Jackson Kelly PLLC


Jackson Kelly lawyers named to 2015 list of Indiana Super Lawyers

February 12, 2015

EVANSVILLE, Ind.  – Feb. 13, 2015 – Four attorneys from Jackson Kelly’s Evansville, Indiana office have been named to the 2015 list of Indiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. James D. Johnson  and Timothy A. Klingler have been chosen for the 2015 list of Indiana Super Lawyers. Joseph H. Langerak and Kyle R. Rudolph have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 Rising Stars list.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. No more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state are named to the Rising Stars list each year. Rising Star nominees must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for ten years or less.

Johnson, a Member of the Commercial Law Practice Group, has been named to the Indiana Super Lawyers list for the second consecutive year. He focuses his practice on complex commercial and civil litigation and appellate law and also represents clients in matters of insurance law and products liability.

Klingler is Of Counsel and practices in the Administrative Practice Group. He focuses his practice in the areas of workers' compensation defense and mediation. He also serves as Chairman for medical malpractice panels in the state of Indiana.

Langerak, Counsel in the Firm’s Commercial Law Practice Group, has been selected to the Indiana Rising Stars list for the sixth consecutive year. He concentrates his practice in the areas of business and commercial litigation with emphasis on business and commercial transactions, real estate, banking and finance and bankruptcy and creditor rights. Langerak also advises clients in matters of construction law.

Rudolph is an associate in the Commercial Law Practice Group and has been named to the Indiana Rising Stars list for the second consecutive year.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial and business litigation and insurance defense litigation. Rudolph also serves as a resource for matters concerning internet law.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit www.superlawyers.com.

Jackson Kelly PLLC recently merged with Rudolph, Fine, Porter & Johnson, LLP in response to the continued growth of the region and its local businesses. Rudolph, Fine, Porter & Johnson, LLP was founded in Evansville in 1987 and built from the ground up to become a recognized leader in its marketplace serving clients in the Indiana-Kentucky-Illinois region and beyond in the areas of litigation, mediation, estate planning and administration, corporate, health care, banking, employment and real estate law.

Jackson Kelly, which was founded in 1822, opened its eleventh office in Evansville with three attorneys in 2011 to serve its growing practice and continues to support the manufacturing industries in the area. The Firm’s Evansville office moved to Rudolph, Fine, Porter & Johnson’s office in downtown Evansville, at 221 NW Fifth Street, Evansville, Indiana 47706-1507.

Client Focus, Industry Insight, National Reputation. Jackson Kelly PLLC is a national law firm with more than 200 attorneys located in twelve offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Colorado and the District of Columbia. With a focus on companies working in and around the energy industry, the Firm works with its clients to help resolve their operating challenges by teaming to develop and implement strategies that minimize risks, quickly and effectively. Focusing on clients' industry-specific needs, the Firm serves a wide variety of corporate and public clients and enjoys a national reputation in business, labor and employment, litigation, government contracts, tax, safety and health, permitting, natural resource and environmental law. The Firm’s clients and peers recognize its commitment to providing superior client service as Jackson Kelly has repeatedly been selected as a Go-To Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies in the U.S. and is regularly named to BTI’s Client Service A-Team.


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