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Additional 27 attorneys named “Ones to Watch”

A total of 172 Frost Brown Todd (FBT) attorneys were honored as The Best Lawyers in America© for 2022. The title of Lawyer of the Year” went to 18 of those attorneys. An additional 27 were included in The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch©. The Best Lawyers in America© is one of the most credible and definitive guides to legal excellence in the U.S. Lawyers on the list 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. Listings cannot be bought, and no fee is required to be considered.

The “Lawyer of the Year,” award is presented annually to a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area. Those who earned Ones to Watch are attorneys with outstanding professional excellence who have typically been practicing for five to nine years.

Below is the list of FBT’s attorneys who were honored for 2022. The year indicates the first year the attorney was included on the list. The numbers 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 denote that the attorney has been listed for at least that many years, and an asterisk (*) denotes an attorney that is listed for the first time.

ANN ARBOR, MI
Brittany Bradshaw (2022) (Ones to Watch)
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

CHARLESTON, WV
Amy King Condaras (2012) [10]
Banking and Finance Law
Commercial Finance Law

Carte P. Goodwin (2021)
Appellate Practice
Litigation – Intellectual Property

Craig Griffith (2019)
Tax Law 

William Swann (*) (Ones to Watch)
Health Care Law

Jared M. Tully (2019)
Banking and Finance Law
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Law
Litigation – Banking and Finance

Alex Zurbuch (*) (Ones to Watch)
Commercial Litigation

CINCINNATI, OH
Deborah S. Adams (1983) [40]
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Thomas D. Anthony (2008) [15]
Health Care Law

David S. Bence (2008) [15]
Banking and Finance Law

Matthew C. Blickensderfer (2013) [10]
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Antitrust

Julie M. Bruns (*)
Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Joseph J. Dehner (2005) [15]
International Arbitration – Commercial
International Trade and Finance Law

Douglas R. Dennis (2016) [5]
Commercial Litigation

James Charles Frooman (2014) [5]
Commercial Litigation

Thomas L. Gabelman (2007) [15]
Construction Law
Litigation – Construction

Neil Ganulin (2003) [20] (Lawyer of the Year – International Mergers and Acquisitions)
Corporate Law
International Mergers and Acquisitions
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation

Ronald E. Gold (2003) [20]
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Steven J. Goldstein (2003) [20]
Litigation – Patent
Patent Law

William C. Gullett (2013) [10]
Corporate Law

Colleen M. Haas (2016) [5]
Real Estate Law

Christopher S. Habel (2006) [15]
Environmental Law
Litigation – Environmental

Adam P. Hall (2006) [15]
Commercial Litigation

Stephen N. Haughey (2003) [20]
Environmental Law
Litigation – Environmental
Water Law

William D. Hayes (2003) [20]
Environmental Law
Litigation – Environmental

John S. Higgins (2014) [5]
Construction Law

Ann Dalton Jennings (2020)
Real Estate Law

Chris Kim Kahn (2021) (Ones to Watch)
Environmental Law

Frederick W. Kindel (2013) [10]
Real Estate Law

William N. Kirkham (2013) [10]
Corporate Law

John C. Krug (2011) [10]
Real Estate Law

Patricia D. Laub (1997) [25]
Trusts and Estates

Lauren D. Lunsford (*) (Ones to Watch)
Real Estate Law

Douglas L. Lutz (2007) [15]
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy

Kimberly K. Mauer (2007) [15]
Banking and Finance Law

Bernard L. McKay (2006) [15]
Trusts and Estates

Kevin N. McMurray (2003) [20]
Environmental Law
Litigation – Environmental

Richard L. Moore (2021)
Employment Law – Individuals
Employment Law – Management

Martin E. Mooney (1995) [25]
Tax Law

Beth Schneider Naylor (2015) [5]
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants 

Michael J. O’Grady (2008) [15]
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy
Real Estate Law

Jamie M. Ramsey (2015) [5]
Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Karlyn A. Schnapp Ph.D. (2012) [10]
Patent Law

