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Nine Alumni Recognized included on 2013 Best Lawyers in America List

COLUMBUS, OH. -Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP is proud to announce that nine Vorys attorneys, who are University of Cincinnati College of Law alumni, have been included on the 2013Best Lawyers in America list. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, 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.”

The attorneys, their practice areas and the year they graduated are listed below.

Melvin Bedree ’84 – Banking and Finance Law

Kent A. Britt ’97 – Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – ERISA

Thomas L. Gabelman ’84 – Construction Law, Litigation – Construction

Hani R. Kallas ’94 – Banking and Finance Law

William D. Kloss, Jr. ’88 – Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Nathaniel Lampley, Jr. ’88 – Commercial Litigation

Jeffrey A. Marks ’80 – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law

M. Howard Petricoff ’74 – Energy Law

Eric W. Richardson ’96 – Commercial Litigation


One-hundred and twenty-six attorneys from Vorys were named to the 2013 Best Lawyers in America List.

Vorys was established in 1909 and has grown to be one of the largest Ohio-based law firms with nearly 375 attorneys in six offices in Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Akron, Ohio; Washington, DC; and Houston, Texas. Vorys currently ranks as one of the 200 largest law firms in the United States according to American Lawyer magazine. For more information, please visit