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Additional 26 attorneys named “Ones to Watch”

A total of 164 Frost Brown Todd (FBT) attorneys were honored as The Best Lawyers in America© for 2023. The title of “Lawyer of the Year” went to 19 of those attorneys. An additional 26 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.

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 2023. 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.

CHARLESTON, WV

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

Carte P. Goodwin (2021) (Lawyer of the Year – Appellate Practice)
Appellate Practice
Litigation – Intellectual Property

Craig Griffith (2019) (Lawyer of the Year)
Tax Law

William Swann (2022) (Ones to Watch)
Health Care Law

Jared M. Tully (2019) (Lawyer of the Year – Litigation – Banking and Finance Law)
Banking and Finance Law
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Law
Litigation – Banking and Finance
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Alex Zurbuch (2022) (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] (Lawyer of the Year – Litigation – Antitrust)
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Antitrust

Julie M. Bruns (2022)
Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Alexander Czanik (*) (Ones to Watch)
Intellectual Property Law
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent

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

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

Ariel M. Fox (2021) (Ones to Watch)
Commercial Litigation

James Charles Frooman (2014) [5]
Commercial Litigation

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

Neil Ganulin (2003) [20]
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

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] (Lawyer of the Year – Construction Law)
Construction Law

Ann Dalton Jennings (2020)
Real Estate Law

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Karlyn A. Schnapp Ph.D. (2012) [10] (Lawyer of the Year)
Patent Law

Ann G. Schoen (2013) [10]
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent
Patent 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] (Lawyer of the Year – Environmental Law)
Environmental Law
Litigation – Environmental

Patrick Woodside (2021) (Lawyer of the Year)
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

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]
Litigation – Real Estate

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

Jennifer D. Readler (2021) (Lawyer of the Year)
Municipal Law

Frank J. Reed Jr. (*)
Government Contracts

Harlan W. Robins (2006) (Lawyer of the Year – Litigation – Real Estate)
Banking and Finance Law
Litigation – Real Estate
Real Estate 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

Thomas F. Allen, Jr. (*)
Appellate Practice

Craig J. Cox (2019)
Trademark Law

Faith E. Eaton (*) (Ones to Watch)
Commercial Litigation

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

Bobby Majumder (2018) [5] (Lawyer of the Year – Energy Law)
Corporate Law
Energy Law
International Mergers and Acquisitions

Ed McQueen (2022)
Banking and Finance Law
Corporate Law
Real Estate Law

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

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

Ryan J. Preston (2018) [5]
Information Technology Law
IT Outsourcing Law
Privacy and Data Security Law
Technology Law

Clay B. Pulliam (2015) [5]
Real Estate 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

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

HOUSTON, TX

Kenneth R. Breitbeil (2022)
Commercial Litigation

Courtney B. Gahm-Oldham (*)
Energy Law

Andrea Hope J. Steel (*) (Ones to Watch)
Commercial Litigation
Administrative / Regulatory Law

INDIANAPOLIS, IN

Eric Baker (2021)
Corporate Law

Denise Yvette Barkdull (*)
Public Finance 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 (2003) [20]
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eric Lamb (2020)
Copyright Law
Patent Law
Trademark Law

Constance R. Lindman (2020)
Copyright Law
Trademark Law

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

Kevin Charles Murray (2010) [10]
Administrative / Regulatory Law

Anthony W. Overholt (2021)
Civil Rights Law
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) [5]
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

Allyse E. Wirkkala (2023)
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants

LEXINGTON, KY

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

Warren J. Hoffmann (2003) [20]
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

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

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

LOUISVILLE, KY

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

Jennifer Bame (*) (Ones to Watch)
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Jennifer Y. Barber (2019) (Lawyer of the Year – Litigation and Controversy – Tax)
Litigation and Controversy – Tax
Tax Law

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

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

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

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

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

Steven. M. Crawford (2010) [15] (Lawyer of the Year – Litigation – Construction)
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

Michelle Fox (*) (Ones to Watch)
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

James A. Giesel (2005) [15]
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

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

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

Jeffries Mock Hamilton (2021) (Lawyer of the Year)
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

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

Christopher Johnson (2022)
Insurance Law

Edward M. King (2007) [15]
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] (Lawyer of the Year – Corporate Governance Law)
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
International Mergers and Acquisitions
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation

Patrick R. Northam (2007) [15] (Lawyer of the Year – Mergers and Acquisitions Law)
Corporate Law
Energy Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

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

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

Gene F. Price (2013) [10]
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
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 (2022) (Ones to Watch)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Corporate Law

Cory Skolnick (2021)
Commercial Litigation

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

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

Cynthia L. Stewart (2003) [20] (Lawyer of the Year – Information Technology Law)
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]
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Venture Capital Law

Griffin Terry Sumner (2021)
Insurance Law

Laura Theilmann (2021)
Public Finance Law

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

Jason C. Williams (*)
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Laurence Woods III (2003) [20]
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management

Kathleen Bigg Wright (2021)
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Brian D. Zoeller (2013) [10]
Construction Law
Real Estate Law

NASHVILLE, TN

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

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

Jeremy R. Goolsby (2022) (Ones to Watch)
Commercial Litigation

Howard W. Herndon (2021)
Financial Services Regulation Law

Kacy Joy (*) (Ones to Watch)
Real Estate Law

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

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

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

John S. Wagster (*)
International Mergers and Acquisitions

PITTSBURGH, PA

Kevin Colosimo (2021)
Construction Law
Energy Law
Oil and Gas Law

Katherine Koop Irwin (2022)
Health Care Law
Labor Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

Ericson P. Kimbel (2020)
Construction Law

Sloane B. O’Donnell (2022) (Ones to Watch)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation

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

Alexander L. Ewing (*)
Litigation – Labor and Employment

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

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

Joseph Scholler (2021)
Education Law
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).