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    In January, Louisville Magazine mailed a survey to all active members of the Louisville Bar Association who reside in metro Louisville. The survey asked this question: “If you or a member of your family were in need of legal services, who among Louisville-area attorneys would you choose to provide services in the following practice categories?” Once again this year, we asked attorneys to list the top lawyers in two categories, “large” firms and “small/medium” (all other) firms. For the purposes of this survey, “large” firms are defined as those having 50 or more local attorneys. In each of the categories of services listed on the survey we asked the LBA members to name two attorneys in order of preference. In categories in which all “Top Lawyers” are in “large” or “small/medium” firms, we include only that firm size.

    Each lawyer receiving a first-place mention in the survey was awarded two points; second-place mentions received one point. We then tabulated the results in each category to arrive at the listings of “Top Lawyers” presented on the following pages. The number of lawyers listed in each category differs depending on the total number of lawyers mentioned in a given category.

    The top-scoring lawyers in each practice category are listed alphabetically, not in order of points received.

    Deborah A. Bilitski

    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Top Lawyer 2010, ’12, ’13, ’14

    Specialty: Land Use and Zoning Law

     

    What’s the most interesting thing about being a lawyer in Louisville?

    “Being a land-use lawyer, I bet I’ve been involved in development projects, planning efforts, or zoning issues in just about every neighborhood, small city, and Council district in Louisville Metro.”

    What is your favorite courtroom/legal movie?

    The Shawshank Redemption. It probably doesn’t qualify as a courtroom/legal movie, but it’s so incredibly good I can’t resist.”

    Finish this sentence: I can’t get through the day without . . . “taking my dogs for a walk. Not to understate the therapeutic benefits, but mainly because they will not leave me alone until I do, no matter how freezing, sweltering, late or inconvenient it may be.” 

    Administrative Law

    Large

    Frank F. Chuppe
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Kenneth S. Handmaker
    Middleton Reutlinger

    C. Kent Hatfield
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Holland N. McTyeire V
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Kendrick R. Riggs
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    John E. Selent
    Dinsmore & Shohl

    Small

    L. Chad Elder
    Elder & Good

    Brian R. Good
    Elder & Good

    W. Waverly Townes
    Mosley Sauer Townes & Watkins

    Candace Curtis Kenyon
    Clay Daniel Walton & Adams

    Adoption Law

    Small

    Mitchell A. Charney
    Goldberg Simpson

    Susan Anderson Crull
    Crull and Crull

    Laurel S. Doheny
    Pregliasco Straw-Boone Doheny & Banks

    John H. Helmers Jr.
    Goldberg Simpson

    W. Waverley Townes
    Mosley Sauer Townes & Watkins

    Russell B. Zaino
    Zaino Jenkins & Associates

    Antitrust Law

    Large

    John K. Bush
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    C. Kent Hatfield
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    William D. Roberts
    Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman

    William Jay Hunter, Jr.
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    R. James Straus
    Frost Brown Todd

    Small

    John S. Reed
    Reed Weitkamp Schell & Vice

    Matthew L. White
    Gray & White

    Appellate Law

    Large

    Meagan Nichole Snyder
    River Road Asset Management

    Virginia Hamilton Snell
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Walter L. Sales
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Bethany A. Breetz
    Stites & Harbison

    Deborah H. Patterson
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Brent R. Baughman
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Griffin Terry Sumner
    Frost Brown Todd

    Small

    Kevin C. Burke
    Burke Law Office

    Bradley R. Hume
    Thompson Miller & Simpson

    Daniel J. Canon
    Clay Daniel Walton & Adams

    John David Dyche
    Fultz Maddox Hovious & Dickens

    Banking Law

    Large

    Nathan L. Berger
    Frost Brown Todd

    Jamie S. Brodsky
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    June N. King
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Arthur A. Rouse
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Smith, David
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    R. James Straus
    Frost Brown Todd

    Cynthia W. Young
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Small

    Robert Y. Gwin
    Gwin Steinmetz & Baird

    John T. McGarvey
    Morgan & Pottinger

    Stephen R. Solomon
    Goldberg Simpson

    Bankruptcy Law

    Large

    Sara L. Abner
    Frost Brown Todd

    John W. Ames
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    C. R. Bowles Jr.
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Robert J. Brown
    Wyatt Tarrant & Combs

    Lea Pauley Goff
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Thomas W. Frentz
    Middleton Reutlinger

