AKRON, Ohio--()--Roetzel is pleased to announce that four of its Ohio attorneys, Shane A. Farolino, Erika L. Haupt, Ronald B. Lee and Roger J. Stevenson have been named a Best Lawyers 2013 “Lawyer of the Year.”
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Only one lawyer in each practice area from each of the major metropolitan areas in Ohio is honored as “Lawyer of the Year.” Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting thousands of confidential peer-review surveys. Lawyers honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.
Mr. Farolino, named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Akron Environmental Law “Lawyer of the Year,” is a Partner and Practice Group Manager of Roetzel’s Environmental, Energy and Health & Safety Group. He focuses his practice on environmental compliance counseling, permitting, and administrative, civil, and criminal litigation. He has extensive experience in handling Clean Water Act permitting projects, emergency response and crisis management events, the defense of environmental enforcement actions, and toxic tort litigation matters. Mr. Farolino is an AV® Preeminent™ rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, has been selected by Chambers USA "Leaders in their Field" for Natural Resources & Environmental Law, Ohio (2004–2012) and has also been selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2007–2012).
Ms. Haupt, Partner-in-Charge of Roetzel’s Columbus office, has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Columbus Trusts & Estates Litigation “Lawyer of the Year.” She focuses her practice on wealth transfer and estate planning matters, business succession planning, tax and fiduciary litigation. In addition to her selection as a Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year,” Ms. Haupt has been chosen as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2004–2012), has been named as one of the “Top 50 Female Lawyers in Ohio” (2011 and 2012) and one of the “Top 25 Female Lawyers in Columbus” (2010–2012) by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine and has received an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.
Mr. Lee, named a Cleveland “Lawyer of the Year” in 2013 in the area of Product Liability Litigation, is a Partner and Practice Group Co-Manager of the Products Liability & Toxic Tort Group. He focuses his practice on toxic tort and mass tort, as well as general liability, defense and litigation. Mr. Lee is Board Certified as a Specialist in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) and has been selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2004–2012). He has also received an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.
Mr. Stevenson, a Partner in the firm’s Akron office, has been named as the 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor Rights for Akron. Mr. Stevenson focuses on the areas of commercial litigation and business reorganization, with extensive experience in bankruptcy and receivership matters. In addition to being rated as an AV® Preeminent™ lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, Mr. Stevenson was selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyer" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2010–2012).
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