168 Frost Brown Todd Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017

August 15, 2016

Frost Brown Todd (FBT) would like to congratulate the firm’s 168 attorneys recognized in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers® has been regarded by both the profession and the public as the most credible and definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. Lawyers are chosen for inclusion based solely on a vote of their peers. Listings cannot be bought and no purchase is required to be considered.

A total of 18 FBT attorneys throughout the firm’s eight-state footprint were also awarded the recognition “Lawyer of the Year,” an award that is presented annually to a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area. These lawyers work in the firm’s Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis, Lexington, Louisville and Nashville offices.

Below is the list of Frost Brown Todd attorneys recognized in this year’s Best Lawyers publication. The list is organized by office location; 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 denotes attorneys listed for at least that many years; an asterisk (*) denotes an attorney that is listed for the first time. 

CHARLESTON, WV

Carol Smith – (5)Commercial Litigation

CINCINNATI, OH

Deborah S. Adams (30)

Employment Law – Management

Labor Law – Management

Litigation – Labor and Employment

Thomas D. Anthony (10)

Health Care Law

Todd H. Bailey (10) Lawyer of the Year (Arbitration)

Arbitration

Commercial Litigation

Copyright Law

Information Technology Law

Mediation

Technology Law

Trademark Law

David S. Bence (10)

Banking and Finance Law

Matthew C. Blickensderfer (5)

Commercial Litigation

Litigation – Antitrust

Grant S. Cowan (10)

Commercial Litigation

Joseph J. Dehner (10)

International Arbitration - Commercial

International Trade and Finance Law

Douglas R. Dennis

Commercial Litigation

Monica L. Dias (5)

Media Law

Robert A. Dimling (10)

Employment Law – Management Litigation - Labor and Employment

Paige L. Ellerman (5)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Susan Grogan Faller (20)

Commercial Litigation

First Amendment Law

Media Law

James C. Frooman

Commercial Litigation

Thomas L. Gabelman (10)

Construction Law

Litigation – Construction

Neil Ganulin (15)

Corporate Law

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Securities Regulation

Ronald E. Gold (15)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Steven J. Goldstein (20)

Litigation – Patent

Patent Law

D. Scott Gurney (10)

Commercial Litigation

Construction Law

Litigation – Construction

Colleen M. Haas

Real Estate law

Christopher S. Habel (10)

Environmental Law

Litigation - Environmental

Walter E. Haggerty (10) Lawyer of the Year (Railroad Law)

Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Railroad Law

Adam P. Hall (10)

Commercial Litigation

Stephen N. Haughey (15)

Environmental Law

Litigation - Environmental

Water Law

Jeremy A. Hayden

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

William D. Hayes (15) – Lawyer of the Year (Environmental Law)

Environmental Law

Litigation - Environmental

John S. Higgins

Construction Law

Frederick W. Kindel (5)

Real Estate Law

William N. Kirkham (5)

Corporate Law

John C. Krug (5)

Real Estate Law

Patricia D. Laub (20)

Trusts and Estates

P. Reid Lemasters (10)

Banking and Finance Law

Real Estate Law

Douglas L. Lutz (10)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation – Bankruptcy

Kimberly K. Mauer (10)

Banking and Finance Law

Bernard L. McKay (10)

Trusts and Estates

Kevin N. McMurray (15)

Environmental Law

Litigation – Environmental

William L. Montague (10)

Trusts and Estates

Martin E. Mooney (20)

Tax Law

Beth Schneider Naylor

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Raymond D. Neusch (5)

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

E. Richard Oberschmidt (25)

Real Estate Law

Michael J. O'Grady (10)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Real Estate Law

David C. Olson (10)

Commercial Litigation

Litigation – Construction

Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III (20)

Appellate Practice

Commercial Litigation

Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Jeffery R. Rush (20)

Banking and Finance Law

Corporate Law

Karlyn A. Schnapp, Ph.D. (5)

Patent Law

Ann G. Schoen (5) Lawyer of the Year (Litigation – Patent)

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Litigation – Patent

Patent Law

Charles E. Schroer (5)

