Type: News
Date: 01/14/2009

12 Cleveland Taft Attorneys Named as Ohio Rising Stars 2009

Cleveland, OH – Twelve Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP attorneys here have been named to the Ohio Rising Stars 2009 list. Compiled by Law & Politics Magazine, Rising Stars are Ohio’s best attorneys who are 40 or under or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. Representing just the top 2.5% of Ohio lawyers, Rising Stars are selected through a rigorous nomination and selection process.

Taft attorneys receiving this honor, and their area of practice, are: Philip Bautista, Business Litigation; Howard J. Bobrow, Business/Corporate; Amelia Workman Farago, Business Litigation; Leigh A. Hellner, Real Estate; Mark R. Jacobs, Business Litigation; Patrick J. Krebs, Business Litigation; Edward J. Leader, Real Estate; Majeed G. Makhlouf, Business Litigation; Peter Nealis, Securities & Corporate Finance; Aileen S. Sexton, Real Estate; Matthew T. Viola, Construction/Surety; and Michael J. Zbiegien, Jr., Business Litigation.

About Ohio Rising Stars

Ohio Rising Stars are chosen by their peers from among the top up-and-coming lawyers in the state of Ohio. The selection process includes nominations by Ohio Super Lawyers and independent research on candidates. To ensure a diverse and well-balanced list, the research staff considers factors such as firm size, practice area and geographic location. For more information, visit www.superlawyers.com.

About Taft

At Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, delivering outstanding legal performance to help clients succeed is what drives and motivates its more than 400 attorneys and legal professionals every day. Taft has offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Northern Kentucky; Phoenix, Arizona; and Beijing, China. 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, Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors' Rights, Environmental, Health and Life Sciences; Personal Services; Real Estate and Tax law. With a proven track record of experience since 1885, Taft offers breadth and depth of legal expertise coupled with a trusted business perspective, helping its clients, big and small, regionally, nationally and internationally, in reaching their goals.

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