Type: News
Date: 01/13/2017

19 Taft Attorneys Named to 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that 10 attorneys in Taft’s Chicago office were selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers 2017. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding attorneys — no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected. Additionally, nine attorneys were selected for inclusion in Illinois Rising Stars 2017. Rising Stars recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state — no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected.

Following are the 10 Taft attorneys named to Illinois Super Lawyers 2017:

  • Kathryn Kovitz Arnold, Real Estate
  • Stephen R. Auten, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Cary E. Donham, Employment & Labor
  • J. Timothy Eaton, Appellate
  • Cezar “Cid” M. Froelich, Gaming
  • Graham C. Grady*, Land Use/Zoning
  • Anthony R. Licata, Real Estate
  • John M. Riccione, Business Litigation
  • Richard T. Ruzich, Intellectual Property
  • Lloyd E. Shefsky, Business/Corporate

Following are the 9 Taft attorneys named to Illinois Rising Stars 2017:

  • Jonathan B. Amarilio, Appellate
  • Elizabeth E. Babbitt*, Business Litigation
  • Jillian S. Cole, Banking
  • Erin Lynch Cordier*, Gaming
  • Richard Hu, Business Litigation
  • John C. McDonnell*, Real Estate
  • Daniel R. Saeedi, Business Litigation
  • Roshan P. Shrestha, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Brianna Skelly, Business Litigation

*First time honorees

About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

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 Ann Arbor, Mich.; Chicago, Ill.; Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Ind.; Covington, Ky.; and Phoenix, Ariz. 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 reach their goals. For more information, please visit www.taftlaw.com.

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