    Edward M. King
    Frost Brown Todd

    Emily L. Pagorski
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Small

    David M. Cantor
    Seiller Waterman

    Jan C. Morris
    Lowen & Morris

    Mark A. Robinson
    Valenti Hanley & Robinson

    K. Gail Russell
    Goldberg Simpson

    Bet-the-Company Law

    Large

    John K. Bush
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Charles J. Cronan IV
    Stites & Harbison

    John R. Crockett III
    Frost Brown Todd

    K. Gregory Haynes
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Samuel D. Hinkle IV
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Janet P. Jakubowicz
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Bryon E. Leet
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Dennis D. Murrell
    Middleton Reutlinger

    Sheryl G. Snyder
    Frost Brown Todd

    Scott C. Cox

    Cox & Mazzoli

    Top Lawyer 2010, ’11, ’12, ’13, ’14

    Specialty: Criminal Defense Law (White Collar and Non-white Collar)

     

    What’s the most interesting thing about being a lawyer in Louisville?

    “I never cease to be amazed by the things my criminal clients say and do.”

    Briefly describe the most unusual or weirdest case you’ve handled.

    “I represented a dean at U of L who would write obscene and threatening messages on the comment cards at the airport.  He played a cat-and-mouse game with the airport police for years before they finally caught him.”

    What is your favorite courtroom/legal movie?

    “The trial scene from Kentucky Fried Movie. It should be required viewing in all law schools.”

    Small

    Donald L. Cox
    Lynch Cox Gilman & Goodman

    K. Gregory Hovious
    Fultz Maddox Hovious & Dickens

    Michael A. Valenti
    Valenti Hanley & Robinson

    Business
    Litigation Law

    Large

    John W. Bilby
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Theresa A. Canaday
    Frost Brown Todd

    Philip W. Collier
    Stites & Harbison

    K. Gregory Haynes
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Janet P. Jakubowicz
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Byron E. Leet
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Dennis D. Murrell
    Middleton Reutlinger

    Small

    Donald L. Cox
    Lynch Cox Gilman & Goodman

    P. Blaine Grant
    Hayden Craig & Grant

    K. Gregory Hovious
    Fultz Maddox Hovious & Dickens

    David Seth Kaplan
    Miller Wells

    David B. Tachau
    Tachau Meek

    Business
    Commercial Law

    Large

    Henry S. Alford
    Middleton Reutlinger

    John W. Bilby
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Brian A. Cromer
    Stites & Harbison

    Scott W. Dolson
    Frost Brown Todd

    John S. Egan
    Frost Brown Todd

    C. Edward Glasscock
    Frost Brown Todd

    Robert A. Heath
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Franklin K. Jelsma
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Peggy B. Lyndrup
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Patrick W. Michael
    Dinsmore & Shohl

    William G. Strench
    Frost Brown Todd

    Small

    Andrew M. Fleischman
    Miller Wells

    Jonathan D. Goldberg
    Goldberg Simpson

    Thomas E. Rutledge
    Thomas E. Rutledge

    Michael A. Valenti
    Valenti Hanley & Robinson

    Daniel M. Walter
    Ackerson & Yann

    Class Action Law

    Large

    Justin D. Clark
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Marjorie A. Farris
    Stites & Harbison

    Joseph L. Hamilton
    Stites & Harbison

    Janet P. Jakubowicz
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Michelle D. Wyrick
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Mitzi D. Wyrick
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Small

    Mark K. Gray
    Gray & White

    Lawrence L. Jones II
    Jones Ward

    Matthew L. White
    Gray & White

    Collections Law

    Large

    Gregory S. Berman
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Small

    Richard B. Alphin
    Lloyd & McDaniel

    Philip J. Castagno
    Attorney at Law

    Stephanie Ann French
    Jefferson County Attorney’s Office

    Benjamin C. Fultz
    Fultz Maddox Hovious & Dickens

    James M. Lloyd
    Lloyd & McDaniel

    John T. McGarvey
    Morgan & Pottinger

    Molly E. Rose
    Morgan & Pottinger

    Steven A. Snow
    Attorney at Law

    L. Tyler Spies
    Deatrick & Spies

    Construction Law

    Large

    Steven A. Brehm
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Steven M. Crawford
    Frost Brown Todd

    Angela S. Fetcher
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    J. Mark Grundy
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Michael M. Hirn
    Dinsmore & Shohl

    David B. Ratterman
    Stites & Harbison

    Corbet Michael Shull
    Frost Brown Todd                

    Angela R. Stephens
    Stites & Harbison

    Small

    David B. Blandford
    Ackerson & Yann

    H. Edwin Bornstein
    Bornstein & Bornstein

    Stephen E. Smith
    Goldberg Simpson

    Gerald L. Stovall
    Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman

    Consumer Law

    Large

    Gregory S. Berman
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    John R. Crockett III
    Frost Brown Todd

