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Dinsmore & Shohl Receives Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2019

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Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
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Dinsmore & Shohl is pleased to announce its attorneys have received top rankings, including one Band 1 ranking, in the 2019 Edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.

In compiling the current directory, interviews were conducted throughout the United States carried out by a team of 150 full-time researchers. Law firms and individual attorneys are ranked in bands from one to six, with one being the best. 

Several attorneys were ranked first in their respective field including Clifford H. Ashburner, Jack C. Bender, Carolyn M. Brown, Mark A. Carter and Kim Martin Lewis. Overall, the firm was ranked in 13 categories with 32 attorneys ranked across various practice areas.


Dinsmore Rankings



Environment, Natural Resources & Utilities (Band 1) 

Labor & Employment (Band 2) 

Litigation: General Commercial (Band 2) 

Real Estate (Band 3) 



Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 3) 

Corporate/M&A (Band 3) 

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Band 3)

Intellectual Property (Band 3) 

Labor & Employment (Band 4) 


West Virginia

Corporate/Commercial (Band 2) 

Labor & Employment (Band 2) 

Natural Resources (Band 3) 

Real Estate (Band 3)


Individual Rankings



Band 4:
Christopher Celentino – Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Band 1:
Clifford H. Ashburner – Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Jack C. Bender – Environment, Natural Resources & Utilities: Environment
Carolyn M. Brown – Environment, Natural Resources & Utilities: Environment

Band 2: 
Richard H. Clay - Litigation: General Commercial
Chauncey S. R. Curtz - Environment, Natural Resources & Utilities: Natural Resources
Barbara B. Edelman - Litigation: General Commercial
Donna King Perry - Labor & Employment
Kathryn A. Quesenberry - Labor & Employment

Band 3:
Gregory A. Compton – Real Estate

Band 4:
David R. Monohan – Litigation: General Commercial


Band 1:
Kim Martin Lewis - Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Band 2:
Karen Kreider Gaunt - Intellectual Property
Donald B. Leach, Jr. - Construction
Ben F. Wells - Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Band 3:
Timothy D. Hoffman - Natural Resources
Lynda E. Roesch - Intellectual Property
Mark A. Vander Laan - Litigation: General Commercial

Band 4: 
Michael W. Hawkins - Labor & Employment
Jan E. Hensel - Labor & Employment
Joshua A. Lorentz - Intellectual Property

Ranked Eminent Practitioner:
George H. Vincent - Corporate/M&A


Band 1:
Mark A. Carter - Labor & Employment

Band 2:
Anna M. Dailey - Labor & Employment
Kevin A. Nelson – Labor & Employment
Christopher J. Plybon – Corporate/Commercial, Real Estate
F. Thomas Rubenstein - Natural Resources

Band 3:
Richard J. Bolen – Natural Resources
Thomas H. Gilpin – Corporate/Commercial
Ashley C. Pack - Labor & Employment

Ranked S- Senior Statesman
Forrest H. Roles - Labor & Employment
W. Henry Jernigan, Jr. - Litigation: General Commercial

About Chambers USA

Chambers & Partners is a publishing group based out of London, England, that specializes in legal publishing.  Since 1990, Chambers USA has been researching the US legal profession.  Chambers & Partners employs a team of 150 highly qualified researchers who conduct thousands of interviews with lawyers and their clients worldwide.  For more information, please visit