February 6, 2009
Lane Alton & Horst firm members named to 2009 Ohio Super Lawyers included: MARY BARLEY-MCBRIDE, professional liability: defense; BELINDA S. BARNES, personal injury defense; CURTIS F. GANTZ, general litigation; JOSEPH A. GERLING, civil litigation defense; personal injury defense; products and construction litigation; JEFFREY W. HUTSON, construction litigation; RICK E. MARSH, civil litigation defense; THEODORE M. MUNSELL, personal injury defense; medical malpractice; GREGORY D. RANKIN, personal injury defense; and JAMES K. REUSS, personal injury defense; products. Barley-McBride, Gerling, Hutson, Marsh and Rankin were also named to Best Lawyers in America 2009
BRANDON ABSHIER has joined Wiles Boyle Burkholder & Bringardner as an associate practicing in estate planning, probate, litigation and collections.
Attorneys at Hahn Loeser & Parks were named Ohio Super Lawyers by Law & Politics for their practice in business litigation: STEPHEN E. CHAPPELEAR, MARC J. KESSLER, and JOHN F. MARSH. Named Ohio Rising Stars in areas of practice are DAWN R. HAYS, employment & labor;
LESLIE S. JOHNSON, business/corporate; and JEFFREY A. YEAGER, business litigation.
JEFFREY A. RICH and MARK H. GILLIS have started a new law firm, Rich & Gillis Law Group, and will focus their business on tax matters dealing with real estate, federal, state and other local tax litigation.
Baker & Hostetler adds two associates in its Columbus office: MAGDELINE K. MCALLISTER, previously comment editor of the North Carolina Journal of International Law & Commercial Regulation and law clerk for the Honorable Mark Martin, North Carolina Supreme Court; and CATHERINE E. WOLTERING who served as articles editor of The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution.
Frederick M. Luper, William B. Logan and Kenneth M. Richards of Luper Neidenthal & Logan have been named to the 2009 Ohio Super Lawyers list.
From James E. Arnold & Associates: JAMES ARNOLD and DAVID C. WINTERS have been named Ohio Super Lawyers; and SCOTT J. STITT is recognized as one of Ohio's Rising Stars.
MORGAN MASTERS has joined the public law practice group at Schottenstein Zox & Dunn and will focus her practice on prosecuting crimes on behalf of Grove City and the Village of Marble Cliff.
Shayne Nichols’ partner MICHELLE DUDLEY has been named an Ohio Rising Star 2009 by Law & Politics. Her practice is in the areas of business and commercial litigation.
CORRECTION: Apologies to Michael Close and Brian Close for mixing their images last month. MICHAEL CLOSE, Wiles Boyle Burkholder & Bringardner, earned the Super Lawyers designation awarded by Law & Politics.