2012 Super Lawyers: 27 Connell Foley New Jersey Super Lawyers and 10 Rising Stars

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ROSELAND, N.J./May 16, 2012 -- Connell Foley LLP lawyers named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists comprise nearly a third of the firm's attorneys, with 37 named for 2012.

Super Lawyers annually recognizes attorneys who have received the highest point totals as assessed by their peers and through the independent research. Rising Stars spotlights the top up-and-coming attorneys. The nomination and selection process is multi-phased, which includes evaluation through third-party resources, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Selected Connell Foley attorneys are:

2012 Super Lawyers:

Attorney 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
Mark L. Fleder Construction Litigation, Construction/Surety, Business Litigation
Kevin R  Gardner Business Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts, Personal Injury Defense: Products
Patrick J. Hughes Business Litigation, Civil Litigation Defense, Business/Corporate
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
Samuel D. Lord Insurance Coverage, Personal Injury Defense: General
Peter D. Manahan Business Litigation, Construction/Surety, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Michael X. McBride Construction Law, Real Estate
Philip F. McGovern Real Estate, Business/Corporate, Business Litigation
Jeffrey W. Moryan General Litigation, Aviation, Environmental Litigation
Kathleen S. Murphy Personal Injury Defense: General, Insurance Coverage, Employment & Labor
John B. Murray Business/Corporate, Government/Cites/Municipalities
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, Class Action/Mass Torts

2012 Rising Stars:

Attorney Practice Area
Christopher  Abatemarco Personal Injury Defense: General, General Litigation
Anthony J. Corino Personal Injury Defense: General, Insurance Coverage
Rukhsanah L. Singh Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts
Owen C. McCarthy Personal Injury Defense: General, General Litigation, Insurance Coverage
Jonathan P. McHenry Insurance Coverage, Business Litigation, Environmental Litigation
James M. Merendino Insurance Coverage
Christine S. Orlando Health Care
Stacie L. Powers Personal Injury Defense: General
Michael A. Shadiack Employment & labor, Employment Litigation: Defense
Brad D. Shalit Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation, Tax

Connell Foley Managing Partner Michael X. McBride stated, "Our attorneys continue the legacy of superior legal representation in such a wide variety of practice areas. With such a diverse team of professionals as those selected this year, we are well-positioned to support the unique needs of our clients. We are proud to congratulate our lawyers who have achieved this recognition and whose work provides us with an unparalleled reputation for excellence."

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 is proud of its continued ability to deliver the highest levels of legal representation and satisfaction for its clients. Although Connell Foley has the resources of a large law firm, its 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, New York, Philadelphia, Jersey City, Cherry Hill, and Spring Lake. For more information, visit www.connellfoley.com.

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