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     Sixth Circuit                                                                       Highly recommended firms

                                                                                         English Lucas Priest & Owsley
                                                                                         Kentucky-based English Lucas Priest &
                                                                                         Owsley litigates in most substantive practice
     On June 29, 2011 the Sixth Circuit upheld against constitutional challenges to      areas including personal injury, bankruptcy
     comprehensive health care reform and the individual mandate in the Patient          and foreclosure, labor law, and environmental
                                                                                         litigation. The firm’s appellate attorneys are
     Protection and Affordable Care Act. In Thomas More Law Center, et al. v. Obama,     highly recommended in the Sixth Circuit
     et al. the conservative interest group filed suit against the president and other   litigation, and they have experience appealing
     government officials, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the Eastern   cases across most federal circuits and before
     District of Michigan’s decision and held that key parts of the plan were not        the US Supreme Court.
     unconstitutional as alleged. In the most recent health care decision where the         Founding partner and member of the
                                                                                         American Academy of Appellate lawyers,
     Eleventh Circuit held that the Act exceeded Congress’s enumerated authority         Charles E English, advises and represents
     under the Commerce Clause, Judge Marcus dissented. Citing the Sixth Circuit’s       businesses and individuals on legal and
     Thomas More Law Center opinion, he noted that the individual mandate is consti-     financial matters on a daily basis. With an
     tutional, consistent with Congress’s authority under the Commerce Clause, and       accounting background, English primarily
     that “the majority has ignored many years of Commerce Clause doctrine devel-        practices in the areas of banking, business
                                                                                         and estate litigation, business formation and
     oped by the Supreme Court.” This distinctive split across the circuits all but      condemnation. In past cases, English
     ensures that the US Supreme Court will hear the case in its upcoming term.          successfully represented Fruit of the Loom as
                                                                                         local counsel in federal court in various
     Sixth Circuit litigation                 Sixth Circuit litigation                   shareholder derivative actions against the
                                                                                         company’s board of directors and officers. He
     firms – Kentucky                         stars – Kentucky                           has also successfully represented the
                                                                                         Kentucky Association of Counties Insurance
     Highly recommended                       Theresa Canaday                            Trust, suing attorneys for mismanagement
                                              Frost Brown Todd                           and conflict of interest.
     English Lucas Priest & Owsley
                                              Charles J “Mike” Cronan IV                 Frost Brown Todd
     Frost Brown Todd                         Stites & Harbison                          Frost Brown Todd operates from six offices
                                                                                         in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and
     Fultz Maddox Hovious & Dickens           John Fleischaker                           West Virginia. The firm’s appellate attorneys
                                              Dinsmore & Shohl                           prosecute and defend appeals on behalf of
     Middleton Reutlinger
                                                                                         clients before the US Courts of Appeals for
                                              Charles English
     Reed Weitkamp Schell & Vice              English Lucas Priest & Owsley
                                                                                         the Sixth and Seventh Circuits and before
                                                                                         state appellate courts, and advise clients and
     Stoll Keenon & Ogden                     Janet Jakubowicz                           make strategic decisions at all stages of the
                                              Greenebaum Doll & McDonald                 litigation, including pretrial motion practice.
     Wyatt Tarrant & Combs                                                               Understanding that appellate advocacy
                                              Margaret Keane                             demands a distinct skill set, the firm’s
                                              Greenebaum Doll & McDonald                 appellate attorneys successfully preserve the
                                                                                         record in anticipation of appeal. This strategy
                                              Todd Page                                  ensures that the strategic insight offered by
                                              Stoll Keenon & Ogden                       appellate attorneys is paired with the
     Dinsmore & Shohl
                                                                                         substantive knowledge of trial attorneys. The
                                              Mark Riddle
     Greenebaum Doll & McDonald                                                          firm litigates cases in administrative,
                                              Greenebaum Doll & McDonald
                                                                                         antitrust, arbitration, bankruptcy, civil rights,
     Stites & Harbison                                                                   constitutional, construction, commercial,
                                              William Robinson
                                              Frost Brown Todd                           contractual,       criminal,     employment,
                                                                                         government contracts, health law, intellectual
                                              Walter Sales                               property, products liability and tax cases.
