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Thirty-Three Vorys Attorneys Ranked in 2023 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 2023 edition of Chambers USA.  Chambers 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 17 different practice areas for their technical legal skills, professional conduct and client service.  In addition to individual attorney rankings, Vorys is ranked as a leading Ohio law firm in 13 practice areas: antitrust, banking & finance, bankruptcy/restructuring, corporate/M&A, employee benefits & executive compensation, energy & natural resources, environment, healthcare, immigration, labor & employment, litigation: general commercial, real estate and tax.

Attorneys David Cook, Dan Jaffe, Hani Kallas, Sachiyo Peterson, Gregory Russell, 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 the firm “continues to display a broad range of strengths in the retail sector and advises 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:



  • James Wilson, Columbus
  • Ken Rubin, Columbus

Banking & Finance

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


  • Tiffany Cobb, Columbus
  • Drew Parobek (retired), Cleveland


  • Rick Grady, Columbus


  • Adam Brandt, Columbus
  • Roger Lautzenhiser, Cincinnati

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

  • Anthony Ciriaco, Columbus
  • Christine Poth, Columbus
  • Jen Dunsizer, Columbus
  • Elizabeth Howard, Columbus

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Gregory Russell, Columbus


  • Kristin L. Watt, Columbus
  • Mark A. Norman, Cincinnati
  • David Edelstein, Cincinnati

Health Care

  • Jolie Havens, Columbus
  • Suzanne Scrutton, Columbus


  • David Cook, Columbus
  • Sachiyo Peterson, Columbus

Intellectual Property

  • Mark Watkins, Akron

Labor & Employment

  • Mark Knueve, Columbus
  • Andrew Smith, Columbus
  • Janay Stevens, Columbus

Litigation: General Commercial

  • William Porter, Columbus

Real Estate

  • Ted Smith, Columbus

Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

  • Jill Tangeman, Columbus


  • Dan Jaffe, Columbus

Intellectual Property

  • Carey Jordan, Houston

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

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