Gibbons Earns Recognition in 2019 Benchmark Litigation


January 11, 2019

The firm and/or the attorneys referenced have been selected for the recognitions mentioned herein, which have been conferred by the corresponding publications and/or organizations noted. An overview of the award selection methodologies for these recognitions can be found at Links to certain specific methodologies are embedded in individual entries. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Gibbons P.C. is one of only seven law firms ranked in New Jersey in the 2019 edition of Benchmark Litigation to earn a “Highly Recommended” designation, the publication’s top honor. The newest edition of Benchmark Litigation also highlights eight Gibbons attorneys as New Jersey litigation stars and one attorney as a future star.

Benchmark Litigation is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation in the United States. Firms included in the guide are chosen after a six-month research process that consists of extensive interviews with clients and peers. Attorneys must be recommended consistently as reputable and effective litigators by clients and peers in the marketplace.

The eight Gibbons attorneys named among the state litigation stars along with their areas of practice include:

Christine A. Amalfe
Employment & Labor Law

Thomas J. Cafferty
Commercial & Criminal Litigation

Kim M. Catullo
Products Liability

Patrick C. Dunican Jr.
Commercial & Criminal Litigation

Michael R. Griffinger
Commercial & Criminal Litigation

Lawrence S. Lustberg
Commercial & Criminal Litigation

Brian J. McMahon
Commercial & Criminal Litigation

Peter J. Torcicollo
Commercial & Criminal Litigation

Ms. Catullo, Chair of the Products Liability Department, was also ranked among the nation’s “Top 250 Women in Litigation” for 2018. In addition, Robert C. Brady, a Director in the Commercial & Criminal Litigation Department, was highlighted in the Future Stars category. To be named a Future Star, an attorney must be consistently referenced by peers and clients as a litigator who is likely to become a “local litigation star” in future Benchmark guides.

This year, Benchmark Litigation published an additional practice specific guide for Labor & Employment. Gibbons was selected as a “recommended” firm in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and seven Department Directors were selected as “Labor & Employment Stars – Northeast.” They are: Christine A. Amalfe, Kelly Ann Bird, Mitchell Boyarsky, Susan L. Nardone, John C. Romeo, Kristin D. Sostowski, and Richard S. Zackin.

Three Gibbons attorneys were selected to the Benchmark “Under 40 Hotlist” for 2019. These attorneys have been deemed the most promising emerging talent in their respective litigation communities by peers and clients. They are:

Joshua R. Elias
Commercial & Criminal Litigation

Samuel I. Portnoy
Commercial & Criminal Litigation

Kevin W. Weber
Commercial & Criminal Litigation

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