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June 2, 2016

Forty-four Taft attorneys and 15 Taft practices are recognized in the recently released 2016 edition of Chambers USA. Rankings are assessed based on qualities valued by clients, such as technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence and commitment.

Taft’s Indiana Corporate/M&A practice is ranked among the elite in Band 1, as are eight attorneys firmwide.

Band 1 Taft attorneys in Indiana include:

  • Jackie Bennett, Jr. (Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations)
  • Frank J. Deveau (Environment)
  • Robert J. Hicks (Corporate/M&A)
  • James A. Strain (Corporate/M&A)
  • Michael C. Terrell (Labor & Employment)

Band 1 Taft attorneys in Ohio include:

  • Kim K. Burke (Natural Resources & Environment)
  • G. Jack Donson, Jr. (Litigation: Antitrust)
  • Timothy J. Hurley (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)

In total, 44 Taft attorneys are recognized as “Leaders in their Field.” Following is the list of attorneys, including the eight attorneys mentioned above:

In Illinois:

  • Stephen Auten, Intellectual Property
  • Jack Guthman, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Edward J. Kus, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

In Indiana:

  • Jackie M. Bennett, Jr., Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Ralph A. Caruso II, Corporate/M&A
  • Frank J. Deveau, Environment
  • David L. Guevara, Environment
  • Robert J. Hicks, Corporate/M&A
  • Erick D. Ponader, Real Estate
  • Marci A. Reddick, Real Estate
  • Bradley W. Schwer, Corporate/M&A
  • James A. Strain, Corporate/M&A
  • Michael C. Terrell, Labor & Employment

In Ohio:

  • Kim K. Burke, Natural Resources & Environment
  • Doreen Canton, Labor & Employment
  • Edward D. Diller, Real Estate
  • G. Jack Donson, Litigation: Antitrust
  • W. Stuart Dornette, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Catherine T. Dunlay, Healthcare
  • Stephen C. Fitch, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Gerald S. Greenberg, Corporate/M&A
  • Stephen M. Griffith Jr., Real Estate
  • Kerry P. Hastings, Labor & Employment
  • Timothy J. Hurley, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Elizabeth A. Kastner, Healthcare
  • Ralph W. Kohnen, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Michael A. Laing, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Margaret A. Lawson, Intellectual Property
  • Bruce J.L. Lowe, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Earl K. Messer, Construction
  • W. Timothy Miller, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • George D. Molinsky, Corporate/M&A
  • Craig B. Paynter, Construction
  • William M. Phillips, Real Estate
  • Timothy P. Reilly, Labor & Employment
  • Gregory Parker Rogers, Labor & Employment
  • Charles R. "Rocky" Saxbe, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Russell S. Sayre, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Jeffrey S. Schloemer, Banking & Finance
  • Lynn M. Schulte, Banking & Finance
  • Mark J. Stepaniak, Labor & Employment
  • Thomas T. Terp, Natural Resources & Environment
  • David H. Wallace, Litigation: General Commercial
  • James M. Zimmerman, Corporate/M&A

In addition, Taft is recognized as a leading firm in the following 15 practice areas:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Construction
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Environment
  • Healthcare
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation: Antitrust
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Natural Resources & Environment
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use


About Chambers
Chambers & Partners, based in London, began as general book publishers in 1969. In 1990, Chambers published the Chambers Directory of the UK's leading law firms; the company then began specializing in legal publishing. The Chambers Guides list the top lawyers in 185 jurisdictions, providing independent rankings and editorial commentary. Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business published its first edition in 2003. For more information, visit www.chambersandpartners.com.

About Taft
At Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, delivering outstanding legal performance to help clients succeed is what drives and motivates our more than 400 attorneys every day. Taft has offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Chicago; Ill.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Covington, Ky.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; and Phoenix, Az. The firm practices across a wide range of industries, in virtually every area of law, including Business and Finance, Litigation, Labor and Employment, Intellectual Property, Business Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights, Environmental, Health and Life Sciences, Private Client Services, Real Estate and Tax. With a proven track record of experience since 1885, the firm offers breadth and depth of legal expertise coupled with a trusted business perspective to help our clients, big and small, regionally, nationally and internationally, reach their goals.

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