August 06, 2009

83 Baker & Daniels Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America

Eighty-three Baker & Daniels LLP attorneys have been named to the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

The firm's 83 lawyers — four more than were listed a year ago — from offices in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and South Bend are being recognized in 35 different practice areas. Selected Best Lawyers in more than one area of practice were 29 of Baker & Daniels' attorneys.

Among Indiana firms, Baker & Daniels has the most listed lawyers in 14 areas of practice, including corporate law with 18, bet-the-company litigation with eight, banking law with five and nonprofit/charities law with four. The firm ties for the most Hoosier lawyers in labor & employment law with seven and bankruptcy & creditor-debtor rights law with five. Baker & Daniels also is the Indiana leader with the most Indianapolis (67) and Fort Wayne (12) attorneys named to Best Lawyers.

Other areas of practice where Baker & Daniels had the most lawyers or was tied for the most lawyers listed among Indiana firms were administrative law, antitrust law, education law, eminent domain & condemnation law, insurance law, international trade & finance law, leveraged buyouts & private equity law, and securities law.

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive annual peer-review survey. For the new U.S. edition, more than 24,126 leading attorneys cast more than 2.8 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in the same and related specialties.

Because of the rigorous and transparent methodology used by Best Lawyers and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in the annual publication is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

"We continue to believe — as we have believed for 26 years — that recognition by one's peers is the most meaningful form of recognition in the legal profession," said Steven Naifeh, Managing Editor of Best Lawyers.

The 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® is a registered trademark of Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, S.C. Baker & Daniels attorneys named to the 2010 edition are:


  • Terrill D. Albright, alternative dispute resolution and 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, bet-the-company litigation and commercial litigation
  • H. Patrick Callahan, corporate law
  • James M. Carr (20), bankruptcy & creditor-debtor rights law
  • R. Trevor Carter, intellectual property law
  • M. Angella Castille, international trade & finance law
  • A. Scott Chinn, appellate law and commercial litigation
  • Stephen A. Claffey (10), banking law and bankruptcy & creditor-debtor rights law
  • J. Murray Clark, administrative law and government relations law
  • Shaun Healy Clifford, administrative law
  • Patrick S. Cross, corporate law and health care law
  • Gregory N. Dale, labor & employment law
  • Francina A. Dlouhy (20), administrative law and tax law
  • Robert W. Elzer (10), trusts & estates
  • Brian S. Fennerty, corporate 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 and labor & employment law
  • Eric J. Groen, intellectual property law
  • Paul Lowell Haines, nonprofit/charities law
  • Terry E. Hall, bankruptcy & creditor-debtor rights law
  • James H. Ham, bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation and securities law
  • David R. Hamer, banking 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, bet-the-company litigation and 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
  • Cynthia K. Springer, labor & employment law
  • Robert K. Stanley, bet-the-company litigation and commercial litigation
  • Thomas G. Stayton, alternative dispute resolution, bet-the-company litigation, 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., bet-the-company litigation and commercial litigation

Fort Wayne

  • Jon A. Bomberger, real estate law
  • John R. Burns, bankruptcy & creditor-debtor rights law
  • Timothy J. Haffner, corporate law and mergers & acquisitions 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) — Lawyers who have been listed in Best Lawyers for at least 20 years

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

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