19 Dinsmore Attorneys Named ‘Lawyer of the Year’ by Best Lawyers®

August 20, 2020News Releases

19 Dinsmore Attorneys Named ‘Lawyer of the Year’ by Best Lawyers®

Dinsmore & Shohl is pleased to announce 19 of its attorneys were recently named Best Lawyers® 2021 “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 high reviews by their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity. Additionally, 179 Dinsmore attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. 

Dinsmore’s Best Lawyers® 2021 “Lawyers of the Year” include:


Charles E. Ward - Real Estate Law

Christopher R. Cashen - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

John R. Rhorer, Jr. - Natural Resources Law

Linsey W. West - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Lloyd R. Cress, Jr. - Government Relations Practice


John E. Selent (Administrative / Regulatory Law)




Alan H. Abes - Insurance Law

Brian P. Perry - Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Charles F. Hertlein, Jr. - Corporate Compliance Law

David P. Kamp - Bet-the-Company Litigation

George H. Vincent - International Mergers and Acquisitions

Jeffrey P. Hinebaugh - Litigation - Banking and Finance

Mark A. Vander Laan - Appellate Practice


James A. Dimitrijevs – Trademark Law

Frederick J. Caspar - Corporate Law

James E. Beyer - Patent Law



Janet Smith Holbrook - Litigation - Bankruptcy

John H. Mahaney - Litigation – Construction


Jill Cranston Rice - Appellate Practice

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.”