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New Jersey Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Ranks 66 Gibbons Attorneys


March 15, 2017

Gibbons P.C. had 66 attorneys featured in New Jersey Super Lawyers and New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars, with 47 on the 2017 Super Lawyers list and 19 on the 2017 Rising Stars list.

In addition, four Gibbons attorneys attained the following top-tier rankings:

Top 10 Attorneys in New Jersey
Lawrence S. Lustberg, Chair, Criminal Defense Department

Top 100 Attorneys in New Jersey
Christine A. Amalfe, Chair, Employment & Labor Law Department
Michael R. Griffinger, Director, Business & Commercial Litigation Department
Lawrence S. Lustberg, Chair, Criminal Defense Department

Top 50 Female Attorneys in New Jersey
Christine A. Amalfe, Chair, Employment & Labor Law Department
Susan L. Nardone, Director, Employment & Labor Law Department

“Recognition in the legal industry’s leading client- and peer-review publications is a testament to our attorneys’ exceptional skill and commitment to client service,” says Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons.

The Super Lawyers selection process comprises hundreds of thousands of statewide or regional surveys supplemented by a comprehensive examination of each nominee’s background and experience, focusing on such criteria as verdicts and settlements, transactions, representative clients, honors and awards, educational background, and any other outstanding achievements. Only 5 percent of the total lawyers in the state are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers.

The Gibbons attorneys listed in the 2017 issue of Super Lawyers are:

  • Frederick W. Alworth
  • Christine A. Amalfe
  • Guy V. Amoresano
  • Dale E. Barney
  • Russell B. Bershad
  • Kelly Ann Bird
  • Robert C. Brady
  • Thomas J. Cafferty
  • Frank T. Cannone
  • Kim M. Catullo
  • Debra A. Clifford
  • Mark B. Conlan
  • David N. Crapo
  • Philip W. Crawford
  • David E. De Lorenzi
  • John D. Draikiwicz
  • Phillip J. Duffy
  • Patrick C. Dunican Jr.
  • Irvin M. Freilich
  • Howard D. Geneslaw
  • Karen A. Giannelli
  • Lawrence A. Goldman
  • Michael R. Griffinger
  • Alyce C. Halchak
  • William S. Hatfield
  • Jennifer A. Hradil
  • Douglas J. Janacek
  • John H. Klock
  • James M. Lee
  • Bruce A. Levy
  • Lawrence S. Lustberg
  • Robert J. MacPherson
  • Michael R. McDonald
  • Brian J. McMahon
  • Susan L. Nardone
  • Mary Frances Palisano
  • Susanne Peticolas
  • Michael F. Quinn
  • Kristin D. Sostowski
  • Peter J. Torcicollo
  • Thomas R. Valen
  • Frank J. Vecchione
  • Christopher T. Walsh
  • Kevin G. Walsh
  • E. Evans Wohlforth, Jr.
  • John T. Wolak
  • Richard S. Zackin

Those listed in the 2017 Rising Stars section are:

  • Christopher T. Basilo
  • Suzanne Herrmann Brock
  • William P. Deni, Jr.
  • Laura Saborio Dunn
  • Joshua R. Elias
  • Mark R. Galdieri
  • Lauren James-Weir
  • Lindsay J. Jarusiewicz
  • James J. La Rocca
  • Shawn M. LaTourette
  • J. Brugh Lower
  • Natalie H. Mantell
  • Calvin K. May
  • Samuel I. Portnoy
  • Jason J. Redd
  • Jillian T. Stein
  • Brett S. Theisen
  • Jennifer Marino Thibodaux
  • Kevin W. Weber

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A description of the selection process methodology for the awards referenced is available at