June 27, 2008
SPECIAL THANKS for the GREEN gifts given to members who attended the annual meeting. Companies contributing to the goodie bags were Giant Eagle (shopping tote); Livingston Seed (seed packets); Luper Neidenthal & Logan, (compact florescent bulb); Rathburn & Associates (interactive slide with GREEN tips); Porter Wright Morris & Arthur (tire gauge).
Taft Stettinius & Hollister continues to build its Workers’ Compensation practice by adding new attorney, SUE A. WETZEL. She joins Robert W. Myers, who came to Taft in 2007 to build and solidify the firm’s overall workers’ compensation practice.
Announcing its 2008 rankings of lawyers and law firms, Chambers USA placed high ratings on Bricker & Eckler for several of its practice areas and attorneys. For areas of practice, it was ranked second in the state in natural resources & environment, construction, and real estate; third in litigation: general commercial. Attorneys were rated as follows: JOE DREITLER (ranked 1) in Intellectual Property; MICHAEL HOLMAN (2) Construction; JACK ROSATI (2) Construction; DAVE CONRAD (2) Real Estate: Finance; DAVID BAKER (2) Real Estate and Real Estate: Finance; FRANK MERRILL (3) Natural Resources & Environment: DREW CAMPBELL (3) Litigation: General Commercial; QUINTIN LINDSMITH (3) Litigation: General Commercial; ANNE MARIE SFERRA (4) Litigation: General Commercial; LUTHER LIGGETT (4) Construction; CHUCK WATERMAN (4) Natural Resources & Environment; SAM WAMPLER (4) Construction; STEVE INTIHAR (4) Real Estate: Finance.
Congratulations to the ALA (Columbus) Association of Legal Administrators for awards received during the National Conference in Seattle: Presidents' Award of Excellence, Gold Level for the Chapter; First Place for Electronic Newsletter; Third Place Bar Relations; Honorable Mention, Vendor Partnering; Honorable Mention, Chapter Website; Honorable Mention, Quest Award to Jennifer Johnson (Chester Willcox).
Lawyers in the Columbus office of Squire Sanders & Dempsey who received top ranking in the 2008 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business include: JOHN R. GALL, litigation; CRAIG A. STURTZ and KAREN A. WINTERS, environmental law; WILLIAM A. NOLAN, labor and employment law; and MICHAEL D. SAAD, real estate law.