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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

Edward Blumstein

Edward Blumstein Mediation Services

1528 Walnut Street, Suite 1100
Philadelphia, PA 19102-3419

  • Family Law Mediation

Family Law Mediation
(2015, Philadelphia)

Dale M. Heist

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Cira Centre, 12th Floor
2929 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2891

  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent

Litigation - Patent
(2015, Philadelphia)

B. Christopher Lee

Jacoby Donner P.C.

1700 Market Street, Suite 3100
Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Construction Law
    • Arbitration and Mediation
    • Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
    • Commercial Development
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Construction Disputes
    • Contract Review and Negotiation
    • Contractors
  • Litigation - Construction

Litigation - Construction
(2015, Philadelphia)

David G. Mandelbaum

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Two Commerce Square, Suite 2700
2001 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Environmental Law
    • Administrative/Regulatory
    • Clean Water Act
    • Counseling
    • Enforcement Defense
    • Environmental Permitting
    • Litigation
    • RCRA/Hazardous Waste
    • Solid Waste
    • Superfunds/Environmental
      Remediation
    • Toxic Tort
    • Waste
    • Wetlands
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Water Law
    • Water Quality
    • Water Rights

Environmental Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

Richard G. Poulson

Willig, Williams & Davidson

1845 Walnut Street, 24th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Labor Law - Union

Labor Law - Union
(2015, Philadelphia)

Carol Nelson Shepherd

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 Law - Plaintiffs
(2015, Philadelphia)

James R. Williams

Cozen O'Connor

1900 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Real Estate Law
    • Commercial
    • Tax Certiorari

Real Estate Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

Michael E. Baughman

Pepper Hamilton LLP

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

  • Litigation - First Amendment
  • Media Law

Litigation - First Amendment
(2015, Philadelphia)

Alan D. Berkowitz

Dechert LLP

Cira Centre
2929 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2808

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

Litigation - Labor and Employment
(2015, Philadelphia)

Allen D. Black

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

One South Broad Street, Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19107

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
    • Class Actions
  • Litigation - Antitrust

Litigation - Antitrust
(2015, Philadelphia)

Stephen D. Brown

Dechert LLP

Cira Centre
2929 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2808

  • Antitrust Law
    • Antitrust/IP Intersection
    • Class Actions
    • Defendants
    • Defendants
    • Legal Malpractice
    • Litigation
    • White-Collar Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
    • Federal
    • Government Investigations
    • Litigation
  • Litigation - Antitrust

Antitrust Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

Lenard A. Cohen

The Law Offices of Lenard A. Cohen

1635 Market Street, 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants

Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
(2015, Philadelphia)

J. Gordon Cooney, Jr.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

1701 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2921

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
    • Defendants
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
(2015, Philadelphia)

Anthony C. DeCusatis

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

1701 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2921

  • Energy Law
    • Electricity
    • Litigation
  • Water Law

Energy Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

John C. Dodds

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

1701 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2921

  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Criminal Defense: White-Collar
(2015, Philadelphia)

Bonnie Glantz Fatell

Blank Rome LLP

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

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

Steven B. Feirson

Dechert LLP

Cira Centre
2929 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2808

  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
    • Securities
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Securities

Corporate Governance Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

Michael D. Fishbein

Levin, Fishbein, Sedran & Berman

510 Walnut Street, Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3697

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
(2015, Philadelphia)

Charles F. Forer

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

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

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation

Arbitration
(2015, Philadelphia)

Stephen M. Foxman

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

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

  • Corporate Law
    • Closely-Held Businesses
    • Corporate Finance
    • Executive Compensation
    • General Corporate
    • Information Technology
    • Intellectual Property
    • International
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Real Estate
    • Securities
    • Technology
    • Transactions
    • Venture Capital
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law

Securities / Capital Markets Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

Abraham J. Gafni

ADR Options, Inc.

Two Commerce Square, Suite 1100
2001 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7044

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation

Mediation
(2015, Philadelphia)

Frederick J. Gerhart

Dechert LLP

Cira Centre
2929 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2808

  • Non-Profit / Charities Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Non-Profit / Charities Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

David A. Gerson

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

1701 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2921

  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
    • Leveraged Buyouts
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Private Equity
    • Restructurings
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    • Private Equity
    • Securities
    • Transactions
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
    • Capital Markets
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Private Equity
  • Securities Regulation

Mergers and Acquisitions Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

Kevin P. Gilboy

Gilboy & Gilboy LLP

Two Logan Square, Suite 730
100 North 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Trusts and Estates

Trusts and Estates
(2015, Philadelphia)

James A. Goniea

Wiggin and Dana LLP

Two Liberty Place
50 South 16th Street, Suite 2925
Philadelphia, PA 19102

  • Franchise Law

Franchise Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

M. Duncan Grant

Pepper Hamilton LLP

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

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Securities

Litigation - Securities
(2015, Philadelphia)

Neil J. Hamburg

Hamburg & Golden, P.C.