    Charles M. Pritchett Jr.
    Frost Brown Todd

    Small

    Benjamin W. Carter
    Ben Carter Law

    James R. Craig
    Tachau Meek

    Joseph L. Elder
    Attorney at Law

    Ellen Gail Friedman
    Attorney at Law

    Copyright Law

    Large

    Douglas C. Ballantine
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Amy B. Berge
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Scot A. Duvall
    Middleton Reutlinger

    Julie Ann Gregory
    Middleton Reutlinger

    William H. Hollander
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Thomas P. O’Brien III
    Frost Brown Todd

    Cynthia L. Stewart
    Frost Brown Todd

    Jack A. Wheat
    Stites & Harbison

    Matthew A. Williams
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Corporate Law

    Large

    Henry S. Alford
    Middleton Reutlinger

    Scott W. Dolson
    Frost Brown Todd

    Michael M. Fleishman
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    James A. Giesel
    Frost Brown Todd

    C. Edward Glasscock
    Frost Brown Todd

    Carmin D. Grandinetti
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    C. Kent Hatfield
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Robert A. Heath
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Franklin K. Jelsma
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Peggy B. Lyndrup
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    R. James Straus
    Frost Brown Todd

    William G. Strench
    Frost Brown Todd

    Small

    Anuj G. Rastogi
    Seiller Waterman

    Patrick T. Schmidt
    Tilford Dobbins Alexander

     


     

    John K. Bush

    Briefly describe the most unusual or weirdest case you’ve handled.

    “As a young attorney in Washington, D.C., I was on the team that represented former President Ronald Reagan in the independent counsel’s investigation of the Iran-Contra affair.”

    What is something people would be surprised to learn about a lawyer’s life?

    “Most of us lawyers — at least the ones I work with — are enjoyable people outside the courtroom.”

    Finish this sentence: I can’t get through the day without . . . “reading a lot.”

    Daniel M. Walter
    Ackerson & Yann

    Criminal Defense Law — White-Collar

    Large

    Craig C. Dilger
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Christie A. Moore
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Marc S. Murphy
    Stites & Harbison

    Robert C. Webb
    Frost Brown Todd

    Small

    Brian Butler
    Dathorne & Butler

    Scott C. Cox
    Cox & Mazzoli

    Alex Dathorne
    Dathorne & Butler

    David A. Lambertus
    Attorney at Law

    Kent Wicker
    Dressman Benzinger LaVelle

    Criminal Defense Law — Non-White-Collar

    Small

    James Barton Adams Jr.
    Bart Adams & Associates

    John Berry
    Attorney at Law

    Brian Butler
    Dathorne & Butler

    Thomas E. Clay
    Clay Daniel Walton & Adams

    Scott C. Cox
    Cox & Mazzoli

    Alex Dathorne
    Dathorne & Butler

    Rob Eggert
    Attorney at Law

    David A. Lambertus
    Attorney at Law

    Frank Mascagni III
    Mascagni Law Office

    John E Olash
    Attorney at Law

    Steven R. Romines
    Romines Weis & Young

    Neil P. Roy
    Roy Law Office

    David M. Schuler Jr.
    Schuler Law Office

    Disability Law

    Large

    Jeffrey A. Calabrese
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Jefferey M. Yussman
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Small

