Ulmer & Berne Named 2018 “Ohio Litigation Firm of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation

Firm Receives Distinction for Second Consecutive Year and Third Time in Past Five Years

Ulmer & Berne LLP has been named “Ohio Litigation Firm of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation for the second consecutive year, and the third time in the last five years. Ulmer was awarded the 2018 honor at the sixth annual Benchmark Litigation U.S. Awards ceremony in New York City on February 15, 2018. Joseph P. Thomas, Co-Chair of Ulmer’s Litigation Department and Chair of the Firm’s Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical Groups, and Jeffrey S. Dunlap, Co-Chair of Ulmer’s Business Litigation Group, accepted the award on behalf of the Firm.

Benchmark Litigation bases its awards on in-depth research, including extensive interviews with peer litigators and in-house counsel, to identify the leading litigators and firms in the country. Clients reported to Benchmark that Ulmer’s litigators are “incredibly strong, strategic, and effective” and provide “aggressive and responsive pursuit of important litigation.”  Clients also said that Ulmer’s attorneys deliver “diligent and pragmatic representation” and “they are efficient with their time, excellent in their interpretations, and very effective in getting matters resolved.”

“While none of us comes to work each day with the goal of winning awards, it is gratifying to see our hard work recognized,” said Scott P. Kadish, Ulmer’s Managing Partner. “When it’s an organization as respected as Benchmark Litigation, it is particularly meaningful. Delivering the highest level of service to clients is our Firm’s top focus. I am grateful to our clients for valuing our commitment to them, and thank our attorneys and staff for their incredible efforts.”

Michael N. Ungar, Chair of Ulmer’s Litigation Department, added: “This honor would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our entire team – across all practice groups and offices. Our Litigation Department thrives because all of our attorneys and staff operate in unison to deliver a seamless client experience.”

In addition to the “Ohio Litigation Firm of the Year” award, nine Ulmer litigators were also recently recognized with individual honors. Ungar was ranked among the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers,” while Frances Floriano Goins, Co-Chair of the firm’s Financial Services and Securities Litigation and Cybersecurity and Privacy Groups, was ranked in the “Top 250 Women in Litigation.”

Ungar and Goins were also both named “State Litigation Stars,” as were Dunlap and Thomas, Linda E. Maichl (Partner, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Mass Tort Litigation), Jeffrey F. Peck (Chair, Product Liability), and Frederic X. (Fritz) Shadley (Chair, Construction Litigation). Paul R. Harris (Co-Chair, Business Litigation) and Joshua A. Klarfeld (Partner, Product Liability) were both named to Benchmark’s Under 40 Hot List.

The significant resources of Ulmer’s Litigation Department – comparable to those of much larger firms, are supported by efficient staffing practices, flexibility, and an unwavering focus on delivering excellent service. The firm’s attorneys appear in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the nation, as well as before government and private regulatory bodies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, OSHA, and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. In addition to class actions, complex commercial and financial litigation, mass torts and regulatory proceedings, Ulmer regularly represents clients in internal investigations, white collar matters, bankruptcies, and ADR proceedings.