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Lawyer of the Year

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant.

Lawyers being honored as “Lawyer of the Year” are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the exhaustive peer-review assessments we conduct with thousands of leading lawyers each year. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

Best Lawyers® began designating “Lawyers of the Year” in the U.S. in high-profile legal practice areas in 2009. Since then, we have extended this honor to many other countries where the Best Lawyers peer-review process is conducted as well.

We continue to believe — as we have believed for over 30 years — that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. The Editors of Best Lawyers would like to congratulate all of the lawyers who have been selected as “Lawyers of the Year” for 2014.

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Philadelphia, PA

Stephen G. Console

Console Law Offices LLC

1525 Locust Street, Ninth Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Litigation - Labor and Employment
(2014, Philadelphia)

A. Roy DeCaro

Raynes McCarty

1845 Walnut Street, 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
    • Automobile Collision
    • Aviation Litigation
    • Brain Injury
    • Catastrophic Injury
    • Civil Litigation
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Premises Liability
    • Wrongful Death

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
(2014, Philadelphia)

Joseph A. Dworetzky

Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller

One Logan Square, 27th Floor
18th & Cherry Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103-6933

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Chapter 12
    • Commercial
    • Creditors' Rights
    • Debtors' Rights
    • Health Care
    • Litigation
    • Real Estate
    • Workouts and Restructurings
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy

Litigation - Bankruptcy
(2014, Philadelphia)

Stuart F. Ebby

Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller

One Logan Square, 27th Floor
18th & Cherry Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103-6933

  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law
    • Commercial
    • Finance
    • Tax Certiorari
    • Transactions

Real Estate Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

H. Robert Fiebach

Cozen O'Connor

1900 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities

Litigation - Real Estate
(2014, Philadelphia)

Paul M. Fires

Weber Gallagher

2000 Market Street, Suite 1300
Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
    • Insurance
    • Litigation
    • Professional Ethics and
      Responsibility
    • Risk Management

Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
(2014, Philadelphia)

Harold I. Goodman

Raynes McCarty

1845 Walnut Street, 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Employment Law - Individuals

Employment Law - Individuals
(2014, Philadelphia)

John G. Harkins, Jr.

Harkins Cunningham LLP

4000 Two Commerce Square
2001 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7044

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Appellate
    • Defendants
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Mediation

Litigation - Securities
(2014, Philadelphia)

Susan K. Hoffman

Littler Mendelson P.C.

Three Parkway, Suite 1400
1601 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
    • Litigation
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - ERISA

Litigation - ERISA
(2014, Philadelphia)

Ronald L. Panitch

Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

One Commerce Square, Suite 2200
2005 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7013

  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Patent Law
  • Trademark Law

Litigation - Patent
(2014, Philadelphia)

Roberta D. Pichini

Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig LLP

1845 Walnut Street, 21st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
    • Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
(2014, Philadelphia)

Ronald P. Schiller

Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller

One Logan Square, 27th Floor
18th & Cherry Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103-6933

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law

Insurance Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

Daniel Segal

Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller

One Logan Square, 27th Floor
18th & Cherry Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103-6933

  • First Amendment Law
    • Constitutional
    • Defamation
    • Litigation
  • Litigation - First Amendment
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property

First Amendment Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

Ann G. Verber

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

One Penn Center, 19th Floor
1617 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1895

  • Family Law
    • Alimony
    • Child Custody
    • Child Support
    • Divorce
    • Domestic Relations
    • Enforcement and Modification
    • Equitable Division
    • Marital Settlement Agreements
    • Prenuptial Agreements
    • Relocation
  • Family Law Mediation

Family Law Mediation
(2014, Philadelphia)

Barry M. Abelson

Pepper Hamilton LLP

3000 Two Logan Square
18th and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2799

  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
    • Securities
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law

Corporate Governance Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

Halmon L. Banks III

Banks Law

Two Logan Square, Suite 1910
100 North 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants

Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
(2014, Philadelphia)

Michael L. Banks

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

1701 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2921

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Employment Law - Management
(2014, Philadelphia)

Bonnie Allyn Barnett

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

One Logan Square, Suite 2000
Philadelphia, PA 19103-6996

  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation - Environmental

Environmental Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

Albert G. Bixler

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

Two Liberty Place, 22nd Floor
50 South 16th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
(2014, Philadelphia)

Nicholas M. Centrella

Conrad O'Brien PC

Centre Square, West Tower, Suite 3900
1500 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102-2100

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
(2014, Philadelphia)

Stanley H. Cohen

Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.

