Eastman & Smith Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers®

Six Named Lawyers of the Year


Eastman & Smith is pleased to announce that 25 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. 

In addition, Gene R. Abercrombie (Real Estate Law), Thomas A. Dixon (Labor Law – Management), Barry W. Fissel (Litigation – Labor and Employment), Robert J. Gilmer, Jr. (Bet-the-Company Litigation), William D. Holt (Workers' Compensation Law – Employers), and Rudolph A. Peckinpaugh, Jr. (Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants) were recognized with Best Lawyers 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” awards in Toledo. 

Best Lawyers® lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation in which leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Only one attorney per practice area in each metropolitan region can receive a Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year“ award. Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch awards recognize extraordinary lawyers who have been in private practice for less than 10 years in the United States. 

Eastman & Smith attorneys recognized for 2022 include:

Gene R. Abercrombie (Real Estate Law)

John H. Boggs (Trusts and Estates)

Stephen E. Chappelear (Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Litigation – Trusts and Estates)

Thomas A. Dixon (Employment Law – Individuals, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Workers' Compensation Law – Employers)

Joseph R. Durham (Environmental Law)

Barry W. Fissel (Litigation – Labor and Employment)

Thomas J. Gibney (Arbitration)

Robert J. Gilmer, Jr. (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Labor and Employment)

Joseph A. Gregg (Environmental Law)

Matthew D. Harper (Commercial Litigation)

Brigid E. Heid (Employment Law – Management)

William D. Holt (Workers' Compensation Law – Employers)

Reginald S. Jackson, Jr. (Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar)

Frank D. Jacobs (Trusts and Estates)

David C. Krock (Trusts and Estates)

David L. Kuhl (Corporate Law, Health Care Law)

Rudolph A. Peckinpaugh, Jr. (Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants)

Steven D. Reinbolt (Real Estate Law)

Stephen A. Roepke (Business Organizations including LLCs and Partnerships)

Mark A. Shaw (Workers' Compensation Law – Employers)

D. Casey Talbott (Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)

Ronald J. Tice (Corporate Law)

Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch recognized Chad D. Huber (Trusts and Estates), Adam S. Nightingale (Criminal Defense: White-Collar), and Breanne M. Rubin (Business Organizations including LLCs and Partnerships).