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10.01.2019

CLEVELAND, October 1, 2019 – Thirteen Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP attorneys were selected for inclusion to the “Benchmark Litigation 2020” guide. Benchmark Litigation deemed Calfee a market leader and ranked the firm as a “Recommended” Litigation law firm in Ohio for 2020. 

Benchmark Litigation’s results are the culmination of a six-month research period that included extensive interviews with the nation’s leading private practice lawyers and in-house counsel. Benchmark Litigation, now in its 13th year of publication, is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation in the United States.

Overall, seven attorneys were named “Local Litigation Stars,” four attorneys were selected for inclusion to the “Labor & Employment Star – Midwest” list and two attorneys were selected for inclusion to the “40 & Under Hot List.”

The following list includes the Calfee attorneys ranked by Benchmark Litigation 2020 in their “Local Litigation Star” category and notes the practice areas for which they are recognized:

Mitchell G. Blair, Partner and Vice Chairman (Cleveland) – “Local Litigation Star”

  • General Commercial
  • International Arbitration
  • Professional Liability
  • Securities
  • White Collar Crime

Maura L. Hughes, Partner and Litigation Group Co-Chair (Cleveland) – “Local Litigation Star”

  • Antitrust
  • General Commercial

James F. Lang, Partner (Cleveland) – “Local Litigation Star”

  • Appellate
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • General Commercial
  • Tax

Albert J. Lucas, Partner (Columbus) – “Local Litigation Star”

  • Appellate
  • General Commercial
  • Health Care
  • White Collar Crime

Matthew M. Mendoza, Partner (Cleveland) – “Local Litigation Star”

  • Construction
  • Insurance
  • Product Liability

Thomas I. Michals, Partner (Cleveland) – “Local Litigation Star”

  • General Commercial
  • Insurance
  • Product Liability
  • Real Estate

Christopher S. Williams, Partner and Litigation Group Co-Chair (Cleveland) – “Local Litigation Star”

  • Competition
  • General Commercial
  • Health Care
  • Professional Liability
  • Securities

The following list includes the Calfee attorneys ranked by Benchmark Litigation 2020 in their “Labor & Employment Star” category:

John R. Cernelich, Partner and Labor & Employment Group Co-Chair (Cleveland) – “Labor & Employment Star”

Richard P. Goddard, Partner and Labor & Employment Group Co-Chair (Cleveland) – “Labor & Employment Star”

David J. Kaufman, Partner (Cleveland) – “Labor & Employment Star”

Todd F. Palmer, Partner (Cleveland) – “Labor & Employment Star”

Benchmark’s “40 & Under Hot List” highlights the U.S. attorneys aged 40 or under who have been deemed to be the “most promising emerging talent in their respective litigation communities” by peers and clients. The following list includes the Calfee attorneys ranked by Benchmark Litigation 2020 in their “Under 40 U.S. Hot List” and notes the practice areas for which they are recognized:

Trevor Alexander, Partner (Columbus) – “40 & Under Hot List”

  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Utility

David T. Bules, Partner (Cincinnati) – “40 & Under Hot List”

  • ERISA
  • General Commercial
  • Securities

About Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP is a full-service corporate law firm serving business, governmental and individual clients in the U.S. and globally. As a founding member of Lex Mundi, Calfee offers international representation through a network of independent law firms with access to 21,000 attorneys located in more than 100 countries.

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Amy M. Oldiges
513.693.4878
aoldiges@calfee.com

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