35 W.Va. Dinsmore attorneys listed in Best Lawyers

By From staff reports | Aug 18, 2015


CHARLESTON – Dinsmore & Shohl LLP has announced that 33 of its attorneys from West Virginia recently were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Additionally, four West Virginia attorneys received “Best Lawyers 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” designations.

In each city, one lawyer from each practice area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

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

Charleston Best Lawyers 2016 “Lawyers of the Year”:

Anna M. Dailey – Employment Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year"

Christopher J. Plybon – Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year”

Thomas H. Gilpin – Mergers and Acquisitions Law “Lawyer of the Year”

W. Henry Jernigan, Jr. – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year"

Dinsmore attorneys selected for this year's Best Lawyers guide include:

Ashland, KY (Recently consolidated with Huntington, WV)

Alexander C. Ward (Railroad Law)

James E. Cleveland III (Labor Law-Management, Litigation-Insurance, Litigation-Labor & Employment, Railroad Law)

Charleston, WV

Allison S. Bungard (Employment Law – Management)

Mark A. Carter (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management)

Anna M. Dailey (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment. Mining Law, Natural Resources Law)

Monika L. Jaensson (Copyright Law, Patent Law, Trademark Law)

W. Henry Jernigan, Jr. (Antitrust Law, Arbitration, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Energy Law, Litigation – Antitrust, Mediation, Mining Law, Natural Resources Law, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)

Donna C. Kelly (Mining Law)

Brian J. Moore (Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment)

Kevin A. Nelson (Employment Law- Management, Insurance Law, Litigation – Insurance, Litigation – Labor & Employment, Privacy & Data Security Law, Technology Law)

Ashley C. Pack (Litigation - Labor & Employment)

William E. Robinson (Employment Law – Management)

Forrest H. Roles (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment, Mining Law, Natural Resources Law)

Huntington, WV

J. David Bolen (Railroad Law)

Richard J. Bolen (Natural Resources Law, Oil & Gas Law)

M. Edward Cunningham II (Commercial Litigation, Tax Law)

Daniel A. Earl (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law)

Thomas H. Gilpin (Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law)

Janet Smith Holbrook (Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy)

Angela W. Konrad (Railroad Law)

Daniel J. Konrad (Banking & Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions Law)

Luke Andrew Lafferre (Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Railroad Law)

Paul J. Loftus (Insurance Law, Railroad Law)

John H. Mahaney (Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Construction, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Railroad Law)

Thomas J. Murray (Banking & Finance Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation)

Audy M. Perry (Trusts and Estates)

Christopher J. Plybon (Mining Law, Project Finance Law, Real Estate Law)

Scott K. Sheets (Employment Law – management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation- Labor & Employment)

Andrew S. Zettle (Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law, Energy Law, Litigation – Environmental)

Lewisburg, WV

Jason S. Long (Education Law)

Morgantown, WV

Robert Huston Beatty, Jr. (Mining Law)

Jill Cranston Rice (Government Relations Practice)

F. Thomas Rubenstein (Energy Law, Mining Law, Natural Resources Law)

David M. Thomas (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation – Bankruptcy)

Wheeling, WV

Denise Klug Pentino (Commercial Litigation)

In total, 189 Dinsmore attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® firm-wide and 22 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year.”

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel Magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Dinsmore & Shohl is comprised of more than 575 attorneys with locations in 17 cities throughout Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia. For more information, visit www.dinsmore.com.

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