Awards & Recognition

Babst Calland attorneys in each of our practice areas have a deep understanding of the issues clients face and are recognized as the best in their regions, along with many receiving national and international recognition.

 

Babst Calland Ranked in 2017 “Best Law Firms”

Babst Calland has been ranked in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list nationally in seven practice areas and regionally in 28 practice areas.

Firms included in the 2016 “Best Law Firms list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of a quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. Babst Calland is listed on a national and metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

Babst, Calland, Clements and Zomnir, P.C. received the following rankings in the 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”:

National

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Environmental Law
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Environmental
Mining Law
Natural Resources Law

Metropolitan

Pittsburgh
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Corporate Law
Employment Law – Management
Energy Law
Environmental Law
Information Technology Law
Labor Law – Management
Land Use & Zoning Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – Labor & Employment
Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Municipal Law
Natural Resources Law
Water Law

Charleston-WV
Commercial Litigation
Energy Law
Environmental Law
Litigation – Environmental
Litigation – ERISA
Mining Law
Natural Resources Law
Oil & Gas Law
Litigation – ERISA

Akron
Construction Law

View the 2017 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings by practice area.

2017 Best Lawyers® “Lawyers of the Year” 

Five Babst Calland attorneys were selected as 2017 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year”. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant.

The 2017 “Lawyers of the Year” in Pittsburgh, Pa. and Charleston, W. Va. include:

Kevin J. Garber, Best Lawyers® 2017 Energy Law Pittsburgh “Lawyer of the Year”

Blaine A. Lucas, Best Lawyers® 2017 Litigation – Land Use and Zoning Law Pittsburgh “Lawyer of the Year”

Norman E. Gilkey, Best Lawyers® 2017 Litigation – Bankruptcy Law Pittsburgh “Lawyer of the Year”

Steven B. Silverman, Best Lawyers® 2017 Information Technology Law Pittsburgh “Lawyer of the Year”

Timothy M. Miller, Best Lawyers® 2017 Energy Law Charleston-WV “Lawyer of the Year”

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27 Babst Calland Attorneys Named to 2017 The Best Lawyers in America© List

Richard J. Antonelli, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
Chester R. Babst III, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
Steven F. Baicker-McKee, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
Donald C. Bluedorn II, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, Water Law
Dean A. Calland, Environmental Law
Frank J. Clements, Corporate Law
Kevin K. Douglass, Natural Resources Law
Kurt F. Fernsler, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
Kevin J. Garber, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, Natural Resources Law, Water Law
Norman E. Gilkey, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
Lindsay P. Howard, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
D. Matthew Jameson III, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
Richard J. Lolli, Construction Law
Blaine A. Lucas, Energy Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Municipal Law
John A. Mccreary Jr., Labor Law – Management
Timothy M. Miller, Commercial Litigation, Energy Law, Oil and Gas Law
David E. Northrop, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
Christopher B. Power, Commercial Litigation, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Litigation – Municipal, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Mining Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil and Gas Law
Joseph K. Reinhart, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, Natural Resources Law
Bruce F. Rudoy, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Mychal S. Schulz, Litigation – ERISA
Mark D. Shepard, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Environmental
Steven B. Silverman, Commercial Litigation, Information Technology Law
Laura Stone, Corporate Law
Robert M. Stonestreet, Environmental Law
Ted Wesolowski, Corporate Law
Michael H. Winek, Environmental Law


 

Babst Calland Ranked in 2016 “Best Law Firms”

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers announced today the “Best Law Firms” rankings. Law firm Babst Calland has been ranked in the 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list nationally in six practice areas and regionally in 28 practice areas.

Firms included in the 2016 “Best Law Firms list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of a quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

View the rankings by practice area here.


 

2016 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year”

Babst Calland attorneys Donald C. Bluedorn II, Kevin J. Garber, and Blaine A. Lucas were selected as 2016 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in the Pittsburgh area.

Donald C. Bluedorn II was selected as 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” for Environmental Law. In addition to the Lawyer of the Year award, Donald Bluedorn was also listed in the 2016 Best Lawyers in America for Litigation – Environmental and Water Law.

Kevin J. Garber was selected as 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” for Natural Resources Law. Kevin Garber was also listed in the 2016 Best Lawyers in America for Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, and Water Law.

Blaine A. Lucas was selected as 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” for Energy Law. Blaine Lucas was also listed in the 2016 Best Lawyers in America in Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, and Municipal Law.

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27 Babst Calland Attorneys Named to 2016 Best Lawyers in America© List

 

BTI Client Service A-Team 2016

Clients recognize Babst Calland as an unparalleled leader in client service in the brand new BTI Client Service A-Team 2016.

Clients recognize Babst Calland for superior client service–standing out in a field of more than 650 law firms serving the Fortune 1000. This exclusive client ranking earns the firm a spot on The BTI Client Service A-Team.

The BTI Client Service A-Team is the only law firm ranking based solely on direct, unprompted feedback from corporate counsel. In-depth interviews with more than 300 corporate counsel reveal your firm delivers better client service than over half of the law firms serving the world’s largest clients.

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2015 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year”

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27 Babst Calland Attorneys Named to 2015 Best Lawyers® in America List
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2015 Chambers USA Notable Practitioners

Pennsylvania – Environmental

Pennsylvania – Construction

West Virginia – Litigation: General Commercial

West Virginia – Natural Resources

West Virginia – Natural Resources: Environment