    Wayne C. Daub
    Attorney at Law

    William J. Driscoll
    Driscoll & Associates

    Shannon R. Fauver
    Fauver Law Office

    Christopher M. Harrell
    Attorney at Law

    Michael P. Sullivan
    Sullivan Law Office

    Alvin D. Wax
    Alvin D. Wax Law Office

    Divorce Law

    Large

    Margaret E. Keane
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Small

    Mitchell A. Charney
    Goldberg Simpson

    Troy DeMuth
    Goldberg Simpson

    Mark W. Dobbins
    Tilford Dobbins Alexander

    Laurel S. Doheny
    Pregliasco Straw-Boone Doheny & Banks

    Douglas Haynes
    Fernandez & Haynes

    B. Mark Mulloy
    Mulloy & Mulloy

    Ann B. Oldfather
    Oldfather Law Firm

    Delores (Dee) Pregliasco
    Pregliasco Straw-Boone Doheny & Banks

    Rebecca M. Simms
    Bahe Cook Cantley & Nefzger

    Diana L. Skaggs
    Diana L. Skaggs + Associates

    John W. Stevenson
    National City Bank Building

    Melanie Straw-Boone
    Pregliasco Straw-Boone Doheny & Banks

    Louis I. Waterman
    Fore Miller & Schwartz

    Louis P. Winner
    Clay Daniel Walton & Adams

    Domestic Law —
    Non-Divorce

    Large

    Margaret E. Keane
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Small

    Hugh W. Barrow III
    Barrow Law Group

    Mitchell A. Charney
    Goldberg Simpson

    Troy DeMuth
    Goldberg Simpson

    Laurel S. Doheny
    Pregliasco Straw-Boone Doheny & Banks

    John H. Helmers Jr.
    Goldberg Simpson

    A. Holland Houston
    Attorney at Law

    Mason L. Trenaman
    Attorney at Law

    Louis I. Waterman
    Fore Miller & Schwartz

    Louis P. Winner
    Clay Daniel Walton & Adams

    DUI/DWI Law

    Small

    Brian Butler
    Dathorne & Butler

    Paul S. Gold
    Attorney at Law

    John H. Harralson III
    Attorney at Law

    David A. Lambertus
    Attorney at Law

    Frank Mascagni III
    Mascagni Law Office

    Richard Meena Jr.
    Attorney at Law

    John E Olash
    John Olash Attorney

    Scott T. Roby
    Scott Roby Law Office

    Neil P. Roy
    Roy Law Office

    David M. Schuler Jr.
    Schuler Law Office

    Gregory D. Simms
    Murphy & Powell

    Benham J. Sims III
    Attorney at Law

    Jeffrey B. Skora
    Law Offices of Jeffery B. Skora

    Elder Law

    Large

    J. Wade Hendricks
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Peter H. Wayne IV
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Jefferey M. Yussman
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Small

    Brian B. Borellis
    Attorney at Law

    Kelli E. Brown
    Goldberg Simpson

    Bernard M. Faller
    Kentucky Elderlaw

    Kelly Menser Gannott
    Kentucky Elderlaw

    Misty Clark Vantrease
    Kentucky Elderlaw

    Eileen Walsh
    Elder Law of Louisville

    Employee Benefits Law

    Large

    Mary G. Eaves
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Angela Logan Edwards
    Dinsmore & Shohl

    Benjamin J. Evans
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    G. Alexander Hamilton
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Debbie Reiss Hardesty
    Frost Brown Todd

    Sharon A. Mattingly
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Sherry P. Porter
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Alison M. Stemler
    Frost Brown Todd

    Small

    William J. Driscoll
    Driscoll & Associates

    Ivan J. Schell
    Reed Weitkamp Schell & Vice

    Environmental Law

    Large

    Dennis J. Conniff
    Frost Brown Todd

    Bradley E. Dillon
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Adam T. Goebel
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Timothy J. Hagerty
    Frost Brown Todd

    H. Carl Horneman
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    W. Patrick Stallard
    Stites & Harbison

    Small

    Thomas J. FitzGerald
    Attorney at Law

    Ronald R. Van Stockum Jr.
    Attorney at Law

    Ethics-Professional Law

    Large

    John T. Ballantine
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Richard H. C. Clay
    Dinsmore & Shohl

    Francis J. Mellen Jr.
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Charles M. Pritchett Jr.
    Frost Brown Todd

    W. Plumer Wiseman Jr.
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Small

    L. Chad Elder
    Elder & Good

    Sheldon G. Gilman
    Lynch Cox Gilman & Goodman

    Brian R. Good
    Elder & Good

    Peter L. Ostermiller
    Attorney at Law

    General Litigation

    Large

    Douglas C. Ballantine
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Charles J. Cronan IV
    Stites & Harbison

    K. Gregory Haynes
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Janet P. Jakubowicz
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Margaret E. Keane
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Donald J. Kelly
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Byron E. Leet
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    R. Kenyon Meyer
    Dinsmore & Shohl

    Dennis D. Murrell
    Middleton Reutlinger

    Small

    Donald L. Cox
    Lynch Cox Gilman & Goodman

    Benjamin C. Fultz
    Fultz Maddox Hovious & Dickens

    Jonathan D. Goldberg
    Goldberg Simpson

    Angela L. Edwards

    Dinsmore and Shohl

    Top Lawyer 2011, ’12, ’13, ’14

    Specialty: Employee Benefits Law

     

    Briefly describe the most unusual or weirdest case you’ve handled.

    “Every few years, I’ll get a case where the issue is whether accidental death benefits are owed to the beneficiaries of a person who died from auto-erotic asphyxiation.”

    What is something people would be surprised to learn about a lawyer’s life?

