September 18, 2008

79 Baker & Daniels Attorneys on Best Lawyers in America

Baker & Daniels LLP is the leader among Indiana law firms with the most Indianapolis and Fort Wayne attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2009, a global publication that identifies the best attorneys in the United States.

In all, 79 Baker & Daniels lawyers – nine more than last year – from offices in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and South Bend were recognized in 34 different practice areas. Selected Best Lawyers in more than one area of practice were 22 of the firm's attorneys.

Baker & Daniels was first among Indiana firms with 64 Indianapolis and 11 Fort Wayne lawyers being chosen. Baker & Daniels also has more listed lawyers among Hoosier firms in 15 areas of practice, including corporate law with 18 attorneys. In corporate law, the firm ranked No. 1 in Indianapolis (14) and Fort Wayne (three).

Other areas of practice where Baker & Daniels had the most lawyers listed among Indiana firms were administrative law, antitrust law, banking law, bet-the-company litigation, education law, eminent domain & condemnation, government relations law, insurance law, international trade & finance law, land use & zoning law, leveraged buyouts & private equity, nonprofit/charities law, securities law and venture capital law.

Best Lawyers is regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the U.S. by the legal profession and public. The publication conducts an exhaustive peer review survey that has been developed and refined over more than 25 years. The current edition of Best Lawyers is based on more than two million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. The publication helps lawyers and clients find legal counsel in unfamiliar jurisdictions and practices.

The 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® – a copyright of Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, S.C. – will be published in December. Baker & Daniels attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2009 are:


  • Terrill D. Albright, construction law
  • James A. Aschleman (20), corporate law and securities law
  • Donald P. Bennett (20), tax law
  • Ben W. Blanton, nonprofit/charities law
  • Daniel L. Boeglin, biotechnology law and corporate law
  • J. Jeffrey Brown, corporate law, leveraged buyouts & private equity law, mergers & acquisitions law and venture capital law
  • Brian K. Burke, commercial litigation
  • H. Patrick Callahan, corporate law
  • James M. Carr (20), bankruptcy & creditor-debtor rights law
  • M. Angella Castille, international trade & finance law
  • A. Scott Chinn, appellate law
  • Stephen A. Claffey (10), banking law and bankruptcy & creditor-debtor rights law
  • J. Murray Clark, administrative law and government relations law
  • Mary Beth Claus, health care law
  • Patrick S. Cross, corporate law and health care law
  • Gregory N. Dale, labor & employment law
  • Francina A. Dlouhy (20), tax law
  • Robert W. Elzer (10), trusts & estates
  • Brian S. Fennerty, corporate law and venture capital law
  • David A. Foster, banking law
  • Richard T. Freije Jr., administrative law
  • Thomas C. Froehle, corporate law, gaming law and public finance law
  • John A. Gardner (10), trusts & estates
  • David A. Given, eminent domain & condemnation law
  • G. Frederick Glass, corporate law
  • Eric J. Groen, intellectual property law
  • Paul Lowell Haines, nonprofit/charities law
  • James H. Ham, commercial litigation and securities law
  • David K. Herzog, bet-the-company litigation and commercial litigation
  • Jennett M. Hill, nonprofit/charities law
  • Jay Jaffe (10), bankruptcy & creditor-debtor rights law
  • Jerry R. Jenkins, antitrust law
  • David L. Johnson, corporate law and leveraged buyouts & private equity law
  • John S. Keeler, government relations law
  • Tibor D. Klopfer, corporate law and mergers & acquisitions law
  • Scott M. Kosnoff, corporate law and insurance law
  • Jon B. Laramore, appellate law
  • Mary Katherine Lisher, real estate law
  • Joseph E. Miller Jr., education law and nonprofit/charities law
  • John T. Neighbours (10), labor & employment law
  • Timothy E. Niednagel, intellectual property law
  • Stephen H. Paul (10), real estate law
  • Hudnall A. Pfeiffer, labor & employment law
  • John W. Purcell (10), employee benefits law
  • Rebecca A. Richardson, banking law
  • Kent A. Rollison, trusts & estates
  • Christopher G. Scanlon (20), bet-the-company litigation and commercial litigation
  • John R. Schaibley, commercial litigation
  • Fred E. Schlegel (10), energy law
  • Joseph M. Scimia, land use & zoning law and real estate law
  • Regina M. Sharrow, corporate law and mergers & acquisitions law
  • Jacqueline A. Simmons, environmental law
  • Gayle L. Skolnik, employee benefits law
  • Joseph L. Smith Jr., government relations law
  • Andrew Z. Soshnick (10), family law
  • Robert K. Stanley, bet-the-company litigation and commercial litigation
  • Thomas G. Stayton, commercial litigation and product liability litigation
  • John Joseph Tanner, product liability litigation
  • Gregory J. Utken, labor & employment law
  • Mark A. Voigtmann, commercial litigation
  • David C. Worrell (10), banking law and corporate law
  • Robert S. Wynne, corporate law and mergers & acquisitions law
  • Joseph H. Yeager Jr., commercial litigation
Fort Wayne
  • Jon A. Bomberger, real estate law
  • John R. Burns, bankruptcy & creditor-debtor rights law
  • Steven H. Hazelrigg, corporate law
  • John F. Hoffman (10), intellectual property law
  • David P. Irmscher, intellectual property law
  • Steven L. Jackson, commercial litigation and health care law
  • Michael L. James, construction law
  • David W. Miller (20), labor & employment law
  • Michael J. Nader, employee benefits law
  • Thomas M. Shoaff (20), corporate law
  • N. Reed Silliman (10), corporate law
South Bend
  • Thomas J. Brunner, commercial litigation
  • Richard L. Hill, corporate law
  • Edward A. Sullivan, education law
  • Robert A. Wade, health care law

(20) — Attorneys who have been listed in Best Lawyers for at least 20 years
(10) — Attorneys who have been listed in Best Lawyers for at least 10 years

Founded in 1863, Baker & Daniels LLP serves clients in regional, national and international transactional, regulatory and litigation matters. More than 370 lawyers and legal professionals provide services from offices in Indiana, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Beijing.

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