Akron, Ohio - June 26th, 2012 – The Akron area law firm of Stark & Knoll is honored to announce the addition of Orville Reed, III, David Bertsch and David Hilkert to its Litigation and Employment Group. Combined, these three lawyers bring many years of litigation and trial experience to Stark & Knoll. With their addition, Stark & Knoll’s Litigation and Employment group will grow to a total of 10 attorneys and the firm’s capacity to handle litigation defense, insurance litigation and commercial and personal injury matters will significantly increase.
The trio are recipients of numerous honors and awards recognizing their extensive litigation experience. Most recently, Reed was privileged to receive the award for “Best Lawyers Akron Personal Injury Litigation Defendants Lawyer of the Year” while Hilkert received the award for “Lawyer of the Year in Insurance Law.” Berstch has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America® publication since 2007. All three are AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, indicating the highest level of legal ability and ethical standards.
In addition to serving the community as highly skilled lawyers, all three are recognized throughout Akron where they also make significant contributions to many local non-profit organizations. Hilkert currently serves as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Good Samaritan Hunger Center and Pregnancy Care of Summit County. Reed currently serves as Member of the Board of Trustees at the Akron Bar Association and has served on the Walsh Jesuit High School Board, the Board of the Summit County United Way and the Summit County CYO.
While this recent addition expands Stark & Knoll’s abilities to serve its clients in litigation practice areas, Reed, Bertsch and Hilkert’s clients will have the advantage of working closely with Stark & Knoll’s business and estate planning attorneys, will enjoy the benefit of small firm service with large firm resources. Stark & Knoll Founding Partner Tom Knoll stated, “With the addition of these three experienced attorneys, Stark & Knoll’s capabilities in the litigation arena will parallel any firm in the region and avail our clients of incredible experience and expertise in responding to their needs.”
Since 1985, Stark & Knoll has provided legal advice to a wide variety of Northeast Ohio business, their owners and management. With more than 25 experienced attorneys practicing in business, litigation, employment, healthcare, estate planning and probate, Stark & Knoll’s mission is to provide insightful, individually tailored legal advice in a professional and cost-effective manner. For more information on the Akron law firm of Stark & Knoll please visit www.stark-knoll.com.