1 a special advertising supplement to the Inquirer PENNSYLVANIA / 2012 SUPERLAWYERS.COM THE ANNUAL LIST The Top Attorneys in Pennsylvania INCLUDING: RISING STARS CALM IN THE COURTROOM Bill Hangley wins cases with conversation
2 SEATED (L TO R): Martina W. McLaughlin, Mark J. LeWinter*, A. Roy DeCaro*, Stephen E. Raynes*, Harold I. Goodman*; STANDING: Daniel Bencivenga, Eugene D. McGurk Jr.*, Timothy R. Lawn*, Gerald A. McHugh Jr.*, Martin K. Brigham*, Charles P. Hehmeyer*, Joseph Z. Traub, Regina M. Foley* *CHOSEN TO 2012 SUPER LAWYERS TOP 100 PA, TOP 100 PHIL. RAYNES MCCARTY PHILADELPHIA WITH GREAT SUCCESS COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY. The lawyers at Raynes McCarty are known for the outstanding results they achieve for their clients, and for the dignity and professionalism they bring to representing victims of serious injury. Last year was no different, marked by confidential, record-setting seven- and eight-figure recoveries throughout the United States. As members of a profession, however, lawyers have an obligation beyond achieving success in individual cases. One defining characteristic of Raynes McCarty is the public and community service rendered by its lawyers and staff a hallmark embraced and promoted by its late founder Arthur Raynes. This year, to honor Arthur s memory and to embrace the ideal of equal access to justice for all citizens, the firm s lawyers made a $200,000 leadership gift toward the construction of the new Community Legal Services Law Center North. Continuing that legacy of excellence, Mark LeWinter has joined the firm s products liability and workplace safety group, which secured over $90 million in recoveries for clients in the past two years. LeWinter s arrival raises the number of Raynes McCarty Super Lawyers honorees to ten Walnut St., Suite 2000, PA PH: (215) FX: (215) raynesmccarty.com 2 superlawyers.com ATTORNEYS SELECTED TO SUPER LAWYERS WERE CHOSEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCESS ON PAGE 14.
4 2012 SUPER LAWYERS / PENNSYLVANIA 2012 TABLE OF CONTENTS COVER STORY 10 CALM IN THE COURTROOM Trial lawyer Bill Hangley wins cases with conversation and charm. BY NICK DIULIO LAWYERS DID NOT PAY TO BE INCLUDED IN THE EDITORIAL FEATURES, DEPARTMENTS OR SUPER LAWYERS LISTS PRESENTED ON THIS TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE. COVER AND TABLE OF CONTENTS PHOTOGRAPHY BY LUIGI CIUFFETELLI DEPARTMENTS 6 BRIEFS Rising Stars Spotlight: Adam Bonin safeguards blogs from campaign finance law; Pro Bono: Law student John Rafferty aids the powerless. BY AMY KATES 8 Q&A: PHILADELPHIA BORN AND BRED Workers comp attorney Samuel H. Pond, one of the founders of Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano, draws on his blue-collar background to create a successful practice. INTERVIEW CONDUCTED AND EDITED BY ROSS PFUND THE ANNUAL LIST 14 SELECTION PROCESS SUPER LAWYERS 16 THE TOP LISTS 24 LISTED BY AREA OF PRACTICE RISING STARS 58 LISTED BY AREA OF PRACTICE VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER Barb Lammers McGivern SENIOR DIRECTOR Heather Walker PUBLISHER Cindy Larson EDITORIAL EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Adam Wahlberg EDITOR Ross Pfund MANAGING EDITOR/FEATURES Michael Maupin MANAGING EDITOR/SPECIAL SECTIONS Amy Kates CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Nyssa Gesch, Erik Lundegaard, Beth Taylor EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS Betsy Graca, Adrienne Schofhauser PHOTOGRAPHY Luigi Ciuffetelli, Jeff Swensen CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Nick DiUlio OPERATIONS DIRECTOR OF DATABASE OPERATIONS Evan Kentop DIRECTOR OF ONLINE OPERATIONS Garth Gillespie ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER/OPERATIONS Carrie Hagstrom SENIOR RESEARCH SPECIALIST Michael Klick RESEARCH TEAM LEAD Laura Roepke RESEARCH EDITORS Chris Cheng, Johanna Grosse, Jill Steward, Todd Wiersma DATA ADMINISTRATORS Traci Davey, Cale Millberry DATA SPECIALISTS Beth Callentine, Mary Cheam PROFILE PROOFING COORDINATOR Erika Skornia-Olsen ONLINE APPLICATION DEVELOPER David Malouf PRODUCTION PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Linda Eklund SENIOR PRODUCTION MANAGERS Tina Justison, Barbie Lefrancois PRODUCTION MANAGERS Alicia Collins, Todd Proud MANAGER OF ART & PRODUCTION Erica Sorrentino GRAPHIC DESIGNER Rich Ganzman PRODUCTION Victoria Balque-Burns, Amy Bleacher, Tim Knecht, Michael Machin PROFILE PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR Michael Pease PROFILE PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS Alison Iwata, Rachel Miller ADVERTISING SENIOR ASSOCIATE PUBLISHERS/ADVERTISING Richard Ausman, Dave Burris, June Ford, Nick Hansen, Matthew Kusilek, Camille Lane, Amy Omenn, Kathy Schwab, Jessica Vanderzanden ASSOCIATE PUBLISHERS/ADVERTISING Christopher Castleberry, Jennifer Emmerich, Rob Poncin, Sarah Radish SENIOR MARKETER Janette McGowan ADVERTISING & MARKETING Ashley Armstrong, Rebecca Hanoski, Mari Henderson, Therese Manzer, Caroline Moran, Katie Wold ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER Steve Stauff Super Lawyers magazine is published monthly or more; each issue is devoted and distributed to varying locations throughout the U.S. by Super Lawyers, 610 Opperman Drive, Eagan, MN 55123; Toll-free: (877) ; Fax: (651) ; superlawyers.com. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Super Lawyers: Circulation Coordinator, 100 W. Harrison, N. Tower, Suite 340, Seattle, WA 98119; ISSN Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business. All rights reserved. SUPER LAWYERS, A THOMSON REUTERS SERVICE PREPARED THIS SPECIAL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT. THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER DID NOT CONTRIBUTE TO THE REPORTING, EDITING OR SALES OF THIS PUBLICATION. 4 superlawyers.com ATTORNEYS SELECTED TO SUPER LAWYERS WERE CHOSEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCESS ON PAGE 14.
