Ulmer & Berne is proud to announce that seven of its partners have been recognized in the 2018 edition of Benchmark Litigation as State Litigation Stars, a designation awarded to those individuals who were consistently recommended by clients and peers as the top litigators in their state.
The following Ulmer attorneys were selected as State Litigation Stars:
- Jeffrey S. Dunlap – General Commercial Litigation
- Frances Floriano Goins – Securities Litigation
- Linda E. Maichl – Product Liability
- Jeffrey F. Peck – Product Liability
- Frederic X. (Fritz) Shadley – Business & Commercial Litigation, Construction, Product Liability
- Joseph P. Thomas – Product Liability
- Michael N. Ungar – General Commercial Litigation, Securities Litigation
For the fourth consecutive year, Michael N. Ungar, Chair of Ulmer’s Litigation Department, was named to Benchmark Litigation’s list of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America. The Top 100 are the elite trial strategists in their respective fields and are chosen based on a geographically diverse and intensive peer-and-client review-driven study.
As a testament to the Litigation Department’s tremendous depth of experience and breadth of industry expertise, Ulmer also earned Benchmark Litigation’s highest possible ranking, “highly recommended,” in Ohio. Ulmer’s Litigation Department was named Benchmark Litigation’s Ohio Firm of the Year in 2017, the second time in the last three years it has earned that distinction.
Benchmark Litigation conducts research over a six-month period in which researchers identify the leading litigators and firms. During interviews with clients and litigators, researchers examine recent casework handled by law firms and ask interviewees to offer their professional opinions on peers.
“Receiving Benchmark’s 2017 ‘Firm of the Year’ designation is a true honor and a testament to the quality and work ethic of our entire Litigation Department,” said Scott P. Kadish, Ulmer’s Managing Partner. “We are gratified that our hard work and consistent focus on delivering exceptional service continues to be recognized by our clients and by our peers. The fact that seven of our litigation partners are named specifically to Benchmark’s list speaks volumes about the strength of our overall bench. We are extremely proud of all of them.”