DBL Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars




CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY- November 21, 2016 – We are pleased to announce that fourteen lawyers from the firm have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of Super Lawyers®, which recognizes the top 5 percent of attorneys in each state from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recommendation and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Kent Wicker was also named “Lawyer of the Year” in Criminal Defense: White Collar, in Louisville, Kentucky. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored with a “Lawyer of the Year” award.

DBL Lawyers being recognized for 2017 include:


Kentucky Super Lawyers

Mark D. Guilfoyle – Administrative Law

Robert M. Hoffer – Employment & Labor

David V. Kramer – Personal Injury Medical Malpractice Defense

Richard G. Meyer – Business Litigation

Kelly Schoening Holden – Employment & Labor

Elizabeth G. Weber – Bankruptcy: Business

Nicole S. Elver- Criminal Defense: White Collar

Kent Wicker – “Lawyer of the Year”/ Criminal Defense: White Collar


Kentucky Rising Stars

Nicholas C. Birkenhauer – Employment & Labor

Emily Kirtley Hanna – Creditor Debtor Rights

Justin Knappick- Civil Litigation: Plaintiff

Christopher B. Markus – Civil Litigation: Defense

Ryan M. McLane – Civil Litigation: Defense


Ohio Rising Stars

Kevin Hoskins- Business Litigation


On behalf of DBL Law, congratulations to all of the diligent attorneys.


Dressman Benzinger LaVelle psc is a full-service law firm with offices in Cincinnati, Ohio; Crestview Hills, Kentucky; and Louisville, Kentucky. DBL Law provides a high level of valuable legal services to companies, institutions and individuals.