Type: News
Date: 05/26/2017

43 Taft Attorneys and 13 Taft Practices Recognized by Chambers USA 2017

Forty-three Taft attorneys and 13 Taft practices are recognized in the recently released 2017 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 seven 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

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, 43 Taft attorneys are recognized as “Leaders in their Field.” Following is the list of attorneys, including the seven attorneys mentioned above:

Nationwide:

  • Paul T. Jenson, Gaming & Licensing

In Illinois:

  • Stephen Auten, Intellectual Property
  • Jack Guthman, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Edward J. Kus, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Eugene F. Zelek, Jr., Antitrust

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 13 practice areas:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Construction
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Environment
  • Healthcare
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • 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 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. With more than 400 attorneys, 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.

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