M&S Attorneys Recognized in 2021 Best Lawyers in America®

Congratulations to Helen Mac Murray, Michele Shuster, and Betty Montgomery on their continued inclusion in the most recent edition of The Best Lawyers in America. We are especially pleased to share our newest recognized attorney, Josh Stevens, in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

This marks Partner Helen Mac Murray’s seventh year achieving recognition in the area of Government Relations Practice and her first year in the area of Advertising Law. A former Chief of the Ohio Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section, Helen has been a leader in the consumer protection arena for almost 25 years, and now uses her experience and insights to focus on the defense of state, federal, and multistate consumer protection investigations.

Managing Partner Michele Shuster has been recognized for her achievements in Consumer Law. Also a former Ohio Consumer Protection Chief, Michele brings two decades of experience in consumer protection with an extensive background in the teleservices industry. She advises highly-regulated businesses on a wide range of privacy, advertising, and other consumer protection issues and provides representation in matters before the FCC, FTC, and state attorneys general. 

Former Ohio Attorney General and Of Counsel Attorney Betty Montgomery follows last year’s “Lawyer of the Year” award with continued recognition in the area of Government Relations Practice. Betty has earned a national reputation for her consumer protection work, and today focuses her practice on helping clients understand and meet their regulatory compliance obligations and representing them before state regulators across the country. Her distinguished career in public service includes 26 years in elected positions and a number of “firsts,” including Ohio’s first woman Attorney General and first woman Auditor of State.

Senior Attorney Josh Stevens has been included in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the area of Communications Law. Bringing insight from experience as an in-house attorney, Josh helps clients in wide-ranging industries understand and comply with federal and state consumer protection, privacy, and data security laws.

Since its first publication in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence, with its selection methodology based on an exhaustive peer-review process. For this most recent edition, only 5% of practicing lawyers in the United States were included. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, the newest award initiative, recognized attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.