                                              Stoll Keenon & Ogden                          Sheryl Snyder, William Robsinson, and
                                                                                         Teresa Canaday are all recommended for
                                              Virginia Snell                             appellate litigation in the Sixth Circuit.
                                              Wyatt Tarrant & Combs                      Snyder has argued appeals in 50 reported
                                                                                         decisions, including the Oklahoma City
                                              Sheryl Snyder                              bombing civil litigation. In addition to Sixth
                                              Frost Brown Todd
                                                                                         Circuit appellate litigation, he has argued in
                                              John Tate
                                                                                         the Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Tenth and
                                              Stites & Harbison                          Eleventh Circuits, and various state supreme
                                                                                         courts. Robinson operates out of the firm’s
                                                                                         Florence, Kentucky office, and often works
                                                                                         from the firm’s Cincinnati, Ohio office as
                                                                                         well. Robinson litigates trials and appeals in
                                                                                         the practice areas of commercial litigation,
                                                                                         class actions, products liability defense,
                                                                                         environmental litigation and medical

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malpractice defense. Canaday’s practice             Wyatt Tarrant & Combs                               Stites & Harbison
focuses in on energy-related contract               Wyatt Tarant & Combs maintains a distinct           Stites & Harbison maintains eight offices in
disputes, business torts, franchise disputes        appellate      practice     rooted     in    the    Virginia, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and
and related matters, construction disputes          understanding that trial attorneys and              Indiana. The firm maintains a bench of
and unfair competition cases. She represents        appellate attorneys employ different skill sets     approximately 200 attorneys who litigate in
large and closely held corporations, and            and work towards different objectives. Over         the substantive practice areas of creditor’s
small, entrepreneurial clients.                     the course of the past 30 years, Wyatt has          rights and bankruptcy, health care, family
                                                    represented clients in approximately 245            law, construction, banking, and several
Stoll Keenon & Ogden                                state appellate cases arising in seven states,      others. John Tate and Charles Cronan IV are
Stoll Keenon and Ogden maintains five offices       and 467 federal cases arising in several            recommended for appellate litigation in the
in total, all based on Kentucky. The firm           federal district courts and nine federal courts     Sixth Circuit. Cronan is based in the firm’s
represents major business clients in traditional    of appeal. The firm’s appellate attorneys           Louisville, office. He recently represented
and emerging practice areas such as financial       possess excellent writing and analytical skills,    hospital medical staff and physicians in an
services, utilities, mineral law, manufacturing,    along with decades of experience before the         antitrust lawsuit before the Sixth Circuit,
real estate, health care, technology and            appellate courts. The firm’s appellate bench        where his defense on behalf of physicians
telecommunications industries. The firm is          works with trial attorneys at the earliest          seeking clinical privileges was affirmed. John
highly recommended in the Sixth Circuit for         stages of litigation to ensure that the record is   Tate is also based in the firm’s Louisville
appellate litigation and it also maintains a        properly preserved in the event of appeal.          office, and co-chairs the firm’s Torts and
formidable state court-level appellate practice.      Virginia Snell chairs Wyatt’s Appellate           Insurance Practice Group. He recently served
Recently, in the Sixth Circuit, the firm was        Advocacy Practice. Snell regularly represents       as appellate counsel representing a steel
involved in Pedreira, et al. v. Kentucky Baptist    clients in appellate courts and in trial court      manufacturer, successfully arguing for
Homes for Children, Inc., et al. (KBHC). The        cases that are likely to proceed to appeal. She     dismissal of a $5.9 million verdict on behalf
firm represented KBHC, a faith-based                has experience litigating in constitutional,        of his client.
provider of social services to wards of             contract, statutory, class action, regulatory,
Kentucky, in diverse matters involving a First      legal malpractice, trusts and estates, wrongful
Amendment, Title VII, and Kentucky Civil            death, tax, health care provider, employment,
Rights Act issues. The case was initiated by a      and business disputes covering a range of
former employee, a prospective employee, and        issues.
