Eckert Seamans Attorneys Named to 2023 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

October 13, 2023

Lawyers from national law firm Eckert Seamans’ Boston office have been named to the 2023 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list, an honor received by no more than five percent and 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state, respectively. Member Craig Waksler has been named a Super Lawyer, and those recognized as Rising Stars include Member Eric N. Losey and Associates Harrison Kaplan, Nicholas J. Schneider, and Carson M. Shea.

Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.

Craig Waksler focuses his practice primarily on the defense of asbestos and mass tort litigation matters and the defense of personal injury and property damage cases. He represents asbestos defendants in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as well as companies throughout the U.S. that range from Fortune 500 manufacturing companies to small supply houses that manufacture/sell fluid sealing products, pumps, valves, boilers, water heaters, construction products, electrical products, brakes, engines, and marine products. Waksler also maintains an active insurance coverage practice, in which he has over 25 years of experience providing the country’s leading insurance companies with coverage advice. 

Eric Losey concentrates his practice on the defense of personal injury, property damage, and environmental cases, including the defense of asbestos, mass tort, and product liability litigation matters. He represents companies ranging from Fortune 500 manufacturing corporations and multinational companies to small businesses in asbestos litigation matters across the country in both state and federal court.

Harrison Kaplan focuses his practice on product liability, mass tort litigation, and commercial litigation matters. He represents companies in litigation matters both locally and nationally. Kaplan also has experience resolving business disputes for clients involving commercial contract disputes and financial services.

Nicholas Schneider concentrates his practice on complex commercial disputes, representing clients of all sizes, from individuals to Fortune 500 companies, in state and federal trial and appellate courts, arbitrations, and mediations. He litigates matters involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, business torts, employment disputes, misappropriation of trade secrets, copyright infringement, unfair competition, real estate disputes, class actions, and other commercial disputes.

Carson Shea focuses his practice on business and commercial litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts, administrative proceedings, and at arbitration and mediation. He also advises and defends clients in employment and product liability matters.

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