    “There are very few of the TV lawyer/high-drama moments. Most days are spent at your desk researching, writing, brainstorming and talking on the phone.”

    Finish this sentence: I can’t get through the day without . . . “a Coke Zero.”

    Gregg Hovious
    Fultz Maddox Hovious & Dickens

    Edward H. Stopher
    Boehl Stopher & Graves

    David B. Tachau
    Tachau Meek

    Health Care Law

    Large

    Joseph L. Ardery
    Frost Brown Todd

    Vickie Yates Brown
    Frost Brown Todd

    Carole D. Christian
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Charles J. Cronan IV
    Stites & Harbison

    J. Wade Hendricks
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Thomas A. Hoy
    Dinsmore & Shohl

    Billy J. Mabry
    Middleton Reutlinger

    Theodore T. Myre
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Peter L. Thurman Jr.
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Small

    L. Chad Elder
    Elder & Good

    Immigration Law

    Large

    Lisa Marie Galvan
    Bingam Greenebaum Doll

    Matthew P. Gunn
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Barbara Webb Menefee
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Russell (Rusty) L. O’Brien III
    Fross Brown Todd

    Kenji Tashiro
    Bingam Greenebaum Doll

    Small

    Daniel M. Alvarez
    Alvarez & Alvarez

    Dennis M. Clare Sr.
    Law Office of Dennis M. Clare

    J. Gregory Clare
    Wetterer & Clare

    Jeffrey K. McClain
    McClain DeWees

    Daniel L. Owens
    Attorney at Law

    Individual Rights Law

    Large

    Junie L. Baldon
    Frost Brown Todd

    Jon L. Fleischaker
    Dinsmore & Shohl

    Francis J. Mellen Jr.
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Sheryl G. Synder
    Frost Brown Todd

    Small

    Gregory A. Belzley
    Belzley Bathurst Attorneys

    Daniel J. Canon
    Clay Daniel Walton & Adams

    Steve P. Durham
    Jefferson County Attorney’s Office

    John David Dyche
    Fultz Maddox Hovious & Dickens

    Laura E. Landenwich
    Clay Daniel Walton & Adams

    Information Technology Law

    Large

    Amy B. Berge
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Douglas F. Brent
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Robert W. Dibert
    Frost Brown & Todd

    William H. Hollander
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Cynthia L. Stewart
    Frost Brown & Todd

    Lynn H. Wangerin
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Matthew A. Williams
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Insurance Law

    Large

    Christopher S. Burnside
    Frost Brown Todd

    Mark S. Fenzel
    Middleton Reutlinger

    Barbara Hartung
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Michael D. Risley
    Stites & Harbison

    Peter L. Thurman Jr.
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Small

    Charles H. Cassis
    Goldberg Simpson

    Amanda L. Hartley
    DeCamillis & Mattingly

    Douglas P. Langdon
    McNeely Stephenson Thopy & Harrold

    Robert D. Mattingly
    DeCamillis & Mattingly

    Christopher M. Mussler
    Gwin Steinmetz & Baird

    Christopher C. O’Bryan
    O’Bryan Brown & Toner

    Aarron J. Silletto
    Goldberg Simpson

    Robert L. Steinmetz
    Gwin Steinmetz & Baird

    International
    Trade Law

    Large

    Robert L. Brown
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Laura H. Pulliam
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    H. Powell Starks
    Frost Brown Todd

    Jeffrey E. Wallace
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Ernest W. Williams
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Juvenile Law

    Large

    Nick Jones
    Frost Brown Todd

    Small

    Karen E. Faulkner
    Faulkner Kaelin Law Office

    M. Alex Fleming
    Attorney at Law

    Julie M. Kaelin
    Faulkner Kaelin Law Office

    Christopher J. Klein
    Attorney at Law

    Paul W. Richwalsky
    Jefferson County Attorney’s Office

    Neil P. Roy
    Roy Law Office

    Labor & Employment Law — Defense

    Large

    Blaine R. Blood
    Bingham Greenenbaum Doll

    Richard S. Cleary
    Frost Brown Todd

    Philip C. Eschels
    Bingham Greenenbaum Doll

    C. Tyson Gorman
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Shannon Antle Hamilton
    Stites & Harbison

    Edwin S. Hopson
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    John T. Lovett
    Frost Brown Todd

    D. Patton Pelfrey
    Frost Brown Todd

    Donna King Perry
    Dinsmore & Shohl

    Loren T. Prizant
    Middleton Reutlinger

    Kathryn A. Quesenberry
    Dinsmore & Shohl

    John O. Sheller
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Thomas M. Williams
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Small

