Roetzel has once again been ranked as a top Ohio law firm in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (“Chambers”) for Natural Resources & Environment. Chambers also recognized four of the firm’s partners individually as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas.
“We are proud to have our firm and its attorneys recognized again this year by Chambers, one of our industry’s most trusted legal guides, for our hard work, dedication, and commitment to our clients,” said Jeffrey J. Casto, Roetzel’s Chairman and CEO.
Chambers & Partners, a U.K.-based publisher of legal guides, compiles annual rankings of leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout the country using independent, objective, and client-focused interviews and research. Criteria include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence and commitment.
Roetzel is acknowledged as a leading firm in the category of Natural Resources & Environment. Chambers indicates that Roetzel’s Environmental Group is noted for its work on issues such as regulatory negotiations and permitting proceedings, as well as civil and criminal environmental enforcement actions. Chambers went on to add that Roetzel’s Shane Farolino and Terrence Finn are notable practitioners who are knowledgeable, helpful, and experienced on issues such as the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, brownfield clean-up, and environmental permitting matters.
Four Roetzel partners were individually cited by Chambers as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas, and they are:
Shane A. Farolino (Akron) is the Practice Group Manager of the Environmental, Energy and Health & Safety Group. Mr. Farolino focuses his practice on environmental compliance counseling, permitting, and administrative, civil and criminal litigation. Chambers notes his substantial environmental enforcement experience. Mr. Farolino has been selected by Chambers as a leader in the field of Natural Resources & Environmental Law every year since 2004.
Terrence S. Finn (Akron) is a Partner in the Environmental, Energy, and Health & Safety Group. Mr. Finn focuses his practice on environmental compliance counseling and environmental litigation in administrative, state and federal forums, representing both public and private sector clients on a wide range of environmental issues. Chambers has selected Mr. Finn as a leader in Natural Resources & Environmental Law every year since 2006.
Thomas L. Rosenberg (Columbus), a Partner in the firm’s Business Litigation Group, is named by Chambers as a notable practitioner in Construction Law. He is an experienced courtroom lawyer and has successfully litigated construction cases in courts throughout Ohio, and across the Midwest. In addition, he is an American Arbitration Association arbitrator and in that capacity has served as an arbitrator and mediator in construction disputes on projects of all sizes. Mr. Rosenberg has been honored by Chambers as a leading construction lawyer in the State of Ohio since it began ranking USA lawyers and law firms in 2003.
Donald S. Scherzer (Cleveland), a Partner in the firm’s Business Litigation Group, is cited by Chambers as a leading practitioner in the field of Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations. He has been a Chambers leading lawyer since 2012.