34 Hahn Loeser Attorneys Named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©: Five Partners Distinguished as “Lawyer of the Year”

Joel T. Cooper, Andrew Agati, Douglas C. Carlson, Arthur L. Cobb, M. Patricia Culler, Rocco I. Debitetto, Daniel A. DeMarco, Christina D'Eramo Evans, Warren Goldenberg, Steven A. Goldfarb, Stanley R. Gorom III, Joan M. Gross, Stephen J. Knerly Jr., John Paul Lucci, Andrew J. Natale, F. Ronald O'Keefe, Lawrence E. Oscar, Richard T. Prasse, Rob Remington, Dennis R. Rose, Craig Owen White, Christopher B. Wick, Thomas J. Riley, Theodore L. Tripp Jr., Jeffrey M. Folkman, Jeanne L. Seewald

Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP is pleased to announce that 34 of the firm’s attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019. In addition, five partners have been distinguished as “Lawyer of the Year.”

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on peer-review surveys in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers do not pay a fee to be listed, and inclusion is Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

According to the publication, only a single lawyer in each practice area and geographic location is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” In Cleveland, Daniel A. DeMarco earned the honor in Litigation/Bankruptcy, Robert J. Fogarty in Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Plaintiffs and Craig Owen White in Corporate Compliance Law. In Columbus, Thomas J. Riley was named “Lawyer of the Year” in Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and O. Judson Scheaf III in Litigation – Land Use and Zoning.

The 34 Hahn Loeser attorneys included in the 2019 list of The Best Lawyers in America are:


  • Joel T. Cooper, Real Estate Law


  • Andrew Agati: Commercial Litigation
  • Douglas Carlson: Trusts and Estates
  • Arthur L. Cobb: Health Care Law & Real Estate Law
  • Patricia Culler: Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates
  • Rocco I. Debitetto: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Daniel A. DeMarco: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Christina D’Eramo Evans: Trusts and Estates
  • Robert J. Fogarty: Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Antitrust; Litigation – Real Estate; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Plaintiffs
  • Stephen H. Gariepy: Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Warren Goldenberg: Corporate Law; Venture Capital Law
  • Steven A. Goldfarb: Commercial Litigation; Insurance Law; Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Stanley R. Gorom III: Real Estate Law
  • Joan M. Gross: Trusts and Estates
  • Stephen J. Knerly, Jr.: Art Law; Nonprofit/Charities Law
  • John Paul Lucci: Corporate Law
  • John Mellyn, Jr.: Banking and Finance Law
  • Andrew J. Natale: Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Litigation – Construction
  • Ronald O’Keefe: Corporate Law
  • Lawrence E. Oscar: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization
  • Richard T. Prasse: Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
  • Royce R. Remington: Construction Law; Litigation – Construction
  • Dennis R. Rose: Commercial Litigation; Litigation- Trusts and Estates
  • Craig Owen White: Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law
  • Christopher B. Wick: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law


  • Marc J. Kessler: Commercial Litigation; Franchise Law; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants; Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Thomas J. Riley: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Judson Scheaf III: Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
  • Douglas J. Suter: Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management

Fort Myers

  • Theodore L. Tripp, Jr.: Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Real Estate; Litigation – Trusts and Estates


  • Juan D. Bendeck: Trusts and Estates
  • Jeffrey M. Folkman: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Tax Law
  • Andrew J. Krause: Trusts and Estates
  • Jeanne L. Seewald: Administrative/Regulatory Law; Copyright Law; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Trademark Law