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Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

August 19, 2021

Clark Hill is pleased to announce the following attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, with six individuals recognized with the “Lawyer of the Year” distinction.

Lawyer of the Year

  • Paola Armeni has been named Las Vegas, Nevada’s 2022 Criminal Defense: General Practice “Lawyer of the Year”
  • John J. Hern, Jr. has been named Detroit, Michigan’s 2022 Mergers and Acquisitions “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Thomas M. Keranen has been named Detroit, Michigan’s 2022 Construction “Lawyer of the Year”
  • David L. Lansky has been named Scottsdale, Arizona’s 2022 Litigation-Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Patrick J. Larkin has been named Dallas/Fort Worth Texas’ 2022 Litigation-Environmental 2022 “Lawyer of the Year”
  • R. Bradley Oxford has been named San Antonio, Texas’ 2022 Employee Benefits (ERISA) 2022 “Lawyer of the Year”

Best Lawyers in America

Austin, Texas

  • Thomas K. Anson – Energy Regulatory Law
  • Duane Brescia – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • James T. Cameron – Real Estate Law
  • Kathryn M. Darling – Health Care Law
  • William D. Darling – Health Care Law
  • Robert M. O’Boyle – Commercial Litigation
  • Stephen A. Roberts – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy

Beaumont, Texas

  • Mark Freeman – Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • David James – Admiralty and Maritime Law

Birmingham, Michigan

  • Dana L. Abrahams – Real Estate Law
  • Andrew Ayar – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Jordan S. Bolton – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • William B. Dunn – Real Estate Law
  • Kevin A. Fanning – Commercial Litigation
  • John L. Gierak – Education Law; Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
  • Randi P. Glanz – Family Law
  • Edward C. Hammond – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Douglas R. Kelly – Commercial Litigation
  • Ada Snyder Kerwin – Family Law; Family Law Arbitration; Family Law Mediation
  • Peter B. Kupelian – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Thomas MacFarlane – Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates
  • Paul S. Magy – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law;   Real Estate Law
  • Daniel H. Minkus – Corporate Law
  • Linda M. Watson – Commercial Litigation
  • Anne-Marie Welch – Employment Law – Management

Chicago, Illinois

  • Ray J. Koenig III – Trusts and Estates
  • Leigh D. Roadman – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Nancy L. Schimmel – Banking and Finance Law
  • Jason M. Schwent – Patent Law

Dallas, Texas

  • Luke D. Bailey – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Diana J. Bearden – Real Estate Law
  • Daniel L. Butcher – Tax Law
  • Duncan L. Clore – Construction Law
  • Carol A. Glendenning – Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Brian Hamilton – Health Care Law; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Earsa R. Jackson – Franchise Law
  • Annie J. Jacobs – Commercial Litigation
  • Michael Jung – Administrative / Regulatory Law; Appellate Practice; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Michael Keeley – Construction Law; Insurance Law
  • Barbara A. Kennedy – Real Estate Law
  • David N. Kitner – Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Patrick J. Larkin – Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental
  • Laura Reilly O’Hara – Litigation – Health Care
  • Toni Scott Reed – Commercial Litigation
  • Christine Roseveare – Appellate Practice
  • Tobias Smith – Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental
  • Joseph A. Turano – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Allan C. Wisk – Real Estate Law
  • Robert J. Witte – Commercial Litigation