5 Howard G. Silverman Kane & Silverman, P.C. HaGGerty & Silverman, P.C. PHiladelPHia / marlton / lancaster LeveLing the playing field between corporate america and the general public Howard G. Silverman has devoted more than 25 years to helping those who have suffered catastrophic injuries and economic damages due to the wrongful conduct of large corporations, hospitals and insurance companies. He has successfully represented thousands of clients since 1986, inspired by his belief that the general public deserves the same quality legal representation available to large companies. During his career, Silverman has assisted individuals and small businesses in recovering more than $100 million in insurance coverage. In his first two years of practice, Silverman worked for a firm that represented large corporations, personally experiencing the inequities of the legal system. Silverman recognized that the general public was at a disadvantage, and he set out to level the playing field and provide his clients with the same quality of legal representation enjoyed by insurance companies and large corporations. As managing partner and lead trial attorney for the firms Kane & Silverman, P.C. in, and Haggerty & Silverman, P.C. in Lancaster County, Silverman shares his philosophy and work ethic with a talented group of lawyers, paralegals and other professionals. He has implemented a team-oriented approach that ensures that each piece of information relative to a case is thoroughly considered and analyzed by all members of the legal team. This careful insight into the details of each case, along with a passion for the pursuit of justice and his excellent reputation in the legal community, has allowed Silverman to represent thousands of clients and obtain numerous significant financial recoveries on their behalf. In addition to his recognition in 2012 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Silverman has been offered membership in the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums and is listed in the Martindale- Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for the highest level of legal ability and adherence to professional standards. Silverman has also been named one of the Top Attorneys in Pennsylvania by the American Registry, and his Lancaster firm Haggerty & Silverman P.C. has been voted the No.1 law firm in Lancaster County for four consecutive years. Kane & SiLverman, p.c Pennsylvania Ave.,, PA PH: (215) FX: (215) One Eves Drive, Suite 111, Marlton, NJ PH: (856) FX: (856) palegaladvice.com haggerty & SiLverman, p.c. 240 N. Duke St., Lancaster, PA PH: (717) FX: (717) haggertylaw.com super LAWYERS / Pennsylvania
6 BRIEFS special advertising supplement RISING STARS SPOTLIGHT DEFENDING THE BLOGOSPHERE HOW ADAM BONIN SAFEGUARDED BLOGS FROM CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW BY AMY KATES When the Federal Election Commission (FEC) announced in 2005 that it was going to determine standards for applying campaign finance law to the Internet, Adam Bonin had a hunch. The bloggers could be screwed by this, he says. Just screwed. Bonin learned about the importance of the Internet as a campaign tool while working on Joe Hoeffel s U.S. Senate bid in When a friend of his, blogger Duncan Black of Eschaton blog, realized how he and other political bloggers would be affected by the new rules, he helped recruit fellow bloggers Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, founder of Daily Kos, and Matt Stoller (MyDD.com) to the cause. Bonin represented all three pro bono before the FEC. There was language in early drafts of the rulemaking that would have forced all bloggers involved in politics, and certainly those involved in fundraising, to register with the federal government as political action committees, to disclose all of their activities to comply with record-keeping requirements some really outlandish, excessive stuff, Bonin says. We maintained that the proper way to treat bloggers under the law was the same as how traditional media were already treated, which is that when a newspaper runs an editorial on behalf of a candidate or when a radio talk show host encourages fundraising on behalf of a candidate, that s exempt from campaign finance law. Bonin, who s been a political junkie ever since the only way to get political news was the thump of The Inquirer landing at the door, hoped the case would help raise his profile in the political legal arena an area he wanted to add to his 9/11 litigation and other commercial litigation work at Cozen O Connor. I was hoping to be able to market myself as an expert, he says. Turns out he marketed himself too well. We had won so thoroughly that there wasn t much left for me to do as a lawyer, he says with a laugh. There weren t going to be clients who needed me to navigate this space because the rules were clear and [bloggers] were exempt. Soon, though, Bonin was landing clients outside of the blogosphere. Local PACs, local candidates whom I worked with on a variety of campaign finance and election law matters. Daily Kos became a paying client as they grew, he says. As the niche practice grew, it became clear that his work was incompatible with Cozen. There were business conflicts that quite understandably came into play, which restricted my ability to add particular clients, Bonin says. But I didn t want to be a political lawyer who wasn t practicing political law. So Cozen, whom he lauds for its entrepreneurial spirit and support, struck him a sweet deal: leave the firm but become a tenant, and retain clients on campaign finance, lobbying and related work. Officially a solo act as of January 2012, business is good. I don t think that I ve had a typical day yet, especially right now, in the middle of election season, Bonin says. Although he s tight-lipped about his clients, he says a lot of his workload is advising them about ballot access issues. He also works in political compliance; federal, state and local campaign finance law; pay-to-play laws; and federal, state and local lobbying laws. Bonin, a prolific political blogger in his own right he sits on Daily Kos masthead as a contributing writer and serves as its general counsel of litigation has no aspirations to run for office. But if he does, he might have one serious VIP in his corner. Once he was just the guy teaching election law, Bonin says of Professor Barack Obama, whom he cites as an engaged, smart teacher with a quick, sharp, sarcastic sense of humor. Bonin took two classes with Obama. I did B+ level work, Bonin says. I wasn t his favorite, although I saw him in 2004 when he came to to campaign for Hoeffel and in 2007 when he started his presidential campaign, and he remembered me both times. 6 superlawyers.com ATTORNEYS SELECTED TO SUPER LAWYERS WERE CHOSEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCESS ON PAGE 14.