Ann G. Schoen (2013) [10]
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent
Patent Law

Charles E. Schroer (2009) [10]
Real Estate Law

Jeffrey S. Shoskin (2009) [15]
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

David A. Skidmore, Jr. (2005) [15]
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Douglas D. Thomson (2008) [15]
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Nonprofit / Charities Law

Andrew B. Ulmer (2020)
Patent Law

A.J. Webb (2021) (Ones to Watch)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Steven M. Wesloh (2010) [10]
Environmental Law
Litigation – Environmental

Patrick Woodside (2021)
Public Finance Law

George E. Yund (1997) [25]
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

COLUMBUS, OH
Yazan S. Ashrawi (2021) (Ones to Watch)
Commercial Litigation

Thaddeus M. Boggs (2021) (Ones to Watch)
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Land Use and Zoning Law

John I. Cadwallader (2003) [20]
Real Estate Law

Daniel F. Edwards (2006) [15]
Construction Law
Litigation – Construction

Suzanne M. Fisher-Edwards (2011) [10]
Environmental Law
Litigation – Environmental

James Gray (2020)
Real Estate Law

William M. Harter (2014) [5]
Insurance Law

Emmett M. Kelly (2020)
Public Finance Law

Russell J. Kutell (2013) [10] (Lawyer of the Year – Litigation – Real Estate)
Litigation – Real Estate

Jeffrey N. Lindemann (2012) [10]
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Christopher M. Montgomery (2019)
Real Estate Law

Ashley L. Oliker (2021) (Ones to Watch)
Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Real Estate

Jennifer D. Readler (2021)
Municipal Law

David A. Rogers (2005) [15]
Public Finance Law

Stephen P. Samuels (2007) [15]
Environmental Law
Litigation – Environmental

Noel C. Shepard (2017) [5]
Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Stephen J. Smith, Sr. (2007) [15]
Communications Law
Litigation – Municipal
Municipal Law

Zackary L. Stillings (2021) (Ones to Watch)
Commercial Litigation

Thomas V. Williams (2006) [15]
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management

Stephen P. Withee (2014) [5]
Construction Law 

DALLAS, TX
Craig J. Cox (2019)
Trademark Law

Ray Guy (2006) [15]
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Banking and Finance
Litigation – Securities

Daniel P. Novakov (2009) [10]
Tax Law 

Mark A. Platt (2011) [10]
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Martin E. Rose (2012) [10]
Aviation Law
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs

FLORENCE, KY
James A. Dietz (2008) [15]
Health Care Law

Robert D. Hudson (2006) [15]
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management

Philip J. Schworer (2006) [15]
Environmental Law
Litigation – Environmental

Gregory S. Shumate (2013) [10]
Corporate Law

HOUSTON, TX
Kenneth R. Breitbeil (*)
Commercial Litigation

INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Eric Baker (2021)
Corporate Law

Michael T. Bindner (2014) [5]
Corporate Law

Edwin J. Broecker (2014) [5]
Corporate Law

Terrence L. Brookie (2005) [15]
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Litigation – Construction

Alan S. Brown (2001) [20]
Commercial Litigation

Matthew J. Clark (2021) (Ones to Watch)
Intellectual Property Law

Howard R. Cohen (2010) [10]
Banking and Finance Law

Andre J. Correale (2014) [5]
Copyright Law

Thomas L. Davis [20] (2003) (Lawyer of the Year)
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Jeffrey S. Dible (2011) [10] (Lawyer of the Year – Litigation and Controversy – Tax)
Litigation – Trusts and Estates
Litigation and Controversy – Tax
Trusts and Estates

Michael L. Eckerle (2019)
Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Thomas W. Farlow (2011) [10]
Criminal Defense: General Practice
Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Thomas M. Hanahan (2009) [10]
Banking and Finance Law
Real Estate Law