Detroit, Michigan

  • Anthony A. Agosta – Commercial Litigation; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • John E. Berg – Commercial Litigation
  • Jay M. Berger – Construction Law
  • Jennifer A. Bielfield – Banking and Finance Law
  • Daniel J. Bretz – Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
  • Connie M. Cessante – Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • David M. Cessante – Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Paul W. Coughenour – Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Martin E. Crandall – Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Dennis M. Devaney – Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
  • Kevin M. DiDio – Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Corporate Law
  • Thomas M. Dixon – Construction Law; Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates
  • Daniel J. Dulworth – Commercial Litigation
  • Maria Fracassa Dwyer – Employment Law – Management
  • Jeffrey M. Gallant – Litigation – Construction
  • Scott D. Garbo – Construction Law; Litigation – Construction
  • David M. Hayes – Construction Law; Litigation – Construction
  • Kevin S. Hendrick – Arbitration; Construction Law; Litigation – Construction; Mediation
  • John P. Hensien – Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • John J. Hern, Jr. – Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Edward J. Hood – Construction Law; Litigation – Construction
  • Thomas M. Keranen – Construction Law; Litigation – Construction
  • Timothy M. Koltun – Real Estate Law
  • William A. Moore – Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
  • Michael P. Nowlan – Immigration Law
  • Andrew C. Richner – Government Relations Practice
  • Daniel J. Scully – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Richard A. Sundquist – Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law
  • Duane L. Tarnacki – Corporate Law; Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Christopher M. Trebilcock – Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Reginald M. Turner, Jr. – Commercial Litigation; Employment Law – Management; Government Relations Practice; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – ERISA; Litigation – Labor and Employment; Litigation – Municipal
  • Robert M. Vercruysse – Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Timothy D. Wittlinger – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Construction

Frisco, Texas

  • Laura Calhoun – Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Sam Hallman – Corporate Law
  • Kimberly S. Moore – Employment Law – Management
  • John K. Round – Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Scott A. Shanes – Commercial Litigation
  • Christopher R. Ward – Construction Law; Insurance Law; Litigation – Construction

Grand Rapids, Michigan

  • David W. Centner – Commercial Litigation
  • Sean P. Fitzgerald – Commercial Litigation
  • Sandra S. Hamilton – Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Ingrid A. Jensen – Real Estate Law
  • Barbara A. Ruga – Education Law
  • James R. Stadler – Employment Law – Management
  • Steven F. Stapleton – Commercial Litigation
  • Stephen D. Turner – Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Environmental;                Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Labor and Employment

Houston, Texas

  • Michael J. Cenatiempo – Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates
  • Richard A. Crow – Real Estate Law
  • Garney Griggs – Admiralty and Maritime Law; Corporate Law; Energy Law
  • Elizabeth B. Kamin – Commercial Litigation
  • William Mahley – Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Bijan R. Siahatgar – Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Jana H. Woelfel – Employment Law – Management

Lansing, Michigan

  • Ronald A. King – Litigation – Environmental
  • Charles A. Lawler – Commercial Litigation
  • Brian P. Lick – Litigation – Construction
  • Michael J. Pattwell – Litigation – Environmental

Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Paola Armeni – Civil Rights Law; Criminal Defense: General Practice; Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Mark S. Dzarnoski – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Dominic P. Gentile – Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: General Practice; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; First Amendment Law
  • John A, Hunt – Litigation – Real Estate
  • Vincent Savarese III – Criminal Defense: General Practice; Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Bert E. Wuester, Jr. – Commercial Litigation

Los Angeles, California

  • James C. Earle – Construction Law
  • Richard H. Nakamura – Appellate Practice
  • Rafael G. Nendel-Flores – Employment Law – Management

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Joseph M. Donley – Insurance Law
  • Stephanie Rawitt – Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Joseph C. Rudolf – Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Robert W. Tomilson – Insurance Law

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Paul D. Bangor – Patent Law; Trademark Law
  • Peter K. Blume – Corporate Law
  • Mario R. Bordogna – Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Danny P. Cerrone, Jr. – Construction Law
  • Hal D. Coffey – Real Estate Law
  • Jeffrey J. Conn – Banking and Finance Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Jarrod J. Duffy – Corporate Law
  • Joshua M. Farber – Real Estate Law
  • James K. Goldberg – Corporate Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Scott E. Henderson – First Amendment Law; Media Law
  • Kurt A. Miller – Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
  • Jacques L. Moye, Sr. – Corporate Law
  • Mark F. Nowak – Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Municipal
  • Charles G. O’Hara – Health Care Law
  • James R. Olson – Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Robert J. Ridge – Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation – Securities
  • John C. Rodney – Tax Law
  • Craig Russell III – Banking and Finance Law
  • Jerri A. Ryan – Commercial Litigation
  • Randolph T. Struk – Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • James P. Thomas – Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • James H. Webster – Public Finance Law

Princeton, New Jersey

  • Mark R. Kossow – Tax Law
  • Steven M. Richman – International Trade and Finance Law

