Gibbons Ranked in 2021 Edition of Benchmark Litigation


October 21, 2020

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Gibbons P.C. is one of only seven law firms in New Jersey ranked with a “Highly Recommended” designation in the 2021 edition of Benchmark Litigation, 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 a comprehensive nomination process and extensive interviews with clients and peers in attorneys’ respective marketplaces. Attorneys must be consistently recommended by those clients and peers as reputable and effective litigators in order to earn rankings.

The eight Gibbons attorneys included on the state litigation stars list, 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 selected for the publication’s “Top 250 Women in Litigation” list. In addition, Robert C. Brady, a Director in the Commercial & Criminal Litigation Department, was listed in the Future Stars category, and Commercial & Criminal Litigation Department Directors Joshua R. Elias, Samuel I. Portnoy, and Kevin W. Weber were selected to the Benchmark “Under 40 Hotlist.”

Benchmark Litigation published an additional practice-specific guide for Labor & Employment. Gibbons was listed in the “recommended” firm category in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for the third year in a row, and eight Department Directors were selected were selected for the “Labor & Employment Stars – Northeast” list They are: Christine A. Amalfe, Kelly Ann Bird, Elizabeth Cowit, James J. La Rocca, Susan L. Nardone, John C. Romeo, Kristin D. Sostowski, and Richard S. Zackin.

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