several federal and state taxpayers, who were
represented by lawyers from the American            Recommended
Civil Liberties Union and other public interest
groups. The plaintiffs claim that the               Greenebaum Doll & McDonald
defendants violated the Establishment Clause        Greenebaum Doll & McDonald’s appellate
of the First Amendment and the Civil Rights         practice maintains a collaborative working
Acts for utilizing an anti-gay employment           relationship with the firm’s trial attorneys,
policy. The District Court dismissed all Civil      strategizing from the earliest stages of trial
Rights Act claims in 2001, the District Court       litigation. The firm also handles litigation for
dismissed all First Amendment claims in 2008,       this first time at the appellate level, with
and in 2009 the Sixth Circuit unanimously           referrals not uncommon. Greenebaum
affirmed the dismissal of some of the major         Appellate, as the practice group is known,
claims. Defendants then filed a petition for        employs more than 20 experienced appellate
writ of certiorari in the US Supreme Court and      attorneys with experience litigating state,
Plaintiffs filed a cross-petition. Both petitions   federal and US Supreme Court appeals. The
remain pending.                                     firm’s attorneys also have experience clerking
   Walter Sales and Todd Page are                   to judges on the US courts of appeals, US
recommended for appellate litigation in the         district courts and state appellate courts, and
Sixth Circuit. Sales works from the Louisville      contains lawyers appointed to serve as Special
location and has been litigating with the firm      Justices on the Kentucky Supreme Court.
for almost 20 years. He is a member of the             Janet Jakubowicz, Margaret Keane, and
Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits             Mark Riddle are all recommended for
Practice Group as well as the Business              appellate litigation in the Sixth Circuit.
Litigation Practice Group. Sales has argued         Jakubowicz is a member in the Litigation and
more than 60 appeals to state and federal           Dispute Resolution Practice Group, and the
appellate courts, and he has represented            Class Action Defense Team Chair. She
employers in more than 50 union-organizing          focuses her practice on the substantive
drives in 10 states. Page, a litigator in the       practice areas of business and commercial
firm’s Lexington office, has been with the          litigation, intellectual property, securities and
firm since 1993. He is a member of the Tort,        RICO litigation, arbitration and class-action
Trial and Insurance Services Practice Group,        litigation. Keane is also a member of the
and his practice focuses on personal injury,        Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice
defense of toxic tort claims, sex abuse claims,     Group, and the Beverage Alcohol Team Co-
fire and explosion cases, professional              Chair. Riddle is Chair of the firm’s Litigation
negligence, Fair Debt Practices Collection          and Dispute Resolution Practice Group.
and insurance matters.

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     Sixth Circuit litigation                          litigations matters, and some of his past clients   appellate bench offers the full range of
                                                       include large law firms who he has defended         comprehensive appellate services including
     firms – Michigan                                  against malpractice claims. Kemsley is also a       amicus briefs, pre-trial advisement and
                                                       prolific lecturer on professional responsibility    consultation in strategic issues, interlocutory
     Highly recommended                                and ethics issues.                                  appeals, and post trial litigation. The firm has
                                                                                                           litigated appeals in most substantive practice
     Bodman                                            Kanji & Katzen                                      areas including commercial law, class actions,
                                                       With an office in Ann Arbor, Michigan and           mass tort and environmental law, contract
     Kanji & Katzen                                    one in Seattle, Washington, Kanji & Katzen          disputes, employment law, insurance
                                                       maintains a distinct appellate practice. The        coverage, products liability, construction law,
     Jacobs & Diemer                                   firm litigates exclusively on behalf of Indian      real estate law, mass tort, environmental
                                                       tribes and peoples, and has represented             liability, banking and finance, trademark and
     Plunkett Cooney
                                                       clients on issues spanning sovereignty and          copyright,      title   insurance,      medical
                                                       governance, treaty fishing and hunting rights,      malpractice, negligence, utility regulation,
                                                       Indian gaming, environmental protection,            telecommunications law and others. The
     Recommended                                       reservation boundaries, taxation, and               clerkships held by members of the firm’s
                                                       jurisdictional matters. Riyaz Kanji began to        appellate      bench       have      established
     The Law Offices of Mark Granzotto                 hone his appellate skills early in his career       comprehensive knowledge and a depth of
                                                       when he served as a clerk on the US Court of        understanding of appellate procedure.
     Gross & Nemeth                                    Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and then for             Robert Kamenec specializes in appellate
                                                       Justice David Souter of the United States           law, special and complex litigation, and
     The Law Offices of Elizabeth Jacobs
                                                       Supreme Court. Because of his elite                 telecommunications, concentrating ain the
                                                       clerkships, Kanji possesses a keen insight into     substantive areas of insurance coverage,
                                                       appellate litigation. In the past he has            medical malpractice, professional liability,
                                                       represented, as lead counsel, the Grand             drug liability, and title insurance. Christine
     Sixth Circuit litigation                          Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa                Oldani specializes in appellate law,
     stars – Michigan                                  Indians in its successful trial and appellate
                                                       efforts regarding the legality of its Casino.
