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If you have to hire a lawyer, you want to make sure you have a good one when you do. For 16 years, registered lawyers in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana have been invited by Cincy to submit ballots nominating the best among their colleagues. Results are fact-checked and approved by an advisory board. Self-nominated lawyers are not included. Votes from lawyers in the same firm carry less weight. Two awardees are profiled below and this year’s 296 Leading Lawyers are listed alphabetically by specialty. – The Editors

Marty Dunn has been with Dinsmore for the last 12 years, the latest chapter in the native Cincinnatian’s career journey in his home city. “I didn’t want to just practice law in a large city,” Dunn says. “I wanted to have my practice and my community service and everything else intertwined.” Dinsmore has grown into a nationwide firm during Dunn’s tenure—which has seen him join the firm’s board of directors and executive committee, make partner and chair Dinsmore’s diversity committee—but Cincinnati’s growth has kept him busy on the local level. Dunn is on the Freestore Foodbank board—in addition to the boards of the Cincinnati Museum Center and the Greater Cincinnati Minority Counsel Program—and spends his time and energy working to eradicate hunger and poverty in the city. Through it all, Dunn provides an example for the next generation of lawyers and black leaders in Cincinnati. “I’ve stood on the shoulders of some great people,” Dunn says. “I care about our community and I try to do my part to make it better.” —Kevin Michell

MARTINÉ “MARTY” DUNN Corporate Dinsmore

Anyone who is connected to real estate—be it developers, landlords or contractors— should know a good real estate lawyer, saw Monica L. Gearding, a lawyer with Taft Stettinius & Hollister. “Oftentimes, for new clients, we get called after they’ve signed a contract, which, actually, if we could get there from the get-go, I think it would be more efficient and more economical and could make things run smoother if we get started early on,” she says. She says that she’s seen first-time clients become stressed over parts of the process that seem scary but that having a lawyer in place early could assuage. Gearding, who has been in practice since 1998, enjoys using her knowledge to get things done. What can seem uninteresting and intimidating to others is what she loves to do. “I think real estate law is perceived as not as interesting as some other areas, but actually I love it because I can look out and say, ‘I’ve worked on that project and I’ve worked on that project.’ I can see it, it’s very tangible,” she says. – Corinne Minard

MONICA L. GEARDING Real Estate Taft Stettinius & Hollister [ Alphabetical by Specialty ] ANTITRUST & TRADE REGULATION

James A. Dressman III DBL Law

Kevin E. Irwin Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

W.B. (Bill) Markovits Markovits, Stock & DeMarco, LLC

Lynn M. Schulte Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Stephen D. Lerner Squire Patton Boggs, LLP


Kim Martin Lewis Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Mark L. Silbersack Dinsmore & Shohl LLP ANTITRUST LAW & APPELLATE LITIGATION Matthew C. Blickensderfer Frost Brown Todd LLC

Philomena Saldanha Ashdown Strauss & Troy LPA Richard Boydston Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

Douglas L. Lutz Frost Brown Todd LLC Robert G. Sanker Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL


J. Michael Debbeler Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP

Reuel D. Ash Ulmer & Berne LLP

Eric Goering Law Office of Goering & Goering

Randall S. Jackson Jr. Wood Herron & Evans LLP

Anthony J. Bickel Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Timothy J. Hurley Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

David E. Jefferies Wood Herron & Evans LLP


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Joseph P. Thomas Ulmer & Berne LLP BUSINESS Kevin Feazell Cors & Bassett LLC W. Ashley Hess BakerHostetler BUSINESS & EMERGING COMPANIES Patrick Nesbitt Patrick Nesbitt, Attorney BUSINESS LITIGATION Kent Britt Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP


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James E. Burke Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

Paul Raymond Boggs III Wallace Boggs

Eric K. Combs Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Beth A. Bryan Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Colleen M. Devanney Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP

David T. Bules Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

Renee S. Filiatraut AK Steel Corp.

Erin M. Campbell Helmer Martins Rice & Popham

Louis F. Gilligan Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

Deepak K. Desai Donnellon, Donnellon & Miller

Mark T. Hayden Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Michael D. Eagen Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Robert P. Johnson Thompson Hine LLP

Alphonse A. Gerhardstein Gerhardstein & Branch



Scott A. Kane Squire Patton Boggs, LLP

Brian D. Goldwasser Rendigs, Fry, Kiely & Dennis LLP

Daniel E. Fausz Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Andrew R. Berger Katz Teller

Nathaniel Lampley Jr. Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP

James D. Houston Strauss & Troy LPA

Adam M. Vernick Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

David DeVita Stagnaro, Saba & Patterson

Joseph E. Lehnert Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

David P. Kamp Dinsmore & Shohl LLP


Peter A. Draugelis Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Jacob D. Mahle Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP

