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Fifty-nine Tucker Ellis Attorneys Named Best Lawyers® and Ones to Watch for 2021

August 2020

Firm News

Fifty-nine Tucker Ellis Attorneys Named Best Lawyers® and Ones to Watch for 2021

August 2020

Tucker Ellis LLP is proud to announce that 53 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for 2021. The attorneys and the practice areas in which they are recognized are:

  • Thomas Baker—Commercial Litigation
  • Karl Bekeny—Insurance Law
  • Mollie Benedict—Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • William Beseth—Trusts and Estates
  • Nicholas Clifford—Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Jonathan Cooper—Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Corine Corpora—Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Elizabeth Cummings—Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Richard Dean—Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Stephen Ellis—Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Victor Geraci—Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
  • Robert Hanna—Commercial Litigation
  • Michael Harris—Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Jeffrey Healy—Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Christopher Hewitt—Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Evelyn Holmer—Corporate Law
  • Laura Kingsley Hong—Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Peter Igel—Tax Law
  • Irene Keyse-Walker—Appellate Practice; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation
  • Eugene Killeen—Public Finance Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Joseph Koncelik—Environmental Law
  • John Lewis—Commercial Litigation
  • Rita Maimbourg—Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • John McCaffrey—Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: General Practice; Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Erica McGregor—Trusts and Estates
  • Jennifer Mesko—Insurance Law
  • Daniel Messeloff—Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Joseph Morford—Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Matthew Moriarty—Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Glenn Morrical—Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Carl Muller—Employment Law – Individuals; Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Brian O’Neill—Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Real Estate Law
  • Thomas Ostrowski—Banking and Finance Law
  • Anthony Petruzzi—Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Christy Prince—Commercial Litigation
  • Susan Racey—Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates
  • Keith Raker—Real Estate Law
  • Peter Rome—Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Jennifer Roth—Public Finance Law
  • Thomas Simmons—Employment Law – Management
  • John Slagter—Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law
  • Ronald Stansbury—Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • William Stavole—Commercial Litigation
  • Scott Stitt—Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Employment Law – Individuals
  • Edward Taber—Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Robert Tucker—Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Anthony Vacanti—Real Estate Law
  • Victoria Vance—Health Care Law
  • Peter Voudouris—Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Jane Warner—Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Sandra Wunderlich—Litigation – Intellectual Property; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Kevin Young—Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Litigation – Construction
  • Michael Zellers—Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Best Lawyers also selected the following six attorneys as “Ones to Watch” for 2021:

  • Frederick Cruz—Commercial Litigation
  • Ashley Gault—Real Estate Law
  • Smita Gautam—Commercial Litigation
  • Maxwell Huber—Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Chelsea Mikula—Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Ryan Winkler—Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

About Best Lawyers

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 108,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and Best Lawyers has received over 13 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. Learn more at

About Tucker Ellis LLP

Tucker Ellis LLP is a full-service law firm of more than 220 attorneys with offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and St. Louis. The firm is proud to service a Fortune 250 list of national litigation clients and intellectual property clients, as well as sophisticated business clients, for whom we individually tailor our client service teams. For more information, please visit

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