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KWGD Attorneys Selected as 2011 Ohio Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

01.19.11 written by

Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that Law & Politics Magazine has named 14 attorneys Ohio Super Lawyers® for 2011.  The Super Lawyers® list comprises the top five percent of the lawyers in Ohio.  The list is based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Attorneys Richard E. Davis and James F. Contini II received special recognitions; each has been named as one of the Top 100 attorneys in the state.  Attorney Karen Soehnlen McQueen has received special recognition as one of the Top 50 Women attorneys in the state.

Additionally, 12 Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty attorneys have been recognized as 2011 Ohio Rising Stars by Law & Politics.   Rising Stars are selected by their peers as the up-and-coming attorneys, who are under 40 or who have been practicing for 10 years or less in their respective practice areas.  These nominations are then verified by the attorney-led research staff at Law & Politics.  No more than 2.5 percent of the state’s lawyers are named to the Rising Stars list.

2011 Ohio Super Lawyers®:
Edward V. Buehrle – Real Estate
Dianne Blocker Braun – Estate Planning & Probate
David E. Butz – Business Litigation
Jacqueline Bollas Caldwell – Business/Corporate
James F. Contini II – Estate Planning & Probate
Richard E. Davis – Estate Planning & Probate

Randall C. Hunt – Mergers & Acquisitions
David J. Lewis – Tax, Business/Corporate, Business Litigation
Karen Soehnlen McQueen – Employment Litigation:  Defense
Terry A. Moore – Business/Corporate
Matthew P. Mullen – General Litigation
Edward D. Murray – Workers’ Compensation

William G. Williams – Energy & Natural Resources

2011 Ohio Rising Stars:
Michael J. Bogdan – Employment & Labor
John A. Burnworth – General Litigation
Scott G. Hastings – Real Estate
Jason F. Haupt – Business/Corporate
Matthew R. Hunt – Business/Corporate
Brent L. Moore – Intellectual Property
Owen J. Rarric – Business Litigation
John M. Tucker – Closely Held Business

Scott M. Zurakowski – Employment Litigation: Defense

Founded in 1958, Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A., is the largest law firm based in Stark County and 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, Intellectual Property, Trusts and Estates, and Litigation in all areas.  The firm has 45 attorneys with offices throughout Northeast Ohio, serving Canton, Akron, Alliance, New Philadelphia, and Sugarcreek.   For more information visit