J. Robert Linneman Santen & Hughes

Deborah P. Majoras Proctor & Gamble

Jesse R. Lipcius Ulmer & Berne LLP

William N. Minor Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

Jeffrey C. Mando Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing PLLC

Beth Schneider Naylor Frost Brown Todd LLC Peter O’Shea Katz Teller

Christopher Markus DBL Law


Louis K. Ebling Thompson Hine LLP


Brian E. Hurley Schroeder, Maundrell, Barbiere & Powers

Kenneth B. Germain Wood Herron & Evans LLP


Lori E. Krafte Wood Herron & Evans LLP

Tiffany Reece Clark The David J. Joseph Company

Margaret A. Lawson Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Frank C. Woodside III Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Michael A. Marrero Ulmer & Berne LLP

Michael J. Suffern Ulmer & Berne LLP

R. Guy Taft Strauss & Troy LPA

Charles C. Bissinger Jr. Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP

Martine “Marty” R. Dunn Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Jeffrey S. Schloemer Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP COMMERCIAL FINANCE

Neil Ganulin Frost Brown Todd LLC

Hani R. Kallas Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP

Brian C. Judkins Chemed Corporation


Michael J. Moeddel Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

Steven C. Coffaro Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL COMMERCIAL, SECURITIES

Peter A. Solimine Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Robert A. Pitcairn Jr. Katz Teller

Matthew S. Parrish FisherBroyles, LLP

Susan B. Zaunbrecher Fifth Third Bancorp

Michael L. Scheier Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL



Stephen E. Gillen Wood Herron & Evans LLP


Christina M. Sprecher Frost Brown Todd LLC

Donald L. Stepner Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing PLLC


Breck Weigel GE Aviation

Sanna-Rae Taylor Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Richard S. Wayne Strauss & Troy LPA



Mark A. Vander Laan Dinsmore & Shohl LLP


Steven W. Weeks Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Victor A. Walton Jr. Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP

Jamie M. Ramsey Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

John J. Reister Millikin & Fitton Law Firm Eric W. Richardson Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP Russell S. Sayre Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP Phillip Smith GE Aviation

Paul B. Martins Helmer, Martins, Rice & Popham LPA

Joseph W. Shea III SheaHartmann LLP

Tracey A. Puthoff Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP





Joseph A. Cleves Jr. Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Edward D. Diller Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Stephen S. Holmes Cors & Bassett LLC

Robert W. Hojnoski Reminger, Co. LPA

D. Scott Gurney Frost Brown Todd LLC


Jonathan D. Sams Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP


Heather Hawkins Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Michael T. Sutton Sutton Law

James B. Helmer Helmer, Martins, Rice & Popham LPA

Mark H. Klusmeier Mark H. Klusmeier Attorney

George H. Vincent Dinsmore & Shohl LLP


Leonard A. Weakley Jr. Jedson Engineering


Todd V. McMurtry Hemmer DeFrank Wessels, PLLC

Mark G. Arnzen Arnzen, Storm & Turner PSC

Jeffrey L. Rohr Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP CORPORATE LENDING, REAL ESTATE Stephen M. Griffith Jr. Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP



Karen K. Gaunt Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Ben F. Wells Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

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Cincy LEADING LAWYERS 2020 CORPORATE/SECURITIES Bridget C. Hoffman FHLB Cincinnati CORPORATION Stephen Ewald Medpace, Inc. Patrick D. Hayes Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

Jonathan N. Fox Lyons & Lyons

Matthew L. Darpel Darpel Elder Law Services

Caroline M. DiMauro Jackson Lewis PC

Charles M. Rittgers Rittgers & Rittgers

Gregory S. French Law Office of Gregory S. French

Jamie Goetz-Anderson Jackson Lewis PC


Janet E. Pecquet Law Offices of Burke & Pecquet, LLC.

David G. Holcombe BakerHostetler


August T. Janszen Janszen Law Firm

Perry Leslie Ancona Perry L. Ancona Co. LPA

Lev K. Martyniuk Porter Wright Morris & Arthur

Martin S. Pinales Pinales Stachler Young Burrell & Crouse Co LPA

Ralph J. Conrad Conrad Law Office EMERGING COMPANIES

Samantha A. Koeninger Rittgers Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP

Maggie A. Muething Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Peter Rosenwald Peter Rosenwald Attorney at Law

George D. Molinsky Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Julie Pugh Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP




John A. Mongelluzzo Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

R. Scott Croswell III Croswell & Adams Co. LPA

David J. Willbrand Thompson Hine LLP


Robert S. Fischer Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Tom Bosse The Law Offices of Thomas W. Bosse, PLLC Calvin D. Buford Dinsmore & Shohl LLP Mark J. Jahnke Katz Teller CRIMINAL Kathleen M. Brinkman Porter Wright Morris & Arthur

James M. Zimmerman Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP



Steven R. Adams The Law Offices of Steven R. Adams, LLC

Robert W. McDonald Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP EMPLOYMENT