7 BRIEFS 2011 PRO BONO AWARD RECIPIENT BECOMING A VOICE LAW STUDENT JOHN RAFFERTY S MISSION: HELP THE POWERLESS BY AMY KATES In 2008, John Rafferty was the legal officer aboard a Navy frigate in Japan. As we pulled into ports in Southeast Asia, I routinely saw many young girls crowding the piers as ships would come in, he says. It wasn t just Navy ships; it was any ship. And I began asking questions about why there were so many young females regularly available. Those questions led him to read Good News About Injustice by Gary Haugen, which chronicles the atrocities of human trafficking. As he closed the book, his life s mission opened up before him. I think that being able to pursue one s passions with one s whole heart and mind and strength is important, he says. And when I see people restrained this idea of slavery and the idea of capturing others and using them for profit was the antithesis of something so dear to my heart. When Rafferty was reassigned to a mine countermeasures squadron on the island state of Bahrain in the Persian Gulf, he couldn t shake Good News. So he went to work. After receiving permission from his on-base JAG, he called the U.S. Embassy and asked what it was doing to help Bahrain improve its fight against trafficking. The answer was: not much, due to time and resource constraints. But he was directed toward the Migrant Workers Protection Society, Bahrain s largest migrant-worker-focused nongovernmental organization. I started going to the labor camps, where men from India and Bangladesh and Pakistan were living, where they had been more or less imported to, to work six or seven days a week under the hot Middle Eastern sun, Rafferty says. Many times their passports and visas were confiscated at the airport by their employers, and Bahrain unfortunately criminalizes any immigrant employee who leaves their employer. So if any employee complains about not getting paid or that their documents were confiscated, the employer can just simply report them to the police as a dissenter, and they will be thrown in prison and literally forgotten about. Frustrated at the living conditions of the camps these were places that we wouldn t even put animals in the U.S., he says and the lack of access that the workers had to the criminal justice system, Rafferty resolved to go to law school. I had to become a voice, he says. So I studied, took the LSAT and sent all my law school applications, from Bahrain. On break from school, he s continued his mission. One summer in Ecuador, he served at a shelter for victims of sex trafficking. It was heartbreaking to be standing in front of 13- and 14-year-olds knowing that they were previously working as sex slaves in brothels in the streets, Rafferty says. But on the other hand, it was really empowering and inspiring to see their desire to make something more positive of their lives. He also organized a spring break service trip to provide legal services to farm workers in Central Florida, where he and a group of students, law professors and interpreters met with low-wage workers who had never had access to legal assistance. The ratio of labor-trafficking victims versus sex-trafficking victims in the world is about 9 to 1, Rafferty says. While my heart breaks every day for victims of sex trafficking, the fact that there are nine times more victims of labor trafficking is just heart-wrenching. I m concerned that it s less of a concern [to the public] because it's just people harvesting tomatoes or picking apples. But it s so much more than that. There is so much calculated coercion and fraud. It really keeps me up at night. While Rafferty doesn t have his post- J.D. future entirely figured out yet he graduated from Villanova in May he knows where he wants to be. There are so many nonprofit legal service organizations out there making a drastic difference, he says. If you want to do public service work, you can. And I absolutely do. super LAWYERS / Pennsylvania
8 Q&A PHILADEPHIA BORN AND BRED Workers comp attorney Samuel H. Pond, one of the founders of Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano, draws on his blue-collar background to create a successful practice INTERVIEW CONDUCTED AND EDITED BY ROSS PFUND Q: What first got you interested in the law? A: My father was a union member for 35 years. He was always very much involved in the union movement. They had to turn to lawyers to be able to strike, collectively bargain and those types of things. He always taught me about the importance of the rule of law. But I don t think I ever had that affinity until I got into undergraduate school at Drexel University, and started thinking about going out and representing the folks that I grew up with. Q: I understand you had a couple of interesting jobs before you became a lawyer. A: I worked at all the institutions I worked at Tasty Baking Co. in production; I worked at the old Schmidt s Brewery in Brewerytown; and I worked at The Inquirer as a union member for nine years on a lot of Friday and Saturday nights while going to Drexel and Temple Law School. Q: You hit the high spots. A: Yeah, when you work at Schmidt s, Tastykake and the Inquirer, go to Drexel undergrad and Temple Law School, go to a high school and grade school and come out of a neighborhood, it doesn t get much more Philly, I guess. [laughs] My mom worked in, more or less, a drycleaning sweatshop in North, and my dad worked as a machinist in Local 686, which is the gas workers union. I boxed; I fought at the gyms and the Fishtown Boxing Association Gym. I fought George Bochetto [of Bochetto & Lentz] at the Blue Horizon three years ago for a charity event Q: How d you do? A: I did OK I d rather not judge my performance. I ll leave that to others. We raised money, so it was fun. It was a thrill. Two lawyers battling it out in a ring, not in a courtroom. Q: How does your blue-collar background inform your practice? A: It s at the core. Doing these jobs myself, and watching my parents and uncles and aunts do this kind of work, it just allows me to feel very comfortable with my clientele. It allows me to be empathetic with them, compassionate with them. I mean, I lived it. I saw my father get burned; I saw my mother break her hip on the job. There are two [things] these people come with: They come with ignorance and they come with fear. Once you give them some knowledge and resources to go to battle with, you literally make differences in people s lives. The whole background just allows me to talk the talk. Q: Workers comp seems like a natural thing to do, then. A: Absolutely. Not that we don t represent professionals and white-collar folks, who I can relate to as well. But I think my background allows me to converse with 8 superlawyers.com ATTORNEYS SELECTED TO SUPER LAWYERS WERE CHOSEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCESS ON PAGE 14.
