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30 Benesch Attorneys Named 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers; 17 Named Ohio Rising Stars

December 6, 2017

Benesch is pleased to announce that 30 of its Ohio attorneys have been named 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers and 17 have been named 2018 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. The following Benesch attorneys in Ohio received this recognition:

2018 Ohio Super Lawyers

W. Eric Baisden – Employment & Labor

Marc S. Blubaugh – Business Litigation

Yelena B. Boxer – Business Litigation

Maynard A. Buck – Employment & Labor

Frank W. Carsonie – Health Care

Joseph A. Castrodale – General Litigation

Thomas O. Crist – Construction Litigation

Joseph N. Gross – Employment & Labor

Matthew D. Gurbach – Business Litigation

Norman W. Gutmacher – Real Estate

Ira C. Kaplan – Mergers & Acquisitions

Ross J. Kirchick – Banking

Peter N. Kirsanow – Employment & Labor

Kevin D. Margolis – Environmental

Michael F. Marhofer – Mergers & Acquisitions

David R. Mayo – Business Litigation

Megan L. Mehalko – Mergers & Acquisitions

David W. Mellott – Business Litigation

Barry J. Miller – Construction Litigation

Jared E. Oakes – Real Estate

Gregory J. Phillips – Business Litigation

Richard A. Plewacki – Transportation/Maritime

Brian N. Ramm – PI – Products: Defense

Robert A. Ross – Mergers & Acquisitions

H. Alan Rothenbuecher – IP Litigation

William E. Schonberg – Creditor Debtor Rights

Michael K. Swearengen – Real Estate

Jeffrey J. Wild – Real Estate

Eric L. Zalud – Transportation/Maritime

Robert A. Zimmerman – General Litigation

2018 Ohio Rising Stars

Trevor G. Covey – Business Litigation

Matthew P. Delguyd – Banking

Rick Hepp – Employment Litigation: Defense

Thomas B. Kern – Intellectual Property

David M. Krueger – Business Litigation

M. Casey Kucharson – Securities & Corporate Finance

Christopher J. Lalak – Employment Litigation: Defense

David A. Landman – Business Litigation

Warren T. McClurg – Business Litigation

Michael J. Meyer – General Litigation

Justin L. Monday – Civil Litigation: Defense

Christian F. Moratschek – Real Estate

W. Clifford Mull – Health Care

Daniel J. O’Brien – Health Care

Adam N. Saurwein – Real Estate

James E. von der Heydt – Business Litigation

Lori H. Welker – Business Litigation