We are honored that nearly 25% of our attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 26th edition of The Best Lawyers in America. First published in 1983, Best Lawyers based its 2020 listing on the results of an exhaustive peer review survey, in which attorneys cast their votes regarding the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Those who will be honored in the 2020 edition include:

Rick Amburgey: Construction Law

Marc J. Bloch: Litigation – Labor and Employment

Margaret Anne Cannon: Litigation – Municipal; Municipal Law

Ralph E. Cascarilla: Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Environmental

Nick R. Catanzarite: Real Estate Law

Darrell A. Clay: Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Charles Daroff: Real Estate Law

Nathan A. Felker: Real Estate Law – Development

Todd Hunt: Land Use and Zoning Law; Municipal Law; Real Estate Law

Ed Hurtuk: Real Estate Law – Development

Eric J. Johnson: Education Law

Irene M. MacDougall: Banking and Finance Law; Real Estate Law

Craig A. Marvinney: Litigation – Insurance

Christina Henagen Peer: Education Law

David Ricco: Real Estate Law

Charles T. Riehl: Environmental Law; Litigation – Land Use and Zoning; Municipal Law; Real Estate Law

John E. Schiller: Litigation – Real Estate; Litigation – Trusts and Estates

Russell C. Shaw: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Litigation – ERISA

John W. Waldeck, Jr.: Real Estate Law

Mark I. Wallach: Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Municipal

Gary A. Zwick: Tax Law

In addition, Ralph Cascarilla was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America’s “Lawyer of the Year” listing in the Cleveland metro area.  Ralph was recognized for his “Litigation – Environmental” practice.


Since 1932, Walter | Haverfield attorneys have served as strategic counselors to private businesses, public entities and high net-worth individuals, providing creative and customized solutions that deliver outstanding results at an exceptional value. Our track record has allowed us to sustain year-after-year growth. Walter | Haverfield has more than doubled in the past decade to become one of Cleveland’s top ten law firms. Today, our team of nearly 90 attorneys is focused primarily in the areas of business services, real estate, intellectual property, labor and employment, tax and wealth management, hospitality and liquor control law, litigation, public law and education.