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Mary Cushing Doherty Named to Top 50: 2018 Women Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

High Swartz LLP, a full-service law firm with offices in Norristown and Doylestown, is pleased to announce that partner, Mary Cushing Doherty, was included in the Top 50: 2018 Women Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. Attorneys receiving this designation have undergone a peer-review and research-based selection process. The Super Lawyers organization identifies those outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

A program of Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who, through a peer review and independent research process, have been identified as attaining a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only the top 5 percent of Pennsylvania’s 50,000 lawyers and the top 2.5 percent of up-and-coming Pennsylvania lawyers are named to the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists, respectively.

Throughout her more than 35 years of practice, Doherty has been invested in the advancement of family law practice and mentoring women and men to be confident and skilled practitioners. An active member of the legal community, Doherty has held numerous leadership positions in the PBA, including chair, officer and council member of the Family Law Section and chair of the Review and Certifying Board tasked with developing and implementing a certification process for various practice areas. Last year, she was recognized with a Special Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Bar Association for her service in navigating a divorce reform bill through the General Assembly — one of the many contributions she has made since joining the Family Law Section in 1979. Doherty is currently a member at-large of the Commission on Women in the Profession Executive Council.

During the course of her career, Doherty’s work and service have been recognized with several awards, including the 2018 PBA Eric Turner Award, the 2018 LLS Woman of the Year Award, the PBA Commission on Women in Profession 2012 Lynette Norton Award, 2012 Women of the Year list by The Legal Intelligencer, 2009 Woman of Distinction list by Philadelphia Business Journal, 2008 Frederick Cohen Award for Excellence in Teaching and 2006 Margaret Richardson Award.

Ms. Doherty has been a Course Planner and Lecturer for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1990 and for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute since 1985. She also has been a Lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section and Montgomery Bar Association.

About High Swartz LLP: High Swartz LLP is a full-service law firm serving clients in the Delaware Valley and throughout Pennsylvania from offices in Norristown and Doylestown. Established in 1914, High Swartz serves the needs of businesses, municipalities, government entities, nonprofits and individuals. With offices in Bucks County and Montgomery County, the full-service law firm provides comprehensive counsel and legal support to individuals and business entities of all sizes across a broad spectrum of industries throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For more information, go to

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