Sixty-Seven Ulmer Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021, 16 Named Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, and Four Partners Named “Lawyer of the Year”

August 20, 2020 – Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to share that 67 Ulmer attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. In addition, 16 Ulmer associates were recognized in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, and four Ulmer partners received the distinction of Best Lawyers 2021 “Lawyer of the Year.”

“I truly believe that all of our honorees are incredibly deserving of this recognition,” said Scott P. Kadish, Managing Partner. “Their hard work and dedication is reflective of what we at Ulmer strive to consistently deliver to our clients day in and day out. We are honored that our peers have shown that they hold so many of our attorneys in such high regard.”

Since its first publication in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become regarded as the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice. Based on exhaustive peer-review evaluation, its methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional capabilities of their colleagues in the same geographical and legal practice areas.

The new Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, is also based entirely on peer review and recognizes extraordinary attorneys who have been in private practice for less than 10 years in the United States.

“Lawyer of the Year” is awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer- feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region, and only one lawyer is recognized as such for each specialty and location. Four Ulmer attorneys are named Best Lawyers 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” including:

The following Ulmer attorneys are listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2021:

Cleveland Columbus
John M. Alten Alexander M. Andrews
Kristin W. Boose Alvin E. Mathews Jr.
Inajo Davis Chappell Andrew W. Owen
Timothy J. Downing Jeffrey J. Patter
Jeffrey S. Dunlap
William D. Edwards Chicago
John C. Goheen Alan M. Wolper
Frances Floriano Goins
James A. Goldsmith Cincinnati
Daniel A. Gottesman John F. Bennett
Howard M. Groedel Jason P. Conte
Manju Gupta Paul J. (PJ) Cosgrove
Lori A. Pittman Haas Frederick M. Erny
Richard T. Hamilton, Jr. Jeffrey D. Geoppinger
Richard G. Hardy K.C. Green
Stephanie E. Harley John M. Hands
Paul R. Harris Alan J. Hartman
John R. Harrison John R. Ipsaro
Steven S. Kaufman Scott P. Kadish
Joshua A. Klarfeld Clayton L. Kuhnell
Marie C. Kuban Jesse R. Lipcius
David A. Landman Michael A. Marrero
David W. Leopold Robin D. Miller
Mary Forbes Lovett Stephen G. Nesbitt
Amanda Martinsek Jeffrey F. Peck
Christopher C. McCracken Eric M. Robbins
Lawrence D. Pollack Gina M. Saelinger
Harold H. Reader Frederic X. (Fritz) Shadley
Jodi B. Rich Michael J. Suffern
Alan W. Scheufler Stuart R. Susskind
David E. Schweighoefer Joseph P. Thomas
Douglas K. Sesnowitz Vance V. VanDrake III
Patricia A. Shlonsky
Linda DelaCourt Summers
Michael S. Tucker
Michael N. Ungar
Frederick N. Widen
Robin M. Wilson
David D. Yeagley


The following 16 Ulmer attorneys are named to the 2021 inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch:

Cleveland Columbus
Brett Altier Alyson Terrell
Gregory C. Djordjevic
Trevor J. Hardy Cincinnati
Georgia Hatzis Erica N. Carducci
Jonathan R. King Elizabeth A. Conklin
Steven P. Larson Alexander S. Conn
Daniela Paez Lisa Marlo Kuhnell
Shipra K. Rege Elaine M. Stoll
Ethan Lee Rosenfeld
Ashtyn N. Saltz