Robert L. Hartley (1995) [25]
Commercial Litigation

Kandi Kilkelly Hidde (2013) [10]
Litigation – ERISA

James Horrey (2021) (Ones to Watch)
Corporate Law

Adam S. Ira (2021) (Ones to Watch)
Insurance Law

Eric Lamb (2020)
Trademark Law

Constance R. Lindman (2020) (Lawyer of the Year – Copyright Law)
Copyright Law
Trademark Law

Jeffrey J. Mortier (2010) [10]
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Kevin Charles Murray (2010) [10] (Lawyer of the Year)
Administrative / Regulatory Law

Anthony W. Overholt (2021)
Government Relations Practice

Nicholas C. Pappas (2010) [10]
Product Liability
Litigation – Defendants

Eric A. Riegner (2008) [15]
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Randall R. Riggs (2003) [20]
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Matthew R. Schantz (2014) [5]
Patent Law

 Kevin C. Schiferl (2005) [15]
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Maggie L. Smith (2009) [10]
Appellate Practice

Robert B. Thornburg (2016) [5]
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Alexander P. Will (2021) (Ones to Watch)
Government Relations Practice

Heather L. Wilson (2020)
Employment Law – Management

LEXINGTON, KY
Jeffrey L. Hallos (2003) [20]
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Chanhee Han (2021) (Ones to Watch)
Corporate Law

Warren J. Hoffmann (2003) [20] (Lawyer of the Year – Natural Resources Law)
Corporate Law
Energy Law
International Mergers and Acquisitions
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Mining Law
Natural Resources Law

Barry D. Hunter (2010) [10]
Commercial Litigation

Bryan K. Mattingly (2013) [10]
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

 Jonathan S. Miller (2021)
Government Relations Practice

Greg E. Mitchell (2007) [15]
Insurance Law

 Keith Moorman (2011) [10]
Employment Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Susan J. Pope (2011) [10]
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Edward A. Receski (2005) [15]
Real Estate Law

 Barton T. Rogers (2011) [10]
Trusts and Estates

Paul E. Sullivan (1995) [25]
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Litigation – Banking and Finance

Deborah Holland Tudor (1997) [25]
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Ellis Wilder (2021) (Ones to Watch)
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Real Estate Law

LOUISVILLE, KY
Dale E. Ahearn (1993) [30]
Project Finance Law
Real Estate Law

Joseph L. Ardery (2006) [15]
Health Care Law

Jennifer Y. Barber (2019)
Litigation and Controversy – Tax
Tax Law

Nathan J. Becht (2021) (Ones to Watch)
Real Estate Law

Nathan L. Berger (2013) [10] (Lawyer of the Year)
Banking and Finance Law

Bradford Butler (2021) (Ones to Watch)
Banking and Finance Law
Real Estate Law
Tax Law

Theresa A. Canaday (2013) [10]
Commercial Litigation

Richard S. Cleary (2003) [20]
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

James D. Cockrum (2006) [15]
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management

Steven. M. Crawford (2010) [15]
Litigation – Construction
Mass Tort litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Rachael Dahlman (2021) (Ones to Watch)
Commercial Litigation

Scott Dolson (2006) [15]
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Tax Law

John S. Egan (2007) [15]
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy
Public Finance Law

James A. Giesel (2005) [15] (Lawyer of the Year – Securities / Capital Markets Law)
Banking and Finance Law
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation

Edward Glasscock (1991) [30]
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Thomas C. Gleason (2021) (Ones to Watch)
Litigation – Securities

John W. Gragg (2018) [5]
Real Estate Law

Gerald Greenwell (1989) [30]
Litigation – Trusts and Estates
Trusts and Estates

Miles R. Harrison (2021) (Ones to Watch)
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Timothy J. Hagerty (2007) [15] (Lawyer of the Year – Environmental Law)
Environmental Law
Litigation – Environmental
Mining Law
Oil and Gas Law

Jeffries Mock Hamilton (2021)
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Debbie Reiss Hardesty (1995) [25]
Corporate Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Barry A. Hines (2006) [15]
Real Estate Law

