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February 15, 2017

Taft is pleased to announce that 28 Indianapolis attorneys were selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers 2017, with two Taft attorneys receiving top honors based on highest point totals. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding attorneys — no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected.

In addition, seven attorneys were selected for inclusion in Indiana Rising Stars 2017. Rising Stars recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state — no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected.

Following are the Taft Indiana honorees:

Top 25 2017 Women Indiana Super Lawyers

  • Anne L. Cowgur, Appellate

Top 50 2017 Indiana Super Lawyers

  • Frank J. Deveau, Environmental Litigation

List of 2017 Indiana Super Lawyers

  • Scott R. Alexander, Environmental Litigation
  • John H. Allie, Intellectual Property
  • Thomas A. Barnard, Environmental Litigation
  • Jackie M. Bennett, Jr., Business Litigation
  • Tracy N. Betz, General Litigation
  • Blake J. Burgan, Employment & Labor: Employer
  • Ralph A. Caruso II, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Anne L. Cowgur, Appellate
  • Paul T. Deignan, Bankruptcy: Business
  • Frank J. Deveau, Environmental Litigation
  • Thomas R. DeVoe, Employment & Labor
  • Edward W. Harris, III, Business Litigation
  • Robert J. Hicks, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Samuel Hodson, Bankruptcy: Business
  • John R. Humphrey, Bankruptcy: Business
  • Richard A. Kempf, Business Litigation
  • Richard O. Kissel II, Estate Planning & Probate
  • Michael P. O’Neil, Bankruptcy: Business
  • John D. Papageorge, General Litigation
  • Jonathan G. Polak, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Erick D. Ponader, Real Estate: Business
  • Marci A. Reddick, Real Estate
  • Richard C. Richmond, III, Business Litigation
  • Bradley W. Schwer, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Steven C. Shockley, Business Litigation
  • James A. Strain, Business/Corporate
  • Michael C. Terrell, Employment & Labor
  • William C. Wagner, Environmental Litigation

List of 2017 Indiana Rising Stars

  • Melissa A. Gardner, Employment & Labor: Employer
  • Zach M. Gordon, Business/Corporate
  • B. Ronan Johnson, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Ann O’Connor McCready, Insurance Coverage
  • Sean Obermeyer, Estate Planning & Probate
  • Tammara D. Porter, Business Litigation
  • Stephen F. Rost, Intellectual Property

About Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

About Taft
At Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, delivering outstanding legal performance to help clients succeed is what drives and motivates our more than 400 attorneys every day. Taft has offices in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Chicago, Ill.; Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Ind.; Covington, Ky.; and Phoenix, Ariz. The firm practices across a wide range of industries, in virtually every area of law, including Business and Finance; Litigation; Labor and Employment; Intellectual Property; Business Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights; Environmental; Health and Life Sciences; Private Client Services; Real Estate; and Tax. With a proven track record of experience since 1885, the firm offers breadth and depth of legal expertise coupled with a trusted business perspective to help our clients reach their goals.

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