Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC Lands High-Profile Litigator John F. Hill

Experienced attorney to join Firm’s Akron office in October

AKRON, Ohio (August 14, 2012) – Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC is pleased to announce that John F. Hill will join the Firm’s Akron office as a partner in the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group. He joins Buckingham from Hill Hardman, LLC, where he was one of the principals.

”John has developed an extremely successful practice and he ranks as one of the best litigation attorneys in Ohio,” said John P. Slagter, Buckingham’s Managing Partner. ”He will help us expand our market-leading position in litigation, which continues to be among our core strengths in Akron and throughout the region.”

“It is an honor to join Buckingham’s exceptional team of professionals,” said Hill. “I am confident we can continue to grow Buckingham’s litigation practice, by serving the Firm’s clients at the highest standards.”

Hill brings a wide range of clients in complex commercial cases.  This work has ranged from contract litigation to shareholder disputes, including national class action litigation.  Hill’s business litigation practice has recently emphasized service to physicians and other health care providers, as well as attorneys, accountants, and other professionals.

Hill has been consistently selected to The Best Lawyers in America®, Ohio’s Super Lawyers™ and Ohio’s Super Lawyers™ “Top 100”. In addition, he was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2008-11 editions of “Best Lawyers in America,” in several areas of law including commercial litigation and “bet the company” litigation; and was named the Best Lawyers “2010 Lawyer of the Year” in the area of “bet the company” litigation for the Akron area. The Erie, Pa., native has also attained a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV® which is an indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability based on evaluations by other members of the bar and judiciary.

A member of the Ohio State and Akron Bar Associations, Hill earned his bachelor’s degree from Gannon University in 1984 and went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University Law School in 1987.

Buckingham, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary this coming year, is a leading full-service law Firm with offices in Akron, Canton and Cleveland, Ohio. Buckingham’s attorneys represent business clients ranging from sole proprietors to multi-national corporations, tax-exempt organizations, governmental bodies, charities and foundations. Further information on Buckingham is available at www.bdblaw.com.