The Best Lawyers in America© Recognizes Kegler Brown Attorneys

Best Lawyers® continues its recognition of Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter’s attorneys by once again including many of them in its annual publication. The 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© has awarded 32 Kegler Brown attorneys a ranking and named 6 of them "Lawyer of the Year" in Columbus for a variety of practice areas.

“Lawyer of the Year” is 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. For 2017, these Kegler Brown attorneys have been selected in the following practices:

The following attorneys have been selected to appear in The Best Lawyers in America for 2017:

Allen L. Handlan (2011)

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law

Catherine A. Cunningham (2010)

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

Charles J. Kegler (1995)

  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Christopher J. Weber (2007)

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

David M. McCarty (2010)

  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Donald W. Gregory (2005)

  • Construction Law
  • Litigation - Construction

Geoffrey Stern (2005)

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

Jeffrey W. Stiltner (*)

  • Real Estate Law

John P. Brody (2010)

  • Litigation - Bankruptcy

Kenneth R. Cookson (2009)

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

Larry J. McClatchey (2012)

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

Lawrence F. Feheley (2003)

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management

Loriann E. Fuhrer (2013)

  • Commercial Litigation

S. Martijn Steger (2008)

  • Corporate Law

Melvin D. Weinstein (2006)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Michael E. Zatezalo (2007)

  • Gaming Law
  • Real Estate Law

Michael J. Madigan (2014)

  • Construction Law

Nicholas E. Wilkes (2014)

  • Real Estate Law

Paul D. Ritter, Jr. (1995)

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

Ralph E. Breitfeller (2011)

  • Antitrust Law

Randall W. Mikes (2016)

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

Richard C. Brahm (2007)

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

Robert G. Cohen (2008)

  • Litigation - Antitrust

Robert G. Schuler (2016)

  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property

Roger P. Sugarman (2007)

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

Rusty W. Schuermann (*)

  • Insurance Law

Scott M. Doran (2013)

  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law

S. Michael Miller (2006)

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

Thomas J. Sigmund (1995)

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Thomas W. Hill (1993)

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

Timothy T. Tullis (2010)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Todd M. Kegler (2010)

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

(Year) First year the lawyer was listed.
(*) Lawyers who are listed for the first time in Best Lawyers.

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. Over 79,000 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 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 6.7 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 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."