Seven Taft Attorneys “Top Ranked” by Chambers USA 2014

38 Attorneys and 11 Practices Recognized in Total

May 30, 2014 // // Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP announces that seven Taft attorneys are "Top Ranked" in the recently released 2014 edition of Chambers USA. Chambers ranks both lawyers and law firms based on the research of more than 150 full-time editors and researchers.

Top ranked Taft attorneys in Ohio include:

  • Kim K. Burke (Natural Resources & Environment)
  • G. Jack Donson, Jr. (Litigation: Antitrust)
  • Timothy J. Hurley (Bankruptcy/Restructuring)
  • Timothy P. Reilly (Labor & Employment)

Top ranked Taft attorneys in Indiana include:

  • Frank J. Deveau (Environment)
  • Robert J. Hicks (Corporate/M&A)
  • James A. Strain (Corporate/M&A)

In total, thirty-eight Taft attorneys are recognized as "Leaders in their Field." Following is the list of attorneys, including the seven "Top Ranked" attorneys mentioned above:

In Illinois:

  • Edward J. Kus, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
  • Anthony R. Licata, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

In Indiana:

  • Jackie M. Bennett, Jr., Litigation: General Commercial
  • Ralph A. Caruso II, Corporate/M&A
  • Frank J. Deveau, Environment
  • David L. Guevara, Environment (Associate to Watch)
  • Robert J. Hicks, Corporate/M&A
  • Jonathan G. Polak, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Erick D. Ponader, Real Estate
  • James A. Strain, Corporate/M&A
  • Michael C. Terrell, Labor & Employment

In Ohio:

  • Kim K. Burke, Natural Resources & Environment
  • Doreen Canton, Labor & Employment
  • Edward D. Diller, Real Estate
  • G. Jack Donson, Litigation: Antitrust
  • W. Stuart Dornette, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Catherine T. Dunlay, Healthcare
  • Stephen C. Fitch, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Gerald S. Greenberg, Corporate/M&A
  • Stephen M. Griffith Jr., Real Estate
  • Kerry P. Hastings, Labor & Employment
  • Timothy J. Hurley, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Ralph W. Kohnen, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
  • Michael A. Laing, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Margaret A. Lawson, Intellectual Property
  • Edward J. Leader, Natural Resources & Environment
  • W. Timothy Miller, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Craig B. Paynter, Construction
  • William M. Phillips, Real Estate
  • Timothy P. Reilly, Labor & Employment
  • Gregory Parker Rogers, Labor & Employment
  • Charles R. "Rocky" Saxbe, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Russell S. Sayre, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Jeffrey S. Schloemer, Banking & Finance
  • Lynn M. Schulte, Banking & Finance (Associate to Watch)
  • Mark J. Stepaniak, Labor & Employment
  • Thomas T. Terp, Natural Resources & Environment
  • David H. Wallace, Litigation: General Commercial

Taft is also recognized as a leading firm in 11 practice areas: Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Construction, Corporate/M&A, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Healthcare, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial, Natural Resources & Environment and Real Estate.

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. 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

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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