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19 KWGD Attorneys Named To Best Lawyers in America 2014 Edition

08.29.13 written by

Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. (KWGD) is pleased to announce that 19 attorneys from the firm have been named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (Copyright 2013 Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, S.C.). 

Four attorneys were also honored as 2014 “Lawyers of the Year”: Jacqueline Bollas Caldwell – 2014 Akron Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year; Leslie Iams Kuntz – 2014 Akron Labor Law – Management Lawyer of the Year; Paul H. Malesick – 2014 Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Lawyer of the Year and Scott M. Zurakowski – 2014 Akron Employment Law – Individuals Lawyer of the Year”.

KWGD 2014 Best Lawyers
John Bogniard – Employment Law Management; Labor Law Management
Dianne Blocker Braun – Trusts and Estates
Edward V. Buehrle – Real Estate Law
David E. Butz – Family Law
Jacqueline Bollas Caldwell – Environmental Law

James F. Contini II – Elder Law; Trusts & Estates; Litigation Trusts & Estates
Richard E. Davis – Elder Law and Trusts & Estates
Fred J. Haupt – Corporate Law
Randall C. Hunt – Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Leslie Iams Kuntz – Employment Law – Management; Labor Law Management
David J. Lewis – Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
Paul H. Malesick II – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Karen Soehnlen McQueen – Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment Terry A. Moore – Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Edward D. Murray – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
Sam O. Simmerman – Banking and Finance Law
John M. Tucker – Mergers & Acquisitions Law
William G. Williams – Oil & Gas Law
Scott M. Zurakowski – Employment Law – Management; Litigation Law – Management; Labor & Employment; Employment Law – Individuals

About Best Lawyers in America®

Published since 1983, Best Lawyers in America® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel Magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” 

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. Lawyers being honored as “Lawyer of the Year” are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the exhaustive peer-review assessments we conduct with thousands of leading lawyers each year. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

About KWGD

Founded in 1958, Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A., provides representation across various practice areas of the law: Corporate and Business Law, Real Estate and Construction, Labor and Employment, Employee Benefits, Workers’ Compensation, Commercial Lending and Finance, Taxation, Health Care, Environmental Law, OSHA, Oil, Gas and Minerals Law, Trusts and Estates, and Litigation in all areas. The firm has 50 attorneys with offices throughout Northeast Ohio, serving Canton, Akron, Alliance, New Philadelphia, and Sugarcreek. For more information visit