Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP announced that attorney Kent Wellington was named chairman of the firm’s litigation client service department.

In its 2009 rankings, Chambers USA recognized Bricker & Eckler LLP in four practice areas: real estate, construction, natural resources and environment, and litigation (general commercial).

Harvey Cohen, chair of Dinsmore & Shohl’s international trade & transactions practice group, was selected to the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s 33rd Leadership Cincinnati class.

Frost Brown Todd announced that Beth Schneider Naylor was named a sustaining member of the Product Liability Advisory Council (PLAC). Membership in this organization is by invitation only, and is extended to the leading product liability defense attorneys in the country.

Keating Muething & Klekamp LLP was ranked No. 1 in Cincinnati in The Best Lawyers in America 2010 in six areas of law: corporate, employee benefits, land use & zoning, municipal finance, project finance and real estate law.

Thompson Hine LLP has been ranked one of the top two law firms in the country for underlying client strength, according to a recent survey of corporate counsel conducted by The BTI Consulting Group Inc. The survey rated firms on six key factors that measure the strength of firms’ relationships with their clients.

Dinsmore & Shohl recently hired John McCauley as an associate in the litigation department. He focuses his practice on commercial and antitrust litigation in state and federal court.

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP announced that 94 lawyers from the firm were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2010. Overall, Vorys was ranked a No. 1 law firm in Ohio.

Thomas Terp, chairman of the executive committee and managing partner of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, has been listed for a fifth consecutive year in The International Who’s Who of Environmental Lawyers. His practice has focused on environmental matters and commercial litigation for more than 30 years.

Eric Geppert and Ted Martin of the Cincinnati office of Baker Hostetler were included in The Best Lawyers in America 2010. The list represents more than 75 specialties across the country.