Type: News
Date: 06/23/2009

Taft Ranks High in Chambers USA 2009


Taft Ranks High in Chambers USA 2009
10 Indianapolis Attorneys Named as ‘America’s Leading Business Lawyers’


INDIANAPOLIS, IN– Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP announces ten firm partners have been recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2009, a leading lawyer guide.  The Guide is an independent, objective, research-based ranking of leading U.S. lawyers and law firms throughout the United States. 

Robert J. Hicks, Linda L. Pence and James A. Strain were recognized by Chambers USA as ‘Top Ranked’ attorneys. In addition, Taft was recognized as a leading firm in eight practice areas: Corporate/M&A; Labor and Employment (Top Ranked in Ohio); Intellectual Property; Banking & Finance; Bankruptcy/Restructuring; Litigation: General Commercial; Real Estate; and Natural Resources & Environment. Taft had 30 attorneys ranked firm-wide.

The following Indiana Taft attorneys have been recognized by their clients and peers:

• Jackie M. Bennett, Litigation: General Commercial
• Ralph A. Caruso, II, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions
• Donald K. Densborn, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions
• Edward W. Harris III, Litigation: General Commercial
• Robert J. Hicks, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (Top Ranked)
• Linda L. Pence, Litigation: General Commercial (Top Ranked)
• Erick D. Ponader, Real Estate
• Steve C. Shockley, Litigation: General Commercial
• James A. Strain, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions (Top Ranked)
• Michael C. Terrell, Labor and Employment

Chambers USA named 15 Taft Cincinnati attorneys as “America’s Leading Business Lawyers.”  Recognized were: Kim K. Burke (Natural Resources & Environment), Doreen Canton (Labor & Employment), Edward D. Diller (Real Estate), G. Jack Donson, Jr. (Litigation:Antitrust), Gerald S. Greenberg (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/Restructuring), John M. Mueller (Intellectual Property), Timothy P. Reilly (Labor & Employment), Gregory Parker Rogers (Labor & Employment), Jeffrey S. Schloemer (Banking & Finance), Mark J. Stepaniak (Labor & Employment) and Thomas T. Terp (Natural Resources & Environment).

Taft attorneys in the Cleveland office named were: Bruce E. Gaynor (Real Estate), Stephen M. O’Bryan (Litigation: General Commercial), William M. Phillips (Real Estate) and Richard A. Rosner (Real Estate). David H. Wallace was recognized in two practices, 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 http://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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