Best Lawyers in America 2021 recognizes 15 Strauss Troy attorneys

Strauss Troy is pleased to announce that 15 of our attorneys have been included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in AmericaAttorney Pete A. Smith was also recognized as Lawyer of the year in Project Finance Law and Real Estate Law. 

Strauss Troy Co., LPA would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to The Best Lawyers in America list: 

  • Charles C. Ashdown – Litigation – Real Estate 
  • Philomena S. Ashdown – Real Estate Law 
  • Anthony M. Barlow – Real Estate Law 
  • Mark H. Berliant – Tax Law 
  • Martin C. Butler – Real Estate Law 
  • Daniel H. Demmerle – Banking and Finance Law, Project Finance Law, and Real Estate Law 
  • Marshall K. Dosker – Tax Law 
  • Ann W. Gerwin – Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law and Corporate Law 
  • Andrew R. Giannella – Real Estate Law 
  • James D. Houston – Construction Law 
  • Pete A. Smith – Project Finance Law and Real Estate Law 
  • Emily T. Supinger – Land Use and Zoning Law and Municipal Law 
  • R. Guy Taft – Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Intellectual Property, and Litigation – Real Estate 
  • Timothy B. Theissen – Collaborative Law: Family Law and Family Law 
  • Richard S. Wayne – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs 


Attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America were recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence in 145 different types of practice areas. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.  

Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 75 countries. 

“Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession. After three decades, we are proud to continue to serve as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals worldwide,” says CEO Phillip Greer. 

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.