                                                                                                           governmental law and professional liability
                                                                                                           law, and has more than three decades of
                                                       Kanji frequently serves as consultant to tribes     experience representing municipal and
     Mark Granzotto                                    and their attorneys on tribal US Supreme            governmental clients. Mary Ross is the firm’s
     The Law Offices of Mark Granzotto                 Court and appellate practice. He is currently       Appellate Practice Group Leader and is a
                                                       involved with the development of the Tribal         member of the American Academy of
     James Gross
     Gross & Nemeth
                                                       Supreme Court Project.                              Appellate Lawyers.

     Elizabeth Jacobs                                  Jacobs & Diemer                                     Recommended firms
     The Law Offices of Elizabeth Jacobs               Detroit-based Jacobs & Diemer is an
                                                       appellate specialty boutique litigating             Gross & Nemeth
     John Jacobs                                       medical malpractice, products liability,            James Gross of Gross & Nemeth litigates
     Jacobs & Diemer                                   commercial law, constitutional law, and             personal injury and insurance defense appeals
                                                       regulatory appeals, to name a few. John             in the Sixth Circuit, working primarily from
     Robert Kamenec                                    Jacobs is recommended by peers and has              his Detroit office. He is a member of the
     Plunkett Cooney                                   spent the majority of his legal career              American Academy of Appellate lawyers, and
                                                       practicing appellate law at the state and           over the course of his 32-year career he has
     Riyaz Kanji
                                                       federal levels. Jacobs represents all client        litigated and advised on hundreds of appeals
     Kanji & Katzen
                                                       types, including individuals and large              before state and federal courts involving
     George Kemsley                                    businesses, municipalities and private              issues of medical malpractice, negligence, and
     Bodman                                            companies, and he has been a Fellow of the          no-fault insurance.
                                                       American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
     Christine Oldani                                  since 1993. Jacobs’ representative matters          The Law Offices of Elizabeth Jacobs
     Plunkett Cooney                                   include complete dismissal of a devastating         Elizabeth Jacobs is a solo practitioner
                                                       monetary award where he represented a               litigating criminal defense and appellate
     Mary Ross                                         major American company in a major health            issues from her Detroit office. She is a
     Plunkett Cooney                                   care regulatory matter. In this matter, Jacobs      member of the American Academy of
                                                       successfully argued for vacatur of the award        Appellate Lawyers. In 2010, Jacobs
                                                       and liability.                                      represented the respondent in Berghuis v.
     Highly recommended firms                                                                              Thompkins where the US Supreme Court
                                                       Plunkett Cooney                                     granted certiorari, reversed the Sixth Circuit,
     Bodman                                            Plunkett Cooney’s appellate advocates are           and held that silence of a criminal defendant
     Representing commercial clients and Fortune       organized into a distinct practice group. Over      does not unambiguously invoke the right to
     500 companies in diverse issues before state      the course of the past 40 years, the firm has       remain silent under Miranda v. Arizona. The
     and federal courts, Bodman maintains four         continued to shape the appellate bar as one of      Supreme Court sided with the government in
     offices in Michigan and one in Texas. The         the first litigation firms in the Midwest to        its 5-4 decision.
     firm’s highly recommended appellate practice      contain a defined appellate bench. Although
     represents clients in appeals originating from    highly recommended in the Sixth Circuit for
     their own trial work, and from outside referral   appellate litigation, the firm litigates in all
     sources. George Kemsley is recommended for        appellate courts at the state and federal
     appellate litigation in the Sixth Circuit, and    levels, having served as lead counsel in more
     works out of the firm’s Detroit office. He        than 1,500 cases in that capacity over the
     represents clients in corporate and business      course of the last 20 years. The firm’s

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Sixth Circuit litigation                            policy and litigation positions, including         at all levels of litigation. Some of the firm’s
                                                    Deputy Attorney General, Principal Deputy          substantive       practice      areas      include
firms – Ohio                                        Solicitor General, and United States Attorney.     franchising, maritime law, mass tort and
                                                       The firm’s appellate attorneys have secured     products liability, intellectual property,
Highly recommended                                  several high-profile victories over the course     insurance, health care, employee benefits and
                                                    of the last few years. In June 2011, the US        class-action litigation to name only a few.