1635 Market Street, 12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2212

  • Copyright Law
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Trademark Law

Copyright Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

Joseph J. Costello

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

1701 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2921

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
    • Litigation
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

Brian D. Doerner

Ballard Spahr LLP

1735 Market Street, 51st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7599

  • Securities / Capital Markets Law

Securities / Capital Markets Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

Jules Epstein

Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing & Feinberg LLP

The Cast Iron Building, Suite 501
718 Arch Street South
Philadelphia, PA 19106

  • Appellate Practice
    • Criminal Appeals
  • Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar
(2014, Philadelphia)

Marc A. Feller

Dilworth Paxson LLP

1500 Market Street, Suite 3500-E
Philadelphia, PA 19102

  • Public Finance Law

Public Finance Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

Lawrence J. Fox

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

One Logan Square, Suite 2000
Philadelphia, PA 19103-6996

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
    • Litigation

Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

Carl H. Fridy

Ballard Spahr LLP

1735 Market Street, 51st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7599

  • Banking and Finance Law
    • Asset-Based Lending
    • Finance
    • Loan Documentation
    • Structured Finance
  • Equipment Finance Law

Equipment Finance Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

George G. Gordon

Dechert LLP

Cira Centre
2929 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2808

  • Antitrust Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust

Antitrust Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

Roberta Jacobs-Meadway

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

Two Liberty Place, 22nd Floor
50 South 16th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

  • Copyright Law
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Trademark Law

Trademark Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

Howard M. Klein

Conrad O'Brien PC

Centre Square, West Tower, Suite 3900
1500 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102-2100

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
(2014, Philadelphia)

Justin P. Klein

Ballard Spahr LLP

1735 Market Street, 51st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7599

  • Corporate Law
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Securities
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

Donald W. Kramer

Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads LLP

Avenue Of The Arts
123 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19109

  • Non-Profit / Charities Law

Non-Profit / Charities Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

Gregory J. Lavorgna

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

One Logan Square, Suite 2000
Philadelphia, PA 19103-6996

  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Patent Law

Patent Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

Roberta D. Liebenberg

Fine, Kaplan and Black, R.P.C.

One South Broad Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19107

  • Antitrust Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Antitrust

Litigation - Antitrust
(2014, Philadelphia)

Barbara W. Mather

Pepper Hamilton LLP

3000 Two Logan Square
18th and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2799

  • Antitrust Law
  • Arbitration
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
    • Antitrust
    • Trade Regulation
  • Mediation

Bet-the-Company Litigation
(2014, Philadelphia)

Daniel O'Donnell

Dechert LLP

Cira Centre
2929 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2808

  • Corporate Law
    • Corporate Finance
    • General Corporate
    • Leveraged Buyouts
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Private Equity
    • Private Funds
    • Transactions
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
    • Restructurings
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
    • Leveraged Buyouts

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

Bennett G. Picker

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP

2005 Market Street, Suite 2600
Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation

Arbitration
(2014, Philadelphia)

Catherine M. Recker

Welsh & Recker

2000 Market Street, Suite 2903
Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar
    • Grand Jury
    • State and Federal
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Criminal Defense: White-Collar
(2014, Philadelphia)

William J. Ricci

Ricci, Tyrrell, Johnson & Grey LLC

Eight Penn Center, Suite 2000
1618 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
(2014, Philadelphia)

Stephen D. Schrier

Blank Rome LLP

One Logan Square
130 North 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-6998

  • Gaming Law
    • Casino
    • Internet Casino Law
    • Licensing
    • Litigation

Gaming Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

Alan Singer

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

1701 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2921

  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation

Corporate Compliance Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

Carl A. Solano

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

1600 Market Street, Suite 3600
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7286

  • Appellate Practice
    • First Amendment
  • Litigation - First Amendment

Litigation - First Amendment
(2014, Philadelphia)

Henry J. Sommer

7118 McCallum Street
Philadelphia, PA 19119

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

Joan N. Stern

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

Two Liberty Place, 22nd Floor
50 South 16th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

  • Banking and Finance Law
    • Bond Finance
    • Conduit Lending
    • Debt Finance
    • Economic Development
    • Finance
    • Securities
    • Structured Finance
    • Transactions
    • Utility Finance
  • Public Finance Law

Banking and Finance Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

Dennis R. Suplee

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

1600 Market Street, Suite 3600
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7286

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
    • Appellate
    • Intellectual Property
    • Product Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
    • Antitrust
    • Appellate
    • Civil Litigation
    • Complex Litigation
    • Covenants Not to Compete
    • Insurance
    • Intellectual Property
    • Mass Tort
    • Product Liability
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property

Litigation - Intellectual Property
(2014, Philadelphia)

Gary M. Tocci

Reed Smith LLP

Three Logan Square
1717 Arch Street, Suite 3100
Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Union
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Labor Law - Union
(2014, Philadelphia)

Howard D. Venzie, Jr.

