On the Docket Pittsburgh: 10/28/13

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Lea E. Anderson, Patrick J. Clair, Daniel F. Gramc, Charles M. Means and Stacey F. Vernallis of Goehring, Rutter & Boehm were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014.

Named in collaborative law, family law and estates and trusts litigation, Ms. Anderson leads the family law group.

Named in municipal and school law, Mr. Clair serves as solicitor to the Hampton, Pine Richland, Quaker Valley and Riverview school districts.

Mr. Gramc, selected in the real estate law category, serves as the managing partner of the firm, as well as the head of the real estate law group.

Mr. Means, municipal law, serves as solicitor and special counsel to many townships, boroughs, and authorities, as well as numerous water, sewage and recreation authorities.

Ms. Vernallis, product liability litigation defense, was the catalyst in the development of the firm's litigation group. In addition, she has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer.

Dinsmore & Shohl said Babette Magee joined the firm's litigation department focusing on torts and environmental issues. Ms. Magee has been practicing law for more than 20 years, representing clients in a wide variety of matters from toxic tort litigation to real estate transactions. Prior to Dinsmore, Ms. Magee represented contractors, manufacturers and fabricators in toxic tort litigation.

She earned her J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law. 

Frank, Gale, Bails, Murcko & Pocrass, P.C. said that founding shareholder Frederick N. Frank was named the Best Lawyers 2014 Pittsburgh Family Law Lawyer of the Year.

Pepper Hamilton LLP announced that Catherine R. Cirrincione has joined as an associate in the firm's intellectual property transactions and rights management practice group.

Ms. Cirrincione is a registered patent attorney with experience in patent preparation and prosecution, primarily in the pharmaceutical and chemical fields. Prior to joining Pepper Hamilton, Ms. Cirrincione was an associate at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. She also is a registered pharmacist.

Ms. Cirrincione earned her J.D. and her pharmacy doctorate from Duquesne University.

The following attorneys at Edgar Snyder & Associates were named to the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America:

John Belak, Dennis Liotta and James Garver, workers' compensation law; Todd Berkey, insurance law, plaintiffs personal injury litigation, and product liability litigation; Cynthia Danel, Jason M. Lichtenstein, Jennifer Matassa, Kenneth Nolan, Richard Rosenthal, plaintiffs personal injury litigation; and Michael Rosenzweig, plaintiffs personal injury litigation and product liability litigation.

Tucker Arensberg was honored for its pro bono contributions to the community at the Allegheny County Bar Foundation's 2013 Fellows Dinner last month.

Tucker Arensberg was recognized for its work on the Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership Expungement Project.

Its attorneys and paralegals spent hours representing individuals seeking to improve their opportunities for gainful employment by expunging criminal arrest records, summary conviction records, and juvenile records through petition to the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.

Robb Leonard Mulvihill LLP said the following attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014: Dennis St. J. Mulvihill, bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, legal malpractice law (defendants) and personal injury litigation (defendants); John A. Robb, Jr., commercial litigation, insurance law and personal injury litigation (defendants); Arthur J. Leonard, insurance law and personal injury litigation (defendants); Bruce E. Rende, commercial litigation and insurance law; R. Douglass Klaber, Jr., insurance law; and Daniel L. Rivetti, insurance law.


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