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Fifty-Five Lawyers from Pepper Hamilton Named to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists for 2012


Five Lawyers Also Named to Top 100 Philadelphia, Top 100 Pennsylvania and Top 50 Women Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Lists

Pepper Hamilton LLP announced that 55 lawyers have been named by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as top attorneys in the state for 2012. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in Pennsylvania are named to Super Lawyers and no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

The following lawyers have been named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list:

Barry M. Abelson Paul J. Kennedy
Matthew H. Adler Francis J. Lawall
Joan C. Arnold Murray S. Levin
Leon R. Barson Jeffrey P. Libson
Raymond N. Baum Thomas J. Madigan
Mark S. Blaskey Charles S. Marion
Vincent V. Carissimi Barbara W. Mather
John W. Carroll Gay Parks Rainville
Jonathan A. Clark Michael H. Reed
Deborah F. Cohen David Richman
Thomas J. Cole Andrew R. Rogoff
Hope A. Comisky Eric Rothschild
Joseph C. Crawford Andrew J. Rudolph
Francis P. Devine, III Michael A. Schwartz
Bruce K. Fenton Joseph J. Serritella
Bruce W. Ficken Laurence Z. Shiekman
Ralph A. Finizio Barbara T. Sicalides
Michael H. Friedman Kathleen A. Stephenson
Thomas M. Gallagher Matthew J. Swett
Amy B. Ginensky M. Kelly Tillery
M. Duncan Grant Anthony Vale
Nina M. Gussack Erik N. Videlock
Robert L. Hickok Edward M. Watters, III
Jonathan Kane Robert J. Weinberg
Brian M. Katz  


In addition, Francis P. Devine, III has been named to the Top 100 Philadelphia Super Lawyers and Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers lists. And Amy B. Ginensky, Nina M. Gussack, Barbara W. Mather and Barbara T. Sicalides have been named to the Top 50 Women Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list.

The following lawyers have been named to the Pennsylvania Rising Stars list:

Wendy F. Klein Keane

Isla L. Long

Alice Marshall

Michelle M. Skjoldal

Justin G. Weber

Jodi S. Wilenzik

Selection Process for Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
A statewide survey of lawyers who have been in practice for at least five years leads to the nomination of the best attorneys they have personally observed in action. Candidates are also added from searches by an attorney-led research staff for those who have attained certain honors or achievements. A research department examines the background and experience of each candidate. Point totals are calculated from the balloting and qualitative evaluation steps. Candidates are grouped according to primary area of practice. Members of a blue ribbon panel, selected from those with high point totals, review a list of candidates from their practice area. Final candidates are those with the highest point totals from each category. The selection process for Rising Stars is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process except that: 1) to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less and 2) candidates for Rising Stars do not go through peer evaluation by practice area. See www.SuperLawyers.com for more detail.