2023 pennsylvania super lawyers and rising stars list selections from high swartz law firm

10 High Swartz Attorneys named to 2023 PA Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars Lists

The Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® List continues to acknowledge High Swartz Attorneys.

High Swartz is pleased to announce that 10 of its attorneys have been named to the 2023 Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars list. Congratulations go out to the attorneys listed below.

Attorneys on the 2023 Super Lawyers® List

Judith A. Algeo: Judith returns to the Super Lawyers list for the third consecutive time in her impressive family law career in Bucks County, PA.

David J. Brooman: 2023 marks the 5th consecutive year and 14th overall 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 is also listed as a 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 6th consecutive Super Lawyers® list for his outstanding firm contributions in civil litigation defense work.

Gilbert P. High, Jr.: 2024 marks Gil’s 18th 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 fifth 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 18 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 7th consecutive year for his outstanding work in Business and Corporate law.

Richard C. Sokorai: Rich returns for his third year on the Super Lawyers® list and is recognized in 2023 for his business litigation legal work.

2023 High Swartz Attorneys on the Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars List

Matthew T. Hovey: Matt deservedly has been added to the list for 2023 for his contributions to local governments in and around Pennsylvania's municipalities.

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:

  • Verdicts/Settlements
  • Transactions
  • 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.

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