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August 2020

Gordon & Rees Earns Top Ranking in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani is pleased to announce that 104 of its attorneys were listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 Edition, six of whom received "Lawyer of the Year" recognitions. Additionally, 37 Gordon & Rees attorneys were recognized in the inaugural edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 2021

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. For the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 9.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 67,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular recognition.

The following Gordon & Rees attorneys were recognized as Best Lawyers® 2021 "Lawyers of the Year" in their respective cities and practice areas:

Lawyers of the Year

Charleston
A. Victor Rawl Jr.
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions
- Defendants

Denver
John M. Palmeri
Legal Malpractice Law
- Defendants

Hartford
Cullen W. Guilmartin
Insurance Law

 

Hartford
John J. Robinson
Product Liability Litigation
- Defendants

San Diego
Jeffrey D. Cawdrey
Litigation - Bankruptcy

San Francisco
Charles S. Custer
Product Liability Litigation
- Defendants

 

The following Gordon & Rees attorneys were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 by their respective cities, practice areas, and the first year they were recognized. The attorneys bolded are listed for the first time this year. 

Atlanta
Chad A. Shultz (2011)
Arbitration
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Leslie K. Eason (2021)
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Austin
Leslie A. Benitez (2009)
Appellate Practice

Kenneth J. Ferguson (2005)
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions 
- Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation 
- Defendants
Product Liability Litigation 
- Defendants

Michael R. Klatt (2011)
Product Liability Litigation 
- Defendants

Boston
Jay S. Gregory (2011)
Construction Law
Ethics & Professional Responsibility Law
Litigation - Construction

Peter E. Strniste Jr. (2017)
Construction Law

Charleston
Joshua W. Dixon (2018)
Litigation - Labor and Employment
Qui Tam Law

Henry W. Frampton IV (2018)
Litigation - Labor and Employment

A. Victor Rawl, Jr. (2012)
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions
- Defendants

Susan Taylor Wall (2011)
Professional Malpractice Law 
- Defendants
Legal Malpractice Law 
- Defendants

Columbus
Gregory D. Brunton (2016)
Commercial Litigation
Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law

Dallas
Robert A. Bragalone (2021)
Employment Law - Management

Jason J. Irvin (2021)
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions
- Defendants

James A. Lowery (2014)
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions 
- Defendants

Michael J. Ramirez (2021)
Commercial Litigation

Edward M. Slaughter (2013)
Product Liability Litigation
- Defendants

Denver
Daniel E. Evans (2018)
Construction Law

Danielle A. Estenssoro (2021)
Workers' Compensation Law
- Employers

Franz Hardy (2016)
Commercial Litigation
Professional Malpractice Law 
- Defendants

Peggy E. Kozal (2020)
Health Care Law

John M. Palmeri (2011)
Commercial Transactions/UCC Law
Health Care Law
Legal Malpractice Law
- Defendants
Medical Malpractice Law
- Defendants
Professional Malpractice Law
- Defendants

Thomas B. Quinn (2011)
Legal Malpractice Law
- Defendants
Litigation - Health Care
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions
-Defendants
Product Liability Litigation
- Defendants

Tamara Hoffbuhr Seelman (2018)
Litigation - Securities

Florham Park, NJ
Michael S. Hanan (2021)*
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Elizabeth F. Lorell (2020)*
Insurance Law

Hartford, CT
Thomas C. Blatchley 2021
Insurance Law

Mitchell L. Fishberg (2013)
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Cullen W. Guilmartin (2018)
Insurance Law
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions
- Defendants
Product Liability Litigation
- Defendants

Todd R. Regan (2017)
Commercial Litigation 
Construction Law
Litigation - Construction

John J. Robinson (2018) 
Product Liability Litigation
- Defendants

Harrisburg, PA
Thomas M. Chairs (2020)
Professional Malpractice Law
- Defendants

Honolulu
Bennett J. Chin (2018)
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Litigation - Construction

