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Nine Isaac Wiles Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers® In America

COLUMBUS, OHIO (August 17, 2023) – The Best Lawyers in America®, a widely regarded guide to legal excellence, has recognized nine Isaac Wiles attorneys as Best Lawyers in America for its upcoming 2024 edition.

Additionally, partners William Browning and Bruce Burkholder were each awarded “Lawyer of the Year”, which is given annually to only one lawyer per practice area in each region with extremely high overall feedback from their peers, making it an exceptional distinction.

Also honored was partner Philip Stovall, who was named to the publication’s “Ones to Watch” list for bankruptcy and credit rights/insolvency and reorganization law and litigation-bankruptcy. “Ones to Watch” recognizes lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice.

The Isaac Wiles attorneys on the Best Lawyers list (with the first year in which they were honored) include:

  • Donald C. Brey (2007) for Administrative / Regulatory Law, Commercial Litigation and Litigation – First Amendment.
  • William J. Browning (2022) for Elder Law.
  • Bruce H. Burkholder (2001) for Construction Law, Litigation – Real Estate, and Real Estate Law.
  • Frederick M. Isaac (1995) for Family Law.
  • Mark Landes (2009) for Litigation – First Amendment, Litigation – Labor and Employment, and Litigation – Municipal.
  • Timothy E. Miller (2011) for Corporate Law.
  • Jeffrey A. Stankunas (2018) for Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor and Employment.
  • Gregory M. Travalio (2021) for Consumer Law.
  • David M. Whittaker (1995) for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and Litigation – Bankruptcy.

The Best Lawyers in America pays tribute to the professional accomplishments of the top legal talent in the country who were selected through Best Lawyers’ peer-review selection process. To view the honorees included in the 2024 editions of The Best Lawyers in America, please visit

About Isaac Wiles
Headquartered in Columbus, Isaac Wiles is a premier, full-service law firm that strives to deliver results that exceed our clients’ expectations by adding maximum value to their organizations. We achieve this goal by hiring and retaining top-level diverse talent in all functional areas of our firm and by working collaboratively to leverage our combined expertise. Our 41+ attorney firm, with 11 practice areas, can manage complex sophisticated legal matters while offering personal, thoughtful client service. For more information, visit 

About Best Lawyers
For more than four decades, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, recognition by Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.