Venzie, Phillips & Warshawer, P.C.

2032 Chancellor Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Arbitration
  • Construction Law
  • Mediation

Construction Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

Sol H. Weiss

Anapol Schwartz

1710 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
    • Class Actions
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Product Liability
    • Toxic Tort

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
(2014, Philadelphia)

Diane M. Welsh

JAMS

1717 Arch Street, Suite 3810
Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Mediation

Mediation
(2014, Philadelphia)

Ronald M. Wiener

Drucker Beckman & Sobel, LLP

1600 Market Street, Suite 3300
Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Tax Law
    • Defendants
    • Partnership
    • Professionalism in Tax Practice
    • Property Tax
    • Tax Disputes
    • Tax Planning

Tax Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

Barton J. Winokur

Dechert LLP

Cira Centre
2929 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2808

  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Corporate Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

Cherry Hill, NJ

Ira G. Megdal

Cozen O'Connor

LibertyView, Suite 300
457 Haddonfield Road
P.O. Box 5459
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-0480

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  • Energy Law

Energy Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

Carl D. Poplar

Carl D. Poplar, P.A.

1010 Kings Highway South, Building One
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

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  • Appellate Practice
  • Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • DUI/DWI Defense
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Appellate Practice
(2014, Philadelphia)

Haddonfield, NJ

Lee M. Hymerling

Archer & Greiner, P.C.

One Centennial Square
33 East Euclid Avenue
Haddonfield, NJ 08033

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  • Family Law
    • Alimony
    • Child Custody
    • Divorce
    • Domestic Relations
    • Equitable Division
    • Litigation
    • Marital Settlement Agreements
    • Relocation

Family Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

Marlton, NJ

Richard M. Hluchan

Hyland Levin LLP

6000 Sagemore Drive, Suite 6301
Marlton, NJ 08053-3900

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  • Environmental Law
    • Administrative/Regulatory
    • Clean Water Act
    • Coastal Zone Management
    • Endangered Species
    • Environmental Permitting
    • Land Use and Zoning
    • Litigation
    • Solid Waste
    • Water Rights
    • Wetlands
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Natural Resources Law

Litigation - Environmental
(2014, Philadelphia)

Westmont, NJ

William M. Tambussi

Brown & Connery, LLP

360 Haddon Avenue
P.O. Box 539
Westmont, NJ 08108

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  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management

Labor Law - Management
(2014, Philadelphia)

Blue Bell, PA

Robert A. Korn

Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C.

Union Meeting Corporate Center, Suite 200
910 Harvest Drive
P.O. Box 3037
Blue Bell, PA 19422

  • Construction Law
  • Litigation - Construction

Litigation - Construction
(2014, Philadelphia)

Doylestown, PA

John A. VanLuvanee

Eastburn & Gray P.C.

60 East Court Street
P.O. Box 1389
Doylestown, PA 18901-0137

  • Land Use and Zoning Law

Land Use and Zoning Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

Horsham, PA

Harris J. Chernow

Chernow Kapustin, LLC

721 Dresher Road, Suite 1100
Horsham, PA 19044

  • Franchise Law

Franchise Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

Jenkintown, PA

Wendy Castor Hess

Goldblum & Hess

Jenkintown Plaza, Suite 380
101 Greenwood Avenue
Jenkintown, PA 19046

  • Immigration Law
    • Business
    • Employment
    • Entrepreneurial
    • Family Based
    • Labor
    • Physicians

Immigration Law
(2014, Philadelphia)

Radnor, PA

Christopher H. Gadsden

Gadsden Schneider & Woodward LLP

201 King Of Prussia Road, Suite 100
Radnor, PA 19087-5152

  • Trusts and Estates

Trusts and Estates
(2014, Philadelphia)

West Conshohocken, PA

Margaret E. W. Sager

Heckscher Teillon Terrill & Sager, P.C.

100 Four Falls, Suite 300
West Conshohocken, PA 19428

  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Trusts and Estates

Litigation - Trusts and Estates
(2014, Philadelphia)

Stewart M. Weintraub

Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry

300 Conshohocken State Road, Suite 570
West Conshohocken, PA 19428

  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Tax Law
    • Appellate
    • Controversy
    • Income Tax
    • Litigation
    • Property Tax
    • Services
    • State and Local Tax
    • Tax Disputes

Litigation and Controversy - Tax
(2014, Philadelphia)

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