9 them in easy language and to be able to communicate their rights under the Workers Compensation Act. Q: I understand you now represent your father s union. A: I do. My father started there in November of 46. I just spoke at their union meeting last Thursday. The first time I spoke to them, it was a very emotional evening. It s a thrill. My father worked for 35 years, and on his deathbed they both died my first year of law school my mother would have been a natural beneficiary for his pension, but because she had passed, he called the union president to Jefferson [Hospital], where he was dying of cancer, and designated my sister and I for his pension. That was denied by the gas commission, and the nature of the denial was that my father was not alive the first day of the month following, that being April 1, After 35 years, the fact that he didn t live another nine days is why they denied that pension. We were successful in challenging that, and I now have a scholarship fund in my mother s name that I use this money to fund. Q: What is it about the courtroom experience that you love? A: I love prepping my clients before they go into the courtroom. Representing and allowing them to tell their story through great direct examination. And then being on the side of the workers comp system where you re not representing an insurance company or an entity or the bottom line, you re representing a person. I just love the whole dynamic. Being in the courtroom is almost zen-like you re just in the moment. But it still takes getting up early in the morning and staying up late at night to prep. It helps to deal with the pressure when you have the obligation of professional responsibility to be totally prepared. The pressure is getting the result for our client. But as far as going into court, at this point we re carrying a pretty heavy stick. We re able to go into the courtroom and have a real presence. Q: Do you do anything special to prepare, or is it just diligence and time? A: It s diligence and time, but it s also creativity and understanding the soft points and strong points of your case. Workers comp is very technical, and if you can bring to bear some technical arguments, that s excellent. We have the extra resources at our firm to do that. Q: How do you deal with losing a case? A: You have to communicate with the client, you have to have passion, you have to be empathetic, and you have to deal with it immediately. And then see if there s anything to take out of the ashes. It s hard on an emotional level. You just have to feel it in the moment, with your client, and then you have to move on. You can t sit there and suck your thumb and feel sorry for yourself. It s the hardest thing that we do. Q: Your law firm is a couple of years old now, right? A: We spun off on July 1, 2010, so we re about 19 months out. We left with 22 people and we re now up to 75. Q: What was the inspiration for creating the new firm? A: I think it was time for us to spread our wings and let our vision of practice come to fruition. Our vision is to be the best workers comp and Social Security disability practice. A culture of excellence, not mediocrity. When I say that, I m talking about the client experience. We want our clients to have a great experience from the time they call our office with the initial intake, to coming to our office, to being greeted, to having a comfort level with the attorney, to being fully informed, and to go through that journey with us at a very high level. Then to spend a little bit more money to bring added value and resources to their case and to get a real strategy on their case, not just on the legal end of it, but with their life. To get you to the other side, where you re going to be better off. The other part of the vision is to work with the labor movement and to give back. Whether it s getting involved in collective bargaining agreements or the political landscape that affects organized labor or charities that they re involved in. Q: What s been the biggest unexpected challenge in getting the firm off the ground? A: To get it off the ground, we had to literally do it within six weeks. Q: Did you sleep in those six weeks? A: I didn t, and I had my walls covered with rubber. You re talking about getting a new phone number, getting a website, going and getting space, getting equipment, getting personnel, changing over the 401(k), getting benefits in place. The list is endless. It s incredible. Then you wonder, Is anyone going to call us? Then, I think because of the work we ve done and our reputation, it was mind-boggling. Hundreds of intakes in the first month. Q: What advice would you give young lawyers? A: Get with an organization that has good leadership. If you practice on your own, get a good mentor and listen. Respect and honor the practice of law and the rule of law. And it s somewhat a cliché, but you have to be passionate about it. If you are, you ll never look at the clock during the day. POND ON WHAT HE LOVES ABOUT THE COURTROOM SCAN THE QR CODE WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE OR VISIT bit.ly/pavideo1 super LAWYERS / Pennsylvania
10 Calm in the Courtroom Trial lawyer Bill Hangley wins cases with conversation and charm BY NICK DIULIO PHOTOGRAPHY BY LUIGI CIUFFETELLI SEVEN YEARS AGO, BILL HANGLEY experienced one of the most incredible moments in his five-decade career as one of Pennsylvania s most celebrated trial lawyers. That moment saved the life of a mentally disabled man. In 1987, a jury convicted Karl Chambers for fatally beating an elderly woman named Anna Mae Morris with a large stick in order to steal her Social Security check. Chambers was sentenced to death, lost his appeal, and awaited his execution for nearly two decades. Then Hangley got involved. Thanks to his reputation for winning cases about everything from First Amendment rights to intellectual property, antitrust, attorney malpractice and general business matters, Hangley was contacted in 2005 by the American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project, which asked him to secure a new sentencing hearing for Chambers. Hangley was to argue before a York County judge that the convicted man could not be executed because of his intellectual disability. Hangley s case centered on the 2002 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Atkins v. Virginia, which states that executing the mentally retarded is against the Eighth Amendment s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Up to that point, it had been tacitly understood that Chambers was disabled, says Hangley, founder and chairman of Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller in. But the minute the Supreme Court ruled on the Atkins case, suddenly the York district attorney decided he wasn t retarded after all, he says, using the terminology employed in the case. To make its case, the state brought in an expert witness, a psychiatrist who testified that he had studied standardized test data and Chambers mental-health records, concluding that the man who scored an IQ of 60 as a middle-school student and 74 as an adult inmate was not disabled but rather severely below average intelligence. Hangley knew the expert witness to be an honorable man and a scholar. And WILLIAM T. HANGLEY SHAREHOLDER, HANGLEY ARONCHICK SEGAL PUDLIN & SCHILLER LITIGATION PENNSYLVANIA SUPER LAWYERS: ; TOP 10: ; ; TOP 100 PENNSYLVANIA: superlawyers.com ATTORNEYS SELECTED TO SUPER LAWYERS WERE CHOSEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCESS ON PAGE 14.
