Nine Day Ketterer Attorneys Selected For Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America© 2016

October 6, 2015 - Day Ketterer, a Crain’s Cleveland Top 30 law firm serving clients across Ohio, is honored to announce that Attorney James Blake has been honored by the legal, peer-review publication, The Best Lawyers in America© 2016, as “Lawyer of the Year” in Employment Law – Management. (Copyright 2015 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 2016 in 10 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 2016 Best Lawyers in America are:

Richard 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 to minimize tax implications.

James R. Blake – selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in Employment Law – Management, and additionally chosen to The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 in Labor 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.  In 2015 Jim was honored as “Lawyer of the Year” in Labor Law – Management. 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 litigation practice, Trace defends many national insurance companies and their insureds in matters including commercial insurance, first and third-party insurance claims, bad faith claims, motor vehicle accidents, uninsured and underinsured motorists claims, product liability claims, fire loss claims, 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 charges of discrimination, employment litigation, collective bargaining with unions, and labor arbitration.  

Daniel A. Minkler - selected for his work in Mergers and Acquisitions Law.  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 business owners 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 and their insureds to try their most difficult cases.

Robert E. Roland - selected for his work in Banking and Finance Law. Over his 30-year career, Rob is often called upon to advise many of Ohio’s most well-known financial and banking institutions in a diverse range of strategic business matters.

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

Kimberly K. Wyss - selected for her work in Litigation – Insurance Law. Kim has represented national insurance companies and their insureds in countless cases throughout Northeast Ohio, including motor vehicle accident defense, commercial liability, uninsured and underinsured motorists claims, and premises liability.

With a team of 48 attorneys, Day Ketterer is a Crain’s Cleveland Top 30 law firm with locations in Canton, Hudson, Youngstown, Akron, and Toledo serving clients across Ohio. We have a proud history of being one of the oldest and most respected firms in Ohio. Our 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 our attorneys, services, and history by visiting www.DayKetterer.com, or calling (330) 455-0173.