San Antonio, Texas

  • Judith R. Blakeway – Antitrust Law; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Stanley L. Blend – Litigation and Controversy – Tax; Tax Law
  • Adam Boland – Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Taylor S. Boone – Trusts and Estates
  • Deborah Di Filippo – Litigation – Construction
  • Cynthia Day Grimes – Health Care Law; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Reese L. Harrison, Jr. – Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation – Antitrust
  • John A. Huddleston – Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Litigation – Banking and Finance; Litigation – Construction
  • Farley P. Katz – Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation and Controversy – Tax; Tax Law
  • Andrew L. Kerr – Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking and Finance; Litigation – Bankruptcy; Litigation – Real Estate; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • David Oppenheimer – Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law
  • Bradley Oxford – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Soña Ramirez – Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Martin I. Roos – Trusts and Estates
  • Forrest M. Seger – Commercial Litigation
  • David P. Stanush – Trusts and Estates
  • Robert K. Sugg – Real Estate Law
  • John H. Tate II – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Gilbert F. Vazquez – Corporate Law

San Diego, California

  • Mark E. Hellenkamp – Insurance Law; Litigation – Insurance
  • Roger G. Perkins – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Gerald P. Schneeweis – Commercial Litigation

Scottsdale, Arizona

  • Charles R. Berry – Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Securities Regulation
  • Darrell E. Davis – Commercial Litigation
  • Christopher D. Hossack – Construction Law
  • David L. Lansky – Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law
  • Ryan Lorenz – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Darra L. Rayndon – Litigation – Trusts and Estates
  • James B. Wright – Construction Law; Litigation – Construction

Washington, D.C.

  • Thomas K. Ragland – Immigration Law

Wilmington, Delaware

  • Margaret DiBianca – Employment Law – Individuals; Litigation – Labor and Employment

Ones to Watch

Birmingham, Michigan

  • Lauren K. Burton – Natural Resources Law
  • Mallory A. Kallabat – Trusts and Estates
  • Loukas Kalliantasis – Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Nicholas Papasifakis – Trusts and Estates

Chicago, Illinois

  • Adam M. Ansari – Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Ashley C. Coppola – Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates

Dallas, Texas

  • Jesse Beck – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Brooks Caston – Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Andrew G. Edson – Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Elizabeth Griffin – Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation
  • Tate Hemingson – Commercial Litigation
  • Audrey Hornisher – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Peter R. Thompson – Immigration Law

Denver, Colorado

  • Claire Wells Hanson – Commercial Litigation; Environmental Law

Detroit, Michigan

  • Robert N. Dare – Labor and Employment Law – Management
  • Kelly E. Kane – Construction Law
  • Brian D. Shekell – Labor and Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Benjamin I. Shipper – Commercial Litigation

Frisco, Texas

  • Emory Allen – Construction Law
  • Tolu Babade – Labor and Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment

Houston, Texas

  • Ernesto Alvarez, Jr. – Commercial Litigation
  • Hunter Fugate III – Litigation – Real Estate
  • Mikhail Paltiyevich – Commercial Litigation; Construction Law
  • Louis Williams – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Construction

Los Angeles, California

  • Tiffany B. Hunter – Commercial Litigation; Transportation Law

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Kevin Levine – Labor and Employment Law – Employee; Litigation – Labor and Employment

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Ashley L. Buck – Commercial Litigation; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Nathan S. Catanese – Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Lindsay Sherwood Fouse – Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense- White-Collar
  • Christine M. Green – Construction Law; Corporate Law; Tax Law
  • Samuel A. Hornak – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Real Estate; Municipal Law

Princeton, New Jersey

  • Boris Brownstein – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking and Finance; Litigation – Labor and Employment

San Antonio, Texas

  • Kimberly A. Ford – Trusts and Estates
  • Kristina Kunz – Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Lauren Laughlin Perez – Corporate Law

San Diego, California

  • Nicholas A. Arcamone – Litigation – Construction
  • Raquel E. Howard – Commercial Litigation

San Francisco, California

  • David M. Perl – Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law

Scottsdale, Arizona

  • Christopher T. Curran – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Construction

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