    James U. Smith III
    Smith & Smith, Attorneys

    Labor & Employment Law — Plaintiff

    Large

    Daniel J. Canon
    Clay Daniel Walton & Adams

    Marvin L. Coan
    Hummel Coan Miller Sage & Rose

    Samuel G. Hayward
    Adams, Hayward & Welsh

    David Leightty
    Priddy Cutler Miller & Meade

    Don C. Meade
    Priddy Cutler Miller & Meade

    Amanda Rae Walker
    The Zoppoth Law Firm

    Callie E. Walton
    Goldberg Simpson

    Alvin D. Wax

    Law Offices of Alvin D. Wax

    Top Lawyer 2011, ’12, ’13, ’14

    Specialties: Social Security Law and Disability Law

     

    What compelled you to become a lawyer?

    “It was due to the subliminal influence of my father, who told me to work with my mind and gave me a portrait of Abraham Lincoln when I was in high school.”

    Briefly describe the most unusual or weirdest case you’ve handled.

    “If by weird you mean supernatural, I have had a client who while in the midst of testifying stood up, looked toward the heavens and had a conversation with a deceased parent.”

    Land Use & Zoning Law

    Large

    Clifford H. Ashburner
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Deborah A. Bilitski
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Timothy W. Martin
    Frost Brown Todd

    Glenn A. Price Jr.
    Frost Brown Todd

    Anthony L. Schnell
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Michael F. Tigue
    Middleton Reutlinger

    Small

    William B. Bardenwerper
    Bardenwerper Talbott & Roberts

    Paul B. Whitty
    Fiscal Court Building

    Media Law

    Large

    Jon L. Flleischaker
    Dinsmore & Shohl

    R. Kenyon Meyer
    Dinsmore & Shohl

    Deborah H. Patterson
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Jeremy S. Rogers
    Dinsmore & Shohl

    Mediation & Arbitration Law — Family

    Small

    Mitchell A. Charney
    Goldberg Simpson

    Troy DeMuth
    Goldberg Simpson

    Douglas Haynes
    Fernandez & Haynes

    R. Gary Lowen
    Lowen & Morris

    Charles R. Meers
    Meers & Associates

    B. Mark Mulloy
    Mulloy & Mulloy

    Mediation & Arbitration Law — Non-Family

    Large

    John T. Ballantine
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Hiram Ely III
    Middleton Reutlinger

    Small

    Hon. Kenneth G. Corey
    Retired Judges & Associates Mediation Service

    Edmund Pete Karem
    Retired Judges & Associates Mediation Service

    Hon. Thomas J. Knopf
    Retired Judges & Associates Mediation Service

    Tom McDonald
    Attorney at Law

    Hon. Ann O’Malley Shake
    Retired Judges & Associates Mediation Service

    Stephen E. Smith
    Goldberg Simpson

    Medical MalPractice Law — Defense

    Large

    Bradley A. Case
    Dinsmore & Shohl

    W. Gregory King
    Stoll Keenon Odgen

    Small

    Donald K. Brown Jr.
    O’Bryan Brown & Toner

    Donald W. Darby
    Darby & Gazak

    John W. Phillips
    Phillips Parker Orberson & Arnett

    Susan D. Phillips
    Phillips Parker Orberson & Arnett

    B. Todd Thompson
    Thompson Miller & Simpson

    Gerald R. Toner
    O’Bryan Brown & Toner

    Medical Malpractice Law — Plaintiff

    Large

    Carol Dan Browning
    Stites & Harbison

    Small

    James M. (Bo) Bolus Jr.
    Bolus Law Offices

    Vanessa B. Cantley
    Bahe Cook Cantley & Nefzger

    Paul A. Casi II
    Paul A. Casi II

    Kristen Rene Daniel
    Clay Daniel Walton & Adams

    Larry B. Franklin
    Franklin Law Group

    David B. Gray
    Goldberg Simpson

    H. Phillip Grossman
    Grossman & Moore

    Jennifer A. Moore
    Grossman & Moore

    Douglas H. Morris II
    Morris & Player

    Ann B. Oldfather
    Oldfather Law Firm

    Hans G. Poppe
    The Poppe Law Firm

    Tyler Smyth Thompson
    Dolt Thompson Shepherd & Kinney

    Mergers & Acquisitions Law

    Large

    Henry S. Alford
    Middleton Reutlinger

    Scott W. Brinkman
    Stoll Kennon Ogden

    Brian A. Cromer
    Stites & Harbison

    Scott W. Dolson
    Frost Brown Todd

    C. Edward Glasscock
    Frost Brown Todd

    Robert A. Heath
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Thomas W. Ice Jr.
    Middleton Reutlinger

