New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, DC Super Lawyers 2020 Recognizes 27 Eckert Seamans Attorneys

July 1, 2020

Eckert Seamans is pleased to announce that 27 attorneys from the firm’s Princeton, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Richmond, Virginia; and Washington, DC offices were recently selected for inclusion in the 2020 editions of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, DC Super Lawyers, respectively, published by Thomson Reuters. The complete list of Eckert Seamans attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, and the categories for which they were honored, follows below. Notably, Peter J. Hoffman was recognized among the Top 100 lawyers in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia.



Albert G. Bixler, Civil Litigation: Defense

Frank R. Emmerich, Jr., Business Litigation

Peter J. Hoffman, Civil Litigation: Defense, Top 100 in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia

David Laigaie, Criminal Defense: White Collar

Joan N. Stern, Government Finance

Samuel M. Franklin, Real Estate (Rising Star)

Eli Granek, Civil Litigation: Defense (Rising Star)

V. Amanda Witts, Civil Litigation (Rising Star)



Mark A. Fontana, Employment & Labor

Casey A. Coyle, Business Litigation (Rising Star)

Magda S. Patitsas, Business Litigation (Rising Star)



Scott D. Cessar, Construction Litigation

John R. McGinley, Jr., Business Litigation

John F. Meck, Estate & Probate

John J. Myers, Employment Litigation: Defense

Christopher R. Opalinski, Construction Litigation

Michael P. Pest, Civil Litigation: Defense (Rising Star)

Jennifer Adams Shepler, Business/Corporate (Rising Star)




Robert P. Avolio, Business Corporate and Business Litigation

Robert P. Zoller, General Litigation




Eric M. Page, Utilities

Christopher L. Perkins, Bankruptcy

Anthony F. Troy, Business Litigation



Evelyn D. Sahr, Aviation and Aerospace

Jeffrey P. Brundage, General Litigation (Rising Star)

Drew M. Derco, Aviation and Aerospace (Rising Star)

Michael A. Graziano, Business Litigation (Rising Star)

The Eckert Seamans group joins the top five percent of lawyers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, DC 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.

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