Robert H. Lyons Lyons & Lyons

Mark J. Chumley Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

Joseph B. Suhre IV Suhre & Associates LLC ELDER LAW

Jennifer W. Colvin Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

Jennifer Anstaett Wood & Lamping LLP

Curtis Cornett Cors & Bassett LLC

David T. Croall Porter Wright Morris & Arthur Randolph H. Freking Freking Myers & Reul, LLC Michael S. Glassman Dinsmore & Shohl LLP Mark D. Guilfoyle DBL Law Michael W. Hawkins Dinsmore & Shohl LLP Marc Mezibov Mezibov Butler Charles M. Roesch Dinsmore & Shohl LLP C.J. Schmidt III Wood & Lamping LLP



hyllis Bossin is a nationally recognized family law attorney. She is known as a skilled negotiator and litigator, handling high-asset cases, which often involve complex business valuations and complicated tax and estate issues. She is also a trained mediator and arbitrator as well as trained in collaborative law. Phyllis is a Diplomate in the American College of Family Trial Lawyers and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer for the past 9 years and has been listed in Best Lawyers of America for over thirty years. Her firm continues to be recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a Leading Law Firm. She is certified by the OSBA as a Family Law Relations Specialist. Phyllis has been named as a Super Lawyer in Ohio since its inception in 2004 and, in 2020, she has received the distinction of being named one of the “Top 5” lawyers in Cincinnati in addition to being listed among Ohio’s Top 100 lawyers, Ohio’s Top 50 Women Lawyers, Cincinnati’s Top 25 Women Lawyers, and recognized in her field of Family Law.

Phyllis G. Bossin & Associates, A Legal Professional Association 201 E. Fifth St., Suite 1910 Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-421-4420


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Eric G. Bruestle Roetzel & Andress LPA EMPLOYMENT, CIVIL LITIGATION Robert W. Maxwell II Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL ENVIRONMENTAL Robert A. Bilott Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP William D. Hayes Frost Brown Todd LLC

Laura Thudium Beth Silverman & Associates Stephanie A. Dietz Dietz & Overmann PLLC

John C. Greiner Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP



Gregory L. Adams Croswell & Adams Co. LPA

Barbara J. Howard Barbara J. Howard Co. LPA


Wijdan Jreisat Katz Teller

Elizabeth Murray Murray Law LLC Zachary D. Smith ZDS Law

George Zamary Zamary Law Firm

Shawn Evans Wood & Lamping LLP

Michael A. Laing Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Sallee M. Fry Santen & Hughes

FIRST AMENDMENT Christopher P. Finney Finney Law Firm

Phyllis G. Bossin Phyllis G. Bossin & Associates LPA

Randal S. Bloch Wagner & Bloch

GENERAL PRACTICE Michael B. Ganson Michael B. Ganson Law Offices



Kathleen W. Adams Lyons & Lyons

FINANCE & BANKRUPTCY Michael J. O’Grady Frost Brown Todd LLC

GOVERNMENTAL, REAL ESTATE Donald L. Warner III Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

H. Louis Sirkin Santen & Hughes



Bradley N. Ruwe Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Trista Portales Goldberg Goldberg Evans LLC


Timothy B. Theissen Strauss & Troy LPA

GOVERNMENTAL, EMPLOYMENT Anthony Springer US Attorney’s Office


Charles M. Meyer Santen & Hughes

Jeffrey M. Rollman Rollman, Handorf & Conyers, LLC

Charlie Luken Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

Monica L. Dias Frost Brown Todd LLC

Mary Ellen Malas Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

Adrienne J. Roach Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL


HEALTH CARE Adam D. Colvin Squire Patton Boggs, LLP

Paige L. Ellerman Mount St. Joseph University

William M. Freedman Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Daniel E. Izenson Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

Thomas W. Kahle BakerHostetler

Theresa L. Nelson Strauss & Troy LPA

William A. Posey


ated by Ohio Super Lawyers to the Top 5 Attorneys in Cincinnati list in 2020, Bill Posey is a nationally known and respected trial attorney representing both plaintiffs and defendants in high value, significant litigation. He has represented injury victims and their families throughout Ohio and Kentucky and has represented businesses in product liability, other tort defense cases, and commercial disputes in more than 35 states. Bill has been named to Ohio Super Lawyers since 2005 in the area of Personal Injury: Plaintiff. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® since 2011 as both a plaintiff and defense lawyer. Bill has also been selected as a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, and a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL One East Fourth Street, Suite 1400 Cincinnati, OH 45202 513.579.6535

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Practice Areas Civil Litigation Personal Injury Wrongful Death, Malpractice Product Liability Tort Defense

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Cincy LEADING LAWYERS 2020 Susanne Cetrulo Cetrulo, Mowery & Hicks

HEALTH LIFE SCIENCES Mark A. McAndrew Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Mark R. Hull Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

IMMIGRATION Neil Fleischer Fleischer Law Firm LLC

Gregory F. Ahrens Wood Herron & Evans LLP

Antonia Mitroussia Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP


Christopher T. Musillo Musillo Unkenholt

John F. Bennett Ulmer & Berne LLP


Mark J. Stepaniak Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP LITIGATION

