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Eight Roetzel Columbus Attorneys Named Among The Best Lawyers in America© for 2020: One Distinguished as “Lawyer of the Year”

August 27th, 2019

Roetzel & Andress LPA is proud to announce that eight of its Columbus office attorneys have been named among The Best Lawyers in America©for 2020. In addition, one shareholder has been distinguished as “Lawyer of the Year.”

In order to be named in The Best Lawyers in America©, an attorney must be nominated by another attorney or by a client. The attorney’s name will then appear on a ballot for a specific practice area and geographical region. 7.8 million votes were cast during the selection process. Pending positive evaluation, and good standing with the Bar Association, they may be included in the Best Lawyers©list.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and geographic location is honored as “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers. Shareholder Erika L. Haupt earned the honor in Litigation–Trusts and Estates.

Roetzel’s 2020 Best Lawyers©include:

  • Erika L. Haupt – Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law, Trust and Estates and Litigation – Trust and Estates
  • Edward C. Hertenstein – Tax Law and Trust and Estates
  • Melissa R. Hoeffel – Government Relations Practice
  • Douglas M. Kennedy – Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Judith D. Levine – Corporate Law and Real Estate Law
  • Daniel G. Rohletter – Real Estate Law
  • Thomas L. Rosenberg – Construction Law and Litigation – Construction
  • Bradley L. Snyder – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

About Best Lawyers©
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 87,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received almost 10 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.8 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 60,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

About Roetzel
Roetzel is a full-service law firm with offices located throughout Ohio and Florida, and in Chicago. The firm provides comprehensive legal services to national and international corporations, closely held and family-run businesses, institutions, organizations, and individuals. For more information, visit