Houston
Barry G. Flynn (2016)
Commercial Litigation

Irvine
Sean P. Flynn (2018)
Consumer Protection Law

James A. Marissen (2018)
Admiralty and Maritime Law

Carol P. Schaner (2016)
Litigation and Controversy - Tax

Las Vegas
Robert S. Larsen (2018)
Commercial Litigation

Robert E. Schumacher (2015)
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Corporate Law

Los Angeles
Ronald K. Alberts (2019)
Insurance Law

Calvin E. Davis (2018)
Commercial Litigation
Franchise Law

Margaret M. Drugan (2020)
Insurance Law

Brenda K. Radmacher (2021)
Construction Law

Stephen Ronk (2020)
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Louisville
Rheanne Dodson Falkner (2021)
Employment Law - Individuals
Employment Law - Management

Angela M. Richie (2021)
Litigation - Construction

Miami
David M. Gersten (2018)
Commercial Litigation

Lynn Maynard Gollin (2021)
Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights
- Insolvency & Reorganization Law

Jose I. Leon (2021)
Employment Law - Management

Joseph A. Sacher (2015)
Litigation - Securities

New Orleans
David S. Bland (2020)
Admiralty and Maritime Law
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Law
Litigation - Construction

 

New Orleans (continued)
Beau E. LeBlanc (2021)
Admiralty and Maritime Law

Oakland
Michael Pietrykowski (2017)
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions
- Defendants

Philadelphia
Michael J. Cawley (2018)
Insurance Law

Jacob C. Cohn (2016)*
Appellate Practice
Insurance Law

C. Tyler Havey (2020)*
Insurance Law

William C. Mills IV (2020)*
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions
- Defendants

Alexander Nemiroff (2018)*
Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

William Patrick Shelley (2006)*
Insurance Law

Phoenix
John Condrey (2013)
Construction Law

Pittsburgh
John G. Ebken (2021)
Commercial Litigation

Craig S. Heryford (2007)
Banking and Finance Law
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Andrew G. Kimball (2013)
Medical Malpractice Law
- Defendants

Edmund L. Olszewski
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions
- Defendants
Medical Malpractice Law
- Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation
- Defendants
Product Liability Litigation
- Defendants

Travis W. Smith (2017)
Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Craig W. Snethen (2018)
Employment Law - Management

Jeffrey R. Wilson (2011)
Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Portland
Nancy M. Erfle (2013)
Product Liability Litigation
- Defendants

Julie Bardacke Haddon (2021)
Litigation - Construction

Christopher E. Hawk (2020)
Employment Law - Management

Steven O. Rosen (2012)
Product Liability Litigation
- Defendants

Rapid City
Susan B. Meyer (2015)
Litigation - Intellectual Property

San Diego
Kevin W. Alexander (2015)
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions
- Defendants
Product Liability Litigation
- Defendants

Michelle R. Bernard (2018)
Insurance Law

Charles V. Berwanger (2020)
Commercial Litigation

Kathryn M.S. Catherwood (2018)
Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights
- Insolvency & Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy

Jeffrey D. Cawdrey (2020)
Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights
- Insolvency & Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Bankruptcy

Lara S. Garner (2020)
Litigation - Intellectual Property

Allison Jones (2021)
Product Liability Litigation
- Defendants

Matthew Kleiner (2020)
Insurance Law

James McMullen (2014)
Admiralty and Maritime Law
Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Mark A. Saxon (2015)
Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Thomas J. Stoddard (2018)
Product Liability Litigation 
- Defendants

Eric C. Young (2019)
Real Estate Law

P. Gerhardt Zacher (2011)
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions
- Defendants

San Francisco
Fletcher C. Alford (2018)
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions
-Defendants
Product Liability Litigation
- Defendants

