24 attorneys at McDonald Hopkins named Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars


Cleveland, Ohio (December 8, 2015) – Twenty-four attorneys at McDonald Hopkins have been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers as among the top attorneys in Ohio. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. In addition, seven of the firm's attorneys have been named to the Ohio Rising Stars list as among the top up-and-coming attorneys in Ohio. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.

Ohio Super Lawyers:

Richard H. Blake; Co-Chair, Government Compliance, Investigations and White Collar Defense Practice

Jeffrey P. Consolo; Chair, Tax and Benefits Department

Manju Gupta; Associate, Litigation and Business Departments

Brian J. Jereb; Member, Estate Planning Practice

Sara Hutchins Jodka; Senior Counsel, Labor and Employment Practice

Bernard L. Karr; Member, Estate Planning Practice

Sean D. Malloy; Vice Chair, Business Restructuring Services Department

William J. O'Neill; Chair, Litigation Department

Scott N. Opincar; Member, Business Restructuring Services Department

Michael G. Riley; Member, Estate Planning Practice; Executive Compensation Practice

Shawn M. Riley; Managing Member, Cleveland Office; Co-Chair, Healthcare Restructuring Practice; Member, Business Restructuring Services Department

O. Judson Scheaf, III; Member, Construction Law and Litigation Practice

Roger L. Shumaker; Chair, Estate Planning Practice

James E. Stief; Vice Chair, Business Law Department; Chair, Commercial Finance Practice

Michael D. Tarullo; Of Counsel, Construction Law and Litigation Practice

Dale R. Vlasek; Chair, Employee Benefits Practice

Peter D. Welin; Managing Member, Columbus Office; Member, Construction Law and Litigation Practice

Ohio Rising Stars:

Jennifer Dowdell Armstrong; Member, Litigation Department

Erin Walsh Cicarella; Associate, Litigation Department

Christopher G. Dean; Associate, Litigation Department

Jason R. Harley; Associate, Construction Law and Litigation Practice

Nicole J. Gray; Chair, Women’s Council; Member, Labor and Employment Practice

Michael J. Kaczka; Member, Business Restructuring Services Department

Matthew A. Rechner; Member, Litigation Department

About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

About McDonald Hopkins

Founded in 1930, McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm with locations in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach. Our subsidiary, McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies LLC, is based in Washington, D.C. and led by former Congressman Steven LaTourette. McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies is not a law firm and does not provide legal services. For more information about McDonald Hopkins, visit mcdonaldhopkins.com.


Deborah W. Kelm
McDonald Hopkins LLC

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