Pennsylvania Super Lawyers recognizes 28 Eckert Seamans attorneys from Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh offices

The national law firm of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC is pleased to announce that 28 attorneys from the firm’s Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh offices were recently selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters.

Notably, Peter J. Hoffman, a member in the firm’s Philadelphia office, was selected for inclusion as one of Super Lawyers’ “Top 100 in Pennsylvania” and “Top 100 in Philadelphia.”

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

Stephen M. Foxman, Business/Corporate

David B. Gornish, Intellectual Property (Rising Star)

Eli Granek, Civil Litigation (Rising Star)

Edward A. Gray, Civil Litigation Defense

Peter J. Hoffman, Civil Litigation Defense

David Laigaie, Criminal Defense: White Collar

Jeffrey P. Lewis, Civil Litigation: Defense

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

John E. Quinn, Employment & Labor

Joan N. Stern, Government Finance

Karen Lee “Kitt” Turner, Bankruptcy: Business



Mark A. Fontana, Employment & Labor

Casey A. Coyle, Business Litigation (Rising Star)



Kevin P. Allen, Business Litigation

Timothy F. Burke, Estate & Probate

Scott D. Cessar, Construction Litigation

Elizabeth Martin Colombo, Business/Corp (Rising Star)

Dorothy A. Davis, Business Litigation

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

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

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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