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W&L Attorneys Chosen as 2016 ‘Rising Stars’ by Super Lawyers MagazineMar. 11, 2016
Super Lawyers revealed that eight Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. attorneys have been named by the magazine as 2016 ”Rising Stars” of the profession, Weitz & Luxenberg today announced.
The eight ”Rising Star” Weitz & Luxenberg attorneys are James J. Bilsborrow, Adam S. Dreksler, Michael Fanelli, Mary Grabish Gaffney, Danielle M. Gold, Danny R. Kraft, Jr., Gennaro Savastano and Jonathan M. Sedgh, the nationally known personal injury and mass tort law firm reported.
The ”Rising Stars” join an impressive roster of Weitz & Luxenberg attorneys who were named last September to the magazine’s prestigious list of ”Super Lawyers,” the law firm noted.
”Rising Star” attorneys are law practitioners found by Super Lawyers magazine to be supremely talented and accomplished in their respective fields, according to Weitz & Luxenberg.
To be named to the annual list, a ”Rising Star” candidate must first undergo a rigorous evaluation process, Weitz & Luxenberg said.
This process involves a thorough review of the candidate’s performance as a lawyer in and out of the courtroom. It also entails listening to what peers have to say about the attorney, the firm explained.
Weitz & Luxenberg pointed out that Super Lawyers magazine bestows ”Rising Star” honors upon only a very small percentage of attorneys in any given geographic region.
Star Attorneys Selected by Area of Practice and Location
Super Lawyers magazine selects ”Rising Star” attorneys by locality and area of practice, the firm said.
Mr. Savastano is one of the appellate legal gurus at the firm working on appeals involving mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases, as well as medical malpractice appeals, the firm conveyed.
Ms. Gaffney works at Weitz & Luxenberg’s office in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. She, too, handles mesothelioma and asbestos lawsuits, according to the firm.
”We are enormously and justifiably proud of our ‘Rising Stars,’” Weitz & Luxenberg said. ”They embody all that is great about our entire team of nearly 100 personal injury lawyers who work with plaintiffs from coast to coast.”
Weitz & Luxenberg Attorneys Honored Each Year
Among Weitz & Luxenberg’s ”Rising Stars,” all have been on the list before. Ms. Gaffney has appeared the most often, named to the list a total of six times previously, Weitz & Luxenberg said.
Following close behind is Mr. Fanelli. The firm said he has been a ”Rising Star” honoree annually since 2012.
Mr. Bilsborrow and Mr. Savastano were first picked as ”Rising Stars” in 2014 and have remained on the list since then, while Ms. Gold and Mr. Sedgh joined this elite roster for the first time in 2015.
Mr. Dreksler and Mr. Kraft were handed ”Rising Star” laurels in 2014, Weitz & Luxenberg indicated.
Super Lawyers magazine also honors long-established attorneys of note by naming them as ”Super Lawyers.” The periodical’s most recent roster of ”Super Lawyers” from Weitz & Luxenberg includes co-founders Perry Weitz and Arthur Luxenberg, member Robert J. Gordon, New Jersey office managing attorney Jerry M. Kristal, litigation unit managing attorney Paul J. Pennock, of counsel attorney Ellen Relkin and attorneys Adam R. Cooper, Lawrence Goldhirsch, Michael P. Roberts and Nicholas Wise.