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Best Lawyers Recognizes More Than One Dozen W&L Attorneys

August 26, 2021
Home Firm News Best Lawyers Recognizes More Than One Dozen W&L Attorneys

Weitz & Luxenberg attorneys have again been selected by Best Lawyers as some of the best attorneys in America. Nine W&L attorneys from the New York and New Jersey offices are selected as Best Lawyers in the United States for the 2022 edition.

Another four attorneys from the New York office are placed on the Ones to Watch in America list. This is the 28th edition of Best Lawyers, and the 2nd edition of Ones to Watch.

Listed Attorneys Show Wide Scope of W&L Experience

Among the W&L attorneys on the Best Lawyers list are two of the firm’s co-founders, Perry Weitz and Arthur Luxenberg. Mr. Weitz was recognized for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs. Mr. Luxenberg also was recognized for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs, as well as Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs cases. Mr. Weitz has been on the list since 2006 and Mr. Luxenberg since 2012.

These attorneys, and the other seven, handle cases dealing with mesothelioma and asbestos, defective drugs and devices, environmental pollution, consumer protection, and personal injury. The other attorneys from the firm being recognized in the category of Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs include: Jerry Kristal, Managing Attorney; Lisa Nathanson Busch, Managing Attorney; Charles M. Ferguson, Practice Group Chair; Robert J. Gordon, Of Counsel; Robin L. Greenwald, Practice Group Chair; Ellen Relkin, Practice Group Chair; and Michael P. Roberts, Senior Trial Attorney. Ms. Greenwald and Ms. Relkin were also recognized in the Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs category.

Best Lawyers in America Publication

Attorneys on this list are considered the best in their field. The attorneys are nominated by fellow attorneys. Nominees must have been in private practice for at least 10 years to be considered.

Those nominated are then reviewed by their peers. Nominees with enough positive votes are placed on the list.

Selection is based on peer reviews, not on membership or by paying dues or fees. Once a lawyer is listed in Best Lawyers, they are still reviewed every year to remain on the list.

The listings in the 2022 edition were based on more than 10,000,000 peer evaluations. The listing honors about 5% of attorneys currently practicing in the United States.

Best Lawyers publishes in 75 different countries, including Canada and the United Kingdom. These listings are meant to serve as a reliable source of referrals for the general public.

Ones to Watch

While Best Lawyers recognizes attorneys with at least 10 years of experience in the profession, Ones to Watch is a new list recognizing those in the early stages of their careers.

Attorneys recognized as Ones to Watch have been in practice between five and nine years. Their recognition uses the same process as Best Lawyers; peer nomination, selection, and peer review.

The 2nd edition of this listing, 2022, has four Weitz & Luxenberg attorneys. All four are associate attorneys and work in the New York office.

Recognized as Ones to Watch are Brendan A. McDonough (Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs); Brittany A. Russell (Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs); Jared Scotto (Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs); and Danielle Gold (Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs).

“We are very proud of having such a strong showing in these listings. This shows the dedication and skill our attorneys have and use to bring just verdicts to our clients is recognized by their peers,” says Mr. Luxenberg. He added, “People evaluating our firm can be confident in the representation they receive. We are particularly thrilled with the more recent attorneys being recognized for their potential in the profession.”

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