1601 Market Street, Suite 3310
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1443

  • Education Law
    • Higher Education
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
    • Employment

Employment Law - Individuals
(2015, 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

Litigation - Intellectual Property
(2015, Philadelphia)

Alexander Kerr

McCarter & English, LLP

BNY Mellon Center, Suite 700
1735 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
    • Class Actions
    • Complex Litigation
    • Corporate Governance
    • Fraud
    • Insurance
    • Securities
    • Stockholders' Suits
  • Litigation - Securities

Bet-the-Company Litigation
(2015, Philadelphia)

Robert P. Krauss

Ballard Spahr LLP

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

  • Gaming Law

Gaming Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

Jon Landau

Baumann, Landau & Simon

190 North Independence Mall West, Suite 602
Philadelphia, PA 19106

  • Immigration Law

Immigration Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

Edward I. Leeds

Ballard Spahr LLP

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

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

Bruce R. Lesser

Blank Rome LLP

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

  • Banking and Finance Law
    • Acquisition Finance
    • Asset-Based Lending
    • Finance

Banking and Finance Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

Brian J. McMonagle

Law Offices of McMonagle, Perri, McHugh & Mischak, P.C.

One Penn Square West, Suite 701
30 South 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

  • Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar
(2015, Philadelphia)

Daniel A. Monaco

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

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

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

Patent Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

Christopher J. Moran

Pepper Hamilton LLP

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

  • Employment Law - Management

Employment Law - Management
(2015, Philadelphia)

Henry N. Nassau

Dechert LLP

Cira Centre
2929 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2808

  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Corporate Compliance Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

Joseph E. O'Neil

Lavin, O'Neil, Cedrone & DiSipio PC

190 North Independence Mall West, Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA 19106

  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
(2015, Philadelphia)

Michael J. Ossip

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

1701 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2921

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

Labor Law - Management
(2015, Philadelphia)

Richard S. Perelman

Ballard Spahr LLP

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

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Equipment Finance Law

Equipment Finance Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

Marc S. Raspanti

Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP

1818 Market Street, Suite 3402
Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Health Care Law
    • Litigation

Health Care Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

Carmen J. Romano

Dechert LLP

Cira Centre
2929 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2808

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

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

James R. Ronca

Anapol Schwartz

1710 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
(2015, Philadelphia)

Deena Jo Schneider

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

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

  • Appellate Practice

Appellate Practice
(2015, Philadelphia)

James C. Schwartzman

Stevens & Lee P.C.

1818 Market Street, 29th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
    • Lawyer Ethics
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
    • Lawyer Ethics

Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

David Shechtman

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

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

  • Tax Law

Tax Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

Howard L. Shecter

Reed Smith LLP

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

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Corporate Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

David Smith

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

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

  • Commercial Litigation
    • Securities
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Real Estate

Litigation - Real Estate
(2015, Philadelphia)

Claudia Z. Springer

Reed Smith LLP

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

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy

Litigation - Bankruptcy
(2015, Philadelphia)

Marc S. Stein

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

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

  • Municipal Law
  • Public Finance Law

Public Finance Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

Andrew J. Stern

Kline & Specter, P.C.

1525 Locust Street, 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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

Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
(2015, Philadelphia)

Cherry Hill, NJ

John L. Slimm

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin

Woodland Falls Corporate Park, Suite 300
200 Lake Drive East
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

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  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
(2015, Philadelphia)

James H. Landgraf

Dilworth Paxson LLP

LibertyView, Suite 700
457 Haddonfield Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

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  • Construction Law
  • Litigation - Construction

Construction Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

Haddonfield, NJ

Christopher R. Gibson

Archer & Greiner, P.C.

One Centennial Square
33 East Euclid Avenue
Haddonfield, NJ 08033

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  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation - Environmental

Litigation - Environmental
(2015, Philadelphia)

Ellis I. Medoway

Archer & Greiner, P.C.

One Centennial Square
33 East Euclid Avenue
Haddonfield, NJ 08033

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  • Insurance Law
    • Appellate
    • Commercial
    • Liability Insurance
    • Litigation
    • Professional Liability

Insurance Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

Glenn A. Henkel

Kulzer & Di Padova, PA

76 Euclid Avenue, Suite 300
Haddonfield, NJ 08033-2342

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  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Non-Profit / Charities Law
    • Charitable Gift Planning
    • Private Foundations
    • Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Trusts and Estates

Litigation - Trusts and Estates
(2015, Philadelphia)

Bryn Mawr, PA

Gary A. Rosen

Law Offices of Gary A. Rosen, P.C.

26 Summit Grove Avenue, Suite 217
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

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

Copyright Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

Doylestown, PA

Jeffrey M. Williams

Williams Family Law, P.C.

43 North Pine Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

  • Family Law

Family Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

Lansdale, PA

J. Edmund Mullin

Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin, PC

ACTS Center-Blue Bell
375 Morris Road
P.O. Box 1479
Lansdale, PA 19446-0773

  • Land Use and Zoning Law

Land Use and Zoning Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

Malvern, PA

Kevin R. Casey

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP

Great Valley Corporate Center
30 Valley Stream Parkway
Malvern, PA 19355-1481

  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Patent Law
  • Trademark Law

Trademark Law
(2015, Philadelphia)

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