Carl J. Stitch Jr. White, Getgey & Meyer Co., LPA

Jack B. Harrison Cors & Bassett LLC

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE John D. Holschuh Jr. Santen & Hughes

Kyle E. Hern University of Cincinnati


Julia B. Meister Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Michael J. Zavatsky Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Paul Allaer Thompson Hine LLP



Toshio Nakao Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Shannah J. Morris GE Aviation

Michael R. Oestreicher Thompson Hine LLP


Brian S. Sullivan Dinsmore & Shohl LLP


Daniel J. Donnellon Sebaly, Shillito & Dyer


Pamela Morgan Hodge Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

Jospeh T. Mordino Faulkner & Tepe LLP

Lynne Longtin CT Law

Paul J. Linden Wood Herron & Evans LLP

Richard I. Fleischer Fleischer Law Firm LLC

Steven R. Jaeger Jaeger Firm


Melvin A. Bedree Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP D. Brock Denton Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL James C. Kennedy Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS B. Scott Boster Ulmer & Berne LLP


Roger N. Braden Braden-Humfleet Law, PLC

Thomas A. Sweeney Adams, Stepner, Woltermann & Dusing

Gregory Parker Rogers Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

William A. Posey Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL


Daniel E. Burke Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP


Michael A. Hirschfeld Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP

Grant S. Cowan Cowan ADR

Edward E. Steiner Squire Patton Boggs, LLP

Robert Cetrulo Cetrulo, Mowery & Hicks

Frank D. Chaiken Thompson Hine LLP




Kathleen W. Adams provides personalized legal guidance for individuals and families in transition, and handles all aspects of domestic relations and elder law, including pre-marital agreements, divorce, adoption, child custody/support proceedings, paternity actions, grandparent’s rights, retirement, wills, estate planning, and probate. Ms. Adams is licensed to practice law in both Ohio and Florida, and part of her practice involves advising clients who are transitioning into retirement that spans both of those states.

Steven R. Adams has practiced law for 25 years, and has been in the private practice since 2000. He focuses his practice to DUI and criminal defense. He has been deemed an expert witness in field testing and breath testing in Ohio. He has litigated cases all the way to the Ohio Supreme Court and won. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America. He is rated as AV-preeminent by the Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Peer Review. He has been named an Ohio Super Lawyers for eight consecutive years and recently named in the top 100 Lawyers in Ohio by Super Lawyers magazine. Steven is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National College of DUI Defense. He frequently speaks as a guest lecturer/speaker at legal conferences regarding DUI defense. The Law Office of Steven R. Adams is included in the Best Law Firms in America. He also co-authored a book, Ohio OVI Defense; The Law and Practice and Kentucky DUI; The Law and Practice and Authored: Practice Law Like an Ironman: Unbeatable Checklists for Any Lawyer Creating and Building a Solo Or Small Firm

Gregory F. Ahrens is in his 33rd year of practicing intellectual property law and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. His expertise is concentrated on intellectual property litigation, although he oversees others in all phases of the firm’s intellectual property practice, particularly in the chemical arts. In his litigation practice, Gregory has handled scores of cases, many through jury trials and appeals, in numerous federal courts across the country, including the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as in various state courts in Ohio. Greg is currently a member of the Executive Committee of Wood Herron & Evans, which manage the firm’s operations.

The Law Offices of Steven R. Adams, LLC 8 W. Ninth St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 659-4442

Wood Herron & Evans LLP 2700 Carew Tower, 441 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 241-2324

Practice Areas DUI and Criminal Defense Family Law

Practice Area Intellectual Property

Lyons & Lyons Attorneys at Law 8310 Princeton-Glendale Road West Chester, OH 45069 (513) 777-2222 Practice Area Domestic Relations Estate Planning Elder Law Business Law Civil Litigation 68 d

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David A. Zimmerman Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Kevin G. Rooney Dorton & Willis

MERGERS, BANKRUPTCY Andrew Simon Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP




Monica Gearding Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Henry G. Alexander Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP

Steven J. Goldstein Frost Brown Todd LLC

Stephen R. Hunt Aronoff, Rosen & Hunt LPA

Jennifer M. Gatherwright Gatherwright Freeman & Associates

Scott P. Kadish Ulmer & Berne LLP

Sonya S. Jindal Tork Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Stephen M. King Thompson Hine LLP

Howard S. Levy Voorhees & Levy LLC

Monica Donath Kohnen Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP

Patrick J. Mitchell Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Tamara Miano Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

J. Shane Starkey Thompson Hine LLP

Thomas M. Tepe Jr. Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL




Michael B. Hurley Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

Justin Lee Lawrence Lawrence & Associates


Blake R. Maislin Law Offices of Blake R. Maislin, LLC

Ronald C. Christian Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP PATENT


W. Scott Gaines Wood Herron & Evans LLP

T. Lawrence Hicks Cetrulo, Mowery & Hicks

Vance V. VanDrake III Ulmer & Berne LLP PATENT & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Glenn D. Bellamy Wood Herron & Evans LLP David H. Brinkman Wood Herron & Evans LLP David M. Lafkas Eureka Ranch! J. Dwight Poffenberger Jr. Wood Herron & Evans LLP

