2011 Super Lawyers: 20 Connell Foley Attorneys, Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyers, and Rising Stars

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ROSELAND, N.J./ April 29, 2011 --The accomplishments of Connell Foley LLP lawyers have earned a solid reputation, and nearly a fifth of the firm's attorneys have been selected to the 2011 Super Lawyers list. For over 75 years, the firm's focused legal practice groups have served the public as specialists across every industry.

Super Lawyers names attorneys in each state who received the highest point totals as chosen by their peers and through the independent research. Rising Stars names the state's top up-and-coming attorneys. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. The selected Connell Foley attorneys are:

2011 Super Lawyers:

Name: Practice Area:
Richard J. Badolato Civil Litigation Defense, General Litigation
Richard D. Catenacci General Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Appellate
Kevin J. Coakley Land Use/Zoning, Environmental, Real Estate
Timothy E. Corriston Environmental, Class Action/Mass Torts, General Litigation
John D. Cromie Business/Corporate, Real Estate
Kevin R. Gardner Business Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts, Personal Injury Defense: Products
George J. Kenny Insurance Coverage, General Litigation
Kenneth F. Kunzman Business Litigation
John P. Lacey Business Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Class Action/Mass Torts
Michael X. McBride Construction/Surety, Real Estate
Jeffrey W. Moryan General Litigation, Aviation, Environmental Litigation
Peter J. Pizzi Business Litigation, Employment & Labor, Intellectual Property Litigation
Karen Painter Randall Business Litigation, Professional Liability: Defense, Construction Litigation
Robert E. Ryan Professional Liability: Defense, Business Litigation, General Litigation
Thomas M. Scuderi Banking, Business/Corporate, Real Estate
Peter J. Smith Construction Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Brian G. Steller Civil Litigation Defense, Insurance Coverage, Health Care
Stephen A. Urban Real Estate, Banking
Anthony F. Vitiello Estate Planning & Probate, Tax
Liza M. Walsh Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation
Lawyers who received the highest point totals in the New Jersey nomination, research and blue ribbon review process.
Karen Painter Randall Business Litigation, Professional Liability: Defense, Construction Litigation
Liza M. Walsh Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation

2011 Rising Stars:

Name: Practice Area:
Christopher Abatemarco Personal Injury Defense: General, General Litigation
Anthony J. Corino Personal Injury Defense: General, General Litigation
Stacie L. Powers Civil Litigation Defense, Business Litigation
Michael A. Shadiack Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation: Defense
Brad D. Shalit Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation, Tax
Joseph A. Villani, Jr. Business/Corporate, Banking, Real Estate

According to Connell Foley Managing Partner Michael X. McBride, "We are honored by the number of attorneys from our diverse team of professionals who are included and have achieved top rankings on Super Lawyer lists. The depth and breadth of our knowledge and experience across every industry is what brings clients to Connell Foley. We are driven and committed to meet each of our clients' unique legal needs, and the strength of our attorneys makes that possible."

About Connell Foley LLP
Established in 1938, Connell Foley LLP has achieved success in litigation, corporate law, and a broad range of specialty areas. Comprising more than 110 lawyers, who are organized into 21 distinct practice areas, Connell Foley associates are proud of the firm's continued ability to deliver the highest levels of legal representation and satisfaction for clients. Although Connell Foley has the resources of a large law firm, attorneys view the practice of law to be a personal service − whether the client is a multinational corporation or an entrepreneur embarking on a new venture. Connell Foley has locations in Roseland, Jersey City, New York, and Philadelphia.

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