary Ellen Fairfield, Columbus

Daren S. Garcia, Columbus

Anthony J. O’Malley, Cleveland

William G. Porter, Columbus

Thomas B. Ridgley, Columbus

Glenn V. Whitaker, Cincinnati

Litigation: White-Collar Crime and Government Investigations

Glenn V. Whitaker, Cincinnati

Natural Resources & Environment

John K. Keller, Columbus

Mark A. Norman, Cincinnati

Gregory D. Russell, Columbus

Kristin L. Watt, Columbus

Privacy & Data Security

Benita A. Kahn, Columbus

Real Estate

Charles C. Bissinger, Cincinnati

Stephen R. Buchenroth, Columbus

Donald J. Shuller, Cincinnati

J. Theodore (Ted) Smith, Columbus

John P. Wellner, Columbus

Kristin Woeste, Cincinnati

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Jill S. Tangeman, Columbus

About Vorys: Vorys was established in 1909 and has grown to be one of the largest Ohio-based law firms with nearly 375 attorneys in six offices in Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Akron, Ohio; Washington, D.C.; and Houston, Texas.  Vorys currently ranks as one of the 200 largest law firms in the United States according to American Lawyer magazine.

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