Kim Wilcoxon Receives 2020 Client Choice Award as Top Employee Benefits Lawyer in Ohio

Date: February 25, 2020

Publication: Thompson Hine LLP

Thompson Hine LLP is pleased to announce that Kim Wilcoxon, a partner in the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice in Cincinnati, has been recognized as the leading Employee Benefits lawyer in Ohio by Lexology’s 2020 Client Choice Awards.

Client Choice recognizes winners at state and province levels in the United States and Canada. This year, 119 winners across 28 U.S. states and Canadian provinces received recognition. The criteria for this award focus on an ability to add real value to clients’ business above and beyond the other players in the market. Uniquely, lawyers can be nominated only by corporate counsel, with this year’s winners chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 individual client assessments.

Client Choice recognizes those individuals around the world who stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. Clients are asked to rate individuals on the following client service criteria: quality of advice, commercial awareness, industry knowledge, strategic thinking, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, value for money,  responsiveness, effective communication, clarity of documentation, sharing of expertise, appropriate staffing, project management, use of technology, loyalty and ethics. To view all 2020 winners, please visit

Wilcoxon has significant experience advising employers and other benefit plan professionals on welfare benefit plan matters. She helps clients respond to increased plan costs and legal changes by analyzing various plan designs and associated risks; closely following legal developments and offering practical, proactive advice; reviewing and negotiating service provider agreements; and advising on all aspects of compliance with the Affordable Care Act, the mental health parity rules, HIPAA, COBRA, health savings accounts rules, nondiscrimination requirements, cafeteria plan rules, and other welfare benefit matters.

In 2019, Brian J. Lamb was recognized as the exclusive winner in Ohio for litigation. Lamb is the leader of the firm’s Business Litigation practice group, which has 80 lawyers in eight offices and he has served in other leadership positions in the firm and in the community.

Lamb represents companies and their directors and officers in complex business disputes, including ERISA litigation, securities and shareholder litigation, corporate governance and fiduciary disputes, and litigation arising out of mergers, acquisitions and tender offers, and complex contract disputes. He also has significant experience litigating tax controversies against the federal government.