Type: News
Date: 01/15/2015

Eight Taft Attorneys Named to 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that five attorneys in Taft’s Chicago office were selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers 2015. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding attorneys — no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected. Additionally, three attorneys were selected for inclusion in Illinois Rising Stars 2015. 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 five Taft attorneys named to Illinois Super Lawyers 2015:

  • Cary E. Donham, Employment & Labor
  • J. Timothy Eaton, Appellate
  • Anthony R. Licata, Real Estate
  • Richard T. Ruzich, Intellectual Property
  • Lloyd E. Shefsky, Business / Corporate

Following are the three Taft attorneys named to Illinois Rising Stars 2015:

  • Jonathan B. Amarilio, Appellate
  • Roger J. Kiley, Business Litigation
  • Daniel R. Saeedi, Business Litigation

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 Rising Stars

Rising Stars, a Thomson Reuters business, recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state — those who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. Each year, attorneys are given a general survey and are instructed to nominate lawyers they have personally observed in action, whether as opposing counsel or co-counsel or through other firsthand courtroom observation. In addition to the general survey, an attorney-led research team reviews the credentials of potential candidates and assigns points based on a set of defined evaluation criteria. The point totals from the general survey and research process are then added to arrive at a final tally. The lawyers are ranked by point totals and those with the highest point totals are named to the Rising Stars list.

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 Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; Covington, Kentucky; and Phoenix, Arizona. 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, big and small, regionally, nationally and internationally, reach their goals.

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