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12 To get an expert witness to change his opinion on the stand is almost unheard of, Hangley says. I don t expect that to ever happen again in my lifetime. so the longtime trial lawyer did what he does best. He began methodically crossexamining the psychiatrist, employing a conversational courtroom tactic that has served him well over the years. Some lawyers are confrontational. They want to make a witness feel like dirt and then he s putty in their hands. That s not my approach, says Hangley. I think a lot of witness examination should be freestyle, where the witness is invested in the conversation. Then, how you ask your questions, the pace you set, and the energy you build into the conversation is, if you re fortunate, going to lead to the truth. Marc J. Sonnenfeld has witnessed Hangley s nuanced courtroom presence on many occasions. The two lawyers, now close friends, have known each other since they worked together during the inception of Hangley s firm. He s a terrific lawyer and he s got a very nice presence about him. He walks into a courtroom and that presence is felt immediately, says Sonnenfeld, now a partner at Morgan Lewis in. And he s very good on his feet. He exudes great confidence and he s also very charming, which is something that definitely serves him well in front of juries and judges. It served him well inside that York County courthouse in With the aid of his own psychological expert, information from the American Psychological and American Psychiatric associations, and studies that demonstrated the fallibility of standardized tests in determining disabilities, Hangley patiently walked the county s witness through a conversation that ended in a startling admission. He said, Mr. Hangley, you re right, Hangley says. He s retarded. I shouldn t have said he wasn t. Recalling the moment, Hangley leans back in his chair and looks through the 27th story window of his firm s conference room. I don t expect that to ever happen again in my lifetime, he says. It was probably the one piece of lawyering I m proudest of. To get an expert witness to change his opinion on the stand is almost unheard of. And considering that a man s life was in the balance and that we saved his life that day I still get shivers when I think about that moment. GROWING UP AS THE YOUNGEST OF 10 children in Long Beach, N.Y., Hangley was surrounded mostly by middle-class, bluecollar Americans. Cops. Firemen. Teachers. His own father was a beer salesman. It was a wonderful childhood, he says. It just wasn t the kind of society that produced lawyers. After high school, Hangley studied music, majoring in vocals, at SUNY Fredonia. A talented vocalist who could play several instruments, he taught vocal music at an elementary school on Long Island for a year and met his wife Mary during that time. But music, he says, never felt like a vocation not in the sense of a priest having a vocation. It didn t take long for him to find his true calling. During Hangley s senior year at Fredonia, the dean of students said he d observed Hangley s work as student body president and asked him if he had ever considered going to law school. The dean told him about a new test called the LSAT and suggested Hangley take it, for curiosity s sake. And I looked at him like he was a nut, Hangley recalls with a laugh. Nonetheless, the 20-year-old Hangley decided to give it a shot. Just before graduating, he paid the $10 examination fee, studied the prep materials, took the LSAT, and ended up in the 99th percentile. Suddenly scholarship offers were coming in from respected colleges and universities all over the country. Hangley knew he could go anywhere he wanted, and after his yearlong stint teaching music, he decided to enroll at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. It was absolutely fascinating to me. An opening of new worlds and thoughts. My head was just exploding with it all, he says. By the end of my first year I knew that I wanted to be a trial lawyer. Forty-five years later, Hangley is still excited about his work, which has earned him a national reputation as one of the country s best litigators. In addition to his trial work, he has also served as a judge pro tem in the Court 12 superlawyers.com ATTORNEYS SELECTED TO SUPER LAWYERS WERE CHOSEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCESS ON PAGE 14.
13 of Common Pleas and, by appointment of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, is one of the two lawyers in private practice who serve on the U.S. Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Evidence Rules. I can t think of anything else I could have done with my life that I would have enjoyed as much as what I m doing now, he says. I really hit the big one. FOR TWO AND A HALF YEARS AFTER graduating from Penn in 1966, Hangley worked for Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis in. There, alongside legendary lawyers like Bernie Siegel and Pennsylvania Attorney General William Schnader, he was given the opportunity to try all sorts of cases, laying the groundwork for his eventual reputation as a jack-of-alltrades litigator. Then, one night in 1968, lawyers Stephen M. Goodman and Neil Epstein visited Hangley at his home. The young, ambitious attorneys said they were interested in starting their own firm. They had already discussed it with a handful of their peers who said they d be interested in making a go of it. They wanted to know if Hangley, who was 28 at the time, would join them. We were young, optimistic, and I thought this was my chance to strike out on my own and build something from the ground up, says Hangley. It all worked out great in the end, but that doesn t mean it wasn t a really stupid idea. Those early years were challenging but rewarding. I was thrilled that Bill decided to join us, recalls Goodman, now a partner at Morgan Lewis. Not only was he a fine lawyer, but he was a real people person. You might say he had a wonderful performance style, which I attribute to his having been a musician. Musicians are used to satisfying an audience, and I think that is a core ingredient in Bill s personality and his success