8/23/12

126 Vorys Attorneys included in the 2013 The Best Lawyers in America® List

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One hundred and twenty-six lawyers from Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013.

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Vorys has the most 2013 Best Lawyers in Columbus.  The 89 Best Lawyers from the firm's Columbus office are:

W. Jonathan Airey - Oil & Gas Law

James M. Ball - Real Estate Law, Construction Law

Anker M. Bell - Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law

Theodore A. Boggs - Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental

Ross Bridgman - Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management

Philip A. Brown - Commercial Litigation

Stephen R. Buchenroth - Franchise Law, Real Estate Law

Michael J. Canter - Antitrust Law, Litigation - Antitrust

Nelson D. Cary - Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment

Michael A. Cline - Corporate Law

David W. Cook - Immigration Law

Paul J. Coval - Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Environmental

Gary E. Davis - Real Estate Law

A. Brian Dengler - Information Technology Law

Charles S. DeRousie - Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law

Perry W. Doran - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions Defendants

Mary Ellen Fairfield - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Labor & Employment, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Gerald P. Ferguson - Litigation - Intellectual Property

Shawn M. Flahive - Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law

Jackie Ford - Employment Law – Management, Employment Law – Individuals, Labor Law – Management

Ivery D. Foreman - Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Law

Sheila Nolan Gartland - Real Estate Law

Russell M. Gertmenian - Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law

David W. Hardymon – Appellate, Commercial Litigation, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law

Robert A. Harris - Employment Law – Management

Herbert A. Hedden - Franchise Law

Bruce R. Henke - Corporate Law

Kimberly Weber Herlihy - Commercial Litigation

Reginald W. Jackson - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Dan L. Jaffe - Tax Law

Benita A. Kahn - Energy Law

John K. Keller - Oil & Gas Law

James P. Kennedy - Antitrust Law

Allen S. Kinzer - Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment

William D. Kloss, Jr. - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Mark A. Knueve - Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment

John J. Kulewicz - Appellate Practice, Civil Rights Law

Laura G. Kuykendall - Antitrust Law

John L. Landolfi - Commercial Litigation

Randall D. LaTour - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy

Michael G. Long - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation

Judith L. Marsh- Banking and Finance Law, Franchise Law

Michael D. Martz - Corporate Law

Douglas R. Matthews - Commercial Litigation, Employment Law - Management

Theodore P. Mattis - Commercial Litigation, Workers' Compensation Law – Employers

Linda R. Mendel - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Terry M. Miller - Commercial Litigation

Fredrick E. Mills - Government Relations Practice

Daniel J. Minor - Real Estate Law

Robert A. Minor - Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Jonathan M. Norman - Employment Law - Individuals, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment

Chris J. North - Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management

M. Howard Petricoff - Energy Law

William J. Pohlman - Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law

William G. Porter - Commercial Litigation

Frederick L. Ransier - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Suzanne K. Richards - Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment, Mediation

Thomas B. Ridgley - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Management, Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation - Labor & Employment, Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions, Personal Injury Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Aaron P. Rosenfeld - Commercial Litigation, Tax Law

Russell R. Rosler - Corporate Law

Ronald L. Rowland - Tax Law, Trusts and Estates

Thomas O. Ruby - Banking and Finance Law, Equipment Finance Law

Gregory D. Russell - Energy Law

Allen L. Rutz - Construction Law

D. Michael Schira - Real Estate Law

Richard D. Schuster - Commercial Litigation

Michael J. Settineri - Energy Law

Bradley K. Sinnott - Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Carl D. Smallwood - Appellate, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Workers' Compensation Law – Employers

Andrew C. Smith - Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management

Elizabeth T. Smith - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

J. Theodore Smith - Construction Law, Real Estate Law

David A. Swift - Trusts and Estates

Thomas E. Szykowny - Insurance Law

Robert E. Tait - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Jill S. Tangeman - Land Use & Zoning Law

Thomas M. Tarpy - Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management

Mark E. Vannatta - Non-Profit/Charities Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates

Jonathan R. Vaughn - Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment

John C. Vorys - Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law

Webb I. Vorys - Corporate Law

Travis J. Wahl - Banking and Finance Law

Kristin L. Watt - Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental

John B. Weimer - Banking and Finance Law, Equipment Finance Law

Anthony D. Weis - Mergers & Acquisitions Law

John P. Wellner - Real Estate Law

James A. Wilson - Antitrust Law, Litigation - Antitrust

Kelly Jennings Yeoman - Employment Law – Management

Scott J. Ziance - Public Finance Law

Best Lawyers from the Vorys Cincinnati office are:

Terri R. Abare - Corporate Compliance Law, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law

Melvin A. Bedree - Banking and Finance Law, Franchise Law

Charles C. Bissinger, Jr. - Real Estate Law

Kent A. Britt - Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - ERISA

Daniel J. Buckley - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation

Thomas L. Gabelman - Construction Law, Litigation - Construction

David A. Groenke - Trusts and Estates

Hani R. Kallas - Banking and Finance Law

Andrew M. Kaplan Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Nathaniel Lampley, Jr. - Commercial Litigation

Roger E. Lautzenhiser, Jr. - Corporate Law

Jeffrey  A. Marks - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Mark A. Norman - Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental

Eric W. Richardson - Commercial Litigation

Kimberly Schaefer - Corporate Law

Michael G. Schwartz - Tax Law, Trusts and Estates

Donald J. Shuller - Real Estate Law

Victor A. Walton, Jr. - Commercial Litigation

Glenn V. Whitaker - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Best Lawyers from the Vorys Cleveland office are:

Matthew E. Albers - Health Care Law

Barton A. Bixenstine - Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment

Bryan J. Farkas - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy

James J. McMonagle - Arbitration, Mediation

Anthony J. O'Malley - Commercial Litigation

Drew T. Parobek - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

John Winship Read - Commercial Litigation

David J. Tocco - Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Securities

Best Lawyers from the Vorys Akron office are:

F. Daniel Balmert - Workers' Compensation Law – Employers

Thomas R. Crookes - Commercial Litigation

Philip F. Downey - Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation

Jay P. Porter - Real Estate Law

J. Bret Treier - Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law

Thomas R. Trotter - Banking and Finance Law, Public Finance Law

Best Lawyers from the Vorys Houston office are:

Stephen D. Browning - Real Estate Law

Robert A. Seale, Jr. – Tax Law, Trusts and Estates

Best Lawyers from the Vorys Washington, D.C. office are:

Pamela A. Bresnahan- Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law, Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants

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.