Roetzel has once again been ranked as a top Ohio law firm in the 2018 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Chambers) for Natural Resources & Environment. Chambers also recognized four of the firm’s shareholders individually as leading lawyers in their respective practice areas.
“We are certainly honored to have Chambers recognize our great attorneys again this year,” said Robert E. Blackham, Roetzel’s Chairman. “The majority of attorneys in this group have been included for over a decade, demonstrating that year after year, our attorneys continue to excel in their practices.”
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. Shane focuses his practice on environmental compliance counseling, permitting, and administrative, civil and criminal litigation. Chambers notes his substantial environmental enforcement experience. He 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 Shareholder in the Environmental, Energy, and Health & Safety Group. Terry 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 Terry as a leader in Natural Resources & Environmental Law every year since 2006.
Thomas L. Rosenberg (Columbus), a Shareholder in the firm’s Business Litigation Group, is named by Chambers as a notable practitioner in Construction Law. He has successfully litigated construction cases in courts throughout Ohio and the Midwest, and has a reputation as an excellent trial lawyer. Tom is a Fellow in the American College of Construction Lawyers and is the Chair-Elect of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law. In addition, he is an American Arbitration Association arbitrator and serves as an arbitrator and mediator in construction disputes on projects of all sizes. Tom has been honored by Chambers as a leading construction lawyer in Ohio since it began ranking US law firms and lawyers in 2003.
Donald S. Scherzer (Cleveland), is also a Shareholder in the firm’s Business Litigation Group and focuses his practice on representative matters that involve complex business and commercial litigation, civil and criminal antitrust enforcement, trade regulation and distribution issues, civil and criminal Medicare and Medicaid fraud, civil and criminal securities fraud, civil and criminal bank fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) civil and criminal matters, civil and criminal tax fraud, and civil and criminal environmental litigation. Don 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.