as a lawyer. Hangley s firm still embodies the youthful energy and optimism of those early years. This is a teaching institution. Young lawyers come here to learn how to lawyer. And people seek us out, seek me out, because we can try cases. There just aren t many firms out there who do that these days, says Hangley. In a world of niche specialties, Hangley has built his reputation on being a superb generalist. You name it and he s probably tried it: cases concerning fertility medications, antitrust laws, securities litigation and intellectual property. The ones I enjoy the most are when I get to represent the little guy, he says. In 2008, Hangley had an opportunity to do that for a Bucks County real estate broker named Caswell Holloway. A large national development firm had refused to abide by an agreement to purchase $5 million worth of land it acquired from Holloway and his partner. Without that payment, Holloway feared the company would have to fold. After more than 11 months of litigation negotiations, Hangley and partner John Stapleton were able to secure an estimated $4.9 million settlement three weeks before trial. The amount of preparation that he and Stapleton put into getting ready for the depositions and a possible trial was nothing short of amazing, says Holloway. He came to know our job and our business as well if not better than we did. No piece of evidence was overlooked, no aspect of the case that he didn t consider thoroughly. It was truly remarkable. Later that year, Hangley received a handwritten letter from Holloway on Thanksgiving. In it, Holloway said that one of the things he was most thankful for was the pleasure of being represented by Bill Hangley and John Stapleton. And that, to me, is the closest thing to religion I ll ever have, says Hangley. Knowing this is my job, and that if I can do it right I can make a difference. If I didn t care about it so much I d have no business doing it. I really lucked out on the job I got. HANGLEY ON HIS CROSS-EXAMINATION STYLE SCAN THE QR CODE WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE OR VISIT bit.ly/pavideo2 Asbestos Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer For more than 25 years, we have successfully represented asbestos victims and their families against the manufacturers and distributors of asbestos products Benjamin Shein Voted to Super Lawyers Super Lawyers Top 100 and Pennsylvania Bethann Schaffzin Voted to Super Lawyers 2012 L C S Shein Law Center, Ltd. Attorneys At Law Pennsylvania Office New Jersey Office Toll Free SHEINLAW super LAWYERS / Pennsylvania
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16 PENNSYLVANIA THE TOP 100 An alphabetical listing of the lawyers who ranked top of the list in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2012 nomination, research and blue ribbon review process Ainsman, David I., Ainsman Levine & Drexler, Pittsburgh Anapol, Thomas R., Anapol Schwartz, Aronchick, Mark A., Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, Baldino, Jr., Gerald B., Sacchetta & Baldino, Media Banks, Michael L., Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Beasley, Jr., MD, James E., The Beasley Firm, Bezar, Nadeem A., Kolsby Gordon Robin Shore & Bezar, Brier, Daniel T., Myers Brier & Kelly, Scranton Byer, Robert L., Duane Morris, Pittsburgh Carlson, Alfred J., Martin Banks, Cohan, Lawrence R., Anapol Schwartz, Cohen, Barry L., SorinRoyerCooper, Conshohocken Cohen, Stanley H., Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen & Pokotilow, Console, Stephen G., Console Law Offices, Cooper, Scott B., SchmidtKramer, Harrisburg Cordes, Samuel J., Samuel J. Cordes & Associates, Pittsburgh Cozen, Stephen A., Cozen O Connor, Danel, Cynthia M., Edgar Snyder & Associates, Pittsburgh Dapper, Jr., Robert E., Dapper Baldasare Benson Behling & Kane, Pittsburgh Dean, John G., Elliott Greenleaf & Dean, Scranton DeCaro, A. Roy, Raynes McCarty, Devine, III, Francis P., Pepper Hamilton, Dodig, John M., Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig, Duffy, Thomas J., Duffy + Partners, Elliott, John M., Elliott Greenleaf & Siedzikowski, Blue Bell Feldman, Alan M., Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig, Fires, Paul M., Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby, Francis, James A., Francis & Mailman, Fullam, Nancy H., The Fullam Firm, Gold, Sidney L., Sidney L. Gold & Associates, Haase, Norman L., Swartz Campbell, Media Hangley, William T., Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, Harkins, Jr., John G., Harkins Cunningham, Heim, Robert C., Dechert, Hoffman, Peter J., Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, Huttemann, Joseph C., Martin Banks, Jurewicz, Richard M., Galfand Berger, Kearney, Mark A., Elliott Greenleaf & Siedzikowski, Blue Bell Kline, Thomas R., Kline & Specter, Lawn, Timothy R., Raynes McCarty, Lawrence, Gerald, Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart, West Conshohocken Lehocky, Jerry M., Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano, Lentz, Gavin P., Bochetto & Lentz, LeWinter, Mark J., Raynes McCarty, Liebenberg, Roberta D., Fine Kaplan and Black, Lutz, David L., Angino & Rovner, Harrisburg Mannion, James F., Mannion Prior, King of Prussia Martin, George, Martin Banks, McCarron, Jeffrey B., Swartz Campbell, McHugh, Jr., Gerald A., Raynes McCarty, McLaughlin, Slade, McLaughlin & Lauricella, Messa, Jr., Joseph L., Messa & Associates, Mongeluzzi, Robert J., Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky, Montague, Jr., H. Laddie, Berger & Montague, O Donnell, Neil T., O Donnell Law Offices, Kingston Perry, Jon R., Rosen Louik & Perry, Pittsburgh Phillips, Dean R., Elliott Greenleaf & Siedzikowski, Blue Bell Pichini, Roberta D., Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig, Pokotilow, Manny, Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen & Pokotilow, Pond, Samuel H., Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano, Quatrini, Jr., Vincent J., QuatriniRafferty, Greensburg Raspanti, Marc S., Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, Rassias, Dionysios G., The Beasley Firm, Rayne, Timothy F., MacElree Harvey, Kennett Square Reich, Abraham C., Fox Rothschild, Ricci, William J., Lavin O Neil Ricci Cedrone & DiSipio, Richards, Veronica A., Richards & Richards, Warrendale Rivetti, Daniel L., Robb Leonard Mulvihill, Pittsburgh Ronca, James R., Anapol Schwartz, Rosenthal, Richard M., Edgar Snyder & Associates, Pittsburgh Rosenzweig, Michael H., Edgar Snyder & Associates, Pittsburgh Rothweiler, Kenneth M., Eisenberg Rothweiler Winkler Eisenberg and Jeck, Ryan, III, Daniel F., O Brien & Ryan, Plymouth Meeting THE 10 TOP FELDMAN, ALAN M. Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig, HOFFMAN, PETER J. Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, KLINE, THOMAS R. Ranked Number One Kline & Specter, MCHUGH, JR., GERALD A. Ranked Number Three Raynes McCarty, MONGELUZZI, ROBERT J. Ranked Number Two Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky, Sacchetta, Thomas F., Sacchetta & Baldino, Media Santarelli, Frederick P., Elliott Greenleaf & Siedzikowski, Schwartzman, James C., Stevens & Lee, Shein, Benjamin, Shein Law Center, Sheller, Stephen A., Sheller, Shepherd, Carol N., Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig, Sheridan, Thomas W., Sheridan & Murray, Sherman, David B., Solomon Sherman & Gabay, Sherry, Daniel J., Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, King of Prussia Sloane, Leonard A., Eckell Sparks Levy Auerbach Monte Sloane Matthews & Auslander, Media Smalley, Bernard W., Tucker Law Group, Solano, Carl A., Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, Sonnenfeld, Marc J., Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Specter, Shanin, Kline & Specter, Sprague, Richard A., Sprague & Sprague, Suplee, Dennis R., Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, Tanner, Mark W., Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig, Tretta, Christopher M., Yost & Tretta, Troy, Paul C., Kane Pugh Knoell Troy & Kramer, Norristown Volpe, Anthony S., Volpe and Koenig, Wall, Brian A., McCann Schaible & Wall, Weinstock, Daniel S., Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig, Weiss, Sol H., Anapol Schwartz, Weitz, Eric H., Messa & Associates, Wilson, Matthew L., Martin Banks, Youman, Andrew S., Kline & Specter, Young, James, Christie Pabarue Mortensen and Young, POKOTILOW, MANNY Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen & Pokotilow, REICH, ABRAHAM C. Fox Rothschild, RONCA, JAMES R. Anapol Schwartz, SPECTER, SHANIN Kline & Specter, TANNER, MARK W. Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig, 16 superlawyers.com ATTORNEYS SELECTED TO SUPER LAWYERS WERE CHOSEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCESS ON PAGE 14.
18 PENNSYLVANIA THE TOP 50 WOMEN An alphabetical listing of the women lawyers who ranked top of the list in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2012 nomination, research and blue ribbon review process Anderson, Linda M., Anderson Elder Law, Media Axelrod, Barbara, The Beasley Firm, Axelrod, Sheryl L., The Axelrod Firm, Ballard, Alice W., Law Office of Alice W. Ballard, Barnett, Bonnie A., Drinker Biddle & Reath, Breslin, Dana M., Pappano & Breslin, Brookhaven Cappella, Kerri Lee, Gentile Horoho & Avalli, Pittsburgh Casale, Helen E., Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, Norristown Danel, Cynthia M., Edgar Snyder & Associates, Pittsburgh Dodge, Patricia L., Meyer Unkovic & Scott, Pittsburgh Elderkin, Dianne B., Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Ellsworth, Laura E., Jones Day, Pittsburgh Fletman, Abbe F., Flaster/Greenberg, Fullam, Nancy H., The Fullam Firm, Gellman, Nancy J., Conrad O Brien, Geraghty, Andrea, Meyer Unkovic & Scott, Pittsburgh Ginensky, Amy B., Pepper Hamilton, Gold-Bikin, Lynne Z., Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby, Norristown Gussack, Nina M., Pepper Hamilton, Hansen, Heather E., O Brien & Ryan, Plymouth Meeting Heimbach, Candy Barr, Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, Bethlehem Hoffman, Susan K., Littler Mendelson, Jacobs-Meadway, Roberta, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, Kachmar, Lori A., White and Williams, Center Valley Kohart, Mary E., Elliott Greenleaf & Siedzikowski, Blue Bell Komar, Candice L., Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz, Pittsburgh Liebenberg, Roberta D., Fine Kaplan and Black, Lombard, Jane A., Swartz Campbell, Mager, Carol A., Console Law Offices, Mather, Barbara W., Pepper Hamilton, Munsch, Martha Hartle, Reed Smith, Pittsburgh Neuman, Sandra S., Richards & Richards, Warrendale Pichini, Roberta D., Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig, Pierce, Patricia V., Greenblatt Pierce Funt & Flores, Reed, Margery N., Duane Morris, Resnick, Stephanie, Fox Rothschild, Reuben, Mindee J., Weinstein Kitchenoff & Asher, Richards, Veronica A., Richards & Richards, Warrendale Rothey, Melaine Shannon, Jones Gregg Creehan & Gerace, Pittsburgh Sheller, Jamie L., Sheller, Shepherd, Carol N., Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig, Sherry, Madeline M., Gibbons, Sicalides, Barbara T., Pepper Hamilton, Weinstein, Deborah, The Weinstein Firm, White, Gale, White and Williams, Willig, Deborah R., Willig Williams & Davidson, Winkelman, Nancy, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, Winkler, Nancy J., Eisenberg Rothweiler Winkler Eisenberg and Jeck, Winschel, Nancy R., Dickie McCamey & Chilcote, Pittsburgh Young, Cheryl L., Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, Norristown PENNSYLVANIA SUPER LAWYERS Honoree Cody M. Greenes, Esq. Regina A. Kacenjar, Esq. Scott D. Levensten, Esq.* Rhiannon M. Cuoco Christina W. Davis Michael W. Johnston, Esq. *Chosen to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Nationally recognized for representing individuals harmed by prescription drugs and medical devices, The Levensten Law Firm is the champion in your corner. Our achievements, which include a $10 million jury verdict in 2011 for a child who was tragically injured by a medication, make us the local counsel of choice for the nation s pre-eminent trial lawyers and law firms Walnut Street, Suite 801, PA P: F: E: 18 superlawyers.com ATTORNEYS SELECTED TO SUPER LAWYERS WERE CHOSEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCESS ON PAGE 14.
