Class Notes

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David Swift, 1978

David Swift ’78 was selected as a “Best Lawyer” in the area of trust and estates for The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Swift, a partner in the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Columbus office and a member of the tax group, handles matters that include estate planning, estate and trust administration, and representation of tax-exempt organizations.


Elizabeth Smith, 1984

Elizabeth T. Smith ’84 was selected as a “Best Lawyer” in the area of defendants personal injury litigation for The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Smith, a partner in the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Columbus office, focuses her practice on business, commercial, contract, employment, occupational disease, intentional torts, and probate litigation.


Carl Smallwood, 1980

Carl Smallwood ’80 was selected as a “Best Lawyer” in the areas of appellate practice, commercial litigation, mass torts litigation/class actions for defendants, defendants product liability litigation, and employers workers’ compensation law for The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Smallwood, a partner in the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Columbus office, represents clients in litigation, arbitration, and mediation of employment-related injury, wrongful termination, and toxic tort disputes.


Richard Shuster, 1981

Richard Shuster ’81 was selected as a “Best Lawyer” in the area of commercial litigation and plaintiffs’ personal injury for The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Schuster, a partner in the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Columbus office and chair of the toxic tort group, represents clients in toxic tort actions, tort reform, and appellate work.


Ronald Rowland, 1972

Ronald Rowland ’72 was selected as a “Best Lawyer” in the areas of tax law and trust and estates for The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Rowland, a partner in the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Columbus office, has extensive experience in federal income and estate tax planning as a result of representation of closely held and family-owned businesses.


Lisa Pierce Reisz, 1992

Lisa Pierce Reisz ’92 was selected as a “Best Lawyer” in the area of health care law for The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Reisz, a partner in the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Columbus office, focuses her practice on health information technology issues including health information privacy and security under HIPAA/HITECH.


Frederick Ransier, 1974

Frederick Ransier, III ’74 was selected as a “Best Lawyer” in the area of bankruptcy and creditor/insolvency and reorganization laws for The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Ransier, a partner in the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Columbus office, represents clients in commercial and real estate matters. He is also a member of the firm’s government relations practice.


Jonathan Norman, 1976

Jonathan Norman ’76 was selected as a “Best Lawyer” in the areas of individual employment law, employment law management, labor law management, and labor and employment litigation for The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Norman, a partner in the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Columbus office, represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment including equal employment rights, wage and hour regulation, union relations, maintaining union-free status, strategic policy planning, and training.


Robert Minor, 1975

Robert “Buz” Minor ’75 was selected as a “Best Lawyer” in the area of employers workers’ compensation law for The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Minor, a partner in the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Columbus office, devotes a majority of his practice to matters involving occupational safety and health and disability management.


Daniel Minor, 1981

Daniel Minor ’81 was selected as a “Best Lawyer” in the area of real estate law for The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Minor, a partner in the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Columbus office, represents developers and lenders in mortgage loan financing transactions. He also handles local counsel opinion work and the general real estate needs of corporate clients.