Twenty attorneys from Dinsmore & Shohl were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2014 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America."
Additionally, two Charleston attorneys received Best Lawyers 2014 "Lawyer of the Year" designations. In that category, each city has one lawyer from each practice area honored as the "Lawyer of the Year."
The attorneys are awarded the honor based on reviews by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.
For Charleston, John F. Hussell IV was named Lawyer of the Year for Trusts and Estates while Forrest H. Roles was named Lawyer of the Year for Mining Law.
Hussell and Roles also were named to this year's Best Lawyers guide from the law firm's Charleston office.
Hussell was cited in the areas of Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation & Controversy — Tax, Litigation — Banking & Finance, Litigation — Trusts & Estates, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates. Roles' designations came in the areas of Employment Law — Management, Labor Law — Management, and Litigation — Labor & Employment, Mining Law, Natural Resources Law.
Other attorneys selected for this year's Best Lawyers guide from the law firm's Charleston office include Allison S. Bungard (Employment Law — Management), Mark A. Carter (Employment Law — Management, Labor Law — Management), Anna M. Dailey (Employment Law — Management, Labor Law — Management, Litigation — Labor & Employment, Mining Law, Natural Resources Law), Monika J. Hussell (Copyright Law, Patent Law, Trademark Law), W. Henry Jernigan Jr. (Antitrust Law, Arbitration, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Energy Law, Litigation — Antitrust, Mediation, Mining Law, Natural Resources Law, Product Liability Litigation — Defendants), Donna C. Kelly (Mining Law), Brian J. Moore (Employment Law — Management), Ashley C. Pack (Litigation — Labor & Employment), Christopher B. Power (Commercial Litigation, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation — Environmental, Litigation — Land Use & Zoning, Litigation — Municipal, Litigation — Regulatory Enforcement — SEC, Telecom, Energy, Mining Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil & Gas Law), William E. Robinson (Employment Law — Management), Mychal Sommer Schulz (Litigation — ERISA) and Robert M. Stonestreet (Environmental Law).
In the firm's Morgantown office, attorneys cited for the honor include Robert Huston Beatty Jr. (Mining Law), Jill Cranston Rice (Government Relations Practice), F. Thomas Rubenstein (Energy Law, Mining Law, Natural Resources Law) and David M. Thomas (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation — Antitrust, Litigation — Banking & Finance, Litigation — Bankruptcy).
Jason S. Long was cited from Dinsmore's Lewisburg office for his work in education law while Denise Klug Pentino of the firm's office in Wheeling was recognized for her work in the field of commercial litigation.
In all, 160 attorneys were selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers firm-wide.