Seventeen attorneys at Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP have been selected for inclusion in the 2010 listing of Pennsylvania "Super Lawyers" and "Super Lawyers Rising Stars."
Those named as "Super Lawyers" are partners Eugene P. Feeney, Paul M. Fires, Lynne Z. Gold-Bikin, Joseph Goldberg, David G. Greene, Paula A. Koczan, David J. Rosenberg, Patrick J. Stapleton III, and Peter J. Weber.
The 9 attorneys named as "Rising Stars" are partners Andrew R. Benedict, Christopher P. Deegan, and Shawn C. Gooden, and associates , Travis L. McElhaney, Renee M. Porada.
Ms. Gold-Bikin, a partner in the Norristown office, was selected as one of the Top 50 Pennsylvania Women Attorneys, while Mr. Worek, a partner in the Firm's Philadelphia office, was chosen as one of the Top 100 Philadelphia Attorneys.
The attorneys have been honored for their accomplishments, along with other selectees, in the June 2010 issue of Philadelphia magazine and the Pennsylvania edition of Super Lawyers. The selection process began with nominations by their peers and was followed by data verification and independent research into the qualifications of each nominee. A blue-ribbon panel of attorneys from more than 60 practice areas then reviewed and rated the nominees.
The list of "Super Lawyers" includes the top 5 percent of attorneys in private practice, as well as attorneys in government and corporate practice, such as prosecutors, in-house counsel and public service lawyers. The list of “Rising Stars” includes the top 2.5 percent of attorneys who are 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.