Four Ulmer & Berne Partners Recognized as 2017 Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers in America

Four Ulmer & Berne partners – Frances Floriano Goins, David L. Lester, Patricia A. Shlonsky, and Michael N. Ungar – have been recognized by their peers as a 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America®. Best Lawyers designates only one lawyer per practice area as Lawyer of the Year in the nation’s largest legal markets.

The firm’s partners were included by Best Lawyers® as follows:

  • Frances Floriano Goins was named 2017 Securities “Lawyer of the Year” in Cleveland
  • David L. Lester was named 2017 Insurance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Cleveland
  • Patricia A. Shlonsky was named Litigation – ERISA “Lawyer of the Year” in Cleveland
  • Michael N. Ungar was named Litigation – Banking and Finance “Lawyer of the Year” in Cleveland

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and we have received more than 13 million votes to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”