Kegler Brown Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America©

With the release of its annual publication, The Best Lawyers in America© has again recognized a number of Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter attorneys. In the 2018 edition, 35 Kegler Brown attorneys are featured, with 5 of them also selected as the “Lawyer of the Year” in Columbus in various practice areas.

Being named “Lawyer of the Year” follows a selection process based on outstanding voting averages received from an extensive peer-review assessment the Best Lawyers team conducts with thousands of leading lawyers each year. The Kegler Brown attorneys listed below have been selected as the Columbus-area’s 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in the following practices:

Also, Kegler Brown continues to expand its recognition, as three attorneys – Global Education chair and Asia-Pacific Team Leader Vinita Bahri-Mehra, Probate practice chair Mark Reitz and Government Affairs practice chair Steve Tugend – are listed in Best Lawyers for the first time.

The following Kegler Brown attorneys have been selected to appear in The Best Lawyers in America for 2018. In parentheses is the year they were first listed in Best Lawyers:

Vinita Bahri-Mehra

  • Corporate Law

Richard C. Brahm (2007)

  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Litigation

Ralph Breitfeller (2011)

  • Antitrust Law

John P. Brody (2010)

  • Bankruptcy Litigation

Robert Cohen (2008)

  • Antitrust Litigation

Kenneth Cookson (2009)

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Banking + Finance Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Litigation

Catherine A. Cunningham (2010)

  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Litigation

Scott Doran (2013)

  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law

Lawrence Feheley (2003)

  • Employment Law – Management
  • Labor Law – Management

Loriann E. Fuhrer (2013)

  • Commercial Litigation

Don Gregory (2005)

  • Construction Law
  • Construction Litigation

Allen L. Handlan (2011)

  • Banking + Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law

Thomas W. Hill (1993)

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

Chuck Kegler (1995)

  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Todd M. Kegler (2010)

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers + Acquisitions Law

Mike Madigan (2014)

  • Construction Law

Dave McCarty (2010)

  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employees

Larry J. McClatchey (2012)

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bankruptcy Litigation

Randall W. Mikes (2016)

  • Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

S. Michael Miller (2006)

  • Criminal Defense - General Practice
  • Criminal Defense - White-Collar

Mark Reitz

  • Trusts and Estates

Paul D. Ritter Jr. (1995)

  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Tax Law

Rusty Schuermann (2017)

  • Insurance Law

Robert G. Schuler (2016)

  • Insurance Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation

Tom Sigmund (1995)

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Martijn Steger (2008)

  • Corporate Law

Geoffrey Stern (2005)

  • Appellate Practice
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

Jeffrey W. Stiltner (2017)

  • Real Estate Law

Roger P. Sugarman (2007)

  • Appellate Practice
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Energy Law
  • Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation
  • Securities Litigation

Steve Tugend

  • Government Relations Practice

Timothy Tullis (2010)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Labor + Employment Litigation

Chris Weber (2007)

  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

Melvin D. Weinstein (2006)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Labor + Employment Litigation

Nick Wilkes (2014)

  • Real Estate Law

Michael E. Zatezalo (2007)

  • Gaming Law
  • Real Estate Law

About Best Lawyers®

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Tens of thousands of leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and they have received more than 12 million votes to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.3 million evaluations were analyzed, which resulted in approximately 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."