Connell Foley Announces 18 Attorneys Named to 2009 New Jersey Super Lawyers and Rising Stars List

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ROSELAND, N.J./April 2, 2009 -- Sixteen of Connell Foley LLP’s attorneys were included in the 2009 New Jersey Super Lawyers®. In partnership with Law & Politics, Super Lawyers selects no more than 5% of the lawyers in New Jersey to be honorably listed in its publication.

Name Practice Area
Richard D. Catenacci General Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Appellate
John K. Bennett Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation: Defense
Richard J. Badolato Civil Litigation Defense, General Litigation
Kevin J. Coakley Environmental, Real Estate
John D. Cromie Business/Corporate, Real Estate
George J. Kenny Insurance Coverage, General Litigation
John P. Lacey Business Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar
Michael X. McBride Construction/Surety, Real Estate
Jeffrey W. Moryan General Litigation, Aviation, Environmental Litigation
Peter J. Pizzi Business Litigation, Employment & Labor, Intellectual
Karen Painter Randall Business Litigation, Professional Liability: Defense
Robert E. Ryan Professional Liability, Defense, Business Litigation
Peter J. Smith Construction Litigation
Brian G. Steller Civil Litigation Defense, Insurance Coverage, Health Care
Anthony F. Vitiello Estate Planning & Probate, Tax
Liza M. Walsh Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation

Three other attorneys in the firm were included in the 2009 New Jersey Rising Stars list, which recognizes attorneys age 40 or younger or those who have been practicing for ten years or less. According to the publisher, no more than 2.5% of the attorneys in New Jersey are listed in this publication.

Name Practice Area
Gregory E. Peterson General Litigation
Brad D. Shalit Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation, Tax
Michael A. Shadiack Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation: Defense

About Connell Foley

Established in 1938, Connell Foley LLP has a tradition of innovative legal representation. Over 125 attorneys provide expertise in a wide range of specialties, including litigation, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), corporate law and governance, employment and labor law, professional liability, business crimes and regulatory defense, crisis management and catastrophic loss, insurance, real estate, construction, environmental law, land use, banking, technology law and intellectual property, taxation and estate planning, bankruptcy, toxic torts, health care, and other fields. In addition to its main office in Roseland, New Jersey, the firm maintains offices in Jersey City, New York City, and Philadelphia. For more information, please visit

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