Dinsmore & Shohl Receives Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2018

May 3, 2018News Releases

Dinsmore & Shohl is pleased to announce its attorneys have received top rankings, including one Band 1 ranking, in the 2018 Edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.

In compiling the current directory, interviews were conducted throughout the United States carried out by a team of 150 full-time researchers. Law firms and individual attorneys are ranked in bands from one to six, with one being the best. 

Several attorneys were ranked first in their respective field including: Clifford H. Ashburner, Jack C. Bender, Carolyn M. Brown, Mark A. Carter, Kim Martin Lewis, Donna King Perry and Kathryn A. Quesenberry. Overall, the firm was ranked in 14 categories with 37 attorneys ranked across various practice areas.

Dinsmore Rankings


Environment, Natural Resources & Utilities (Band 1) 

Labor & Employment (Band 2) 

Litigation: General Commercial (Band 2) 

Real Estate (Band 3) 


Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Band 3) 

Corporate/M&A (Band 2) 

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Band 2) 

Healthcare (Recognized Practice) 

Intellectual Property (Band 3) 

Labor & Employment (Band 4) 

Litigation: General Commercial (Band 4) 

West Virginia

Corporate/Commercial (Band 2) 

Labor & Employment (Band 2) 

Litigation: General Commercial (Band 3) 

Natural Resources (Band 3) 

Real Estate (Band 3)

Individual Rankings


Ranked 4:

Christopher Celentino – Bankruptcy/Restructuring


Ranked 1:

Clifford H. Ashburner – Real Estate

Jack C. Bender - Environment

Carolyn M. Brown – Environment

Donna King Perry - Labor & Employment

Kathryn A. Quesenberry - Labor & Employment

Ranked 2:

Chauncey S. R. Curtz - Environment

Barbara B. Edelman - Litigation: General Commercial

Richard H. Clay - Litigation: General Commercial

Ranked 3:

Gregory A. Compton – Real Estate

Ranked 4:

David R. Monohan – Litigation: General Commercial


Ranked 1:

Kim Martin Lewis - Bankruptcy/Restructuring

Ranked 2:

Karen Kreider Gaunt - Intellectual Property

Donald B. Leach, Jr. - Construction

Lynda E. Roesch - Intellectual Property

Mark A. Vander Laan - Litigation: General Commercial

Ben F. Wells - Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Ranked 3:

Timothy D. Hoffman - Natural Resources

Ranked 4:

Calvin D. Buford - Corporate/M&A

Michael S. Glassman - Labor & Employment
Michael W. Hawkins - Labor & Employment

Jan E. Hensel - Labor & Employment

Charles F. Hertlein, Jr. - Corporate/M&A

Joshua A. Lorentz - Intellectual Property

Charles M. Roesch - Labor & Employment

Ranked Eminent Practitioner:

George H. Vincent - Corporate/M&A


Ranked 1:

Mark A. Carter - Labor & Employment

Ranked 2:

Richard J. Bolen – Natural Resources

Anna M. Dailey - Labor & Employment

Kevin A. Nelson – Labor & Employment

Christopher J. Plybon – Corporate/Commercial, Real Estate

F. Thomas Rubenstein - Natural Resources

Ranked 3:

Thomas H. Gilpin – Corporate/Commercial

Ranked 4:

Richard J. Bolen – Litigation: General Commercial
John H. Mahaney – Litigation: General Commercial

Ranked – Recognized Practitioner

Ashley C. Pack - Labor & Employment

Ranked S- Senior Statesman

Forrest H. Roles - Labor & Employment

W. Henry Jernigan, Jr. - Litigation: General Commercial

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