Type: News
Date: 12/03/2014

Nineteen Taft Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Ohio Rising Stars 2015

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that 19 attorneys throughout Taft’s Ohio offices were selected for inclusion in Ohio Rising Stars 2015. Rising Stars, a Thomson Reuters business, 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 Taft honorees:


Beth A. Bryan
Business Litigation

James M. Dickerson, Jr.
Business Litigation

Chase E. Dressman
Civil Litigation: Defense

Bridget C. Hoffman
Securities & Corporate Finance

Sonya S. Jindal

Sarah Clay Leyshock
Employment & Labor

Nicholas J. Pieczonka
General Litigation

Chad R. Ziepfel
Criminal Defense: White Collar


Brian E. Ambrosia
Employment Litigation: Defense

William H. Beseth, III
Estate Planning & Probate

Julie A. Crocker
Business Litigation

Amelia Workman Farago
Business Litigation

Kimberlie L. Huff
Business Litigation

Patrick J. Krebs
Business Litigation

Peter Nealis
Securities & Corporate Finance

Michael J. Zbiegien, Jr.
Business Litigation


Carolyn A. Davis
Employment & Labor

Janica P. Tucker
Employment & Labor


Valerie M. Talkers
Business Litigation

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. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the 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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