Benchmark Litigation has ranked Ulmer & Berne LLP’s Litigation Department and nine of the firm’s partners in its 2020 guide to the nation’s leading firms and attorneys. In recognition of the Litigation Department’s skilled attorneys and complex trial work, Ulmer has earned Benchmark’s highest possible ranking – “highly recommended” in Ohio – for the seventh year in a row.
Following extensive due diligence, Benchmark honored the following Ulmer partners:
- Paul J. (PJ) Cosgrove (Product Liability)
- Jeffrey S. Dunlap (General Commercial Litigation)
- Frances Floriano Goins (Securities Litigation)
- Paul R. Harris (General Commercial 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)
Additionally, for the sixth year in a row, Michael N. Ungar, Chair of Ulmer’s Litigation Department, was named one of Benchmark’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America. According to Benchmark, clients appreciate Ungar’s broad skill set, noting he is “an all-purpose commercial trial lawyer” and that he is “an intellectual tough guy who knows how to fight and when to fight, and he is smart about it.” Benchmark carefully selects the attorneys in its Top 100 Trial Lawyers list, considering them the elite trial strategists in their respective fields.
Benchmark also ranked Ulmer and four of the firm’s partners in its most recent edition of “Labor & Employment,” which is a specialized study that honors the best and brightest law firms and partners who stand out in their labor and employment practices. Benchmark recognized Ulmer as a leading labor and employment firm and honored Partners William D. Edwards, Jeffrey S. Dunlap, Mark D. Katz, and Stephanie Dutchess Trudeau as Labor and Employment Stars.
“It is an honor for us to receive these accolades from Benchmark and from our clients, as they reflect the tremendous depth of experience and dedication of our entire Litigation Department,” said Scott P. Kadish, Managing Partner. “We are incredibly proud of these talented attorneys for their strong commitment to providing exceptional legal services and value to our clients, which is the hallmark of our firm.”
These new awards follow Ulmer’s distinction as Benchmark’s 2019 Ohio Litigation “Firm of the Year,” the fourth time the firm has achieved such recognition in the past six years. This is the third consecutive year Ulmer’s Litigation Department, which represents clients in courts and alternative dispute resolution forums throughout the nation, has earned this prestigious distinction.
Benchmark Litigation is the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys, and is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation. Benchmark’s selection process encompasses several rigorous phases of research to identify the nation’s leading litigators and firms, including firm questionnaires, interviews with clients and attorneys, and examination of recent casework.