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.


21 Babst Calland Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Top Rated Lawyer

The Legal Intelligencer and Martindale-Hubbell®, the company that has long set the standard for lawyer ratings, have announced the Pennsylvania Top Rated Lawyers®.  To view the list of Babst Calland lawyers who have achieved an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating, click here.

Babst Calland Ranked in 2022 “Best Law Firms”

Babst Calland has been ranked in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list nationally in eight practice areas and regionally in 32 practice areas:

  • National Tier 2
    • Environmental Law
    • Land Use & Zoning Law
    • Litigation – Environmental
    • Oil & Gas Law
  • National Tier 3
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Litigation – Construction
    • Mining Law
    • Natural Resources Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 1
    • Pittsburgh
      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
      • Bet-the-Company Litigation
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Construction Law
      • Corporate Law
      • Energy Law
      • Environmental Law
      • Information Technology Law
      • Land Use & Zoning Law
      • Litigation – Bankruptcy
      • Litigation – Construction
      • Litigation – Environmental
      • Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
      • Municipal Law
      • Natural Resources Law
      • Water Law
    • Charleston-WV
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Energy Law
      • Environmental Law
      • Litigation – Environmental
      • Oil & Gas Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 2
    • Pittsburgh
      • Labor Law – Management
    • Charleston-WV
      • Mining Law
      • Natural Resources Law
    • Washington, D.C.
      • Oil & Gas Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 3
    • Pittsburgh
      • Mediation
      • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    • Charleston-WV
      • Bet-the-Company Litigation
      • Litigation – ERISA
      • Real Estate Law
    • Washington, D.C.
      • Environmental Law
      • Litigation – Environmental

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.

The 2022 Edition of “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and 127 metropolitan-based practice areas. One “Law Firm of the Year” is named in each of the nationally ranked practice areas.

Click here to view the full ranking on U.S. News U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list.

2022 Best Lawyers® “Lawyers of the Year”

32 Babst Calland Attorneys Named to 2022 The Best Lawyers in America© List

Best Lawyers undergoes an authentication process, and inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America is based solely on peer review and is divided by geographic region and practice areas. The list has published for more than three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 65 countries.

Those named to the 2022 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” include:

Kevin K. Douglass, Natural Resources Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Mark D. Shepard, Bet-the-Company Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Robert M. Stonestreet, Environmental Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Charleston, W. Va.

In addition, 32 Babst Calland lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America (by BL Rankings), the most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession:

  • Chester R. Babst – Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
  • Donald C. Bluedorn II – Environmental Law, Water Law, Litigation – Environmental
  • Dean A. Calland – Environmental Law
  • Matthew S. Casto – Commercial Litigation
  • Frank J. Clements – Corporate Law
  • Kathy K. Condo – Commercial Litigation
  • James Curry – Oil and Gas Law
  • Julie R. Domike – Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
  • Kevin K. Douglass – Natural Resources Law
  • Christian A. Farmakis – Corporate Law
  • Kevin J. Garber – Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Energy Law, Water Law, Litigation – Environmental
  • Norman E. Gilkey – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy, and Mediation
  • Steven M. Green – Energy Law
  • Lindsay P. Howard – Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
  • Blaine A. Lucas – Energy Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Municipal Law, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
  • John A. McCreary – Labor Law – Management
  • Janet L. McQuaid – Environmental Law
  • James D. Miller – Construction Law and Litigation – Construction
  • Timothy M. Miller – Energy Law, Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Oil and Gas Law, Litigation – Environmental
  • Jean M. Mosites – Environmental Law
  • Christopher B. Power – Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Energy Law, Commercial Litigation, Mining Law, Oil and Gas Law, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Litigation – Municipal
  • Joseph K. Reinhart – Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Energy Law, Litigation – Environmental
  • Bruce F. Rudoy – Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law
  • Charles F.W. Saffer – Real Estate Law
  • Mychal Sommer Schulz – Litigation – ERISA
  • Mark D. Shepard – Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation – Environmental
  • Steven B. Silverman – Information Technology Law, Commercial Litigation
  • Krista-Ann M. Staley – Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Laura Stone – Corporate Law
  • Robert M. Stonestreet – Environmental Law, Energy Law, Commercial Litigation
  • David E. White – Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
  • Michael H. Winek – Environmental Law
13 Babst Calland Attorneys Named to 2022 The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

