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    36 Frost Brown Todd Attorneys named to 2024 Ohio Super Lawyers® and Ohio Rising Stars® Lists

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, awarded 36 Frost Brown Todd (FBT) attorneys with its top two recognitions of the year. Attorneys represent several practice areas including health care, construction, business, civil and environmental litigation, and real estate. They work from FBT’s Cincinnati, West Chester and Columbus offices.

In addition, Partner Deborah Adams was named to the Top 25 Women – Cincinnati Area list, and Partners John Bennett and Eric Robbins were each named to the Top 50 – Cincinnati Area list.

Only 5% of lawyers from Ohio earn the Ohio Super Lawyers® title and only 2.5% are named a Ohio Rising Stars® . To qualify, you must demonstrate a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

The 2024 Frost Brown Todd Ohio Super Lawyers® include:


Deborah S. Adams: Employee Litigation – Defense
John F. Bennett: Intellectual Property, Litigation
Matthew C. Blickensderfer: Appellate
James C. Frooman: Business Litigation
Ronald E. Gold: Bankruptcy – Business
Christopher S. Habel: Environmental
William D. Hayes: Environmental
John S. Higgins: Construction Litigation
Clayton L. Kuhnell: Intellectual Property
Patricia D. Laub: Estate & Probate
Douglas L. Lutz: Bankruptcy – Business
Kevin M. McMurray: Environmental
Eric M. Robbins: Intellectual Property
Andrew Ulmer**: Intellectual Property


John I. Cadwallader: Real Estate
Harlan W. Robins: Real Estate
Stephen P. Samuels: Environmental


Scott D. Phillips: State/Local/Municipal

The Frost Brown Todd attorneys selected for the 2024 edition of Ohio Rising Stars® include:


Zachary D. Bahorik: Business/Corporate
Maureen A. Bickley: Personal Injury – Products: Defense
Tessa Castner: Employment & Labor
Katherine M. Collier: Employment & Labor
Alexander S. Czanik: Intellectual Property
Megan M. Dollenmeyer: Tax
Ashley J. Earle: Intellectual Property
Ryan W. Goellner: Business Litigation
Jonathan M. Siderits – Intellectual Property
Brice C. Smallwood – Employment & Labor
Simon Y. Svirnovskiy ­– Business Litigation
Eric W. Volz: Intellectual Property
Donald L. Warner III: State/Local/Municipal


Yazan S. Ashrawi: General Litigation
Thaddeus M. Boggs: State/Local/Municipal
Joshua R. Cepluch: Real Estate


Jack B. Hemenway**: Employment & Labor
Jennifer A. Rulon: Employment Litigation – Defense

*10th year on list
**New on list