PRIVATELY OWNED BUSINESS David W. Burleigh Buechner Haffer Meyers & Koenig Co., LPA


Mary L. Rust Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Sean S. Suder Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

James A. Singler Singler Law




Mark S. Reckman Wood & Lamping LLP

Diane Schneiderman Episcopal Retirement Homes

William J. Baechtold Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP


Kenneth P. Coyne Graf Coyne

PRODUCT LIABILITY, PERSONAL INJURY Peter L. Ney Rendigs, Fry, Kiely & Dennis LLP

Arthur F. McMahon III Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP SPORTS

William R. Graf Graf Coyne

W. Stuart Dornette Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

William E. Hesch William E. Hesch Law Firm




Glenn Bellamy is a Partner with Wood Herron & Evans LLP. Glenn has 30 years of intellectual property litigation, patent and trademark prosecution, and U.S. Customs enforcement experience. He counsels clients on strategic plans for IP protection of everything from video games to firearms and has litigated cases in federal courts and before the International Trade Commission. Glenn has a B.S. in Nuclear Medicine Technology, from the University of Cincinnati, 1984 and J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1987.

Mr. Boggs, a lifelong resident of Northern Kentucky, is in his 37th year of private practice and is licensed in both Kentucky and Ohio. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Northern Kentucky Bar Association and the Kentucky Bar Association. While his firm is a general practice firm, Mr. Boggs concentrates his practice in all facets of business representation, commercial/business litigation, employment law, workers’ compensation and estate/ succession planning. He regularly is invited to speak to groups about various business, employment and estate planning issues. He and his wife are residents of Florence, Kentucky, and are members of Seven Hills Church. Mr. Boggs is actively involved in the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Business Networking International and regularly volunteers with local charitable organizations including “Whiz Kids”, an after-school program teaching children to read. Leisure activities include skiing, golf, reading, hiking and mountain biking.

David H. Brinkman is a partner with Wood Herron & Evans LLP and is involved in all phases of the firm’s intellectual property practice. Admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1994, Mr. Brinkman is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and his expertise is concentrated in the areas of electronic, mechanical and electrical technologies. He has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America.

Wood Herron & Evans LLP 2700 Carew Tower, 441 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 241-2324

Wallace Boggs PLLC 300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 100 Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017 859-647-9100

Practice Area Intellectual Property Law

Practice Area Business, Business Litigation, Workers’ Compensation, Employment Law

Wood Herron & Evans LLP 2700 Carew Tower, 441 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 241-2324 Practice Area Patent & Intellectual Property Law

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Cincy LEADING LAWYERS 2020 Daniel J. Hoffheimer Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP Kara H. Lyons Lyons & Lyons TRUST, BUSINESS, GENERAL Susan E. Wheatley Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP WEALTH PLANNING & TAX LAW William F. Russo Katz Teller WHITE COLLAR CRIME J Jeanne Cors Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP Ralph W. Kohnen Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP Chad Ziepfel Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

Deepak K. Desai


Integrity, trust and collaboration are the hallmarks of Mr. Desai’s practice. He represents public entity clients such as Sycamore Township where he serves as the Law Director, and private businesses assisting them with contracts, compliance, and personnel matters. He joined Donnellon Donnellon & Miller in 2018 because of the firm’s emphasis on representing municipalities and townships, as well as locally-owned businesses. As a greater Cincinnati native, Mr. Desai is connected with the community and has served as the commissioner for the local cub scout pack, as well as a coach for youth baseball and basketball.

Mr. Donnellon has devoted the entirety of his years in practice to trial work, concentrating on business and civil injunctions. He is the author of Injunctions and Restraining Orders in Ohio (Anderson 1992), and frequently teaches on the subject for the Ohio Common Pleas Court Judges Association. Mr. Donnellon has litigated actions for injunctions and other relief in matters involving trademarks, trade dress, trade secret copyright, and other business-related issues, and he has tried complex business and product liability actions. He returned to the University of Cincinnati College of Law as an adjunct professor, teaching Advanced Trial Practice and coaching the competitive mock trial teams. In 2013, Prof. Donnellon recieved the Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence. He is an active member of the Federal Bar Association having served as Chapter President. He has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Ohio and Kentucky Super Lawyers, Benchmark, and Cincy Magazine’s Top 100 Lawyers in the Tri-State area. He joined Sebaly Shillito + Dyer in 2017 and actively enjoys taking business litigation matters on contingent fee or other value-added bases.

