Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP has announced that F. Daniel Balmert has been elected to the Executive Council of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA). Mr. Balmert, the managing partner of Vorys's Akron office, has been a member of ADTA since 1995.
Founded in 1941, the ADTA is an exclusive membership association, with members who are proven and recognized as highly successful and skilled defense trial attorneys. The organization names only one prime member per one million population of a city, town or municipality. Currently Ohio only has 18 members; of those, four are Vorys attorneys.
As a trial lawyer, Mr. Balmert spends a significant portion of his practice defending employers in employment law and product liability matters in Ohio, Michigan, Connecticut, and Wisconsin. He has been identified and listed in the Workers' Compensation Law Section of The Best Lawyers in America each year since 1995. For the past several years, he has been identified as one of Ohio's Super Lawyers by Law and Politics/Cincinnati Magazine.
Mr. Balmert, who has been with Vorys for 30 years, was instrumental in opening the firm's Cleveland office in 1982 and served as the managing partner of that office from 1983-2004, when he opened the firm's Akron office.