Ten Stark & Knoll Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers


Akron, Ohio - November 8, 2012 - Ten lawyers from the Akron Business, Litigation and Estate Planning Law Firm of Stark & Knoll were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.

Michael Stark, Thomas Knoll, John Krajewski, James Rench, Joel Aberth, Philip Kaufmann, Craig Marshall, Orville Reed, David Hilkert and David Bertsch all received the Best Lawyers designation for 2013. Selected for Trusts and Estates Law were Stark, Kaufmann and Aberth. Best Lawyers honored Rench in the area of Banking and Finance Law. Knoll, Krajewski and Marshall received the honor in Corporate Law while Marshall was also honored in Mergers and Acquisitions Law. Hilkert and Reed were honored for their work in Commercial Litigation while Hilkert was also honored in Insurance Law and Litigation – ERISA. In addition, Reed was recognized in the areas of Bet-The-Company Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation for both Defendants and Plaintiffs. Bertsch was selected in the areas of Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television as well as Sports Law and is one of the top-listed attorneys in Ohio for these practice areas. 

Orville Reed received the honor of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Lawyer of the Year for 2013. Only a single attorney in each practice area in each community is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year”.