13 Babst Calland lawyers were also named to 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch which recognizes associates and other lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States:

  • Mary H. Binker – Corporate Law and Real Estate Law
  • Katrina N. Bowers – Energy Law and Environmental Law
  • Carla M. Castello – Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Labor and Employment and Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
  • Marissa A. Cocciolone – Energy Law
  • Nicholas M. Faas – Administrative / Regulatory Law and Government Relations Practice
  • Marc J. Felezzola – Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Construction
  • Alyssa Golfieri – Land Use and Zoning Law and Municipal Law
  • Sean R. Keegan – Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Jennifer L. Malik – Land Use and Zoning Law
  • James D. Mazzocco – Litigation – Environmental and Transportation Law
  • Cary M. Snyder – Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, and Communications Law
  • Joshua S. Snyder – Commercial Litigation and Energy Law
  • Benjamin R. Wright – Commercial Litigation and Construction Law

Best Lawyers undergoes an authentication process, and inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America is based solely on peer review and is divided by geographic region and practice areas. The list has published for more than three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 65 countries.

2021 Chambers USA Notable Practitioners

Pennsylvania – Environment
Chester R. Babst III
Donald C. Bluedorn II
Dean A. Calland
Kevin J. Garber
Lindsay P. Howard

Pennsylvania – Construction
David E. White

Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh & Surrounds – Litigation: General Commercial
Mark D. Shepard

West Virginia – Environment
Christopher B. “Kip” Power

West Virginia – Litigation: General Commercial
Timothy M. Miller

West Virginia – Energy & Natural Resources
Timothy M. Miller
Robert M. Stonestreet

Babst Calland Ranked in 2021 “Best Law Firms”

Babst Calland has been ranked in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list nationally in eight practice areas and regionally in 31 practice areas:

  • National Tier 2
    • Environmental Law
    • Land Use & Zoning Law
    • Litigation – Environmental
  • National Tier 3
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Litigation – Construction
    • Mining Law
    • Natural Resources Law
    • Oil & Gas Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 1
    • Pittsburgh
      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
      • Bet-the-Company Litigation
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Construction Law
      • Corporate Law
      • Energy Law
      • Environmental Law
      • Information Technology Law
      • Land Use & Zoning Law
      • Litigation – Bankruptcy
      • Litigation – Construction
      • Litigation – Environmental
      • Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
      • Municipal Law
      • Natural Resources Law
      • Water Law
    •  Charleston-WV
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Energy Law
      • Environmental Law
      • Litigation – Environmental
      • Oil & Gas Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 2
    • Pittsburgh
      • Labor Law – Management
    • Charleston-WV
      • Mining Law
      • Natural Resources Law
    • Washington, D.C.
      • Oil & Gas Law
  • Metropolitan Tier 3
    • Pittsburgh
      • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    • Charleston-WV
      • Bet-the-Company Litigation
      • Litigation – ERISA
      • Real Estate Law
    • Washington, D.C.
      • Environmental Law
      • Litigation – Environmental

2021 Best Lawyers® “Lawyers of the Year”

Five Babst Calland attorneys were selected as 2021 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” by BL Rankings. 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 2021 “Lawyers of the Year” in Pittsburgh, Pa. and Charleston, W. Va. include:

Kevin J. Garber, Best Lawyers® 2021 Environmental Law Pittsburgh “Lawyer of the Year”

Timothy M. Miller, Best Lawyers® 2021 Litigation – Environmental Law Charleston-WV “Lawyer of the Year”

