The Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® List adds some new High Swartz Attorneys.
High Swartz is pleased to announce that 13 of its attorneys have been named to the 2021 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars list. Congratulations go out to the attorneys listed below.
2021 Attorneys on the Super Lawyers® List
Judith A. Algeo: Judith joins the 2021 Super Lawyers list for the first time in her impressive family law career in Bucks County, PA.
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: 2021 marks the 3rd 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 fourth consecutive Super Lawyers® list for his outstanding firm contributions in civil litigation defense work.
Gilbert P. High, Jr.: 2021 marks Gil’s 16th 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 third 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 16 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 5th consecutive year for his outstanding work in Business and Corporate law.
James B. Shrimp: Jim joins the 2021 Super Lawyers List after multiple years on the Rising Stars List. His work in Employment Litigation in Montgomery County, PA got him selected.
Richard C. Sokorai: Rich returns for his second year on the Super Lawyers® list and is recognized in 2021 for his business litigation legal work.
2021 High Swartz Attorneys on the Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars List
Elizabeth C. Early: Liz has been nominated to her 5th consecutive Rising Stars list for her legal work in Family Law in Montgomery County.
Stephen M. Zaffuto: Nominated to his second Rising Stars list is 2021, Stephen joins the others on the list for his experience in Real Estate law in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
How are Pennsylvania 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.