Type: News
Date: 04/21/2009

Taft Ranks as Leader in 8 Practice Areas, by Chambers USA 2009, and 30 Attorneys Named as 'America's Leading Business Lawyers'

Cincinnati, OH – The 2009 edition of Chambers USA ranked Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP as a leading law firm in eight practice areas, and named 30 Taft attorneys as “America’s Leading Business Lawyers.” Chambers & Partners determines the top U.S. lawyers through extensive research over the course of a year. The prestigious Chambers USA Guide: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business covers all the major practice areas at the national level, as well as key specialties within each state.

Taft was recognized as a leading firm in eight practice areas: Corporate/M&A; Labor & Employment; Intellectual Property; Banking & Finance; Bankruptcy/Restructuring; Litigation; Real Estate; and Natural Resources & Environment.

Taft attorneys recognized were:

  • Jackie M. Bennett, Jr. (Litigation: General Commercial)
  • Kim K. Burke (Natural Resources & Environment)
  • Doreen Canton (Labor & Employment)
  • Ralph A. Caruso II (Corporate/M&A)
  • Donald K. Densborn (Corporate/M&A)
  • Edward D. Diller (Real Estate)
  • G. Jack Donson, Jr. (Litigation: Antitrust)
  • Bruce E. Gaynor (Real Estate)
  • Gerald S. Greenberg (Corporate/M&A)
  • Edward W. Harris III (Litigation: General Commercial)
  • Robert J. Hicks (Corporate/M&A)
  • Timothy E. Hoberg (Corporate/M&A)
  • Timothy J. Hurley (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)
  • Michael A. Laing (Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation)
  • W. Timothy Miller (Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights)
  • John M. Mueller (Intellectual Property)
  • Stephen M. O’Bryan (Litigation: General Commercial)
  • Linda L. Pence (Litigation: General Commercial)
  • William M. Phillips (Real Estate)
  • Erick D. Ponader (Real Estate)
  • Timothy P. Reilly (Labor & Employment)
  • Gregory Parker Rogers (Labor & Employment)
  • Richard A. Rosner (Real Estate)
  • Jeffrey S. Schloemer (Banking & Finance)
  • Steven C. Shockley (Litigation: General Commercial)
  • Mark J. Stepaniak (Labor & Employment)
  • James A. Strain (Corporate/M&A)
  • Thomas T. Terp (Natural Resources & Environment)
  • Michael C. Terrell (Labor & Employment)
  • David H. Wallace (Construction and Litigation: General Commercial)

About Chambers

Chambers & Partners, based in London, began as general book publishers in 1969. In 1990, Chambers published the Chambers Directory of the UK’s leading law firms; the company then began specializing in legal publishing. Chambers’ staff of 100 full-time researchers now prepares several renowned directories worldwide, which rank leading lawyers based upon their reputation among peers and clients. The Chambers Guides list the top lawyers in 175 countries, providing independent rankings and editorial commentary. Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business published its first edition in 2003. For more information visit www.chambersandpartners.com.

About Taft

At Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, delivering outstanding legal performance to help clients succeed is what drives and motivates its more than 375 attorneys and legal professionals every day. Taft has offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Northern Kentucky; Phoenix, Arizona; and Beijing, China. 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, Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights, Environmental, Health and Life Sciences; Personal Services; Real Estate and Tax law. With a proven track record of experience since 1885, Taft offers breadth and depth of legal expertise coupled with a trusted business perspective, helping its clients, big and small, regionally, nationally and internationally, in reaching their goals.

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