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12.14.2018

CLEVELAND, December 14, 2018 – Twelve Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP attorneys were selected for inclusion to the “Benchmark Litigation 2019” guide. Benchmark Litigation ranked Calfee as a “Recommended” Litigation law firm in Ohio for 2019.

Benchmark Litigation surveys in-house counsel to provide the basis for their law firm and individual attorney rankings. Benchmark Litigation reported that Calfee’s Litigation group was described as “well-seasoned and client-focused. They are nimble with case strategy and appropriately communicate strategy development with their clients. The attorneys… are well-respected by judges, court staff, and opposing counsels. Calfee has a strong associate bench and are thereby able to streamline costs.” Benchmark Litigation also noted that Calfee is praised for their “excellent lawyers” and for their ability to be “responsive, creative, cost effective [and] transparent.”

Overall, seven attorneys were named “Local Litigation Stars,” three 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 2019 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 “Labor & Employment – Midwest” research rankings are new to Benchmark Litigation this year. The following list includes the Calfee attorneys ranked by Benchmark Litigation 2019 in their “Labor & Employment Star – Midwest” category:

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

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

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

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 2019 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

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 12th year of publication, is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation in the United States.

About Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP is a full-service corporate law firm with attorneys located throughout its Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. offices, 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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