Seven Taylor English Attorneys are Selected as Best Lawyers in America for 2012

September 7, 2011

Taylor English is thrilled to announce that attorneys William A. Clineburg, Jr., Chloe Dallaire, Foy R. Devine, Jeffrey R. Kuester, John D. Hopkins, Michael E. Ross and Don S. Kohla have each been selected via an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey process for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. For nearly three decades, Best Lawyers has been regarded – by both the profession and the public – as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. This marks the sixth selection for Mr. Clineburg, the second for Ms. Dallaire, the 20th for Mr. Devine, the fifth for Mr. Kuester, the fifth for Mr. Hopkins, the fifth for Mr. Ross, and the twenty-fifth for Mr. Kohla.

“These selections are well deserved and well earned. These attorneys represent our industry with the highest levels of expertise, knowledge and a genuine dedication to being client-focused. We applaud them and appreciate what they bring to our clients and our firm,” says Al B. Hill, managing partner at Taylor English.

Mr. Clineburg was selected for his expertise in the area of Employment Law-Management. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution group and has been involved in high-stakes, complex business litigation on behalf of corporations and individuals for 40 years.

Ms. Dallaire was selected for her expertise in the area of Personal Injury Litigation. She handles all aspects of complex civil litigation with specializations in the areas of transportation, construction, defective products, employment, complex business disputes, premises liability, automotive, catastrophic injury and healthcare matters.

Mr. Devine was selected in the area of Personal Injury Litigation and Product Liability Litigation. He chairs the Taylor English Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group, and since 1969, Mr. Devine has focused his practice in civil trial work, handling litigation of all types including catastrophic personal injury and death cases that arise from product-related injuries.

Mr. Kuester was selected in the area of Patent Law. He is the chair of the firm’s Patent practice and Intellectual Property group and handles all intellectual property issues, including patent preparation and prosecution. Additionally, Mr. Kuester was named as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia for 2011.

Mr. Hopkins was selected in the area of Corporate Law and is a member of the firm’s Business Transactions, Corporate and Taxation practice group. John’s practice has focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and insurance regulatory and transaction matters. Mr. Hopkins has more than 30 years of cumulative service on the boards of NYSE and NASDAQ -listed corporations, with service on executive, nominating/governance and compensation committees.

Mr. Ross was selected for his expertise in Employment Law and Labor Law. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. He is a seasoned litigator with more than thirty-five years experience in federal and state trial and appellate courts and arbitration proceedings across the country, including a number of class and collective actions cases.

Mr. Kohla was selected in the area of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law. He recently joined the firm and brings with him over 30 years of experience representing clients with ERISA and ERISA-related matters. He assists plan sponsors in designing, preparing, implementing and administering all types of employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements. Mr. Kohla is a member of the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice group.

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