Submitted by Ulmer Attorneys

Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to share that 63 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. In addition, 27 Ulmer attorneys were recognized as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch®, and three received the distinction of 2024 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year.”

“We are truly proud of our incredible attorneys who have been recognized year after year for their dedication and achievements by Best Lawyers,” said Scott Kadish, Ulmer Managing Partner. “It’s gratifying to see so many Ulmer names on the list, and in particular, our three partners who have been named ‘Lawyer of the Year.’ It’s further proof of their extraordinary talent, and their strong commitment to providing exceptional legal services and value to our clients.”

Since its first publication in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become regarded as among the most respected referral lists of attorneys in practice. Based on exhaustive peer-review evaluation, its methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional capabilities of their colleagues in the same geographical and legal practice areas.

“Lawyer of the Year” is awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region, and only one lawyer is recognized as such for each specialty and location. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes attorneys who have been in practice for approximately five to nine years for outstanding professional excellence.

The following Ulmer attorneys are named Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year”:

Jeffrey S. Dunlap (Litigation-Labor and Employment – Cleveland)

Jeffrey F. Peck (Product Liability Litigation-Defendants – Cincinnati)

Michael N. Ungar (Litigation-Banking and Finance – Cleveland)

The following Ulmer attorneys are listed in The Best Lawyers in America:


Jennifer Lawry Adams

John M. Alten

Kristin W. Boose

Joseph J. Brennan

Jeffrey S. Dunlap

Dolores (Lola) Garcia

John C. Goheen

Frances Floriano Goins

James A. Goldsmith

Daniel A. Gottesman

Howard M. Groedel

Lori Pittman Haas

Richard G. Hardy

Stephanie E. Harley

Steven S. Kaufman

Marie C. Kuban

Stuart A. Laven, Jr.

David W. Leopold

Mary Forbes Lovett

Amanda Martinsek

Lawrence D. Pollack

Jodi Rich

Alan W. Scheufler

David E. Schweighoefer

Douglas K. Sesnowitz

Patricia A. Shlonsky

Brad A. Sobolewski

Kimberly E. Stein

Linda DelaCourt Summers

Michael S. Tucker

Michael N. Ungar

Frederick N. Widen

Robin M. Wilson

David D. Yeagley


Scott Boster

Joseph B. Conn

Jason P. Conte

Paul J. (PJ) Cosgrove

Frederick M. Erny

Jeffrey D. Geoppinger

K.C. Green

John M. Hands

Alan J. Hartman

Jennifer Snyder Heis

John R. Ipsaro

Scott P. Kadish

Jesse R. Lipcius

Michael A. Marrero

David A. Meyer

Jeffrey F. Peck

Gina M. Saelinger

Jeffrey R. Schaefer

Frederic X. (Fritz) Shadley

Michael J. Suffern

Stuart R. Susskind

Joseph P. Thomas


Sarah M. Benoit

Rex A. Littrell

Alvin E. Mathews, Jr.

Andrew W. Owen

Jeffrey J. Patter


Bradley D. Kaplan

New York

David A. Landman

Anastasia Tonello

The following Ulmer attorneys are named as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch:


Brett C. Altier

Gregory C. Djordjevic

Sara S. Dorland

Lauren K. Garretson

Georgia Hatzis

Sachin V. Java

Sarah Katz

Steven P. Larson

Abbie R. Pappas

Ashtyn N. Saltz

Emmanuel I. Sanders

Michael J. Scheiman

Raymond D. Seiler

Abraham (Avi) Spira

Daniel C. Utrata

Adam R. Watowicz

Mengxue Xie


Kevin M. Bandy

Erica N. Carducci

Kaeanna W. Dzialo

Lisa Marlo Kuhnell

Christopher A. Singh


Joshua C. Berns


Brett J. Geschke

Heidi E. VonderHeide

New York

Michael L. Gurman