2020 marks some impressive milestones and new additions to the PA Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars Lists.
High Swartz is pleased to announce that 12 of its attorneys have been named to the 2020 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars list. A full service law firm, High Swartz has offices in Norristown in Montgomery County, Pa and in Doylestown in Bucks County, PA. Congratulations go out to the attorneys listed below.
2020 Attorneys on the Super Lawyers® List
Melissa M. Boyd: Missy again is listed as one of the 100 Top Lawyers in PA, Top 100 Lawyers in the Philadelphia area and top 50 female attorneys in Pennsylvania for Family Law.
David J. Brooman: 2020 marks the 2nd consecutive year for David’s inclusion in the Super Lawyers® list. David was listed for his outstanding environmental law work in Montgomery County.
Mary Cushing Doherty: Mary is no stranger to the Super Lawyers® list. She joins Missy on the 100 Top Lawyers in PA, Top 100 Lawyers in the Philadelphia area and top 50 female attorneys in Pennsylvania for Family Law.
Mark R. Fischer, Jr.: Mark was nominated for inclusion in his third consecutive Super Lawyers® list for his outstanding firm contributions in civil litigation defense work.
Gilbert P. High, Jr.: 2020 marks Gil’s 15th consecutive year on the Super Lawyers® list. His legal acuity in State and local Municipal work continue to keep him on the top.
Thomas E. Panzer: His second consecutive year on the Super Lawyers® List, Tom is recognized for his Workers’ Compensation Law practice.
Thomas D. Rees: Tom joins Gil as another top attorney with 15 consecutive years on the list. Tom was included for his work in Employment and Labor Law.
Joel D. Rosen: Our managing partner was included for the 4th consecutive year for his outstanding work in Business and Corporate law.
Richard C. Sokorai: Rich returns to the Super Lawyers® list and is recognized in 2020 for his business litigation legal work.
2020 High Swartz Attorneys on the Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars List
Kevin Cornish: 2020 marks Kevin’s ninth consecutive year on the Rising Stars list for his work as a regional general litigator.
Elizabeth C. Early: Liz has been nominated to her 4th consecutive Rising Stars list for her legal work in Family Law in Montgomery County.
Stephen M. Zaffuto: Nominated to his first Rising Stars list is 2020, Stephen joins the others on the list for his experience in Real Estate law in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
How are PA Super Lawyers® selected?
Super Lawyers® uses a patented multiphase selection process, including nominations, independent research and peer evaluations. Lawyers enter the candidate pool by one of 4 ways – by a managing partner survey, nomination by other lawyers, third party feedback, or identification by Super Lawyers® themselves.
Step two in the selection process is independent research and the evaluation is based on 12 indicators of professional legal achievement and recognition by peers. Those indicators are:
- Representative Clients
- Legal Experience
- Legal Honors and Awards
- Special licenses or legal certifications
- Standing within the law firm
- Bar Association or professional activity
- Legal Pro Bono work and community service
- Lectures and legal writings
- Education and employment background
- Other outstanding legal services/achievements
Step 3 involves the candidates with the highest total number of points from steps 1 and 2 which serve on a blue ribbon panel. These panelists then evaluate other candidates within their primary practice area.
Step 4 is the final selection. A representative number of top attorneys in PA from small, medium and large size law firms are selected. The Super Lawyers list recognizes no more than 5 percent of attorneys in each state. The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.