Bricker & Eckler Attorneys Named to National "Best Lawyers" List

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Columbus, Ohio, August 24, 2012 ... Fifty-one lawyers from Bricker & Eckler LLP, representing nearly 39 percent of the firm's attorneys, recently were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Corporate Counsel magazine called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed.

Attorneys are named to the list following a peer-review survey of more than 36,000 leading attorneys across the nation who cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers listed in Best Lawyers have no say in selecting the practice areas in which they are listed. Attorneys are voted into the named practice area as a result of the votes received from peers. The subspecialties listed after their names are based on information from a variety of sources.

Bricker is proud to congratulate these honored attorneys, listed by location and practice area:


Glenn S. Krassen (Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil & Gas Law)


Jerry O. Allen (Litigation & Controversy - Tax, Tax Law)

Laura Anthony (Education Law)

David G. Baker (Real Estate Law)

Catherine M. Ballard (Health Care Law)

John P. Beavers (Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law)

John F. Birath, Jr. (Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants)

Sally W. Bloomfield (Water Law, Energy Law)

Drew H. Campbell (Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking & Finance)

Kimball H. Carey (Education Law)

William T. Conard II (Public Finance Law)

David K. Conrad (Real Estate Law)

Jennifer A. Flint (Education Law)

John F. Furniss III (Trusts and Estates)

James F. Flynn (Health Care Law)

Dane A. Gaschen (Education Law)

Michael K. Gire (Health Care Law)

Craig A. Haddox (Real Estate Law)

James J. Hughes (Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental)

Stephen Intihar (Real Estate Law)

Kenneth C. Johnson (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy)

Gordon W. Johnston (Banking and Finance Law, Equipment Finance Law)

Richard F. Kane (Public Finance Law)

Donald R. Keller (Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment)

Gordon F. Litt (Tax Law, Trusts and Estates)

Richard S. Lovering (Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants)

Edward A. Matto (Antitrust Law, Litigation - Antitrust)

Frank L. Merrill (Litigation - Environmental)

Karen M. Moore (Litigation - Trusts & Estates, Trusts and Estates)

Thomas J. O'Brien (Communications Law, Energy Law, Water Law)

Rebecca C. Princehorn (Education Law, Public Finance Law)

Robert C. Rafferty (Trusts and Estates)

Jack Rosati, Jr. (Construction Law, Litigation - Construction)

James A. Rutledge (Corporate Law)

Anne Marie Sferra (Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation)

Diane M. Signoracci (Health Care Law)

Karen D. Smith (Health Care Law)

David C. Spialter (Health Care Law)

Elisabeth A. Squeglia (Health Care Law)

Christopher N. Swank (Real Estate Law)

Betsy A. Swift (Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management)

Kurtis A. Tunnell (Government Relations Practice)

Samuel Wampler (Construction Law)

David M. Whittaker (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy)

Faith M. Williams (Administrative / Regulatory Law, Insurance Law)

Cincinnati-Dayton (West Chester):

Mark A. Engel (Tax Law)

Jeffrey McSherry (Commercial Litigation)

Andrew M. Shott (Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Real Estate, Real Estate Law)

Claire Turcotte (Health Care Law)


Bricker & Eckler is one of Ohio’s leading law firms. Located in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati-Dayton, the firm represents a wide variety of clients, including businesses and corporations, nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, health care entities, school districts, municipalities, banks and insurers. For more information, visit

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