On the Docket Pittsburgh: 6/30/13

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Jennifer Rose, certified elder law attorney, Julian Gray Associates, was named to the Pennsylvania Rising Stars list for 2013 by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine. She assists clients in asset preservation as it relates to long-term care expenses including pre-planning, the Medicaid application process and VA Benefits planning.

Caitlin E. Harper, certified elder law attorney with Julian Gray Associates, was also named to the Rising Stars list. She assists clients in negotiating with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare and long-term care facilities, and provides counsel on a variety of veterans and estate planning issues.

Jackson Lewis LLP said Marla N. Presley has joined the firm as an associate. Ms. Presley's practice is focused on the representation of employers in employment-related litigation before administrative agencies and courts on both the state and federal levels. In addition, she is experienced in drafting various employment agreements including non-competes and severance agreements. She received her J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law.

Thomas T. Frampton of Goehring, Rutter & Boehm was named a 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer. Mr. Frampton, a former trial judge of 10 years, advocates for clients on behalf of financial institutions, natural gas and oil producers, as well as regional and national nursing homes and assisted-living operations. He also serves as a mediator and arbitrator, focusing on commercial and business disputes, medical malpractice and other professional negligence.

Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP said Matthew Lasek joined as an associate in its real estate and lending, construction law and litigation, and corporate and business law groups. He handles an array of real estate and construction matters, including those involving mortgage lending and securitization, property acquisition and sales, and corporate governance. Mr. Lasek received his J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC said the following Pittsburgh attorneys have been named to this year's Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list: Lynn J. Alstadt, Margaret B. Angel, Samuel W. Braver, Charles B. Gibbons, Eugene A. Giotto, Thomas S. Giotto, Craig S. Heryford, David J. Laurent, Kevin P. Lucas, Joseph F. McDonough, Wendelynne J. Newton, Stanley J. Parker, David J. Porter, Robert B. Ramsey, III, Christopher P. Schueller, Thomas M. Thompson, Howard J. Wein and Susan A. Yohe.

An additional 16 Pittsburgh attorneys were selected to the Pennsylvania Rising Stars list: Brian D. Balonick, Ralph G. Fischer, Jr., Shawn N. Gallagher, Daniel C. Garfinkel, Cindy D. Hinkle, Erin Lucas Hamilton, Brock E. McCandless, Nicholas E. Meriwether, Lisa Pampena, Mariah Passarelli, Brian H. Simmons, Duane A. Stewart, III, Jaime S. Tuite, Jordan M. Webster, Daniel L. Williams, II, and Jason P. Wrona.

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