Type: News
Date: 08/20/2020

Forty-Seven Taft Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers® "Ones to Watch" 2021

Taft is pleased to announce that 47 Taft attorneys were selected for inclusion in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers® “Ones to Watch” for 2021. These awards are recognitions given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. “Ones to Watch” recipients typically have been in practice for five-nine years.

Following is the list of 47 attorneys selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers® “Ones to Watch.”

Chicago, Ill.

  • Sukrat A. Baber, Labor and Employment Law – Management
  • Donnell J. Bell, Commercial Litigation
  • Karl D. Camillucci, Public Finance Law
  • Allison E. Czerniak, Commercial Litigation
  • Lamis G. Eli, Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Matthew R. Godfrey, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Ioana M. Guset, Commercial Litigation
  • Richard Hu, Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law
  • Payal Keshvani, Corporate Law
  • Jason A. Robin, Real Estate Law
  • Rachel L. Schaller, Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Law – Management
  • Roshan P. Shrestha Ph.D., Intellectual Property Law
  • Patrick Wartan, Corporate Law


Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Medora M. Akers, Commercial Litigation
  • E. Chase Dressman, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
  • Christopher S. Houston, Construction Law
  • Aaron Kaplan, Trusts and Estates
  • Conor H. Meeks, Labor and Employment Law – Management
  • Megan M. Okun, Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Lourdes E. Perrino, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Nicholas J. Pieczonka, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Real Estate Law
  • Evan T. Priestle, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Andrew A. Spievack, Litigation – Securities
  • Lindi S. Vernick, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law
  • Alex E. Wallin, Antitrust Law, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Philip D. Williamson, Antitrust Law, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation


Cleveland, Ohio

  • Daniel H. Bryan, Commercial Litigation
  • Sarah R. D’Amore, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • William A. Doyle, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • JoZeff W. Gebolys, Commercial Litigation
  • Eugene Roytberg, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law
  • Cary M. Snyder, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Communications Law
  • Christopher L. Tazzi, Real Estate Law
  • Brandi Weekley, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Venture Capital Law


Columbus, Ohio

  • Caryn A. Kaufman, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law
  • Jonathan N. Olivito, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation
  • Kathryn S. Wallrabenstein, Criminal Defense: General Practice, Criminal Defense: White-Collar


Indianapolis, Ind.

  • Will Gardner, Environmental Law
  • Manny Herceg, Municipal Law
  • Melissa A. Macchia, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Ann O’Connor McCready, Commercial Litigation
  • Jonathan D. McPike, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Venture Capital Law
  • Nicholas P. Mollmann, Real Estate Law
  • Aaron P. Snellenbarger, Trusts and Estates
  • Jeffrey D, Stemerick, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation


Minneapolis, Minn.

  • Karl J. Johnson, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Paul M. Shapiro, Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Law – Management


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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