Thomson Reuters New Jersey Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Ranks 74 Gibbons Attorneys


March 13, 2015

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Gibbons P.C. had 74 attorneys featured in Thomson Reuters New Jersey Super Lawyers and Thomson Reuters New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars, with 49 on the 2015 Super Lawyers list and 25 on the 2015 Rising Stars list.

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

Top 10 Attorneys in New Jersey
Michael R. Griffinger, Director, Business & Commercial Litigation Department
Lawrence S. Lustberg, Chair, Criminal Defense Department

Top 100 Attorneys in New Jersey
Frederick W. Alworth, Business & Commercial Litigation Department
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
Kelly Ann Bird, Director, Employment & Labor Law Department
Karen A. Giannelli, Chair, Financial Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights Department
Susan L. Nardone, Employment & Labor Law Department

“I am proud to see our attorneys included year after year in the most prestigious peer- and client-review publications,” says Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Chairman and Managing Director of Gibbons. “This recognition is a testament to our talented attorneys and our focus on the highest level of client service.”

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 2015 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
    • Michelle M. Bufano
    • 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
    • Carla N. Dorsi
    • John D. Draikiwicz
    • Phillip J. Duffy
    • Patrick C. Dunican Jr.
    • Elvin Esteves
    • Irvin M. Freilich
    • Howard D. Geneslaw
    • Karen A. Giannelli
    • John J. Gibbons
    • 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
    • Susanne Peticolas
    • Michael F. Quinn
    • 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 2015 Rising Stars section are:

    • Christopher T. Basilo
    • Suzanne Herrmann Brock
    • William P. Deni, Jr.
    • Joshua R. Elias
    • Mark R. Galdieri
    • Ryan E. Hanlon
    • Evan S. Harris
    • Lauren James-Weir
    • Jonathan D. Klein
    • James. J. La Rocca
    • Philip W. Lamparello
    • J. Brugh Lower
    • Natalie H. Mantell
    • Uzoamaka N. Okoye
    • Victoria K. Pérez
    • Samuel I. Portnoy
    • Amanda B. Protess
    • Justin T. Quinn
    • Kevin R. Reich
    • Jennifer P. Smith
    • Kristin D. Sostowski
    • Brett S. Theisen
    • Jennifer Marino Thibodaux
    • Jason R. Tuvel
  • Kevin W. Weber