Eleven Day Ketterer Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America© 2017

Day Ketterer announces that eleven of its attorneys have been listed in the legal, peer-review publication The Best Lawyers in America© 2017, with two attorneys receiving additional honors as “Lawyer of the Year” in Akron. Lawyer of the Year recognition is awarded by Best Lawyers® to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area and geographic location.

Merle D. Evans II (Trace) was named 2017 Insurance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Akron. Evans, a member of the firm’s executive committee, has nearly 30 years of commercial litigation experience and defends national insurance companies and international manufacturers on coverage issues, products liability claims and intentional torts.

Evans was also selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 in Insurance Law.

James R. Blake was named 2017 Litigation – Labor and Employment “Lawyer of the Year” in Akron. Blake, who joined Day Ketterer in 1973, is a former managing partner of the firm who has more than 40 years of experience in defense litigation involving electrical injuries, personal injury, products liability, construction accidents, and complex corporate litigation.

Blake was also selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 in the fields of Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor and Employment.

The following Day Ketterer attorneys are listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2017:

Richard W. Arnold – selected for his work in both Trusts and Estates and Litigation – Trusts and Estates. Arnold advises businesses and individuals in all aspects of estate planning, succession planning, business law and taxation. Arnold’s previous experience as a CPA with a Big Eight accounting firm enables him to counsel clients on complex legal matters while keeping in mind the unique tax implications faced by business owners.

Hamilton DeSaussure, Jr. – selected for his work in Insurance Law. Chair of Day Ketterer’s Litigation Practice Group, DeSaussure has practiced extensively for 25 years in federal and state courts throughout Ohio. DeSaussure protects the interests of businesses in commercial, insurance and employment disputes.

Jill C. McQueen – selected for her work in both Employment Law – Management and Labor Law – Management. As chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group, McQueen advises employers in complying with complex employment laws and successfully defends employers at the state and federal levels.

Daniel A. Minkler – selected for his work in Mergers and Acquisitions Law. With international contracting and merger and acquisition experience, Minkler is well regarded for his ability to effectively negotiate contracts and to develop creative solutions to complete deals.

John A. Murphy, Jr. – selected for his work in Insurance Law. With more than 100 successful jury verdicts, Murphy is trusted by insurance providers to defend their most difficult cases.

Robert E. Roland – selected for his work in Banking and Finance Law. As managing partner of Day Ketterer, Roland maintains a corporate and banking legal practice of select clients. He represents a number of national banks and serves as general outside counsel for well-established businesses, advising them in strategic matters.

John R. Werren – selected for his work in Family Law. A former managing partner of Day Ketterer, Werren serves as a trusted advisor to families who are involved in complex, high-asset cases.

Gordon D. Woolbert, II – selected for his work in Corporate Law. Woolbert regularly represents Ohio businesses and business owners in complex litigation matters and sophisticated transactions. With more than 15 years’ experience, Woolbert has represented clients before many state and federal courts and appellate courts.

Kimberly K. Wyss – selected for her work in Litigation – Insurance. Wyss has more than 20 years of experience as an insurance defense and civil litigation lawyer and has had more than 100 jury trials go to verdict. She has been involved in a wide variety of insurance defense matters, handling all aspects of litigation through trial.

Day Ketterer Ltd. is a Crain’s Cleveland Top 25 Law Firm with locations in Canton, Hudson, Toledo, and Youngstown serving clients across Ohio. Day Ketterer has a proud history of being one of the oldest firms in Ohio. Its practice areas include Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Law; Banking Law; Business Law; Education Law; Environmental Law; Estate Planning; Probate & Trust Administration; Family Law; Labor and Employment; Litigation; Non-Profit and Foundations; Oil and Gas; Real Estate; Taxation; and Workers’ Compensation. Learn more about Day Ketterer’s attorneys, services, and history by visiting www.dayketterer.com or calling (330) 455-0173.

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