Nine Day Ketterer Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America© 2015

August 18, 2014 - Day Ketterer, a Crain’s Cleveland Top 30 law firm serving clients across Ohio, is honored to announce that Attorney Jim Blake has been honored by the legal, peer-review publication, The Best Lawyers in America© 2015, as “Lawyer of the Year” in Labor Law – Management. (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

Additionally, nine of the firm’s lawyers have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in 13 practice areas. Listed lawyers are selected through an exhaustive peer-review process whereby leading attorneys vote on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice area. Day Ketterer attorneys selected to the 2015 Best Lawyers in America are:

Rick W. Arnold - selected for his work in both Trusts and Estates and Litigation – Trusts and Estates. Having previously worked as a CPA with a Big Six Accounting Firm, Rick has the unique ability to advise estate planning clients on wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents while also working diligently to minimize tax implications.

James R. Blake - selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in Labor Law – Management, as well as a 2015 Super Lawyer in Employment Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor and Employment. Only one lawyer in each community is granted the honor of “Lawyer of the Year” in that particular specialty.  Those honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received high ratings in the publication’s surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Merle (Trace) D. Evans, III - selected for his work in Insurance Law. Through his commercial litigation practice, Trace defends many national insurance companies in matters including commercial insurance, first and third party insurance, bad faith claims, motor vehicle accidents, uninsured and underinsured motorists, and more.

Jill C. McQueen - selected for her work in both Employment Law – Management and Labor Law – Management. Jill advises employers in compliance with state and federal employment laws and represents them in administrative charges of discrimination, employment litigation, collective bargaining with unions, and labor arbitration.  

Daniel A. Minkler - selected for his work in Mergers and Acquisitions Law, the area in which last year he was honored as Best Lawyers’ 2014 Akron Mergers and Acquisitions Law “Lawyer of the Year.” A seasoned merger and acquisition lawyer, Dan is able to advise his clients through complex mergers and acquisitions while keeping the end goal in mind of helping them grow their business. 

John A. Murphy, Jr. - selected for his work in Insurance Law. With more than 100 successful jury trials, John is trusted by many national insurance providers to try their most difficult cases.

Robert E. Roland - selected for his work in Banking and Finance Law. Over his 25 year career, Rob is often called upon to advise many of Ohio’s financial and banking institutions in a variety of strategic business matters.

John R. Werren - selected for his work in Family Law. As a family law attorney, John has served as a trusted advisor to many Stark County families involved in complex high asset divorce cases.

Kimberly K. Wyss - selected for her work in Litigation – Insurance Law. Kim has represented national insurance companies in countless insurance defense cases including: commercial insurance defense, environmental liability, fire insurance defense, and premise liability.