More than 100 Ballard Spahr attorneys across the country have been included in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, regarded as one of the definitive guides to the country's leading attorneys.

Each year Best Lawyers honors the top attorneys in high-profile legal practices based entirely on peer reviews. It surveys lawyers across the country to evaluate their peers based on legal skill, professionalism, and integrity. The annual guide is published by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.

The following is a list of Ballard Spahr’s 2012 Best Lawyers by legal practices, along with the cities where they practice:

Administrative /Regulatory Law
Jerold G. Oldroyd -- Salt Lake City

Appellate Practice
Joseph H. Kenney -- New Jersey

Banking and Finance Law
Carl H. Fridy -- Philadelphia
Jerold G. Oldroyd -- Salt Lake City
Richard S. Perelman -- Philadelphia
Jeremy T. Rosenblum -- Philadelphia

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Carl A. Eklund -- Denver
Vincent J. Marriott III -- Philadelphia

Bet-the-Company Litigation
M. Norman Goldberger -- Philadelphia
Joseph H. Kenney -- New Jersey
Arthur Makadon -- Philadelphia
David H. Pittinsky -- Philadelphia
Roger P. Thomasch -- Denver

Biotechnology Law
Morris Cheston, Jr. -- Philadelphia

Commercial Litigation
M. Norman Goldberger -- Philadelphia
Joseph H. Kenney -- New Jersey
John G. Kerkorian -- Phoenix
Laura E. Krabill -- Philadelphia
Arthur Makadon -- Philadelphia
David H. Pittinsky -- Philadelphia
Roger P. Thomasch -- Denver
Abran E. Vigil -- Las Vegas

Construction Law
Lynn R. Axelroth -- Philadelphia

Copyright Law
Jamie B. Bischoff -- Philadelphia
Corey Field -- Los Angeles
Lawrence K. Nodine -- Atlanta
Lynn E. Rzonca -- Philadelphia

Corporate Compliance Law
Charles R. Moran -- Baltimore

Corporate Governance Law
Paul Christian Anderson -- Salt Lake City
Charles R. Moran -- Baltimore

Corporate Law
Paul Christian Anderson -- Salt Lake City
Richard J. Braemer -- Philadelphia
William A. Hicks III -- Phoenix
Robert C. Kim -- Las Vegas
Justin P. Klein -- Philadelphia
Karen C. McConnell -- Phoenix
Charles R. Moran -- Baltimore
David R. Rudd -- Salt Lake City
Stephen M. Savage -- Phoenix
Edward D. Slevin -- Philadelphia

Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Donald J. Goldberg -- Philadelphia

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Stanley W. Parry -- Las Vegas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
John M. Bernard -- Philadelphia
Edward I. Leeds -- Philadelphia
Brian M. Pinheiro -- Philadelphia

Employment Law - Management
Elisabeth R. Blattner-Thompson -- Salt Lake City
Shannon D. Farmer -- Philadelphia
David S. Fryman -- Philadelphia
Kenneth M. Jarin -- Philadelphia
Daniel V. Johns -- Philadelphia
Denise M. Keyser -- New Jersey
Brian D. Pedrow -- Philadelphia
Steven W. Suflas -- New Jersey
Anthony F. Visco, Jr. -- Philadelphia

Energy Law
Dena E. Wiggins -- Washington, D.C.

Environmental Law
Brendan K. Collins -- Philadelphia
Glenn A. Harris -- New Jersey
Robert B. McKinstry, Jr. -- Philadelphia
Glenn L. Unterberger -- Philadelphia

Equipment Finance Law
Carl H. Fridy -- Philadelphia
Richard S. Perelman -- Philadelphia

Financial Services Regulation Law
Alan S. Kaplinsky -- Philadelphia
Jerold G. Oldroyd -- Salt Lake City

Franchise Law
Jeffrey Cowman -- Denver
Kimberlee I. McCullough -- Denver

Gaming Law
William P. Curran -- Las Vegas
Robert P. Krauss -- Philadelphia

Government Relations Practice
William P. Curran -- Las Vegas

Labor Law - Management
David S. Fryman -- Philadelphia
Kenneth M. Jarin -- Philadelphia
Denise M. Keyser -- New Jersey
Brian D. Pedrow -- Philadelphia
Steven W. Suflas -- New Jersey
Anthony F. Visco, Jr. -- Philadelphia

Land Use & Zoning Law
William P. Curran -- Las Vegas
Jon M. Laria -- Baltimore
Neil Sklaroff -- Philadelphia

Litigation - Antitrust
Arthur Makadon -- Philadelphia

Litigation - Banking & Finance
Alan S. Kaplinsky -- Philadelphia
Roger P. Thomasch -- Denver
Abran E. Vigil -- Las Vegas

Litigation - Bankruptcy
Carl A. Eklund -- Denver
David L. Pollack -- Philadelphia

