Type: News
Date: 05/03/2018

47 Taft Attorneys and 19 Taft Practices Recognized by Chambers USA 2018

Forty-seven Taft attorneys and 19 Taft practices are recognized in the recently released 2018 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 six attorneys firm wide.

Band 1 Taft attorneys in Indiana include:

  • Jeffrey A. Abrams, Real Estate
  • Jackie M. Bennett, Jr., Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Frank J. Deveau, Environment
  • Robert J. Hicks, Corporate/M&A

Band 1 Taft attorneys in Ohio include:

  • Kim K. Burke, Natural Resources & Environment
  • Timothy J. Hurley, Bankruptcy/Restructuring

In total, 47 Taft attorneys are recognized as “Leaders in their Field.” Following is the list of attorneys, including the six attorneys mentioned above:


  • Paul T. Jenson, Gaming & Licensing
  • Kimberly M. Copp, Gaming & Licensing (Recognized Practitioner)

In Illinois:

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

In Indiana:

  • Jeffrey A. Abrams, Real Estate
  • Jackie M. Bennett, Jr., Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Ralph A. Caruso II, Corporate/M&A
  • Kiamesha Sylvia-Colom, Real Estate (Up & Coming)
  • Frank J. Deveau, Environment
  • David L. Guevara, Environment
  • Robert J. Hicks, Corporate/M&A
  • Richard A. Kempf, Litigation: Commercial
  • Andrew A. Kleiman, Real Estate
  • Erick D. Ponader, Real Estate
  • Marci A. Reddick, Real Estate
  • James H. Schwarz, Real Estate
  • Brad Schwer, Corporate/M&A
  • James A. Strain, Corporate/M&A (Senior Statesman)
  • Michael C. Terrell, Labor & Employment

In Ohio:

  • Kim K. Burke, Natural Resources & Environment
  • Doreen Canton, Labor & Employment
  • Edward D. Diller, Real Estate
  • Jack Donson, Litigation: Antitrust (Senior Statesman)
  • Stuart Dornette, 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
  • Timothy Miller, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • George D. Molinsky, Corporate/M&A
  • Craig B. Paynter, Construction
  • Timothy P. Reilly, Labor & Employment (Senior Statesman)
  • Gregory Parker Rogers, Labor & Employment
  • 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 (Senior Statesman)
  • David H. Wallace, Litigation: General Commercial
  • James M. Zimmerman, Corporate/M&A

In addition, Taft is recognized as a leading firm in the following 19 practice areas:

  • Banking & Finance (Ohio)
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Ohio)
  • Construction (Ohio)
  • Corporate/M&A (Ohio, Indiana)
  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Ohio)
  • Environment (Indiana)
  • Intellectual Property (Ohio, Indiana)
  • Labor & Employment (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois Recognized Practitioner)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Ohio, Indiana)
  • Natural Resources & Environment (Ohio)
  • Real Estate (Ohio, Indiana)
  • Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois)
  • Gaming & Licensing (Recognized Practitioner Nationwide)

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.

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