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Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC Attorneys Recognized As 2013 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

January 22, 2013    •    2 min read

AKRON, Ohio (January 17, 2013) – A total of 27 attorneys in Ohio from Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 Super Lawyers Magazine. Buckingham’s honorees include twenty Super Lawyers and seven Super Lawyers Rising Stars.

Of the 20 Super Lawyers honorees, 11 received special recognition for being included in the publication for at least 10 consecutive years (names denoted with an asterisk below). In addition, John F. Hill was named to both the Top 100 Ohio 2013 Super Lawyers and Top 50 Cleveland Ohio Super Lawyers 2013 lists.

Hill joined the Firm as a partner last fall and is widely considered to be one of the top litigators in the region. He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2008-2013) and maintains a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent. This is Hill’s third selection to the Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers list and his second appearance among the Top 50 Cleveland.

“To have attorneys across all three of our Ohio offices rated so highly by their peers speaks to the character and quality of our attorneys and their longstanding dedication to our clients,” said Buckingham’s Managing Partner, John Slagter. “In addition, John Hill’s standing, both in the Cleveland area and also in the state, further validates the importance of his addition to our Firm.”

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Rising Stars are those attorneys that are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

Buckingham attorneys recognized as 2013 Ohio Super Lawyers include (* denotes at least 10 consecutive years of being honored):

Akron: Peter T. Cahoon*, Steven A. Dimengo*, Nicholas T. George*, John F. Hill,
Patrick J. Keating, David Kern, Robert W. Malone*, Patricia A. Pacenta*, Marietta M. Pavlidis, Patrick J. Weschler* and David W. Woodburn.

Canton: Joseph J. Feltes, Jeffrey A. Halm* and Mark J. Skakun III*.

Cleveland: David L. Drechsler, Barry Y. Freeman, David J. Lindner, Dirk E. Riemenschneider*, John P. Slagter* and Ronald F. Wayne*.

Buckingham attorneys named 2013 Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars include:

Akron: Matthew R. Duncan, Amy K. Friedmann, Joshua D. Nolan and Jon R. Stefanik II.

Canton: Justin S. Greenfelder.

Cleveland: Michael J. Matasich and Anthony R. Vacanti.

For more information on Super Lawyers and their awards, visit their website at

Buckingham 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

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