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Pepper Hamilton New York Lawyers Named to Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America


New York, NY – September 27, 2012 - Seven lawyers from Pepper Hamilton LLP have been named by New York Super Lawyers magazine as top attorneys in the state for 2012. All are resident in the firm’s New York City office. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in New York are named to Super Lawyers and no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

Pepper Hamilton lawyers named to the New York - Metro Super Lawyers list for 2012 are:

John F. Brenner
Paul W. Hespel
Kenneth J. King
Thomas McC. Souther
Richard J. Reibstein
James D. Rosener
Ira M. Schulman

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.

In addition, Ira M. Schulman has been named to the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, a referral guide of lawyers identified by their peers as being the best at what they do.

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an annual peer-review survey. The current edition is based on a national survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee for a basic listing in Best Lawyers.