CINCINNATI –- Four Dinsmore & Shohl attorneys, including one based in West Virginia, have been recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America 2010.

The attorneys received the honor based on reviews by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

The recognized attorneys include:

* J. Michael Cooney -- Trusts and Estates, Cincinnati

* Brett L. Miller -- Workers' Compensation Law, Columbus

* Forrest H. Roles -- Labor & Employment Law, West Virginia

* Thomas J. Sherman -- Banking Law, Cincinnati

In total, 138 lawyers from Dinsmore & Shohl recently were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, Dinsmore & Shohl is ranked by Best Lawyers as the No. 1 law firm in the United States in two major practice areas -- Workers' Compensation and Mining Law.

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. The current, 16th edition of Best Lawyers (2010), is based on more than 2.8 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

Dinsmore & Shohl is comprised of more than 450 attorneys practicing in 10 offices throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. For more than a century, Dinsmore & Shohl has provided a broad range of integrated services to meet the needs of both large and small businesses, as well as institutions, associations, governments, professional firms and individuals.

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