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The Best Lawyers in America©

CLEVELAND, August 24, 2021 – Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP is pleased to announce that 77 lawyers have been named to the 2022 Best Lawyers list, with four of those lawyers named "Lawyer of the Year" in Ohio and 21 named to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list. Additionally, Calfee was earned two "Top-Listed Law Firm" awards in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

Four “Lawyers of the Year” in Ohio

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

  • Calfee Partner Steven C. Karzmer was recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2022 "Lawyer of the Year" for Mergers and Acquisitions Law in Columbus.
  • Calfee Partner Robert A. Miller was recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2022 "Lawyer of the Year" for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law in Cleveland.
  • Calfee Partner and Firm Chairman Douglas A. Neary was recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2022 "Lawyer of the Year" for Mergers and Acquisitions Law in Cleveland.
  • Calfee Partner Christopher S. Williams was recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2022 "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation – ERISA in Cleveland.

Calfee Named “Top Listed Law Firm” in Ohio for Securities/Capital Markets Law and in Cleveland for Corporate Law

Calfee earned the Best Lawyers 2022 "Top-Listed Law Firm" award in two categories. The "Top-Listed" designation is given to the firm that has the most recognized lawyers in a particular location and practice area. This award is based exclusively on the number of recognized lawyers.

56 Calfee Attorneys Selected for Inclusion to 2022 Best Lawyers in America

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

Lawyers selected for inclusion to The Best Lawyers in America are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing. The list below includes attorneys from Calfee’s Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and New York offices who were recognized in the 2022 Best Lawyers in America publication, along with the year the attorney was first recognized and the practice areas for which each attorney is recognized.

Cincinnati, OH

Cleveland, OH

Columbus, OH

New York, NY

  • H. Jeffrey Schwartz (2006) – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

21 Attorneys Selected for Inclusion to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes partners, associates and other lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP congratulates the following 21 lawyers recognized in the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch:

Cincinnati, OH

Cleveland, OH

Columbus, OH

  • Jason J. Blake (2021) – Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Litigation - Construction
  • Adam Pretty (2022) – Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law

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. 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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