Dinsmore Receives Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2017

May 31, 2017News Releases

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP is pleased to announce its attorneys have received top rankings, including 10 Band 1 designations, in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA.

The directory ranks law firms and individual attorneys in bands from one to six, with one being the best. Numerical scores are derived from information gathered during interviews throughout the United States, conducted by a team of 150 full-time researchers.

This year, Dinsmore Managing Partner and Chairman George H. Vincent received the Eminent Practitioner honor, and W. Henry Jernigan, Jr. and Forrest Roles were recognized as Senior Statesmen.

Attorneys ranked first in their respective fields include: Cliff Ashburner, Jack Bender, Carolyn Brown, Mark Carter, Kim Martin Lewis, Donna Perry, Christopher Plybon, Kathryn Quesenberry and Lynda Roesch. Overall, the firm was ranked in 15 categories with 44 attorneys ranked across various practice areas.

Dinsmore Department Rankings

Band 1:

Environment, Natural Resources & Utilities (Kentucky)

Band 2:

Corporate/Commercial (West Virginia)

Corporate/M&A (Ohio)

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Ohio)

Labor & Employment (Kentucky)

Labor & Employment (West Virginia)

Litigation: General Commercial (Kentucky)

Band 3:

Intellectual Property (Ohio)

Litigation: General Commercial (West Virginia)

Natural Resources (West Virginia)

Real Estate (West Virginia)

Band 4:

Labor & Employment (Ohio)

Litigation: General Commercial (Ohio)

Individual Rankings



Christopher Celentino (Band 4)


Kim Martin Lewis (Band 1)



Donald Leach (Band 2)


West Virginia

Thomas Gilpin (Band 3)

Audy M. Perry, Jr. (Bands 2 and 3)

Christopher J. Plybon (Band 2)

David M. Thomas (Band 3)



Calvin D. Buford (Band 4)

Charles F. Hertlein, Jr. (Band 4)

George H. Vincent (Eminent Practitioner)

Susan B. Zaunbrecher (Band 4)

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


Ben F. Wells (Band 2)



Jack Bender (Band 1)

Carolyn M. Brown (Band 1)

Chauncey Curtz (Band 2)

Intellectual Property


Karen Kreider Gaunt (Band 2)

Joshua Lorentz (Band 3)

Lynda E. Roesch (Band 1)

Labor & Employment


Donna Perry (Band 1)

Kathryn A. Quesenberry (Band 1)


Michael S. Glassman (Band 4)

Michael Hawkins (Band 3)

Jan E. Hensel (Band 4)

Charles M. Roesch (Band 4)

West Virginia

Mark Carter (Band 1)

Anna M. Dailey (Band 2)

Kevin A. Nelson (Band 2)

Forrest Roles (Senior Statesmen)



Richard H. C. Clay (Band 2)

Barbara B. Edelman (Band 2)

Jon Fleischaker (Band 2)

David Monohan (Band 4)


Mark A Vander Laan (Band 2)

West Virginia

Richard J. Bolen (Band 2)

Donna C. Kelly (Band 3)

Thomas Rubenstein (Band 2)

Natural Resources


Timothy Hoffman (Band 3)

West Virginia

Richard J. Bolen (Band 2)

Donna C. Kelly (Band 3)

Thomas Rubenstein (Band 2)

Real Estate


Clifford Ashburner (Band 1)

Gregory A. Compton (Band 3)

West Virginia

Thomas Gilpin (Band 3)

Christopher J. Plybon (Band 1)

About Chambers USA

Chambers & Partners is a publishing group based out of London, England, that specializes in legal publishing. Since 1990, Chambers USA has been researching the US legal profession.  Chambers & Partners employs a team of 150 highly qualified researchers who conduct thousands of interviews with lawyers and their clients worldwide. For more information, please visit www.chambersandpartners.com