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

August 19, 2021News Releases

Twenty-three Dinsmore partners were recently named Best Lawyers® 2022 “Lawyer of the Year.” One lawyer from each city and 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, 191 Dinsmore attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, and 63 attorneys were selected as Ones to Watch.

Dinsmore’s Best Lawyers® 2022 “Lawyers of the Year” include:



Daniel Trachtman – Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

John Waller – Mortgage Banking Foreclosure law


James Cleveland – Railroad Law

Mindy Barfield – Bet-the-Company Litigation


David Schaefer – Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Robert Hallenberg – Litigation –Trusts and Estates


Alan Abes – Litigation – Insurance

Brenda Wehmer – Public Finance Law

Brian Sullivan - Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Gary Becker – Transportation Law

Harvey Cohen – International Trade and Finance Law

Jennifer Mitchell – Litigation – Health Care

Jill Scherff – Trusts and Estates

Lee Stautberg – Litigation and Controversy – Tax

Phillip Zukowsky – Tax Law

William Leibold – Corporate Law



Michael Magee – Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants



Christopher Plybon ­– Project Finance Law

Daniel Earl – Corporate Law

Daniel Konrad – Banking and Finance Law

J. David Bolen – Railroad Law

Richard Bolen – Natural Resources Law

Scott Sheets – Labor Law – Management

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.”