Christopher B. “Kip” Power, Best Lawyers® 2021 Natural Resources Law Charleston-WV “Lawyer of the Year”

Joseph K. Reinhart, Best Lawyers® 2021 Natural Resources Law Pittsburgh “Lawyer of the Year”

Mychal Sommer Schulz, Best Lawyers® 2021 Litigation – ERISA Charleston-WV “Lawyer of the Year”
LOTY Logo for Kevin J. Garber LOTY Logo for Timothy M. Miller

LOTY Logo for Christopher B. Power LOTY Logo for Joseph K. Reinhart

LOTY Logo for Mychal Sommer Schulz

32 Babst Calland Attorneys Named to 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© List

Chester R. Babst, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
Donald C. Bluedorn II, Environmental Law, Water Law, Litigation – Environmental
Dean A. Calland, Environmental Law
Matthew S. Casto, Commercial Litigation
Frank J. Clements, Corporate Law
Kathy K. Condo, Commercial Litigation
James Curry, Oil and Gas Law
Julie R. Domike, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
Kevin K. Douglass, Natural Resources Law
Christian A. Farmakis, Corporate Law
Kevin J. Garber, Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Energy Law, Water Law, Litigation – Environmental
Norman E. Gilkey, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Mediation
Steven M. Green, Energy Law
Lindsay P. Howard, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
Blaine A. Lucas, Energy Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Municipal Law, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
John A. McCreary, Labor Law – Management
Janet L. McQuaid, Environmental Law
James D. Miller, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
Timothy M. Miller, Energy Law, Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Oil and Gas Law, Litigation – Environmental
Jean M. Mosites, Environmental Law
Christopher B. Power, Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Energy Law, Commercial Litigation, Mining Law, Oil and Gas Law, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Litigation – Municipal
Joseph K. Reinhart, Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Energy Law, Litigation – Environmental
Bruce F. Rudoy, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law
Charles F.W. Saffer, Real Estate Law
Richard W. Saxe, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
Mychal Sommer Schulz, Litigation – ERISA
Mark D. Shepard, Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation – Environmental
Steven B. Silverman, Information Technology Law, Commercial Litigation
Krista-Ann M. Staley, Land Use and Zoning Law
Laura Stone, Corporate Law
Robert M. Stonestreet, Environmental Law, Energy Law, Commercial Litigation
David E. White, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
Michael H. Winek, Environmental Law

12 Babst Calland Attorneys Named to 2021 The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Mary H. Binker, Corporate Law and Real Estate Law
Katrina N. Bowers, Energy Law and Environmental Law
Carla M. Castello, Commercial Litigation and Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants
Marissa A. Cocciolone, Energy Law
Marc J. Felezzola, Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Construction
Brittany A. Fox, Energy Law
Alyssa Golfieri, Land Use and Zoning Law
Sean R. Keegan, Commercial Litigation
James D. Mazzocco, Litigation – Environmental
Joshua S. Snyder, Commercial Litigation and Energy Law
Andrew V. Terranova, Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Benjamin R. Wright, Commercial Litigation and Construction Law

*by BL Rankings

2020 Chambers USA Notable Practitioners

Pennsylvania – Environment
Chester R. Babst III
Donald C. Bluedorn II
Dean A. Calland
Kevin J. Garber
Lindsay P. Howard

Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh & Surrounds – Litigation: General Commercial
Mark D. Shepard

West Virginia – Environment
Christopher B. “Kip” Power

West Virginia – Litigation: General Commercial
Timothy M. Miller

West Virginia – Natural Resources
Timothy M. Miller
Robert M. Stonestreet

Babst Calland Ranked in 2020 “Best Law Firms”

Babst Calland has been ranked in the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms™ list nationally in seven practice areas and regionally in 31 practice areas by BL Rankings. Firms included in the 2020 “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 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, professionalism and integrity. Babst Calland received the following rankings in the 2020 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