    Franklin K. Jelsma
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Christopher W. D. Jones
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Peggy B. Lyndrup
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    William G. Strench
    Frost Brown Todd

    Jason C. Williams
    Frost Brown Tod

    Patent Law

    Large

    Brian W. Chellgren
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    James Eaves Jr.
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Denise Everett
    Dinsmore & Shohl

    Stephen C. Hall
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    James R. Higgins Jr.
    Middleton Reutlinger

    John F. Salazar
    Middleton Reutlinger

    Matthew A. Williams
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Small

    Kevin Todd Duncan
    Valenti Hanley & Robinson

    Personal Injury Law — Defense

    Large

    Justin S. Fowles
    Frost Brown & Todd

    W. Gregory King
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Douglas W. Langdon
    Frost Brown & Todd

    Byron E. Leet
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    John L. Tate
    Stites & Harbison

    Small

    Aaron J. Silletto
    Goldberg Simpson

    Charles H. Cassis
    Goldberg Simpson

    James P. Dilbeck Jr.
    Dilbeck Myers & Harris

    John R. Martin Jr.
    Landrum & Shouse

    Susan D. Phillips
    Phillips Parker Orberson & Arnett

    Robert E. Stopher
    Boehl Stopher & Graves

    Edward H. Stopher
    Boehl Stopher & Graves

    David S. Strite
    O’Bryan Brown & Toner

     

    Personal Injury Law — Plaintiff

    Small

    Richard M. Breen
    Richard Breen Law Offices

    Vanessa B. Cantley
    Bahe Cook Cantley & Nefzger

    Paul A. Casi II
    Paul A. Casi II

    Brian E. Clare
    Attorney at Law

    John A. DeCamillis
    DeCamillis & Mattingly

    Larry B. Franklin
    Franklin Law Group

    David B. Gray
    Goldberg Simpson

    Ronald P. Hillerich
    Attorney at Law

    Robert D. Mattingly
    DeCamillis & Mattingly

    Douglas H. Morris II
    Morris & Player

    Ann B. Oldfather
    Oldfather Law Firm

    Hans G. Poppe
    Krauser & Brown

    Joseph C. Souza
    Ackerson & Yann

    Tyler Smyth Thompson
    Dolt Thompson Shepherd & Kinney

    Kevin P. Weis
    Goldberg Simpson

    Matthew L. White
    Gray & White

    Privacy/Information Law

    Large

    Douglas F. Brent
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Amy B. Berge
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    T. Michelle Browning
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Robert W. Dilbert
    Frost Brown Todd

    William T. Repasky
    Frost Brown Todd

    Cynthia L. Stewart
    Frost Brown Todd

    Product Liability Law — Plaintiff

    Small

    F. Thomas Conway
    Conway & Conway

    Larry B. Franklin
    Franklin Law Group

    David B. Gray
    Goldberg Simpson

    Lawrence Jones
    Jones Ward

    Douglas H. Morris II
    Morris & Player

    Ann B. Oldfather
    Oldfather Law Firm

    Joseph D. Satterley
    Satterley & Kelley

    Product Liability Law — Defense

    Large

    Melissa Norman Bork
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Carol Dan Browning
    Stites & Harbison

    Steven M. Crawford
    Frost Brown & Todd

    John R. Crockett III
    Frost Brown & Todd

    Donald J. Kelly
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Charles M. Pritchett Jr.
    Frost Brown & Todd

    David T. Schaefer
    Dinsmore & Shohl

    John L. Tate
    Stites & Harbison

    Small

    Scott T. Dickens
    Fultz Maddox Hovious & Dickens

    Rebecca F. Schupbach
    Napier Gault Schupbach & Moore

    W. Kennedy Simpson
    Thompson Miller & Simpson

    Edward H. Stopher
    Boehl Stopher & Graves

    Professional Malpractice Law — Defense

    Large

    Matthew W. Breetz
    Stites & Harbison

    Mark S. Fenzel
    Middleton Reutlinger

    W. Gregory King
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Small

    J. Allan Cobb
    Attorney at Law

    James P. Grohmann
    O’Bryan Brown & Toner

    Peter L. Ostermiller
    Attorney at Law

    John W. Phillips
    Phillips Parker Orberson & Arnett

    Gary M. Weiss
    Weiss & Cobb

    Professional Malpractice Law — Plaintiff

    Small

    Donald L. Cox
    Lynch Cox Gilamn & Goodman

    William J. Driscoll
    Driscoll & Associates

    Larry B. Franklin
    Franklin Law Group

    David B. Gray
    Goldberg Simpson

    William F. McMurry
    William F. McMurry & Associates

    Project Finance Law

    Large

    Stephen D. Berger
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Scott W. Brinkman
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    William W. Davis
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    John S. Egan
    Frost Brown & Todd

