Benchmark Litigation 2013 Recognizes Thompson Hine's Litigators

Date: November 08, 2012

CLEVELAND - November 8, 2012 - Ten lawyers from Thompson Hine LLP were recently selected for inclusion in the sixth edition of Euromoney's Benchmark Litigation 2013. The guide's results are the culmination of a six-month research period that included extensive interviews with corporate clients hiring lawyers to handle their litigation, among others. Benchmark Litigation is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation in the United States.

Elizabeth B. Wright is listed as one of the top 52 product liability lawyers in the United States. This ranking places her among an elite group of nationally ranked "Litigation Stars."

Benchmark awards Thompson Hine the highest possible ranking, "highly recommended," for litigation in Ohio. Nine Ohio litigators received accolades from peers. Timothy J. Coughlin, David J. Hooker, William W. Jacobs, John R. Mitchell, James D. Robenalt, Brian A. Troyer and Elizabeth B. Wright were listed as Litigation Stars and Andrew H. Cox and Robert F. Ware were listed as Future Stars in Ohio. Russell J. Rogers, one of the firm's principal litigators in Georgia, was also listed as a Litigation Star for that state.

The publication highlights some of the firm's high-profile representations, including Thompson Hine's role as lead national counsel for an international pharmaceutical company in hormone replacement therapy litigation, Wright's role in representing Ford against allegations of unintended acceleration and faulty spark plugs, as well as Troyer's defense of Wells Fargo in a nationwide class action and an associated individual action and his representation of a manufacturing company in a toxic tort case. Also noted is Jacobs' successful representation of the city of Cleveland in its acquisition of property for further airport expansion in what was the largest-ever eminent domain challenge in the state.