Type: News
Date: 04/23/2020

Fifty-three Taft Attorneys and 20 Taft Practices Recognized by Chambers USA 2020

Fifty-three Taft attorneys and 20 Taft practices were recognized in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA. Rankings are based on factors such as technical legal ability, industry and business acumen, client service and client value.

Taft’s Indiana Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions practice is among the elite ranked in band one, as are the following eight Taft attorneys:

  • Jeffrey A. Abrams, Real Estate (Indianapolis)
  • Jackie M. Bennett Jr., Litigation: White Collar & Government Investigations (Indianapolis)
  • Frank J. Deveau, Environment (Indianapolis)
  • Robert J. Hicks, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (Indianapolis)
  • Jonathan G. Polak, Intellectual Property (Indianapolis)
  • Timothy J. Hurley, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Cincinnati)
  • David R. Tavolier, Tax (Cleveland)
  • Ann Huntrods, Labor & Employment (Minneapolis)

Taft attorneys who were also recognized by Chambers USA as leaders in their field include:


  • Paul T. Jenson, Gaming & Licensing
  • Kimberly M. Copp, Gaming & Licensing

In Illinois:

  • Kathryn Kovitz Arnold, Real Estate
  • Stephen R. Auten, Intellectual Property
  • Edward J. Kus, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Eugene F. Zelek, Jr., Antitrust

In Indiana:

  • Ralph A. Caruso, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Kiamesha-Sylvia G. Colom, Real Estate (Up & Coming)
  • David L. Guevara, Environment
  • Andrew A. Kleiman, Real Estate
  • Erick D. Ponader, Real Estate
  • Marci A. Reddick, Real Estate
  • James H. Schwarz, Real Estate
  • Brad Schwer, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Michael C. Terrell, Labor & Employment
  • Amy L. Wright, Intellectual Property

In Ohio:

  • Gregory W. Bee, Healthcare
  • Edward D. Diller, Real Estate
  • Jack Donson Jr., Antitrust (Senior Statesperson)
  • Stuart Dornette, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Gerald S. Greenberg, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (Senior Statesperson)
  • Stephen M. Griffith Jr., Real Estate
  • Ralph W. Kohnen, Litigation: White-Collar & Government Investigations
  • Michael A. Laing, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Margaret Avril Lawson, Intellectual Property
  • Bruce J.L. Lowe, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Earl K. Messer, Construction
  • Timothy Miller, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • George D. Molinsky, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 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 Terp, Natural Resources & Environment (Senior Statesperson)
  • David H. Wallace, Litigation: General Commercial
  • James M. Zimmerman, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions

In Minnesota:

  • Thomas L. Bray, Real Estate
  • Julie A. Drewes, Real Estate
  • Sam Hanson, Litigation: Appellate (Senior Statesperson)
  • Charles R. Haynor, Real Estate
  • Pat Mascia, Real Estate
  • Michael T. Miller, Labor & Employment
  • Steven J. Ryan, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Gregory J. Stenmoe, Labor & Employment

In addition, Taft was named a leading law firm in 19 practice areas:

  • Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (Illinois)
  • Environment (Indiana)
  • Intellectual Property (Indiana)
  • Labor & Employment (Indiana)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Indiana)
  • Real Estate (Indiana)
  • Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (Minnesota)
  • Labor & Employment (Minnesota)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Minnesota)
  • Real Estate (Minnesota)
  • Banking & Finance (Ohio)
  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Ohio)
  • Construction (Ohio)
  • Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (Ohio)
  • Labor & Employment (Ohio)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Ohio)
  • Natural Resources & Environment (Ohio)
  • Real Estate (Ohio)
  • Gaming & Licensing (Nationwide)

Chambers USA relies on external market sources and client feedback to determine rankings for leading law firms and lawyers. For more information, visit www.chambersandpartners.com.

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