Recognition & Awards
Harrisburg, PA – August 29th, 2018 – Thomas, Thomas & Hafer is pleased to announce the recognition of six attorneys listed in U.S. News & World Report’s edition of The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.
Sarah W. Arosell (2009) – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Arthur K. Hoffman (2007) – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Edward H. Jordan, Jr. (2008) – Workers Compensations Law – Employers
Burke McLemore, Jr. (1995) – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
Mark R. Hamilton (2010) –
- Civil Rights Law
- Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
- Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Louis C. Long (2015) –
- Insurance Law
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 60,000 leading attorneys cast more than 7.8 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers in 145 practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel Magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
(Year) First year the lawyer was listed in any practice area
2018 Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Top Tier Ranking
For the seventh consecutive year, Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP has achieved top tier rating by the US News & World Report’s ranking of law firms in the practice areas of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants and Insurance Law.
According to US News & World Report, rankings for Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” are “based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.” In order for a law firm to be eligible for a ranking, the firms must have at least one lawyer included in the Best Lawyers® as part of their annual peer review assessment.
Thomas, Thomas & Hafer was ranked in the top tier of the Metro Area category for work in Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants in Harrisburg, PA and Insurance Law, in Pittsburgh, Pa.
For more on their rigorous selection process click here.
Super Lawyers 2018
Several lawyers from Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP were listed in the 2018 listing of Super Lawyers.
2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers:
- James J. Dodd-o – PI Medical Malpractice: Defense
- Daniel L. Grill – PI Medical Malpractices: Defense
- Edward H. Jordan, Jr. = Workers’ Compensation
- Louis C. Long – Insurance Coverage
- R. Burke McLemore – Workers’ Compensation
- Paul A. Pauciulo – Workers’ Compensation
- Mark J. Powell – Workers’ Compensation
- Peter J. Speaker – Insurance Coverage
- James F. Swartz, III – PI General Defense
2018 Pennsylvania Rising Stars:
- Matthew R. Clayberger – Civil Rights
- Caroline E. Diehl – Workers’ Compensation
- Anthony J. Gabriel – Prof. Liability: Defense
- Bernard T. Kwitowski – General Litigation
- A. Catherine McLaughlin – Workers’ Compensation
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Click here to learn more about the rating system.
Pennsylvania Defense Institute Honors Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP as Defense Firm of 2017.
July 14th, 2017 – Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP was recognized by Pennsylvania Defense Institute (PDI) as the “Defense Firm of the Year.” The award was given at PDI’s Annual Conference held in Bedford Springs, PA on July 13-14, 2017. Accepting the award on behalf of the firm were partners from four of the firm’s Pennsylvania offices: Pete Speaker, past president of PDI (Harrisburg office); Rebecca Sember Izsak, Co-Chair of the Trucking & Transportation Committee (Pittsburgh office); Monica O’Neil, Director for the Eastern Region and incoming Secretary (Philadelphia office); Lou Long, outgoing president of PDI and Co-Chair of the Amicus and Appellate Committee (Pittsburgh office); and, Joe Holko, Co-Chair of the Civil Practice Committee (Lehigh Valley office).
The award is presented annually to the civil defense firm that “best exemplifies the qualities of professionalism, dedication to the practice of law, promotion of the highest ideals of justice in the community, and has a demonstrated commitment to PDI and its members.” Since the firm’s inception, Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP attorneys have been leaders and active members of PDI, whose mission is to advance the law and legislation favorably for the defense bar and its clients. Pete Speaker added that “Our firm’s 40th anniversary and 40 years of continuous support of PDI show our commitment to this excellent organization.”