Real Estate Law

Samuel M. Scoggins (5)

Litigation and Controversy - Tax

Jeffrey S. Shoskin (5)

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

David A. Skidmore, Jr. (10)

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Douglas D. Thomson (10)

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Non-Profit / Charities Law

Steven M. Wesloh (5)

Environmental Law

Litigation – Environmental

W. Russell Wilson (10)

Real Estate Law

George E. Yund (20)

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Hilla M. Zerbst (10) –

Workers' Compensation Law – Employers

COLUMBUS, OH

John I. Cadwallader (20)

Real Estate Law

Stephen E. Chappelear (20)

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Construction

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Daniel F. Edwards (10)

Construction Law

Litigation – Construction

Steven J. Ellcessor

Corporate Law

William M. Harter

Insurance Law

Russell J. Kutell (5)

Litigation - Real Estate

Jeffrey N. Lindemann (5)

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

David A. Rogers (10)

Public Finance Law

Stephen P. Samuels (10) – Lawyer of the Year (Litigation - Environmental)

Environmental Law

Litigation – Environmental

Noel C. Shepard (*)

Workers’ Compensation Law - Employers

Stephen J. Smith, Sr. (10)

Communications Law

Litigation – Municipal

Municipal Law

Thomas V. Williams (10)

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Stephen P. Withee

Construction Law

DALLAS, TX

Daniel P. Novakov (5)

Tax Law

R. Barrett Richards

Health Care Law

 

FLORENCE, KY

James A. Dietz (10)

Health Care Law

Robert D. Hudson (10)

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law – Management

Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III (20)

Appellate Practice

Commercial Litigation

Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Philip J. Schworer (10)

Environmental Law

Litigation – Environmental

Gregory S. Shumate (5)

Corporate Law

INDIANAPOLIS, IN

Thomas F. Bedsole (5)

Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

Michael T. Bindner

Corporate Law

Terrence L. Brookie (10)

Commercial Litigation

Construction Law

Litigation – Construction

Alan S. Brown (15)

Commercial Litigation

Howard R. Cohen (5)

Banking and Finance Law

AJ Correale

Copyright Law

Thomas L. Davis (15)

Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Jeffrey S. Dible (5) – Lawyer of the Year (Litigation and Controversy - Tax)

Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Litigation and Controversy - Tax

Trusts and Estates

Thomas W. Farlow (5) – Lawyer of the Year (Criminal Defense: General Practice)

Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Julia Blackwell Gelinas (10)

Appellate Practice

Construction Law

Litigation – Construction

Robert L. Hartley (10)

Commercial Litigation

Kandi Kilkelly Hidde (5)

Litigation – ERISA

Jeffrey A. Hokanson (10)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Commercial Litigation

Litigation – Bankruptcy

Daniel P. King

Construction Law

Jeffrey J. Mortier (5)

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Kevin Charles Murray (5)

Administrative / Regulatory Law

Nicholas C. Pappas (5)

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Eric A. Riegner (10)

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Randall R. Riggs (15)

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Mark J. Roberts (15)

Family Law

Matthew R. Schantz

Patent Law

Kevin C. Schiferl (10)

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Maggie L. Smith (5)

Appellate Practice

Robert B. Thornburg

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Thomas E. Wheeler II (10) Lawyer of the Year (Litigation – Municipal)

Education Law

Litigation - Municipal

LEXINGTON, KY

Jeffrey L. Hallos (15) Lawyer of the Year (Mergers and Acquisitions Law)

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Warren J. Hoffmann (15) – Lawyer of the Year (Energy Law)

Corporate Law

Energy Law

International Mergers and Acquisitions

Mining Law

Natural Resources Law

Barry D. Hunter (5)

Commercial Litigation

Bryan K. Mattingly (5)

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Greg E. Mitchell (10)

Insurance Law

Keith Moorman (5)

Employment Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Susan J. Pope (5) Lawyer of the Year (Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Edward A. Receski (10)

Real Estate Law

Barton T. Rogers (5) Lawyer of the Year (Trusts and Estates)

Trusts and Estates

Paul E. Sullivan (20)