Litigation - Environmental
Brendan K. Collins -- Philadelphia
Glenn A. Harris -- New Jersey
Robert B. McKinstry, Jr. -- Philadelphia

Litigation - First Amendment
Burt M. Rublin -- Philadelphia

Litigation - Intellectual Property
Jamie B. Bischoff -- Philadelphia
William H. Needle -- Atlanta
Lawrence K. Nodine -- Atlanta
Lynn E. Rzonca -- Philadelphia

Litigation - Labor & Employment
Elisabeth R. Blattner-Thompson -- Salt Lake City
Steven W. Suflas -- New Jersey

Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
Stanley W. Parry -- Las Vegas
Neil Sklaroff -- Philadelphia

Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions
M. Norman Goldberger -- Philadelphia
Abran E. Vigil -- Las Vegas

Litigation - Patent
Jamie B. Bischoff -- Philadelphia
Brian W. LaCorte -- Phoenix
Lawrence K. Nodine -- Atlanta
Lynn E. Rzonca -- Philadelphia

Litigation - Real Estate
Michael Sklaroff -- Philadelphia
Roger P. Thomasch -- Denver
Abran E. Vigil -- Las Vegas

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
M. Norman Goldberger -- Philadelphia

Litigation - Securities
M. Norman Goldberger -- Philadelphia
Stephen J. Kastenberg -- Philadelphia
Laura E. Krabill -- Philadelphia
Arthur Makadon -- Philadelphia
Roger P. Thomasch -- Denver

Litigation - Trusts & Estates
Beverly R. Budin -- Philadelphia
Regina O'Brien Thomas -- Philadelphia

Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Paul Christian Anderson -- Salt Lake City
Richard J. Braemer -- Philadelphia
Robert C. Kim -- Las Vegas
Justin P. Klein -- Philadelphia
Karen C. McConnell -- Phoenix
David R. Rudd -- Salt Lake City

Municipal Law
William A. Hicks III -- Phoenix

Natural Resources Law
Dena E. Wiggins -- Washington, D.C.

Patent Law
Jamie B. Bischoff -- Philadelphia
Gregory J. Kirsch -- Atlanta
William H. Needle - Atlanta
Lynn E. Rzonca -- Philadelphia

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Joseph H. Kenney -- New Jersey

Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
Paul Christian Anderson -- Salt Lake City
Steven B. King -- Philadelphia

Public Finance Law
Frederic L. Ballard, Jr. -- Washington, D.C.
Kevin R. Cunningham -- Philadelphia
Joseph A. Fanone -- Washington, D.C.
Charles S. Henck -- Washington, D.C.
William A. Hicks III -- Phoenix
Linda B. Schakel -- Washington, D.C.

Real Estate Law
Lynn R. Axelroth -- Philadelphia
David A. Barksdale -- Las Vegas
Thomas G. Bennett -- Salt Lake City
W. Michael Clowdus -- Denver
William P. Curran -- Las Vegas
Morton P. Fisher, Jr. -- Baltimore
Christopher J. Fritz -- Baltimore
David B. Gifford -- Philadelphia
Richard R. Goldberg -- Philadelphia
Marci I. Gordon -- Baltimore
Thomas A. Hauser -- Baltimore
Philip B. Korb -- Philadelphia
Jon M. Laria -- Baltimore
Tina R. Makoulian -- Philadelphia
Bart I. Mellits -- Philadelphia
M. Virginia Perry -- Phoenix
David L. Pollack -- Philadelphia
Mark Pollak -- Baltimore
Beverly J. Quail -- Denver
Alan S. Ritterband -- Philadelphia
Michael Sklaroff -- Philadelphia
Raymond G. Truitt -- Baltimore
Allan R. Winn -- Washington, D.C.
Roger D. Winston -- Bethesda
Fred Wolf III -- Baltimore

Securities / Capital Markets Law
Gerald J. Guarcini -- Philadelphia
Justin P. Klein -- Philadelphia
Karen C. McConnell -- Phoenix

Securities Regulation
Gerald J. Guarcini -- Philadelphia
Karen C. McConnell -- Phoenix

Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Richard R. Goldberg -- Philadelphia
Thomas A. Hauser -- Baltimore

Tax Law
Wendi L. Kotzen -- Philadelphia
John L. Ruppert -- Denver

Trademark Law
Brian W. LaCorte -- Phoenix
William H. Needle -- Atlanta
Lawrence K. Nodine -- Atlanta
Lynn E. Rzonca – Philadelphia

Trusts and Estates
Beverly R. Budin -- Philadelphia
Benjamin R. Neilson -- Philadelphia
Marilyn C. Sanborne -- Philadelphia
Regina O'Brien Thomas -- Philadelphia

Venture Capital Law
Paul Christian Anderson -- Salt Lake City