Donnellon Donnellon & Miller 9079 Montgomery Road Cincinnati, Ohio 45242 (513) 891-7087

Brian C. Thomas Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP ZONING Thomas W. Breidenstein Stites & Harbison PLLC

Sebaly, Shillito + Dyer, A Legal Professional Association 9100 West Chester Towne Centre Dr, Ste. 210 West Chester, OH 45069 513-644-8125

Practice Area Municipal Employment Real Estate Business

Timothy M. Burke Manley Burke

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Jennifer Gatherwright

Jonathan Fox graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1988 (J.D.). Prior to law school, he was a trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol and a police officer for the City of Monroe. Mr. Fox was an assistant prosecutor for Franklin Municipal Court, a Butler County assistant prosecuting attorney, and an assistant law director/prosecuting attorney for the City of Hamilton. He has been an acting judge in all three Butler County Area Courts for the past 10 years. Currently, Mr. Fox serves as magistrate in Trenton Mayor’s Court. Mr. Fox’s primary areas of practice include Traffic/Criminal, with a concentration on DUI defense, Criminal Defense, Juvenile, and Personal Injury.

W. Scott Gaines is an associate at Wood Herron & Evans, and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering. Scott’s practice focuses primarily on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications for electronic devices and circuits, digital and analog communication systems, semiconductor devices and processing, and software-implemented inventions. He also has more than 12 years of practical engineering experience, mainly in wireless communications and radio frequency electronics, with particular experience involving cellular telecommunication networks, aerospace electronics, and defense electronics.

Jennifer has twenty years of experience providing entrepreneurs and small to middle-market companies with outside general counsel services. She regularly assists clients with finance transactions, new entity start-ups, purchases and sales of existing businesses, restructurings, and corporate governance. Through her tax practice, Jennifer assists clients from all walks of life with a wide range of tax problems, such as audits, collection matters including offers in compromise, tax liens and levies, and criminal tax investigations and prosecutions. Jennifer has achieved national recognition for her experience in the field of tax controversy.

Lyons & Lyons Attorneys at Law 8310 Princeton-Glendale Road West Chester, OH 45069 (513) 777-2222 or (513) 844-8888

Wood Herron & Evans LLP 2700 Carew Tower, 441 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 241-2324

Practice Areas Criminal/Traffic DUI/OVI Defense Personal Injury Juvenile 70

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Practice Area Business Planning and Transactions Tax Audits, Collection, and Litigation Criminal Tax Representation

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Germain has more than 45 years of varied experience in the trademark/ unfair competition field. He focuses his practice on trademark counseling, consulting and litigation. He is often retained as an expert witness working on cases involving some of the nation’s largest companies in high-stakes, cutting-edge cases. He is also available for Early Neutral Evaluation. In addition to his involvement at WHE, he recently taught Intellectual Property/Trademark courses at the NKU Chase School of Law and at the University of Dayton Law School’s Program in Law and Technology. Germain has a J.D. from New York University School of Law, 1969, and an A.B., magna cum laude, from Rutgers College, 1966.

Prior to entering private practice in 1994, Stephen Gillen served as house counsel for an education publishing company. He has written and spoken nationally on various publishing and copyright topics. Steve’s practice emphasizes publishing and entertainment transactions and disputes, Internet issues, advertising law, computer law, copyrights, technology transfer, trade secrets and related matters. His clients include publishers, authors, artists, photographers, videographers, independent producers, Internet service providers, multimedia developers and software programmers. Mr. Gillen has a B.S.B.A from Miami University, 1975, and a J.D. from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law, 1980.

William E. Hesch founded his law firm and CPA firm in 1993, with an emphasis in estate and tax planning. As one of the few attorneys in the Cincinnati area who is also a CPA and Personal Financial Specialist, Mr. Hesch provides creative, practical solutions to complex legal, tax and retirement planning for business owners and individuals. His videos at identify the Top 10 Mistakes Business Owners make in Tax, Succession and Estate Planning.

Wood Herron & Evans LLP 2700 Carew Tower, 441 Vine St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 241-2324

Wood Herron & Evans LLP 2700 Carew Tower, 441 Vine St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 241-2324

Practice Area Trademark Law

Practice Area Copyright & Intellectual Property Law

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William E. Hesch Law Firm, LLC 3047 Madison Road, Suite 205 Cincinnati, OH 45209 (513) 731-6601 Practice Areas Purchase/Sale of Business Interests Estate Planning and Administration Succession Planning & Business Law Tax Planning for Business Owners Retirement Planning for Baby Boomers Elder Law Medicaid Planning





Barbara J. Howard and her law firm provide services in all areas of family law, serving clients in the Greater Cincinnati area, including Hamilton, Clermont and Warren counties. A highly skilled litigator and negotiator, Howard, who is a past president of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cincinnati Bar Association, is trained as a collaborative law practitioner and is a member of the Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She is Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Trustees of Xavier University and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor.

