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28 Benesch Attorneys Named 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers; 16 Named Ohio Rising Stars

December 5, 2018

Benesch is pleased to announce that 28 of its Ohio attorneys have been named 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers and 15 have been named 2019 Ohio Rising Stars by Super Lawyers®.

The Super Lawyers selection process evaluates lawyers based upon multiple criteria, including professional achievement and peer recognition; honors and awards; firm and bar involvement and leadership; scholarship and professional writings; community service and pro bono activities; and other outstanding achievements. Rising Stars are top up-and-coming attorneys who are no more than 40 years old or who have been practicing for no more than 10 years.

Only five percent of Ohio lawyers are chosen as Ohio Super Lawyers and no more than 2.5 percent in the state are recognized as Rising Stars. Particular congratulations to Brian Ramm for being included in the Ohio Super Lawyers Top 100 List!

The following Benesch attorneys in Ohio received this recognition:

Benesch’s 2019 New Ohio Rising Stars:

Jonathon Korinko: Construction Litigation, Cleveland

Adam Primm: Employment & Labor, Cleveland

Jaclyn Staple: Employment Litigation: Defense, Cleveland


Eric Baisden: Employment & Labor

Yelena Boxer: Business Litigation

Mike Buck: Employment & Labor

Joe Castrodale: General Litigation

Tom Crist: Construction Litigation

Joe Gross: Employment & Labor

Matt Gurbach: Business Litigation

Ira Kaplan: Mergers & Acquisitions

Ross Kirchick: Banking

Peter Kirsanow: Employment & Labor

Kevin Margolis: Environmental

Mike Marhofer: Mergers & Acquisitions

David Mayo: Business Litigation

Megan Mehalko: Mergers & Acquisitions *10th year*

David Mellott: Business Litigation

Barry Miller: Construction Litigation

Jared Oakes: Real Estate

Gregory Phillips: Business Litigation

Richard Plewacki: Transportation/Maritime

Brian Ramm: Personal Injury - Products; Personal Injury - General (Ohio Super Lawyers Top 100 List)

Bob Ross: Mergers & Acquisitions

Alan Rothenbuecher: Intellectual Property Litigation

Bill Schonberg: Creditor Debtor Rights

Jeff Wild: Real Estate

Eric Zalud: Transportation/Maritime

Rob Zimmerman: General Litigation


Marc Blubaugh: Business Litigation

Frank Carsonie: Health Care

2019 Ohio Rising Stars, Cleveland:

Trevor Covey: Business Litigation

David Krueger: Class Action

Casey Kucharson: Securities & Corporate Finance

David Landman: Business Litigation

Barbara Lum: Personal Injury - Products: Defense

Warren McClurg: Business Litigation

Mike Meyer: General Litigation

Justin Monday: Business Litigation

Dan O’Brien: Health Care

Adam Saurwein: Real Estate

James von der Heydt: Business Litigation

Lori Welker: Business Litigation

Susan White: Construction Litigation