Calfee Halter & Griswold                            Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit             Tucker’s appellate team litigates appeals for
                                                    affirmed an order denying a putative class         clients it represented at trial, but is also often
Faruki Ireland & Cox                                representative’s motion to intervene in an         retained by clients following trial to evaluate
                                                    antitrust suit against Jones Day client Baptist    and review appellate outcomes.
Jones Day                                           Memorial Healthcare Corporation. After the            Irene Keyse-Walker is a member of the
                                                    district court denied class certification in an    American Academy of Appellate lawyers and
Squire Sanders & Dempsey
                                                    antitrust suit brought by two nurses against       is a partner in the firm’s Cleveland office.
Taft Stettinius & Hollister                         hospitals in Memphis, Tennessee, a third           Over the course of her 30-year career, she has
                                                    nurse moved to intervene in the suit as a new      argued hundreds of appeals in state and
Tucker Ellis & West                                 class representative, in an attempt to revive      federal courts, on a wide variety of issues.
                                                    the putative class action. The district court      Several of her arguments have been accepted
                                                    denied the motion to intervene as untimely.        before Ohio state appellate courts,
                                                    On appeal, the intervenor raised a set of          establishing standards for punitive damages
Recommended                                         objections to the district judge’s analysis,       in products liability and insurance bad faith
                                                    claiming that the court had applied the            cases. In one precedent-setting case, she has
Baker Hostetler
                                                    wrong legal standard, relied on erroneous          argued that the birth of a healthy child as the
Dinsmore & Shohl
                                                    factual determinations, and misapplied             result of medical malpractice is not a
                                                    various aspects of the Sixth Circuit’s five-       compensable damage, and in another, her
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur                       factor test for timeliness.                        argument formulated the prima facie
                                                                                                       requirements of male-on-male sexual
                                                    Squire Sanders & Dempsey                           harassment claims.
                                                    Squire Sanders & Dempsey’s formidable
                                                    appellate bench includes former judges, more       Recommended firms
Sixth Circuit litigation                            than 15 former law clerks for seven different
stars – Ohio                                        federal appellate courts, including the
                                                    Supreme Court, and former state level
                                                                                                       Porter Wright Morris & Arthur
                                                                                                       Porter Wright Morris & Arthur’s appellate
                                                    judicial clerks. The firm’s appellate attorneys    team represents clients at all levels of state
Pierre Bergeron                                     litigate civil and criminal appeals in all         and federal appellate litigation. Kathleen
Squire Sanders & Dempsey                            practice areas for clients represented since       Trafford litigates primarily in the areas of
                                                    trial and for clients referred to the firm after   governmental and regulatory litigation and
Charles Faruki
Faruki Ireland & Cox
                                                    different trial representation. In Wuliger v.      constitutional law. She represents private
                                                    Manufacturers Life Ins. Co., the Sixth Circuit     parties as well as governmental entities on
Irene Keyse-Walker                                  reversed a multimillion-dollar judgment that       regulatory disputes and constitutional
Tucker Ellis & West                                 required insurers to refund money on               challenges to state and federal laws including
                                                    fraudulently obtained premiums. The insurer        First Amendment claims, rate making and
Kathleen Trafford                                   asserted the defense of unclean hands and the      price discrimination, licensing disputes,
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur                       court found that the policies as they applied      trademarks, professional ethics, public
                                                    to the receivers were voidable only at the         records, injunctions, and special writs in the
                                                    option of the insurer. The case was remanded       Ohio Supreme Court. Trafford also arbitrates
Highly recommended firms                            with instructions that the district court enter    disputes, and was selected to serve as an
                                                    summary judgment for the insurer. The firm         arbitrator in the Dalkon Shield products
Jones Day                                           has recently litigated appeals in the First and    liability class-action settlement and in the
DC-based Jones Day is highly recommended            Seventh Circuits, and in numerous state level      Smith Barney employment discrimination
in the Sixth Circuit, maintaining an office in      appellate courts in the Sixth and surrounding      class action. Trafford appeared before the US
Cleveland, Ohio. The firm has an appellate          circuits.                                          Supreme Court in Ohio Civil Rights
practice staffed by 67 lawyers, including 29           Pierre Bergeron is the chair of the Squire      Commission v. Dayton Christian Schools.
