Type: News
Date: 12/29/2023

Seventeen Taft Attorneys Recognized in Ohio Rising Stars 2024

Seventeen attorneys in Taft’s Ohio offices were named to Ohio Rising Stars 2024. Rising Stars recognizes outstanding up-and-coming attorneys in the state – no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state are selected for inclusion.

Ohio Rising Stars 2024 – Cincinnati

  • Bryar Brandvold (Securities & Corporate Finance)*
  • Christopher Tassone (Business/Corporate)

Ohio Rising Stars 2024 – Cleveland

  • Mira Aftim (Criminal Defense: White Collar)
  • Michael De Matteis (Mergers & Acquisitions)*
  • JoZeff W. Gebolys (Civil Litigation: Plaintiff)
  • Allison Smith Newsome (Health Care)*
  • Brandi N. Weekley (Business/Corporate)

Ohio Rising Stars 2024 – Columbus

  • Sarah M. Benoit (Business Litigation)
  • Lauren A. Kemp (Workers’ Compensation)
  • Jonathan N. Olivito (Business Litigation)
  • Rachel Smoot (Intellectual Property Litigation)*
  • Kathryn Wallrabenstein (Criminal Defense: White Collar)

Ohio Rising Stars 2024 – Dayton

  • Zachary D. Eddy (Energy & Resources)
  • Kristin H. Hardy (Intellectual Property)*
  • Zachary Heck (Technology Transactions)
  • Charles D. Pfister (Intellectual Property)*
  • Shawna Sorrell (Employment & Labor)

* Newly recognized.

About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.

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