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Twenty-one Wolff & Samson Attorneys Named to "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars"

May 1, 2010

New Jersey Super Lawyers

Wolff & Samson is pleased to announce that 13 members of the firm have been named by New Jersey Super Lawyers to the list of top attorneys in the state for 2010. In addition, eight Wolff & Samson attorneys were selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers–Rising Stars Edition 2010. Only five percent of lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers, and no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of Thomson Reuters – Legal division, undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process. The process includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. Those named to Rising Stars are similarly evaluated and must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for ten years or less.

The Wolff & Samson attorneys selected for the 2010 listings and their respective practice groups are as follows:
Super Lawyers
Gage Andretta – Litigation
Robert H. Crespi – Environmental
Bernard S. Davis – Public Finance
Adam K. Derman – Litigation
James D. Ferrucci – Construction / Fidelity and Surety
Karen L. Gilman – Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights
Arthur S. Goldstein – Litigation
Fredric P. Lavinthal – Real Estate
John A. McKinney Jr. – Environmental
Howard J. Schwartz – Intellectual Property / Litigation
Armen Shahinian – Construction / Fidelity and Surety / Litigation
Dennis M. Toft – Environmental
Catherine P. Wells – Employment

Rising Stars
Nicole DiMaria – Health Care and Hospital
David M. Dugan – Litigation
Tricia M. Gasparine – Public Finance
Joshua M. Levy – Environmental
Elisa M. Pagano – Litigation
Melissa A. Salimbene – Litigation
Peter D. Simon – Corporate and Securities
Margaret O’Rourke Wood – Employment

About Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers was first published in 1991 by Law & Politics and was acquired by Thomson Reuters, Legal in February 2010. Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Super Lawyers can be found online at where lawyers can be searched by practice area and location. Thomson Reuters, Legal publishes Super Lawyers magazines across the country. In addition to the magazines, Thomson Reuters, Legal publishes newspaper inserts and magazine special sections devoted to Super Lawyers. In 2010, Super Lawyers will reach more than 15 million readers.