Randy Jackson is a partner with Wood Herron & Evans LLP and is in the firm’s Chemical/Materials Sciences and Biotech Practice Groups. While involved in all phases of intellectual property representation, Randy’s expertise is heavily concentrated in the chemical and biotechnology areas. He was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1998, the Kentucky Bar in 1999, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also is admitted before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court.

David E. Jefferies is a partner with Wood Herron & Evans LLP and is involved in all phases of the firm’s intellectual property practice. Admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1998 and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio in 1999, Mr. Jefferies is also registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He joined Wood Herron & Evans in 1998 and his expertise is concentrated in patent prosecution and infringement evaluation in the areas of biology, biotech, pharmaceuticals and biomedical devices.

Wood Herron & Evans LLP 2700 Carew Tower, 441 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 241-2324

Wood Herron & Evans LLP 2700 Carew Tower, 441 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 241-2324

Practice Areas Chemical & Biotech Patent Law

Practice Areas Biotech & Pharmaceutical Patent Law

Barbara J. Howard Co., L.P.A. 120 E. Fourth St., Suite 960 Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 421-7300 Practice Area Family Law

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Lori Krafte is a Partner with Wood Herron & Evans LLP. Lori counsels clients in all areas of advertising and media law, privacy, trademarks, copyrights, and domain name disputes and other internet law matters. Krafte has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America in the fields of advertising law, trademarks, copyrights, and IP litigation; and she has been named to Ohio Super Lawyers for a number of years, including as one of the top 25 women lawyers in Cincinnati four times, and one of the top 50 women lawyers in Ohio in 2010. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). Krafte has a J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1998, a Doctor of Philosophy from The Claremont Graduate School, 1989, and a B.A. from Indiana University, 1977.

Paul Linden is a partner and registered patent attorney with Wood Herron & Evans LLP. During his more than 10 years in practice, Paul has developed expertise in three primary areas of intellectual property law: federal court litigation at both the trial and appellate levels involving patents, trademarks and trade secrets; contested proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office involving patents and trademarks; and preparing legal opinions regarding a range of intellectual property issues, such as patentability and freedom to operate. Paul currently serves as co-chair of the Cincinnati Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Litigation Committee, where he presents annually on recent development in intellectual property law. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law where he teaches a course on intellectual property practice.

After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Chase College of Law in 2015, Kara H. Lyons, following her late grandfather’s and father’s footsteps, joined the family firm of Lyons & Lyons as a third-generation attorney. With a primary focus on wills, trusts, estate planning and probate law, Ms. Lyons has made it her mission to simplify the traditionally overly complicated estate planning process by creating personalized plans based upon each client’s individual needs.

Wood Herron & Evans LLP 2700 Carew Tower, 441 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 241-2324

Wood Herron & Evans LLP 2700 Carew Tower, 441 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 241-2324

Practice Area Media & Intellectual Property Law

Practice Areas Intellectual property practice

Lyons & Lyons Attorneys at Law 8310 Princeton Glendale Road West Chester, Ohio 45069 513-777-222 Practice Areas Trust & Estate Planning Probate Business Law

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Robert H. Lyons has been successfully defending the rights of those charged with DUI in Southwest Ohio for more than 35 years. He has established a reputation of providing an aggressive defense, leaving no stone unturned, while obtaining the best possible outcome for his clients. With vast experience in DUI, Mr. Lyons is very active in teaching DUI defense to other attorneys and has been an instructor at Chase College of Law and Miami University. Mr. Lyons is also the former chairman of the Ohio State Bar Association Traffic Law Committee.

Todd V. McMurtry has extensive experience in both personal and business litigation matters. He has handled and tried cases throughout Ohio and Kentucky. Super Lawyers recently recognized Todd as 2019 Top 50 Kentucky Super Lawyer. Martindale Hubbelll has rated him as AV Preeminent. Todd combines his business litigation and mediation training to help business owners resolve conflicts. Todd has written extensively on the topics of business divorce and is available for consultation with individuals or fellow attorneys. Todd also represents individuals damaged by legal malpractice. Todd has been married for 32 years to Dr. Maria C. Garriga. Together, they have three adult children.

Julia is an experienced, respected litigator who has prevailed in jury and bench trials and arbitrations as well as administrative proceedings on behalf of individual, corporate, health care, and fiduciary clients. She has been received as an expert and appointed counsel by courts. Julia is an elected fellow of the selective American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is recognized in several categories by Best Lawyers in America and Ohio Super Lawyers. She frequently is invited to speak to groups of attorneys and judicial personnel and has chaired drafting committees to submit new legislation for the state of Ohio. She serves as a trustee at the Cincinnati Opera and Cincinnati Legal Aid Society and has been appointed to several committees at the Cincinnati Bar Association, which honored her with its Warrington Community Service award. She serves on the Taft Ethics committee and as a mentor for junior lawyers through the Ohio Supreme Court. Julia is a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati Class 41. She is passionate about the arts in greater Cincinnati, Girls on the Run, and assisting and protecting older adults as a volunteer guardian and advocate.