20 PHILADELPHIA THE TOP 100 An alphabetical listing of the lawyers who ranked top of the list in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2012 nomination, research and blue ribbon review process Anapol, Thomas R., Anapol Schwartz, Aronchick, Mark A., Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, Baldino, Jr., Gerald B., Sacchetta & Baldino, Media Banks, Michael L., Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Beasley, Jr., MD, James E., The Beasley Firm, Bezar, Nadeem A., Kolsby Gordon Robin Shore & Bezar, Camhi, Donald N., Post & Schell, Carlson, Alfred J., Martin Banks, Coben, Larry E., Anapol Schwartz, Cohan, Lawrence R., Anapol Schwartz, Cohen, Barry L., SorinRoyerCooper, Conshohocken Cohen, Stanley H., Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen & Pokotilow, Console, Stephen G., Console Law Offices, Cozen, Stephen A., Cozen O Connor, DeCaro, A. Roy, Raynes McCarty, Devine, III, Francis P., Pepper Hamilton, Dodig, John M., Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig, Duffy, Thomas J., Duffy + Partners, Dworetzky, Joseph A., Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, Elliott, John M., Elliott Greenleaf & Siedzikowski, Blue Bell Feldman, Alan M., Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig, Fires, Paul M., Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby, Fox, Robert D., Manko Gold Katcher & Fox, Bala Cynwyd Francis, James A., Francis & Mailman, Fullam, Nancy H., The Fullam Firm, Gold, Sidney L., Sidney L. Gold & Associates, Haase, Norman L., Swartz Campbell, Media Hangley, William T., Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, Hansen, Heather E., O Brien & Ryan, Plymouth Meeting Harkins, Jr., John G., Harkins Cunningham, Heim, Robert C., Dechert, Hoffman, Peter J., Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, Huttemann, Joseph C., Martin Banks, Jurewicz, Richard M., Galfand Berger, Kearney, Mark A., Elliott Greenleaf & Siedzikowski, Blue Bell Kline, Thomas R., Kline & Specter, Langer, Howard, Langer Grogan & Diver, Lauricella, Paul A., McLaughlin & Lauricella, Lawn, Timothy R., Raynes McCarty, Lawrence, Gerald, Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart, West Conshohocken Lehocky, Jerry M., Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano, Lentz, Gavin P., Bochetto & Lentz, LeWinter, Mark J., Raynes McCarty, Liebenberg, Roberta D., Fine Kaplan and Black, Manko, Joseph M., Manko Gold Katcher & Fox, Bala Cynwyd Mannion, James F., Mannion Prior, King of Prussia Martin, George, Martin Banks, McCarron, Jeffrey B., Swartz Campbell, McHugh, Jr., Gerald A., Raynes McCarty, McHugh, Jr., James J., Lopez McHugh, McLaughlin, Slade, McLaughlin & Lauricella, Messa, Jr., Joseph L., Messa & Associates, Momjian, Albert, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, Mongeluzzi, Robert J., Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky, Montague, Jr., H. Laddie, Berger & Montague, Phillips, Dean R., Elliott Greenleaf & Siedzikowski, Blue Bell Pichini, Roberta D., Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig, Pokotilow, Manny, Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen & Pokotilow, Pond, Samuel H., Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano, Raspanti, Marc S., Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, Rassias, Dionysios G., The Beasley Firm, Rayne, Timothy F., MacElree Harvey, Kennett Square Reich, Abraham C., Fox Rothschild, Reiff, Jeffrey M., Reiff & Bily, Ricci, William J., Lavin O Neil Ricci Cedrone & DiSipio, Ronca, James R., Anapol Schwartz, Ross, Robert, Ross Feller Casey, Rothweiler, Kenneth M., Eisenberg Rothweiler Winkler Eisenberg and Jeck, Ryan, III, Daniel F., O Brien & Ryan, Plymouth Meeting Sacchetta, Thomas F., Sacchetta & Baldino, Media Santarelli, Frederick P., Elliott Greenleaf & Siedzikowski, Schwartzman, James C., Stevens & Lee, Schwemler, Mark J., Elliott Greenleaf & Siedzikowski, Blue Bell Shein, Benjamin, Shein Law Center, Sheller, Stephen A., Sheller, Shepherd, Carol N., Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig, Sheridan, Thomas W., Sheridan & Murray, Sherman, David B., Solomon Sherman & Gabay, Sherry, Daniel J., Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, King of Prussia Sloane, Leonard A., Eckell Sparks Levy Auerbach Monte Sloane Matthews & Auslander, Media Smalley, Bernard W., Tucker Law Group, Solano, Carl A., Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, Sonnenfeld, Marc J., Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Specter, Shanin, Kline & Specter, Sprague, Richard A., Sprague & Sprague, Stein, Barry A., Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen & Pokotilow, Suplee, Dennis R., Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, Tanner, Mark W., Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig, Tretta, Christopher M., Yost & Tretta, Troy, Paul C., Kane Pugh Knoell Troy & Kramer, Norristown Volpe, Anthony S., Volpe and Koenig, Wall, Brian A., McCann Schaible & Wall, Weinstock, Daniel S., Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock & Dodig, Weiss, Sol H., Anapol Schwartz, Weitz, Eric H., Messa & Associates, Wilson, Matthew L., Martin Banks, Witkes, Neil S., Manko Gold Katcher & Fox, Bala Cynwyd Yost, Richard W., Yost & Tretta, Youman, Andrew S., Kline & Specter, Young, James, Christie Pabarue Mortensen and Young, 20 superlawyers.com ATTORNEYS SELECTED TO SUPER LAWYERS WERE CHOSEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCESS ON PAGE 14.