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Forty-Six Lawyers from Pepper Hamilton Named to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists for 2017

Three Lawyers Named to Top Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Lists

5/15/2017
Forty-Six Lawyers from Pepper Hamilton Named to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists for 2017

Pepper Hamilton announced that 46 lawyers have been named by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine as top attorneys in the state for 2017. 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
Matthew H. Adler
Joan C. Arnold
Albert Bates, Jr.
Mark S. Blaskey
Vincent V. Carissimi
John W. Carroll
Thomas J. Cole
Hope A. Comisky
Joseph C. Crawford
Francis P. Devine, III
Bruce K. Fenton
Ralph A. Finizio
Jeremy D. Frey
Michael H. Friedman
Thomas M. Gallagher
Amy B. Ginensky
M. Duncan Grant
Nina M. Gussack
Robert L. Hickok
Kristin H. Jones
Paul J. Kennedy
Murray S. Levin
Charles S. Marion
Barbara W. Mather
Christopher J. Moran
Gay Parks Rainville
Michael H. Reed
Michael A. Schwartz
Laurence Z. Shiekman
Barbara T. Sicalides
Kathleen A. Stephenson
Matthew J. Swett
M. Kelly Tillery
Anthony Vale
Thomas E. Zemaitis

In addition, Francis P. Devine, III has been named to the Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Top 100 Philadelphia Super Lawyers lists, Barbara T. Sicalides has been named to the Top 50 Women Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list and Albert Bates, Jr. has been named to the Top 50 Pittsburgh Super Lawyers list.

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

Lindsay D. Breedlove
Kevin M. Eddy
Robert A. Gallagher
Jeremy I. Levy
Alva C. Mather
Hannah Dowd McPhelin
Noah S. Robbins
Richard M. Schwartz
Eli Segal
Michelle M. Skjoldal

Selection Process for Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

A statewide survey of lawyers who have been in practice for at least 5 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.