partners across the firm’s domestic offices.        Sanders’ Appellate & Supreme Court Practice        She is a member of the American College of
Jones Day’s Issues & Appeals lawyers                Group. Recommended by his peers in the             Trial Lawyers.
represent     defendants      and     plaintiffs,   Sixth Circuit, Bergeron is a former clerk for
appellants and appellees, in a wide variety of      The Honorable David A Nelson of the Sixth
jurisdictions and subject areas. Distinctive        Circuit Court of Appeals. Bergeron is a
among appellate groups, Jones Day’s Issues          prolific author and speaker on appellate
& Appeals lawyers possess broad skills and          practice, and frequent contributor to the
deep experience. The firm’s appellate lawyers       firm’s Sixth Circuit appellate blog. He has
provide a full array of legal services, generally   also briefed and argued significant matters
seeking out potentially pivotal and more            before the US Supreme Court.
significant appeals. The appellate practice
consists of nationally recognized trial and         Tucker Ellis & West
appellate lawyers who have argued before the        With five offices total, including locations in
United States Supreme Court and courts at           California and Colorado as well as Ohio, the
every state and federal court level. The firm’s     appellate attorneys at Tucker Ellis & West
bench strength is built on the experiences of       litigate appeals across all federal circuits and
lawyers who have served in government               provide strategic support and representation

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     Sixth Circuit litigation                      Highly recommended firms                                 Samuel Lipshie and Patricia Moskal are both
                                                                                                        recommended by peers for appellate litigation
     firms – Tennessee                             Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell &                    in the Sixth Circuit. Lipshie litigates cases
                                                   Berkowitz                                            involving entertainment, music, intellectual
     Highly recommended                            Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell &                    property and commercial litigation and dispute
                                                   Berkowitz has been engaged in 79 appeals             resolution, and has practiced before Tennessee
     Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz   over the course of the past year, 19 of which        appellate courts, as well as federal, district and
                                                   have been in federal courts. The firm’s              appellate courts in other states. Moskal has
     Bradley Arant Boult Cummings                  appellate attorneys have handled cases in the        litigated business and commercial cases for
                                                   US Supreme Court, most US Federal Courts             more than 20 years, and focuses in particular on
                                                   of Appeals, and in the state appellate courts        state and local tax, appellate, and government
                                                   in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana,            contracts litigation, class actions, business
                                                   Mississippi and Tennessee. Many of the firm’s        disputes, insurance litigation, real estate
     Glanker Brown                                 appellate attorneys have served as law clerks        litigation, and municipal law matters.
                                                   or staff attorneys on federal courts including
     Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis                 the United States Courts of Appeals for the          Recommended firms
                                                   First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, Eleventh
                                                   and Federal Circuits.                                Glanker Brown
     Sixth Circuit litigation                         Leo Bearman is an experienced civil litigator
                                                   who is recommended by peers for appellate
                                                                                                        Glankler Brown’s ability to fashion effective
                                                                                                        appellate briefs and oral arguments has
     stars – Tennessee                             litigation in the Sixth Circuit. He has
                                                   represented clients in matters involving class
                                                                                                        garnered it a reputation in Tennessee for
                                                                                                        outstanding appellate litigation. The firm’s
                                                   action defense, antitrust matters, insurance         appellate bench includes several former
     Leo Bearman                                   defense litigation, products liability defense,      appellate judicial clerks with experience that
     Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz
                                                   intellectual property litigation, professional       informs efficient navigation of procedural and
     Saul Belz                                     negligence defense, and commercial litigation.       substantive issues arising in appellate courts in
     Glanker Brown                                 Bearman also regularly represents state and          the Sixth Circuit. Saul Belz is recommended for
                                                   federal government entities. Bearman was             appellate litigation in the Sixth Circuit and
     Robert Boston                                 recently involved in the representation of a         focuses primarily on business litigation,
     Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis                 medical technology leader in a significant patent    commercial disputes, complex litigation, and
                                                   case. In a bet-the-company case, the jury found      employment law. Belz has over 30 years of
     James Doran                                   for Baker Donelson’s client, allowing them the       experience in the law, primarily assisting
     Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis                 right to continue to use the technology and          corporate clients with resolution of disputes,
                                                   intellectual property at issue, which is a primary   both in court and through alternative dispute
     Samuel Lipshie                                basis of the company’s profits.                      mechanisms. He has participated both as
     Bradley Arant Boult Cummings                                                                       counsel for the plaintiff and counsel for the
                                                   Bradley Arant Boult Cummings                         defendant in class actions involving securities
     Patricia Moskal
                                                   Bradley Arant Boult Cummings maintains               fraud and Title VII claims.
     Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
                                                   offices in several federal circuits and comes
                                                   highly recommended in the Sixth. “I chose to
                                                   retain Bradley Arant based on personal
                                                   referrals, experience, and prior record. The
                                                   firm’s appellate team offers exceptional writing
                                                   and advocacy experience, and they get results.
                                                   Other firms don’t compare,” says a client of
                                                   two years. Bradley Arant’s appellate attorneys
                                                   litigate in all 13 US Court of Appeals and the US
                                                   Supreme Court. The firm’s appellate lawyers
                                                   handle all practice areas, including general
                                                   commercial, class action, products liability,
                                                   labor and employment, intellectual property,
                                                   environmental,        banking    and     finance,
                                                   bankruptcy, health care, media, tax, civil rights.
                                                   While the Alabama Bar does not recognize an
                                                   appellate “speciality” per se, it is a point of
                                                   pride for the firm that about half the lawyers in
                                                   the appellate group spend the majority of their
                                                   time on appellate matters.

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings is a regional law firm with a global perspective.        Whether we are helping our clients acquire real property, defend lawsuits, raise
The firm has more than 370 attorneys serving individuals, emerging businesses,        capital, comply with regulatory requirements, enter new markets, obtain and
and established regional, national and international companies. Clients rely on       defend intellectual property rights, develop and distribute products and
us for innovative legal services that reflect a deep understanding of their           services, or merge or divest businesses, we treat our clients’ problems as our
business realities.                                                                   own. When our clients are faced with disputes, we help them find the fastest
                                                                                      and most effective solutions.
We are one of the largest firms in the southeast, with offices strategically
located in Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and the District of        Our clients’ opinions matter the most. That is why we are proud to be in the top
Columbia. These offices provide an extensive geographic base from which to            25 percent in the BTI Client Relationship 100 which ranks law firms for client
serve clients on a regional basis, as well as clients located elsewhere in the        service and value based on recommendations from nearly 300 in-house
country and the world. We frequently serve as national coordinating counsel,          counsel from Fortune 1000 companies. Our attorneys are also ranked 19 in
regional counsel, and statewide counsel for clients in various industries. Our        the BTI Client Service A-Team 2011, another recognition of the superior
lawyers work for major construction companies in Europe and Asia, for                 service and efficiency we consistently provide for our clients. Likewise,
multinational pharmaceutical companies in New York and California, for major          American Lawyer Media’s annual surveys of in-house counsel have listed
insurance and financial clients in Texas, Indiana, and Alabama and for national       Bradley Arant Boult Cummings as a Go-To Law Firm for leading financial
tire manufacturers in Tennessee and Georgia.                                          services and technology companies. We believe that the depth of quality of our
                                                                                      lawyers distinguishes us as a law firm: 144 (39%) of our lawyers are listed in
Our clients work in a broad range of industries, including accounting,
                                                                                      Best Lawyers in America; 57 (15%) of our lawyers are recognized in
automotive, banking and finance, biotechnology, construction, economic
                                                                                      Chambers USA; 37 (10%) of our lawyers are members of the prestigious
development, education, emerging business, energy, equipment leasing, forest
                                                                                      American Colleges in their respective areas of expertise; and four of our
products, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, materials and aggregate
                                                                                      lawyers are former United States Supreme Court clerks. In each of these
production, media and communications, mining, municipal, project and public
                                                                                      cases, the percentages and relative number of lawyers so recognized are
finance, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, private equity,
                                                                                      among the highest in the nation.
public utilities, real estate, retail, steel, technology, telecommunications,
textiles, transportation, and venture capital. Each of these sectors presents         With our deep roots and expanded regional reach, Bradley Arant Boult
unique challenges and opportunities, which demand specific legal and                  Cummings is perfectly positioned to provide you with quality legal services in
business experience. We meet those challenges with client and industry                the fastest-growing region of the United States and beyond.
teams combining the talents of seasoned legal professionals from a variety of
disciplines. These teams provide strategic solutions tailored specifically to our
clients' industries and operations.
