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31 Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC Attorneys Named to 2015 Best Lawyers® in America List

August 18, 2014    •    3 min read

Akron, OH, United States — Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC is pleased to announce that 31 lawyers have been named to the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. In addition, five Buckingham attorneys were named Lawyer of the Year in their respective practice areas.

Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and has since grown to provide lists in over 65 countries.

Best Lawyers is the most effective tool in identifying critical legal expertise,” said President and Co-Founder Steven Naifeh. “Inclusion on this list shows that an attorney is respected by his or her peers for professional success.”

Lawyers on the Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to the 2015 Best Lawyers in America list:

  1. Ronald C. Allan, Corporate Law
  2. Ralph D. Amiet III, Trusts and Estates
  3. John F. Bodie, Jr., Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  4. Robert W. Briggs, Corporate Law, Trusts and Estates
  5. Peter T. Cahoon, Administrative / Regulatory Law, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  6. William L. Caplan, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Real Estate Law
  7. Gerald B. Chattman, Employment Law – Management
  8. Steven A. Dimengo, Commercial Litigation, Tax Law
  9. William D. Dowling, Commercial Litigation
  10. David L. Drechsler, Litigation – Real Estate, Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  11. Joseph J. Feltes, Health Care Law
  12. Nicholas T. George, Construction Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law
  13. Cathy C. Godshall, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
  14. Jeffrey A. Halm, Trusts and Estate
  15. Stephen M. Hammersmith, Banking and Finance Law
  16. John F. Hill, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs
  17. Patrick J. Keating, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  18. David Kern, Corporate Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
  19. James D. Kraus, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law
  20. David J. Lindner, Real Estate Law
  21. Frederick M. Lombardi, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Real Estate
  22. Robert W. Malone, Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Tax Law
  23. Patricia A. Pacenta, Trusts and Estates
  24. John L. Reyes, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  25. Dirk E. Riemenschneider, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  26. Susan C. Rodgers, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  27. Mark J. Skakun III, Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  28. John P. Slagter, Litigation – Real Estate, Real Estate Law
  29. Ronald F. Wayne, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates
  30. Patrick J. Weschler, Trusts and Estates
  31. David W. Woodburn, Real Estate Law, Trusts and Estates

Lawyers of the Year include:

  1. William L Caplan, Environmental Law
  2. Patrick J. Keating, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  3. David Kern, Tax Law
  4. Frederick M. Lombardi, Banking and Finance Law
  5. Mark J. Skakun III, Litigation – Patent, and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

About Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC
For more than a century, Buckingham’s guiding principle has been to provide clients with responsive and efficient legal advice and representation. As a preeminent business law firm in northeast Ohio, corporate law is the cornerstone of Buckingham. With 65 attorneys in Akron, Canton and Cleveland, Buckingham has extensive experience working with owners of closely held businesses in all aspects of their operations. Buckingham attorneys collaborate to deliver outstanding value to clients.   For more information, visit bdblaw.com.


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