Michael D. Bruno (2018)
Litigation - Labor and Employment

J. Dominic Campodonico (2016)
Product Liability Litigation
- Defendants

David C. Capell (2013)
Insurance Law

Sandi M. Colabianchi (2015)
Bankruptcy and Creditor
Debtor Rights/Insolvency
and Reorganization Law

Dion N. Cominos (2021)
Construction Law 

Charles S. Custer (2016)
Product Liability Litigation
- Defendants

Matthew S. Foy (2019)
Insurance Law

Stuart M. Gordon (2011)
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions
- Defendants
Product Liability Litigation
- Defendants

Doris Kaelin (2021)
Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights
- Insolvency & Reorganization Law

Michael T. Lucey (2014)
Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Jack B. McCowan II (2013)
Product Liability Litigation
- Defendants

Brian J. Mooney (2019)
Product Liability Litigation
- Defendants

Cheryl A. Morris (2021)
Admiralty and Maritime Law

William J. Peters (2018)
Litigation - Construction

Andrew I. Port (2019)
Admiralty and Maritime Law

Donald W. Rees (2021)
Insurance Law

James J. Tamulski (2006)
Admiralty and Maritime Law

Seattle
Kevin J. Craig (2016)
Environmental Law

Donald J. Verfurth (2016)
Litigation - Insurance

Williamsburg, VA
Susan Childers North (2018)
Employment Law - Individuals
Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

 

 

 

The following 37 Gordon & Rees attorneys were recognized in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers©: Ones to Watch, listed by their respective cities and practice areas: 

Alexandria, VA 
Ryan M. Poteet
Labor and Employment Law
- Management

Atlanta
Vernon Phillip Hill
Commercial Litigation
Labor and Employment Law
- Management

Burton F. Peebles
Commercial Litigation
Labor and Employment Law
- Management

Tiffany Taylor
Labor and Employment Law
- Management

Birmingham
Paige J. Casey
Labor and Employment Law
- Management

Boston
Stephen J. Orlando
Commercial Litigation

Chicago
Marissa Dellacroce
Commercial Litigation

Jennifer L. Goelz
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions
- Defendants
Product Liability Litigation
- Defendants

Florham Park, NJ
Stephanie M. Imbornone*
Commercial Litigation

Maxine Jordan Nicholas*
Labor and Employment Law
- Management

Hartford
Andrew D. Bullard
Insurance Law

Las Vegas
Dylan Houston
Labor and Employment Law
- Management

Wing Yan Wong
Commercial Litigation

Dione C. Wrenn
Labor and Employment Law
- Management

Jing Zhao
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Intellectual Property Law

Los Angeles
Tiffany Lee
Labor and Employment Law
- Management

Louisville
John D. Clay
Construction Law

 

 

 

 

New York
Timur Navruzov
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions
- Defendants

James F. Regan
Commercial Litigation

Jacqulyn N. Simmons*
Product Liability Litigation
- Defendants

Zachary M. Weisberg
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions
- Defendants

Lauren Conston Wilke*
Product Liability Litigation
- Plaintiffs

Philadelphia
Maureen M. Carr
Insurance Law

Kristen F. Mazzeo*
Product Liability Litigation
- Defendants

Eric C. Rosenberg*
Commercial Litigation
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions
- Defendants

Phoenix
Kara B. Kaplan
Commercial Litigation
Intellectual Property Law
Product Liability Litigation
- Defendants

Pittsburgh
Lee K. Goldfarb
Health Care Law

Portland
Richard P. Freud
Product Liability Litigation
- Defendants

Brian J. Kernan
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Labor and Employment
Product Liability Litigation
- Defendants

San Diego
Tiffany A. Chiu
Insurance Law

Oana Constantin
Professional Malpractice Law

Alison M. Pringle
Commercial Litigation

Casey Shaw
Administrative/Regulatory Law

San Francisco
Matthew D. Peng
Construction Law

Seattle
Nicole Demmon
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Williamsburg, VA
Brett C. Herbert
Commercial Litigation

Jesse D. Pound
Commercial Litigation

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