17 Dinsmore Attorneys Named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®

August 15, 2018News Releases

Dinsmore & Shohl is pleased to announce 17 of its attorneys were recently named “Best Lawyers® 2019 “Lawyer of the Year.”  In each city, one lawyer from each practice area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” The attorneys received the honor based on reviews by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

Dinsmore’s Best Lawyers® 2019 “Lawyers of the Year”:


Jack C. Bender (Litigation – Environmental)
Lloyd R. “Rusty” Cress, Jr. (Natural Resources Law)

Joseph H. Terry (Mergers and Acquisitions Law)

Linsey W. West (Railroad Law)


Harvey Jay Cohen (International Trade and Finance Law)

Eric K. Combs (Bet-the-Company Litigation)

Charles F. Hertlein, Jr. (Corporate Governance Law)

Robert W. Olson (International Mergers & Acquisitions)

Brian P. Perry (Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers)

Joanne M. Schreiner (Project Finance Law)

Mark L. Silbersack (Litigation – Antitrust)

Mark A. Vander Laan (Appellate Practice)


Thomas J. Bonasera (Litigation – Trusts and Estates)

D. Michael Crites (Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Lisa S. Pierce (Corporate Law)



Daniel A. Earl (Mergers and Acquisitions Law)


F. Thomas Rubenstein (Energy Law)

Additionally, 179 Dinsmore attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. 

About Best Lawyers
Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.  Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because 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.”