As a firm, we believe we have particular strengths and core competencies in
the areas of construction, economic development, emerging and family owned
businesses, financial institutions and services, healthcare, intellectual property,
litigation, private equity, and real estate.

Birmingham Office                           Huntsville Office                         Montgomery Office                        Washington DC Office
One Federal Place                           200 Clinton Avenue West,Suite 900         Alabama Center For Commerce              1615 L Street, N.W., Suite 1350
1819 Fifth Avenue North                     Huntsville, AL 35801-4900                 401 Adams Avenue, Suite 780              Washington, DC 20036
Birmingham, AL 35203                        Tel:     256.517.5100                     Montgomery, AL 36104                     Tel:   202.393.7150
Tel:    (205) 521-8000                      Fax:     256.517.5200                     Tel:   334.956.7700                      Fax:   202.347.1684
Fax:    (205) 521-8800                                                                Fax:   334.956.7701
                                            Jackson Office
Charlotte Office                            One Jackson Place                         Nashville Office
Bank of America Corporate Center            188 E. Capitol Street, Suite 400          Roundabout Plaza
100 N. Tryon Street, Suite 2690             Jackson, MS 39201                         1600 Division Street, Suite 700
Charlotte, NC 28202                         Tel:    601.948.8000|                     Nashville, TN 37203
Tel:     704.332.8842                       Fax:    601.948.3000                      Tel:     615.244.2582
Fax:     704.332.8858                                                                 Fax:     615.252.6380

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                          FARUKI IRELAND & COX
                          500 Courthouse Plaza, 5W
                          10 North Ludlow Street
                          Daton, OH 45402
                          Tel:       (937) 227-3700
                                     (937) 227-3742
                          Fax:       (937) 227-3717

     Charlie is a trial lawyer. He concentrates his practice in the area of
     business litigation. He has represented numerous corporations in litigation
     in state and federal courts and before state and federal agencies. He is a
     fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Litigation Counsel of
     America, the American Bar Foundation and the Ohio State Bar Foundation.
     He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is a past
     president of the Dayton Bar Association and of the Dayton Chapter,
     Federal Bar Association. Charlie studied at the University of Cincinnati (BA,
     summa cum laude, political science, 1971) and Ohio State University (JD,
     cum laude, 1973). Several times he has been voted by his peers as one of
     the Top Ten Lawyers in Ohio, in Ohio’s Super Lawyers’ Survey, is on the
     Dayton’s Most Powerful list, based on a survey conducted by the Dayton
     Business Journal of Dayton-area CEOs and other community leaders, and
     was selected as one of the most influential people in Greater Dayton (one
     of only three lawyers on the list). He is listed in Who’s Who in America,
     Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Who’s Who of
     Emerging Leaders in America, and The Best Lawyers in America, and in
     Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

     Charlie is the author of numerous articles published in law reviews and
     professional journals, has spoken numerous times at continuing legal
     education programs and educational seminars for businesses. Charlie has
     tried a wide variety of business cases to juries. He has tried to judgment
     intellectual property cases (having tried patent, trademark and copyright
     cases), and cases involving antitrust, employment, product liability, breach
     of contract or warranty, terminated distributorships, trade secrets, and
     fraud claims, and various statutory theories. He has also tried injunction
     cases, handled numerous class actions, shareholder litigation, multi-district
     litigation and insurance coverage disputes. He has argued cases in the
     Supreme Court of Ohio, and in the Second, Fourth, Sixth, Eighth and Ninth
     Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, and in the Court of Appeals for the
     Federal Circuit. Among his many activities, Charlie chairs the CLE
     commission of the Supreme Court of Ohio, and the bar examination
     committee of the United States District Court for the Southern District of
     Ohio, and is a longtime member and current chair of the board of
     governors of the antitrust law section of the Ohio State Bar Association,
     and is immediate past chair of the federal courts and practice committee of
     the Ohio State Bar Association. He has also been an adjunct professor of
     the School of Law, University of Dayton, teaching antitrust.


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