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W&L Listed for Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

December 15, 2022
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Once again, W&L attorneys from across the country have been selected as 2022 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars by Super Lawyers, a nationally recognized rating service. We are pleased to announce W&L attorneys from Michigan, New Jersey, and California, are listed among attorneys nationwide as some of the best in the business. These are in addition to our New York based attorneys named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Super Lawyers recognizes just 5% or fewer attorneys in each state. And the Rising Stars category includes just 2.5% or fewer attorneys for each state.

“Being included in the Super Lawyers listings is an exceptional honor,” states W&L co-founder Perry Weitz. “At Weitz & Luxenberg, we are fortunate to work with such talented attorneys,” he adds.

“Both seasoned and up-and-coming attorneys at our firm have committed themselves to helping our clients across the country,” Mr. Weitz continues. “Without their dedication and tenacity, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.”

Super Lawyers Selects the Best of the Best

“It is a privilege to have our attorneys named to these lists of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars,” says W&L co-founder Arthur Luxenberg. Both he and Mr. Weitz have themselves been frequently named to the Super Lawyer and Best Lawyer lists.

Mr. Luxenberg points out, “I am fortunate to work with a number of talented and dedicated attorneys who every day commit themselves to helping our clients achieve the best possible verdicts and settlements. Their efforts dramatically change and improve our clients’ lives.”

“We are proud to recognize our attorneys’ continuing efforts to help our clients secure the justice they deserve. They do that by holding offending corporations accountable,” Mr. Luxenberg affirms. “Our clients deserve the best representation possible.”

2022 Michigan Attorneys Recognized

Our Super Lawyers from our office in Detroit, Michigan are:

  • Tiffany Ellis — Ms. Ellis focuses on our sex trafficking and abuse cases.
  • Paul Novak — Mr. Novak heads the office and currently is handling our opioids and Flint, Michigan water cases, among others.

Our Rising Stars from Detroit are:

  • Gregory Stamatopoulos — Mr. Stamatopoulos handles cases involving environmental pollution and consumer protection.
  • Diana Gjonaj — Ms. Gjonaj is working on environmental cases, including the Camp Lejeune water contamination.

2022 New Jersey Attorneys Recognized

Our Super Lawyer from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, is:

  • Jerry Kristal — Mr. Kristal is a W&L partner who heads our N.J. office and handles asbestos exposure cases.

Our Rising Star from Cherry Hill is:

  • Cody Greenes — Mr. Greenes focuses on litigation over asbestos exposure.

2022 California Attorneys Recognized

Our Rising Stars from Los Angeles, California, are:

Following in the Super Lawyers Tradition

These W&L attorneys are following in the steps of the tradition set by others at the firm. Here is a sampling of additional W&L attorneys who were listed previously by Super Lawyers.

From our Los Angeles office, our previous Rising Stars include Alexandra Shef, Benno Ashrafi, and Josiah Parker.

Our previous Rising Star from our Cherry Hill office is Mary Grabish Gaffney.

In our New York City headquarters, previous Rising Stars include James Bilsborrow, Justin Weitz, and Lauren Weitz.

Super Lawyers Relies on Strict Evaluation Procedures

Every year, Super Lawyers considers attorneys from across the country as potential cream of the crop attorneys for its annual list. Each and every candidate is evaluated using 12 indicators, of both peer recognition and professional achievement. “Nominees from more than 70 practice areas are considered” possible contenders. (1)

Super Lawyers multiphase selection process is patented. The process is designed to be both rigorous and methodical. Only the best of the best are selected as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. (2)

The objective of the Super Lawyers selection process “is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource when searching for legal counsel.” (3)

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