Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2019 recognizes 21 Eckert Seamans attorneys from Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh offices

May 9, 2019

The national law firm of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC is pleased to announce that 21 attorneys from the firm’s Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh offices were recently selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters.

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


Mitchell L. Bach, Business Litigation 

Albert G. Bixler, Civil Litigation: Defense

Eli Granek, Civil Litigation: Defense (Rising Star)

Edward A. Gray, Alternate Dispute Resolution

Peter J. Hoffman, Civil Litigation: Defense 

David Laigaie, Criminal Defense: White Collar 

Francine Li, Intellectual Property (Rising Star) 

John E. Quinn, Employment & Labor 

Joan N. Stern, Government Finance 



Mark A. Fontana, Employment & Labor 

Casey A. Coyle, Business Litigation (Rising Star) 



Kevin P. Allen, Business Litigation 

Scott D. Cessar, Construction Litigation

Dorothy A. Davis, Business Litigation

Sandy Brian Garfinkel, Business Litigation

John R. McGinley, Jr., Business Litigation

John F. Meck, Estate & Probate 

John J. Myers, Employment Litigation: Defense 

Christopher R. Opalinski, Construction Litigation 

Nancy L. Rackoff, Estate & Probate 

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 results of the survey will be published in a supplement to Philadelphia Magazine and Pittsburgh Magazine (selected attorneys in Pittsburgh only) as well as the Thomson Reuters Legal annual publication Pennsylvania and Delaware Super Lawyers Magazine.

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