Ulmer Partners Named to Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under Hot List 2018

Paul Harris and Joshua Klarfeld Recognized Among Nation’s Best Up-And-Coming Litigators 

Ulmer & Berne LLP proudly announces that two of its partners, Paul R. Harris and Joshua A. Klarfeld, have been named to Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under Hot List 2018.” This marks the second year in a row that Paul and Joshua have been included on this elite list, which honors top young litigators in the United States and Canada.

Inclusion in the “40 & Under Hot List” is reserved for attorneys who are involved in high-impact litigation matters and have received the hard-won respect of their peers and clients. Benchmark Litigation’s selection process encompasses several rigorous phases of research, including in-depth analysis of recent case work, peer review from attorneys at legal institutions, and client feedback.

“Paul and Joshua have helped countless Ulmer clients navigate complex challenges to achieve their underlying business goals,” said Michael N. Ungar, Chair of Ulmer’s Litigation Department. “Their subject matter expertise, creative approach to advocacy, and commitment to impeccable client service are second to none. This honor is a testament to Paul and Joshua, and our firm’s strong position as a third-time recipient of Benchmark’s ‘Ohio Firm of the Year.’ We couldn’t be more proud.”

Paul serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Business Litigation Group, and has handled a broad range of business and employment cases. He also has significant appellate experience, including making successful oral arguments before various Ohio Courts of Appeals. Paul has been named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for nine consecutive years. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Lutheran Hospital and is an Associate Board Member of Boys Hope Girls Hope of Northeastern Ohio. He earned his B.A. from The Ohio State University, his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School, and his M.B.A. from the University of London, Royal Holloway.

Joshua is a Partner in the firm’s Product Liability Group, where he regularly defends pharmaceutical, medical device, and mass and toxic tort actions. He also represents clients in complex business litigation, including counseling major corporations in multidistrict, coordinated, and consolidated proceedings. Joshua has been named five times to the Ohio Super Lawyers list and included twice in that publication’s Rising Stars list. He serves on the Board of Directors of both Young Israel of Greater Cleveland and Hebrew Academy of Cleveland. He earned his B.A. from Yeshiva University and his J.D. from Cleveland Marshall College of Law, where he has also served on the faculty.

With more than 90 attorneys, Ulmer’s litigation team has a strong tradition of solving problems and delivering excellent results for a diverse group of clients. Its litigation practice is the largest in the firm and the attorneys have extensive experience handling matters in trial and appellate courts, and before alternative dispute resolution forums throughout the country.

In addition to the honors Ulmer has received from Benchmark Litigation, the firm has been recognized among the country’s most prestigious by Chambers USA and U.S. News & World Report’s Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” Several Ulmer attorneys have been designated “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers, and many are continuously honored by Martindale-Hubbell, Super Lawyers, and The Best Lawyers in America.

About Ulmer
Ulmer & Berne, established in 1908, focuses on exceeding client expectations and delivering superior, customized legal solutions for an exceptional value. From offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Chicago, and Boca Raton, Ulmer’s attorneys handle cutting-edge, complex matters on a national basis across all practice areas, while retaining the work ethic, rates, and user-friendly attitudes reflective of the firm’s Midwest origins. Ulmer emphasizes world-class service and sophisticated industry expertise with flexible billing arrangements. For more information, please visit ulmer.com.