    Jeffrey A. McKenzie
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    William L. Skees Jr.
    Frost Brown & Todd

    Laura H. Theilmann
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Public Finance Law

    Large

    Stephen D. Berger
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Scott W. Brinkman
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    John S. Egan
    Frost Brown & Todd

    Laura H. Theilmann
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Small

    Terri Geraghty
    Jefferson County Tax and Real Estate Division

    Charles S. Musson
    Rubin & Hays

    Real Estate Law

    Large

    Dale E. Ahearn
    Frost Brown Todd

    Leo F. Camp
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    William H. Haden Jr.
    Stites & Harbison

    Thomas W. Ice Jr.
    Middleton Reutlinger

    Tandy C. Patrick
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Anthony L. Schnell
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Michael F. Tigue
    Middleton Reutlinger

    John G. Treitz Jr.
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Michael B. Vincenti
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Small

    William B. Bardenwerper
    Bardenwerper Talbott & Roberts

    John David Borders Jr.
    Borders & Borders

    David B. Buechler
    Stuart & Buechler

    Timothy D. Martin
    Attorney at Law

    Stephen R. Solomon
    Goldberg Simpson

    Retirement Law

    Large

    Mary G. Eaves
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Benjamin J. Evans
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    G. Alexander Hamilton
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Debbie Reiss Hardesty
    Frost Brown & Todd

    Sharon A. Mattingly
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Alison M. Stemler
    Frost Brown & Todd

    Securities Law

    Large

    Alan K. MacDonald
    Frost Brown Todd

    Ernest W. Williams
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Cynthia W. Young
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    June N. King
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Christopher W. D. Jones
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Robert A. Heath
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    James A. Giesel
    Frost Brown Todd

    Social Security Law

    Small

    Wayne C. Daub
    Attorney at Law

    Shannon R. Fauver
    Fauver Law Office  

    Christopher M. Harrell
    Attorney at Law

    Candace C. Kenyon
    Clay Daniel Walton & Adams

    Michael P. Sullivan
    Sullivan Law Office

    Alvin D. Wax
    Alvin D. Wax Law Office

    Tax Law

    Large

    Ross D. Cohen
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Scott W. Dolson
    Frost Brown Todd

    Timothy J. Eifler
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Charles Fassler
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Michael A. Grim
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Mark. A. Loyd, Jr.
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Thomas J. Luber
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    James B. Martin, Jr.
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    James A. Nitsche
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Mark F. Sommer
    Frost Brown Todd

    Robert C. Webb
    Frost Brown Todd

    J. Casner Wheelock
    Middleton Reutlinger

    Trusts, Wills &
    Estate Law

    Large

    Brooks Alexander
    Middleton Reutlinger

    Turney P. Berry
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Douglas A. Bozell
    Frost Brown Todd

    John R. Cummins
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Bruce K. Dudley
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    D. Randall Gibson
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    F. Gerald Greenwell
    Frost Brown Todd

    Robert L. Hallenberg
    Dinsmore & Shohl

    Mark H. Oppenheimer
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Jefferey M. Yussman
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Small

    Kelli E. Brown
    Goldberg Simpson

    Alan N. Linker
    Seiller Waterman

    Homer Parrent III
    Parrent & Oyler

    Venture Capital Law

    Large

    Jamie S. Brodsky
    Stoll Keenon Ogden

    Robert L. Brown
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    Franklin K. Jelsma
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Patrick W. Mattingly
    Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs

    Jeffrey A. McKenzie
    Bingham Greenebaum Doll

    William G. Strench
    Frost Brown Todd

    Workers’ Compensation Law

    Large

    Timothy P. O’Mara
    Middleton Reutlinger

    Small

    Gary W. Anderson
    Attorney at Law

    Scott Ellis Burroughs
    Ward, Hocker & Thornton

    Andie Brent Camden
    O’Bryan Brown & Toner

    Wayne C. Daub
    Attorney at Law

    Christopher P. Evensen
    Evensen Law Office

    Peter J. Glauber
    Boehl Stopher & Graves

    Chad Jennings
    Jennings Law Offices

    Candice Curtis Kenyon
    Clay Daniel Walton & Adams

    Photos by Chris Witzke

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