Hemmer DeFrank Wessels, PLLC 250 Grandview Drive, Suite 500 Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 859-344-1188

Lyons & Lyons Attorneys at Law 8310 Princeton-Glendale Road West Chester, OH 45069 (513) 777-2222

Practice Areas Legal Malpractice, Business Divorce, Business Litigation, Mediation

Practice Areas DUI/OVI Defense Traffic/Criminal Personal Injury Estate Planning


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Elizabeth R. Murray


Antonia Mitroussia’s Immigration practice focuses on counseling domestic and multi-national employers on foreign recruitment strategies and immigration compliance, including how to best manage their foreign labor force, transfer employees from abroad, and hire new foreign professionals in the U.S. She represents clients on complex employment-based and related family-based immigration transactions through multiple federal adjudicative stages including the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Departments of Labor and Homeland Security. Ms. Mitroussia is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and serves on the International Advisory Council of the University of Cincinnati College of Law where she also lectures on Immigration law to the LLM class. She has served as past Secretary of the Board of Directors of the European-American Chamber of Commerce, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, and as chair of the International Law Committee of the Cincinnati Bar Association. She attended the University of Athens, Greece, and received her B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Cincinnati and her J.D. degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Elizabeth Murray concentrates her practice in the area of Domestic Relations, which includes divorce, dissolution, prenuptial agreements, adoptions, custody issues, post decree matters, child and spousal support, visitation and collaborative law. Beth is a highly respected guardian ad litem representing the interest of children in divorce situations. Beth serves as a parenting coordinator who focuses on helping parents navigate their parenting issues and communications. Beth is also a certified mediator.

Matthew S. Parrish is a partner in the Cincinnati office of FisherBroyles, LLP. His practice focuses primarily on helping clients find ways to finance, capitalize, buy and sell their businesses. Matt serves as an adviser to publicly traded and privately held clients ranging from global financial service companies to middle market and early-stage high-growth companies that operate primarily in the manufacturing, consumer products, technology and entertainment industries. In 2020, Matt was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for Securities and Capital Markets Law.

Beth is the immediate past chairperson of the Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals which is a group that strives to make the process of ending a marriage less stressful. Through Collaborative Law, the parties are able to control the situation, craft agreements that meet their needs, and create a healthy environment for their children.

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP 425 Walnut St., Suite 1800 Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 357-9665

Murray Law, LLC Centennial Plaza III 895 Central Avenue, Suite 310 Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-619-6060 513-651-6981

Practice Area Immigration

Practice Area Family Law

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FisherBroyles, LLP 201 E. Fifth St., Suite 1900 Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-399-8212 Practice Area Commercial Securities

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Dwight Poffenberger is a partner with Wood Herron & Evans LLP and is involved in all phases of the firm’s intellectual property practice. Admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1994, Mr. Poffenberger is also registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He joined Wood Herron & Evans in 1995, following prior experience at the USPTO where he was a patent examiner. He received a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1987 and his Juris Doctor degree from the George Mason University School of Law in 1993.

Before starting Zachary D. Smith, LLC, I practiced as a public defender in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and later with an established small firm in downtown Cincinnati. I became a public defender because I craved action. I wanted to gain experience counseling clients and develop my courtroom skills. When I transitioned into private practice I added civil litigation to my repertoire, gravitating toward and eventually focusing my practice on Family Law in Ohio and Kentucky.

George Zamary started the Zamary Law Firm in 2016 with the intent of providing high quality, personalized legal services while building long-term relationships with clients. Mr. Zamary practices in the areas business law, litigation, estate planning, construction and employment law. Due to the Zamary Law Firm’s smaller size, it is able to act quickly and innovatively to client’s issues. Our goal is to become an integral part of our client’s business or an advocate for matters of a more personal nature. We combine common sense approach to achieve practical results.

Wood Herron & Evans LLP 2700 Carew Tower, 441 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 (513) 241-2324 Practice Area Intellectual Property

I am a trained Family Law Mediator, previously served as co-president of the Cincinnati Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and litigate my fair share of cases. I enjoy Family Law because it allows me to use all the tools in my toolbox. I believe a client is best served when you engage in complex problem solving, generate creative outcomes, and are ready to lean on the nuances and technical aspects of the law to prevail in Court. I understand every family is different, and every family requires different tools be deployed. Whether they know it or not, my parents greatly informed my approach to the practice of Family Law.

Centennial Plaza III 895 Central Avenue, Suite 305 Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-275-1164 Practice Areas Divorce/Dissolution Collaborative Law Mediation Division of Property Business Valuation

Child Support Child Custody/Visitation Prenuptial Agreements Domestic Violence

Zamary Law Firm, LLC 455 Delta Avenue, Suite 204 Cincinnati, Ohio 45226 Practice Area Business Litigation Construction Employment Estate Planning

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