Bricker & Eckler attorneys earn Best Lawyers 2018 recognition

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A total of 72 attorneys across Bricker & Eckler LLP’s Ohio offices were chosen by their peers for recognition in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

Not only does this year’s ranking include nine newly-listed Bricker attorneys, but four attorneys have been named 2018 “Lawyers of the Year” for their respective practice areas. (Only one attorney in each category is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” in each market.)

Bricker’s 2018 “Lawyers of the Year” are Anne Marie Sferra for Appellate Practice, David Conrad for Real Estate Law, Jim Flynn for Health Care Law and Kimball Carey for Education Law. All of these distinguished attorneys are recognized for their work in the Columbus market.

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


  • Catherine T. Dunlay (Health Care Law)
  • Mark A. Engel (Tax Law)
  • Mark E. Evans (Construction Law)
  • David J. Lampe (Education Law)
  • Jeffrey P. McSherry (Commercial Litigation)
  • Andrew M. Shott (Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Real Estate; Real Estate Law)
  • Claire M. Turcotte (Health Care Law)


  • Glenn S. Krassen (Energy Law; Natural Resources Law; Oil and Gas Law)
  • Thomas J. Onusko (Health Care Law)


  • Jerry O. Allen (Litigation and Controversy - Tax; Tax Law)
  • Laura G. Anthony (Education Law)
  • Maria J. Armstrong (Administrative / Regulatory Law; Energy Regulatory Law)
  • David G. Baker (Real Estate Law)
  • Catherine M. Ballard (Health Care Law)
  • Sally W. Bloomfield (Energy Law; Water Law)
  • Drew H. Campbell (Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Banking and Finance)
  • Kimball H. Carey (Education Law)**
  • Robert T. Castor (Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Transactions / UCC Law)
  • William T. Conard II (Public Finance Law)
  • David K. Conrad (Real Estate Law)**
  • Price D. Finley (Public Finance Law)
  • Jennifer A. Flint (Education Law)
  • James F. Flynn (Health Care Law)**
  • John F. Furniss III (Trusts and Estates)
  • Natalie T. Furniss (Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Insurance)
  • Dane A. Gaschen (Education Law)
  • Susan Geary (Education Law)*
  • Sylvia Lynn Gillis (Construction Law)*
  • Michael K. Gire (Health Care Law)
  • Katherine Giumenti (Litigation - Labor and Employment)*
  • Craig A. Haddox (Real Estate Law)
  • James J. Hughes (Commercial Litigation; 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; Commercial Finance Law; Commercial Transactions / UCC Law; Equipment Finance Law)
  • Richard F. Kane (Public Finance Law)
  • Marie-Joëlle C. Khouzam (Employment Law – Management; Labor Law - Management)
  • Quintin F. Lindsmith (Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Insurance)
  • Richard S. Lovering (Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants)
  • Edward A. Matto (Antitrust Law; Litigation - Antitrust)
  • Christopher L. McCloskey (Construction Law)*
  • Charles H. McCreary III (Real Estate Law)
  • Frank L. Merrill (Litigation - Environmental)
  • Karen M. Moore (Litigation - Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates)
  • Nicholas Pittner (Education Law; Labor Law - Management)
  • Rebecca C. Princehorn (Education Law; Public Finance Law)
  • Justin W. Ristau (Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law)
  • Jack R. Rosati, Jr. (Construction Law; Litigation - Construction)
  • James Schuck (Litigation - ERISA)*
  • Anne Marie Sferra (Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation)**
  • Sommer L. Sheely (Commercial Litigation)
  • Douglas L. Shevelow (Construction Law)
  • Diane M. Signoracci (Health Care Law)
  • Christopher N. Slagle (Government Relations Practice)*
  • Karen D. Smith (Health Care Law)
  • David C. Spialter (Health Care Law)
  • Bobbie S. Sprader (Litigation - Health Care; Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants)
  • 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)
  • Matt W. Warnock (Energy Law; Oil and Gas Law)
  • Sue M. Yount (Education Law)


  • Janet K. Cooper (Education Law)
  • M. Shannon Martin (Real Estate Law)*

*Denotes attorneys receiving Best Lawyers recognition for the first time.

**Denotes 2018 “Lawyers of the Year”


Located in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, Marietta and Barnesville, Bricker & Eckler is one of Ohio’s leading law firms. Bricker represents a wide variety of clients, with particular strength in health care, public sector, financial services and energy industries in Ohio and beyond. The firm has a long history of promoting and supporting diversity and inclusion in an ongoing effort to reflect the communities and clients it serves. Connect with Bricker online by visiting our website, as well as our Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages.


First published in 1983, Best Lawyers (copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC) is universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence and has been regarded as a respected and reliable source of legal referrals. Corporate Counsel magazine called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” Attorneys are named to the Best Lawyers list following a peer-review survey of more than 55,000 leading attorneys across the nation who cast nearly 6.7 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Because Best Lawyers is broadly read and respected, inclusion in the list is considered a significant honor in the profession. Specifically, attorneys honored as “Lawyers of the Year” received particularly high survey ratings for their legal abilities, professionalism and integrity.

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