Commercial Litigation

Corporate Law

Litigation - Banking and Finance

Deborah Holland Tudor (20)

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

LOUISVILLE, KY

Dale E. Ahearn (25)

Project Finance Law

Real Estate Law

Joseph L. Ardery (10)

Health Care Law

Nathan L. Berger (5)

Banking and Finance Law

Douglas A. Bozell (5) Lawyer of the Year (Trusts and Estates)

Trusts and Estates

Theresa A. Canaday (5)

Commercial Litigation

Richard S. Cleary (15)

Labor Law – Management

James D. Cockrum (10)

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law – Management

Tony C. Coleman (10) Lawyer of the Year (Labor Law – Management)

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law – Management

Dennis J. Conniff (15)

Environmental Law

Litigation – Environmental

Steven M. Crawford (5)

Litigation - Construction

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

John R. Crockett III (10)

Commercial Litigation

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

Scott W. Dolson (10)

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Tax Law

John S. Egan (10) – Lawyer of the Year (Litigation – Bankruptcy)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Public Finance Law

Stephen E. Embry (5)

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

James A. Giesel (10)

Banking and Finance Law

Corporate Governance Law

Corporate Law

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Securities Regulation

C. Edward Glasscock (25)

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

F. Gerald Greenwell (25)

Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Trusts and Estates

Timothy J. Hagerty (10)

Environmental Law

Litigation - Environmental

Mining Law

Oil and Gas Law

Debbie Reiss Hardesty (20)

Corporate Law

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Barry A. Hines (10)

Real Estate Law

Edward M. King (10)

Banking and Finance Law

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation – Bankruptcy

Douglas W. Langdon (5)

Insurance Law

Litigation – Insurance

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Susan C. Lonowski (5)

Litigation - Labor and Employment

John T. Lovett (15) Lawyer of the Year (Employment Law – Management)

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law – Management

Alan K. MacDonald (10)

Corporate Governance Law

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Securities Regulation

Timothy W. Martin (25)

Real Estate Law

Winston E. Miller (10)

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Patrick R. Northam (10)

Corporate Law

Energy Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Thomas P. O’Brien III

Litigation – Intellectual Property

D. Patton Pelfrey (30)

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Gene F. Price (5)

Insurance Law

Glenn Price (20) Lawyer of the Year (Land Use and Zoning)

Land Use and Zoning Law

Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

Charles M. Pritchett (10)

Commercial Litigation

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Sheryl G. Snyder (15)

Appellate Practice

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Mark F. Sommer (20)

Litigation and Controversy - Tax

Tax Law

Alison M. Stemler (10)

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Cynthia L. Stewart (15)

Copyright Law

Information Technology Law

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Trademark Law

R. James Straus (25)

Banking and Finance Law

Corporate Law

Financial Services Regulation Law

Franchise Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

William G. Strench (10)

Corporate Governance Law

Corporate Law

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Venture Capital Law

Robert C. Webb (10)

Litigation and Controversy – Tax

Geoffrey M. White

Real Estate Law

Richard L. Wood (5)

Real Estate Law

C. Laurence Woods III (20)

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

NASHVILLE, TN

Nathan L. Berger (5)

Banking and Finance Law

Scott R. Brown (10)

Insurance Law

Litigation – Construction

Van P. East III (5)

Corporate Law

Kelly L. Frey (10) Lawyer of the Year (Information Technology)

Corporate Law

Information Technology Law

Technology Law

William C. Gullett (5)

Corporate Law

Joseph A. Kelly (10)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Thomas H. Lee (5)

Government Relations Practice

Mekesha H. Montgomery (5)

Employment Law - Management

Richard J. Nickels

Corporate Law

Robert V. Sartin (10)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation - Bankruptcy

WEST CHESTER, OH

Thomas B. Allen (10)

Education Law

Kevin L. Cooney (5)

Banking and Finance Law

Donald L. Crain (5)

Employment Law - Management

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

Kevin K. Malof

Real Estate Law

Scott D. Phillips (5)

Commercial Litigation

Land Use and Zoning Law

Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

Litigation - Municipal

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