Regional Pittsburgh

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company-Litigation
  • 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

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – ERISA
  • Mining Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Oil & Gas Law
  • Real Estate Law

Akron

  • Construction Law

2020 Best Lawyers® “Lawyers of the Year”

Five Babst Calland attorneys were selected as 2020 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” by BL Rankings. 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 2020 “Lawyers of the Year” in Pittsburgh, Pa. and Charleston, W. Va. include:

Donald C. Bluedorn II, Best Lawyers® 2020 Environmental Law Pittsburgh “Lawyer of the Year”
Kevin J. Garber, Best Lawyers® 2020 Energy Law Pittsburgh “Lawyer of the Year”
Blaine A. Lucas, Best Lawyers® 2020 Litigation – Land Use and Zoning Pittsburgh “Lawyer of the Year”
Timothy M. Miller, Best Lawyers® 2020 Oil and Gas Law Charleston-WV “Lawyer of the Year”
Christopher B. Power, Best Lawyers® 2020 Litigation – Environmental Law Charleston-WV “Lawyer of the Year”

LOTY Logo for Donald C. Bluedorn II LOTY Logo for Kevin J. Garber LOTY Logo for Blaine A. Lucas LOTY Logo for Timothy M. Miller LOTY Logo for Christopher B. Power


38 Babst Calland Attorneys Named to 2020 The Best Lawyers in America© List

Justin D. Ackerman, Real Estate Law
Richard J. Antonelli, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Labor Law – Management, Employment Law – Management
Chester R. Babst, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
Steven F. Baicker-McKee, Environmental Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Environmental
Donald C. Bluedorn, Environmental Law, Water Law, Litigation – Environmental
Dean A. Calland, Environmental Law
Matthew S. Casto, Commercial Litigation
Frank J. Clements, Corporate Law
Kathy K. Condo, Commercial Litigation
James Curry, Oil and Gas Law
Julie R. Domike, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
Kevin K. Douglass, Natural Resources Law
Christian A. Farmakis, Corporate Law
Kurt F. Fernsler, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
Kevin J. Garber, Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Energy Law, Water Law, Litigation – Environmental
Norman E. Gilkey, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
Steven M. Green, Energy Law
Lindsay P. Howard, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental
D. Matthew Jameson, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
Richard J. Lolli, Construction Law
Blaine A. Lucas, Energy Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Municipal Law, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
John A. McCreary, Labor Law – Management
Janet L. McQuaid, Environmental Law
James D. Miller, Litigation – Construction
Timothy M. Miller, Energy Law, Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Oil and Gas Law, Litigation – Environmental
Jean M. Mosites, Environmental Law
Christopher B. Power, Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Energy Law, Commercial Litigation, Mining Law, Oil and Gas Law, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Litigation – Municipal
Joseph K. Reinhart, Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, Energy Law, Litigation – Environmental
Bruce F. Rudoy, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law
Charles F.W. Saffer, Real Estate Law
Richard W. Saxe, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
Mychal Sommer Schulz, Litigation – ERISA
Mark D. Shepard, Commercial Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation – Environmental
Steven B. Silverman, Information Technology Law, Commercial Litigation
Laura Stone, Corporate Law
Robert M. Stonestreet, Environmental Law, Energy Law, Commercial Litigation
David E. White, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
Michael H. Winek, Environmental Law

*by BL Rankings

Babst Calland Ranked in 2019 “Best Law Firms”

Babst Calland has been ranked in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms™ list nationally in seven practice areas and regionally in 29 practice areas by BL Rankings.

Firms included in the 2019 “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 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, professionalism and integrity.

Babst Calland received the following rankings in the 2019 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

Regional

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 – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – Land Use & Zoning
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Water Law

Charleston-WV

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Energy Law
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – ERISA
  • Mining Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Oil & Gas Law

Akron

  • Construction Law
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