Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2014 recognizes 35 lawyers from Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh offices

The national law firm of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC is pleased to announce that 35 attorneys from the firm’s Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh offices were recently selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, published by Thomson Reuters.

Eckert Seamans attorneys received additional accolades among the Super Lawyers ranks, including Peter J. Hoffman as one of the “ Top 100 in Pennsylvania and Top 100 in Philadelphia” and Roberta Jacobs-Meadway as one of the “Top 50 Women in Pennsylvania.”

The complete list of Eckert Seamans attorneys recognized as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars and the categories for which they were honored include:


Mitchell L. Bach, Business Litigation

William T. Benzing, III, Public Finance

Albert G. Bixler, Civil Litigation Defense

Timothy J. Burke, Professional Liability: Defense

Charles F. Forer, Business Litigation

Stephen M. Foxman, Business/Corporate

Lewis H. Gold, Business/Corporate

Edward A. Gray, Civil Litigation Defense

Peter J. Hoffman, Civil Litigation Defense

Roberta Jacobs-Meadway, Intellectual Property

Bridget Heffernan Labutta, Intellectual Property (Rising Star)

David Laigaie, White Collar Criminal Defense

Jeffrey P. Lewis, Civil Litigation Defense

Jodi D. Oley, Personal Injury Defense: Products (Rising Star)

John E. Quinn, Employment & Labor

Joan N. Stern, Public Finance

Karen Lee “Kitt” Turner, Bankruptcy


Mark A. Fontana, Employment & Labor

Adam M. Shienvold, Personal Injury Defense: Products (Rising Star)

Kevin M. Skjoldal, General Litigation (Rising Star)


Kevin P. Allen, Business Litigation

Stephen A. Bucchianeri, Intellectual Property (Rising Star)

Scott D. Cessar, Construction Litigation

Dorothy A. Davis, Business Litigation

Louis A. DePaul, Jr., Business Litigation (Rising Star)

Sandy B. Garfinkel, Business Litigation

John E. Hall, General Litigation

Stuart R. Kaplan, Business/Corporate

Audrey K. Kwak, Construction Litigation (Rising Star)

John R. McGinley, Jr., Business Litigation

John F. Meck, Estate & Probate

John J. Myers, Employment Litigation: Defense

Christopher R. Opalinski, Construction Litigation

Peter N. Pross, Bankruptcy

Timothy P. Ryan, Intellectual Property Litigation

The Eckert Seamans group joins the top five percent of lawyers in Pennsylvania in receiving this honor from their peers and others in the legal industry. The basis for selection includes noteworthy verdicts or settlements; creativity or innovation within the legal process; the number of cases tried or transactions handled; years in practice; position within the firm; professional activities; writings and lectures; community involvement; professional degrees or training; and academic and employment background.

The full results of the survey will be published in a supplement to Philadelphia Magazine and Pittsburgh Magazine as well as the Thomson Reuters Legal annual publication, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.

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