Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America® 2017

Professionals: Anthony J. Abate; W. Thad Adams, III ; M. Scott Aubry; Jaime Austrich; David F. Axelrod; John C. Barron; Neema M. Bell; Jenifer A. Belt; Thomas C. Blank; Michael E. Born; Eric D. Britton; John H. Burson; C. Philip Campbell, Jr.; C. Graham Carothers, Jr.; Douglas A. Cherry; Ronald A. Christaldi; David H. Conaway; David J. Coyle; Terrance K. Davis; Scott G. Deller; Gary R. Diesing; Thomas P. Dillon; Edwin G. Emerson; Julio C. Esquivel; Vivian C. Folk; Jack G. Fynes; Bruce H. Gordon; Cheryl L. Gordon; William H. Gosline; Douglas G. Haynam; John W. Hilbert, II; W. Kent Ihrig; John S. Inglis; Regina M. Joseph; Warren P. Kean; John D. Kocher; Kathleen A. Kress; Gregory T. Lodge; Paul R. Lynch; John N. MacKay; Gregory M. Marks; Ernest J. Marquart; Timothy C. McCarthy; Michael S. McGowan; Brian N. McMahon; Steven A. Meckler; Donald M. Mewhort, Jr.; John K. Nelson; Robert B. Norris; John H. Northey III; Michael J. O'Callaghan; William L. Patberg; Mary Ellen Pisanelli; Thomas G. Pletz; David J. Rectenwald; Cynthia L. Rerucha; Joseph A. Rideout; James I. Rothschild; Stephen A. Rothschild; Gregory S. Shumaker; John J. Siciliano; Peter R. Silverman; Joseph S. Simpson; Darrell C. Smith; Scott M. Stevenson; John L. Straub; William H. Sturges; William R. Swindle; J. Todd Timmerman; Louis E. Tosi; Mark Wagoner; David F. Waterman; Martin D. Werner; James F. White, Jr.; David W. Wicklund; Steele B. Windle, III; Thomas M. Wood; Kathryn J. Woodward; Gregory C. Yadley; Mechelle Zarou

TOLEDO, OH – Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that 82 of its lawyers were included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

Additionally, six lawyers earned Best Lawyers® 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” recognition in their respective practice areas, as follows:

William L. Patberg:  Toledo – Environmental Law
Darrell C. Smith:  Tampa – Securities Regulation
Scott M. Stevenson:  Charlotte – Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
J. Todd Timmerman:  Tampa – Litigation - Intellectual Property
Martin C. Werner:  Toledo – Banking and Finance Law
Gregory C. Yadley:  Tampa – Corporate Compliance Law

The full list of Shumaker’s lawyers selected for 2017 include: 


W. Thad Adams, III:  Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law
David H. Conaway:  Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Warren P. Kean:  Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Tax Law
John D. Kocher:  Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Steven A. Meckler:  Commercial Litigation
Robert B. Norris:  Business Organizations
John H. Northey III:  Real Estate Law
Scott M. Stevenson:  Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
William H. Sturges:  Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Land Use and Zoning Law
Steele B. Windle, III:  Litigation – Construction


David F. Axelrod:  Corporate Compliance Law
Michael E. Born:  Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
Edwin G. Emerson:  Health Care Law
Michael J. O'Callaghan:  Environmental Law


Anthony J. Abate:  Commercial Litigation, Construction Law
Douglas A. Cherry:  Copyright Law, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Trademark Law
Cheryl L. Gordon:  Tax Law
Gregory M. Marks:  Tax Law


Jaime Austrich:  Commercial Litigation
C. Philip Campbell, Jr.:  Commercial Litigation, Litigation – First Amendment, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions
C. Graham Carothers, Jr.:  Real Estate Law
Ronald A. Christaldi:  Health Care Law
Julio C. Esquivel:  Corporate Governance Law
Bruce H. Gordon:  Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
W. Kent Ihrig:  Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law
John S. Inglis:  Real Estate Law
Paul R. Lynch:  Corporate Law
Ernest J. Marquart:  Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation
Darrell C. Smith:  Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
William R. Swindle:  Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
J. Todd Timmerman:  Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law
Thomas M. Wood:  Commercial Litigation
Gregory C. Yadley:  Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law


Michael Scott Aubry:  Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
John C. Barron:  Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Neema M. Bell:  Civil Rights Law, Employment Law – Individuals
Jenifer A. Belt:  Health Care Law
Thomas C. Blank:  Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
Eric D. Britton:  Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
John H. Burson:  Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates
David J. Coyle:  Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
Terrance K. Davis:  Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Scott G. Deller:  Workers' Compensation Law – Employers
Gary R. Diesing:  Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Thomas P. Dillon:  Commercial Litigation
Vivian C. Folk:  Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Jack G. Fynes:  Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
William H. Gosline:  Trusts and Estates
Douglas G. Haynam:  Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
John W. Hilbert, II:  Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Real Estate Law
Regina M. Joseph:  Immigration Law
Kathleen A. Kress:  Franchise Law
Gregory T. Lodge:  Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
John N. MacKay:  Banking and Finance Law
Timothy C. McCarthy:  Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management
Michael S. McGowan:  Business Organizations; Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law, Corporate Law, Tax Law
Brian N. McMahon:  Franchise Law
Donald M. Mewhort, Jr.:  Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management
John K. Nelson:  Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
William L. Patberg:  Environmental Law
Mary Ellen Pisanelli:  Corporate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
Thomas G. Pletz:  Commercial Litigation, Litigation – First Amendment, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Media Law
David J. Rectenwald:  Trusts and Estates
Cynthia L. Rerucha:  Real Estate Law
Joseph A. Rideout:  Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
James I. Rothschild:   Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
Stephen A. Rothschild:  Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Trusts and Estates
Gregory S. Shumaker:  Real Estate Law
John J. Siciliano:  Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, Workers' Compensation Law – Employers
Peter R. Silverman:  Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Franchise Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Securities, Mediation
Joseph S. Simpson:  Environmental Law
John L. Straub:  Family Law
Louis E. Tosi:  Environmental Law
Mark D. Wagoner:  Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Franchise Law
David F. Waterman:  Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Tax Law
Martin D. Werner:  Banking and Finance Law
James F. White, Jr.:  Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
David W. Wicklund:  Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent
Dennis P. Witherell:  Health Care Law
Kathryn J. Woodward:  Trusts and Estates
Mechelle Zarou:  Immigration Law

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.  For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 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."

Lawyers being honored as “Lawyer of the Year” are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the exhaustive peer-review assessments that Best Lawyers conducts with thousands of leading lawyers each year.  Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.  Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant.

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Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 245 lawyers and five offices in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Fla.; and Charlotte, N.C.  Shumaker is a premier provider of quality legal services.  Whether it's commitment to clients or work in the community, involvement lies at the core of all of Shumaker’s initiatives.



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