Christopher Johnson (*)
Insurance Law

Edward M. King (2007) [15] (Lawyer of the Year – Litigation – Bankruptcy)
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy

Douglas W. Langdon (2013) [10]
Insurance Law
Litigation – Insurance Product Liability
Litigation – Defendants

John T. Lovett (2001) [20]
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management

Alan K. MacDonald (2006) [15]
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
International Mergers and Acquisitions
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation

Timothy W. Martin (1993) [30]
Real Estate Law

Patrick R. Northam (2007) [15]
Corporate Law
Energy Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Thomas P. O’Brien III (2016) [5]
Litigation – Intellectual Property

Patton Pelfrey (1983) [40]
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Gene F. Price (2013) [10]
Insurance Law

Charles M. Pritchett (2005) [15]
Commercial Litigation
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Christopher Robinson (2021)
Product Liability
Litigation – Defendants

Bryan J.K. Sisto (*) (Ones to Watch)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Corporate Law

Cory Skolnick (2021)
Commercial Litigation

Mark F. Sommer (2003) [20] (Lawyer of the Year – Litigation and Controversy – Tax)
Litigation and Controversy – Tax
Tax Law

Alison M. Stemler (2005) [15]
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Cynthia L. Stewart (2003) [20]
Copyright Law
Information Technology Law
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Trademark Law

James Straus (1993) [30]
Banking and Finance Law
Corporate Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Franchise Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

William G. Strench (2005) [15] (Lawyer of the Year – Corporate Governance Law)
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Venture Capital Law

Griffin Terry Sumner (*)
Insurance Law

Laura Theilmann (2021) (Lawyer of the Year)
Public Finance Law

Samuel Wardle (*) (Ones to Watch)
Appellate Practice

Douglas A Walter (2021) (Ones to Watch)
Banking and Finance Law
Real Estate Law

Robert C. Webb (2007) [15]
Litigation and Controversy – Tax

Geoffrey M. White (2015) [5]
Real Estate Law

Laurence Woods III (2003) [20] (Lawyer of the Year – Labor Law – Management)
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management

Kathleen Bigg Wright (2021)
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Brian D. Zoeller (2013) [10] (Lawyer of the Year – Construction Law)
Construction Law
Real Estate Law

NASHVILLE, TN
Nathan L. Berger (2013) [10]
Banking and Finance Law

Scott R. Brown (2007) [15]
Insurance Law
Litigation – Construction

Van P. East III (2012) [10]
Corporate Law

Lucas T. Elliot (2013) [10]
Commercial Litigation

 Jeremy R. Goolsby (*) (Ones to Watch)
Commercial Litigation 

Howard W. Herndon (2021)
Financial Services Regulation Law

Thomas H. Lee (2013) [10]
Government Relations Practice

Mekesha H. Montgomery (2013) [10]
Employment Law – Management

Richard J. Nickels (2016) [5]
Corporate Law 

Robert V. Sartin (2006) [15]
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy

PITTSBURGH, PA
Kevin Colosimo (2021)
Energy Law

Katherine Koop Irwin (*)
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Ericson P. Kimbel (2020)
Construction Law 

Sloane B. O’Donnell (*) (Ones to Watch)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

WEST CHESTER, OH
Thomas B. Allen (2008) [15]
Education Law

Kevin L. Cooney (2013) [10]
Banking and Finance Law

Donald L. Crain (2011) [10]
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Charles B. Galvin (2021) (Ones to Watch)
Litigation – Labor and Employment
Litigation – Real Estate

Scott D. Phillips (2010) [10] (Lawyer of the year – Litigation – Municipal)
Commercial Litigation
Land Use and Zoning Law
Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
Litigation – Municipal

Joseph Scholler (2021)
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Todd Wilkowski (2019)
Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Construction Law

(Year) First year the lawyer was listed in any practice area.
(*) Lawyers who are listed for the first time in Best Lawyers.
[#] Anniversary plaque for which lawyer is eligible (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30 years).