Type: News
Date: 08/19/2021

78 Taft Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers® “Ones to Watch” 2022

Taft is proud to announce that 78 attorneys were selected for inclusion in the second edition of Best Lawyers® “Ones to Watch,” up 31 from 2021. This recognition is given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice. Best Lawyers® “Ones to Watch” recipients typically have been in practice for five to nine years.

Following is the list of 78 attorneys selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers® “Ones to Watch.”

Chicago, Ill.

  • Sukrat A. Baber, Labor and Employment Law – Management
  • Jordan L. Bass*, Real Estate Law
  • Karl D. Camillucci, Public Finance Law, Real Estate Law
  • Paul J. Coogan*, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation
  • Allison E. Czerniak, Commercial Litigation
  • Ioana M. Guset, Commercial Litigation
  • Nicollette L. Khuans*, Commercial Litigation, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Adam M. Law*, Real Estate Law
  • John C. McDonnell*, Real Estate Law
  • Jason A. Robin, Construction Law, Real Estate Law
  • Rachel L. Schaller, Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Jaimin H. Shah*, Litigation – Patent
  • Roshan P. Shrestha Ph.D., Intellectual Property Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Patrick Wartan, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law
  • Anne Yonover*, Commercial Litigation

Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Medora M. Akers, Commercial Litigation
  • Chase Dressman, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
  • Christopher S. Houston, Construction Law
  • Marissa W. Huffman*, Venture Capital Law
  • Aaron Kaplan, Nonprofit/Charities Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Connie Kremer*, Labor and Employment Law-Management
  • Courtney Lynch*, Commercial Litigation
  • Conor H. Meeks*, Labor and Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Megan M. Okun, Nonprofit/Charities Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Patrick J. Palascak*, Patent Law, Technology Law
  • Lourdes E. Perrino, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Tax Law
  • Evan T. Priestle, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Alex E. Wallin, Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Philip D. Williamson, Antitrust Law, Appellate Practice

Cleveland, Ohio

  • Ina Avalon*, Administrative/Regulatory Law, Environmental Law
  • Ashley M. Bailes*, Commercial Litigation
  • William A. Doyle, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Labor and Employment
  • JoZeff W. Gebolys, Commercial Litigation
  • Mary Kate Moller*, Family Law, Family Law: Arbitration and Mediation
  • Eugene Roytberg, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Leverages Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Brandon Summers*, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Christopher L. Tazzi, Real Estate Law

Columbus, Ohio

  • Ronald Johnson, Jr.*, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Caryn A. Kaufman, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Health Care Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Jonathan N. Olivito, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
  • Rachel A. Smoot*, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent
  • Kathryn S. Wallrabenstein, Criminal Defense: General Practice, Criminal Defense: White – Collar

Covington, Ky.

  • Amanda Johnson*, Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Dayton, Ohio

  • Zachary Scott Arnold*, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Indianapolis, Ind.

  • Elizabeth Baumhart*, Intellectual Property Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Devin P. Claerbout*, Intellectual Property Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Kira A. Crowley*, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law
  • Kimberly S. DalSanto*, Commercial Litigation
  • Robin W. Dunn*, Intellectual Property Law, Patent Law
  • Will Gardner, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
  • Vivek R. Hadley*, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White – Collar
  • Steve T. Henke*, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Litigation – Real Estate
  • Manny Herceg, Commercial Litigation, Municipal Law
  • Ryan P. Hiler*, Intellectual Property Law, Patent Law, Technology Law
  • Erica M. Knear*, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Derek B. Lavender*, Intellectual Property Law, Patent Law
  • Ann O’Connor McCready, Commercial Litigation
  • Nicholas P. Mollmann, Real Estate Law
  • Abaigeal F. Musser*, Litigation – Real Estate
  • Aaron P. Snellenbarger, Trusts and Estates
  • Chelsea R. Spickelmier*, Banking and Finance Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
  • Jeffrey D. Stemerick, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law
  • Adam D. Zacher*, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Real Estate, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Minneapolis, Minn. 

  • Daniel Andersen*, Tax Law
  • Joseph Balthazor*, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Schaan P. Barth*, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Adam Chandler*, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Litigation – Real Estate
  • Andrew S. Dosdall*, Commercial Litigation, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation – Patent
  • Jamie L. Erickson*, Project Finance Law, Real Estate Law
  • Blair A. Harrington*, Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  • Krista M. Jermusek*, Real Estate Law
  • Karl J. Johnson, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Peter E. Madsen*, Energy Law
  • Brienna Maershbecker*, Real Estate Law
  • Tyler Philippi*, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Mira Vats-Fournier*, Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Jordan L. Weber*, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Real Estate, Litigation – Securities
  • Matthew Wolf*, Energy Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law

(*) Lawyers who are listed for the first time in Best Lawyers®: “Ones to Watch.”

About Best Lawyers®

Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. The Best Lawyers® lists of attorneys are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. If the votes for an attorney are positive enough for inclusion in Best Lawyers®, that attorney must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain on the list for each edition. Lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in or be included on the lists.

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