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CLEVELAND, October 8, 2021 – The Benchmark Litigation 2022 guide selected for inclusion two practice groups and 14 attorneys with Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP.

  • Calfee’s Litigation practice group was selected as a "Highly Recommended Law Firm" in Ohio for Dispute Resolution.
  • Calfee’s Labor and Employment practice group was selected as a "Recommended Law Firm" in Ohio for Labor and Employment Litigation.

The following Calfee attorneys were ranked by Benchmark Litigation 2022 in the Ohio "Local Litigation Star" category in the indicated litigation practice areas:

  • Fritz E. Berckmueller, Litigation Partner (Cleveland office) – White-Collar Crime
  • Mitchell G. Blair, Firm Vice Chair and Litigation Partner (Cleveland office) – International Arbitration, White-Collar Crime, Securities, Commercial, Professional Liability
  • Maura L. Hughes, Litigation practice Co-Chair and Partner (Cleveland office) – Competition/Antitrust, Commercial
  • James F. Lang, Litigation Partner (Cleveland office) – Appellate, Tax Disputes, Commercial, Energy
  • Albert J. Lucas, Litigation Partner (Columbus office) – White-Collar Crime, Appellate, Commercial, Healthcare
  • Matthew M. Mendoza, Litigation Partner (Cleveland office) – Insurance, Construction, Product Liability and Recall
  • Thomas I. Michals, Litigation Partner (Cleveland office) – Insurance, Product Liability and Recall, Commercial, Real Estate
  • K. James Sullivan, Litigation Partner (Cleveland office) – Insurance
  • Christopher S. Williams, Litigation practice Co-Chair and Partner (Cleveland office) – Securities, Competition/Antitrust, Commercial, Professional Liability, Healthcare

The following Calfee attorneys were ranked by Benchmark Litigation 2022 in their "Labor & Employment Star" category:

Earlier this year, two of Calfee’s partners were selected for inclusion to the Benchmark Litigation 2022 "40 & Under Hot List:"

  • Jason J. (Jake) Blake, Litigation Partner (Columbus office) – Construction, White-Collar Crime, Commercial
  • David T. Bules, Litigation Partner (Cincinnati office) – Securities, Commercial, ERISA

Benchmark Litigation is the definitive guide to the world’s leading litigation firms and lawyers. Since its inception in 2008, Benchmark has been the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation in the United States. Benchmark provides law firm and lawyer rankings based on extensive research conducted through interviews with litigators, dispute resolution specialists and their clients to identify the leading litigators and firms. During these interviews, Benchmark examines recent casework handled by law firms and asks individual litigators to provide their professional opinions on peers and practitioners within their jurisdiction or practice area.

About Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP is a full-service corporate law firm with 160 attorneys and offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, New York, and Washington, D.C. Calfee serves clients in the Midwest, nationally and globally in the areas of Business Restructuring and Insolvency, Corporate and Finance, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Energy and Utilities, Estate and Succession Planning and Administration, Government Relations and Legislation, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Litigation, and Real Estate Law. Calfee has been recognized as a leading law firm by Chambers USA 2021 in Antitrust, Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, General Commercial Litigation, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Natural Resources & Environment, and Real Estate and by Chambers HNW in Private Wealth Law. A founding member of Lex Mundi, Calfee offers international representation through a network of independent law firms with access to 22,000 attorneys located in more than 125 countries. Additional information is available at


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