22 attorneys at McDonald Hopkins named 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars


CLEVELAND, Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifteen attorneys at McDonald Hopkins have been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers as among the top attorneys in Ohio. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. In addition, seven of the firm's attorneys have been named to the Ohio Rising Stars list as among the top up-and-coming attorneys in Ohio. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.

Ohio Super Lawyers:

Jennifer Dowdell Armstrong; Litigation Department; Co-Chair, Women's Council

Richard H. Blake; Chair, Government Compliance, Investigations and White Collar Defense Practice

Jeffrey P. Consolo; Chair, Tax and Benefits Department

David B. Cupar; Chair, Intellectual Property Department

Brian J. Jereb; Estate Planning and Probate Practice

Bernard L. Karr; Estate Planning and Probate Practice

Sean D. Malloy; Chair, Business Restructuring Services Department

William J. O'Neill; Litigation Department; Firm General Counsel

Scott N. Opincar; Business Restructuring Services Department

Michael G. Riley; Estate Planning and Probate Practice; Executive Compensation Practice

Shawn M. Riley; Firm President

Roger L. Shumaker; Estate Planning and Probate Practice

James E. Stief; Chair, Business Law Department

Dale R. Vlasek; Chair, Employee Benefits Practice

Peter D. Welin; Managing Member, Columbus Office; Co-Chair, Construction Law and Real Estate Litigation Practice

Ohio Rising Stars:

Isabelle Bibet-Kalinyak; Healthcare Practice; Immigration Practice  

Erin Walsh Cicarella; Litigation Department

Christopher G. Dean; Litigation Department

Jason R. Harley; Construction Law and Real Estate Litigation Practice

Michael J. Kaczka; Business Restructuring Services Department

Karina R. Kendrick; Labor and Employment Practice

Joseph M. Muska; Litigation Department

About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

About McDonald Hopkins

Founded in 1930, McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm with locations in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach. With more than 50 service and industry teams, the firm has the expertise and knowledge to meet the growing number of legal and business challenges our clients face. For more information about McDonald Hopkins, visit

Deborah W. Kelm 
McDonald Hopkins LLC 
600 Superior Avenue, East, Suite 2100 
Cleveland, Ohio 44114 
Phone: 216.348.5733 

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