Partner Carl J. Smith Jr., Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Best Lawyers’® in America for Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers


For the second time in three years, Carl J. Smith Jr., has been named “Lawyer of the Year” in Best Lawyers in America 2018 edition for Workers’ Compensation Law- Employers.  Smith last received this honor in the 2015 edition. 

A total of nine Weber Gallagher Partners were named Best Lawyers’® in America 2018. Weber Gallagher attorneys chosen by Best Lawyers’® 2018 were in the firm’s Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Bedminster, NJ; and Mount Laurel, NJ offices. 

The other Weber Gallagher attorneys recognized include Managing Partner Paul M. Fires for workers’ compensation law – employers; Joseph Goldberg for personal injury litigation – defendants and product liability litigation - defendants; Peter J. Weber for workers’ compensation – employer; and Stephen T. Potako for workers’ compensation law – employers. In the Mount Laurel, NJ, office Jeffrey D. Newby was selected for inclusion for workers’ compensation law – employers. In the Pittsburgh office, Paula Koczan was selected for medical malpractice law – defendants; David J. Rosenberg for insurance law. In Bedminster, NJ, Richard D. Arnold was selected for workers’ compensation law – employers.  All had been listed previously with Best Lawyers’®. 



Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP has more than 100 lawyers and 17 civil practice areas.  The firm provides legal counseling and representation in the Mid-Atlantic United States to local, national and international businesses, financial institutions and insurance companies.  To learn more, visit

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