On the Docket Pittsburgh: 11/11/13

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Dickie McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. said Jesse J. Zirillo and Anthony W. Jesko have joined the firm as associates. They will focus their practice in oil, gas and mineral title opinions.

Mr. Zirillo comes to the firm after working at an international oil and gas company. He received his J.D. from Western State University.

Mr. Jesko formerly worked at an Ohio-based law firm on certified title opinions of oil and gas interests and mineral interests. He earned his law degree from Michigan State University.

The following attorneys, all partners of Leech Tishman, were included in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America: Sally Griffith Cimini, employment law (management), litigation (labor and employment) and mediation; Pete A. Fuscaldo, corporate law and tax law; David W. Lampl, bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights law (insolvency and reorganization) and litigation (bankruptcy); and Wesley Yang, tax law.

Edward P. Wojnaroski, Jr. of Williams Coulson Johnson Lloyd Parker & Tedesco, LLC, has written an estate planning guide, "Federal Tax Issues of Employee Plan and Commercial Annuities," recently published by Tax Management, Inc., a subsidiary of The Bureau of National Affairs Inc.

Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC said Joseph R. Williams, associate, was named to the 2013 Lawyers on the Fast Track list by Post-Gazette media partner The Legal Intelligencer. He started as a law clerk with Pollock Begg in 2008 and was promoted to associate after being admitted to the bar in 2009. He also serves on the Duquesne Law Alumni Association board of directors.

Douglas J. Ellis has joined Clark Hill Thorp Reed's Pittsburgh office as senior employee benefits counsel in the labor and employment practice group. Mr. Ellis advises clients on matters related to employee benefits and executive compensation, bringing an extensive knowledge of tax, securities, accounting, ERISA and corporate governance rules. He received his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati.

Sherrard, German & Kelly, P.C. has hired three attorneys: Robert K. Schweitzer, Frances Dan Feng and Danielle S. Burke.

Mr. Schweitzer joined as an associate and a member of the firm's estates and trusts services group. He focuses his practice on counseling individuals and families about estate and long-term care planning issues.

Mr. Feng joined as an associate and a member of the firm's corporate services and financial services groups, specializing in counseling financial institutions and companies, with expertise in banking, leveraged buyouts, and project finance related transactions.

Ms. Burke joined as an associate and a member of the firm's energy and natural resources services and real estate services groups.

Wayman, Irvin & McAuley, LLC said Michael L. Magulick was named Best Lawyers' 2014 Pittsburgh Lawyer of the Year in the area of personal injury litigation (defendants).

In addition, he was selected for inclusion in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of personal injury litigation (defendants) and professional malpractice law (defendants).

Also, the following attorneys were included in Best Lawyers in America for 2014: Mark J. Gesk, construction litigation; Dale K. Forsythe, mass tort and class-action litigation (defendant) and Kate J. Fagan, insurance law.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney said the following attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2014 Best Lawyers in America:

Lynn J. Alstadt, Bruce A. Americus, Brian Balonick, John A. Barbour, Peter H. Beaman, Thomas E. Boyle, Samuel W. Braver, Thomas G. Buchanan, Matthew F. Burger, George L. Cass, Maureen B. Cohon, Rosemary L. Corsetti, Jason D'Amico, Lewis U. Davis, Jr., Michael L. Dever, Mary Ann Dunham,

Hannah T. Frank, Thomas S. Galey, Jeremiah G. Garvey, Charles Gibbons, Thomas S. Giotto, Calvin R. Harvey, Jane E. Hepner, Craig S. Heryford, Scott W. Irmscher, Robert A. Johnson, Jack J. Kessler, Carrie Kochenbach, Rebecca Livingston Lando, David J. Laurent, Jacqui Fiske Lazo, Kevin P. Lucas, Kenneth R. Luttinger,

Donald E. Malecki, E. David Margolis, Paul S. Mazeski, Joseph F. McDonough, James McLean, B. Lafe Metz, Gregory A. Miller, Sean W. Moran, James D. Newell, Wendelynne J. Newton, Timothy P. Palmer, Stanley Parker, Gregory A. Pearson, Joseph F. Quinn, Robert B. Ramsey III, Carl E. Rothenberger, Jr., Thomas M. Thompson, Howard J. Wein, John H. Wilson, Susan A. Yohe and Stanley Yorsz.

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