Fifty-Two Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

Monday, August 17, 2015

PHILADELPHIA, August 17, 2015 – Fifty-two Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 11 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition based on a rigorous peer-review that has been developed and defined for nearly 25 years. The current edition is based on more than five million detailed evaluations by the top lawyers of the country. This list will be included in dozens of city and regional publications in the United States including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. This award is conferred by Best Lawyers. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Additionally, Mark J. Foley, F. Warren Jacoby, Jason M. Shargel and William J. Winning were singled out as Best Lawyers® 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC) in Philadelphia; Foley for Labor and Employment Litigation, Jacoby for Construction Litigation, Shargel for Mergers and Acquisitions Law and William J. Winning for Criminal Defense: White Collar.

The full list of lawyers by office with practice area indicated is:

Cherry Hill

Ira G. Megdal (Energy Law)


Brian Bulger (Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management)

Jack Carriglio (Commercial Litigation)

Richard A. Devine (Commercial Litigation)

Bruce R. Meckler (Insurance Law, Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants)

Steven Pearson (Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law)

Joseph E. Tilson (Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management)


Brad W. Breslau (Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants)


A. Martin Wickliff, Jr. (Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management)

Joseph A. Ziemianski (Litigation-Insurance)


Richard M. Dunn (Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants-Aviation Litigation, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants)

Jeffrey C. Gilbert (Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Bankruptcy, Litigation-Real Estate)

Martin T. Schrier (Corporate Law)

New York

David Y. Loh (Admiralty and Maritime Law)

J. Bruce Maffeo (Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar, Criminal Defense: White-Collar)

Christopher Raleigh (Admiralty and Maritime Law)


Leonard J. Cooper (Trusts and Estates)

Stephen A. Cozen (Insurance Law)

H. Robert Fiebach (Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants, Litigation-Real Estate, Litigation-Securities)

Brian P. Flaherty (Commercial Litigation)

Mark J. Foley (Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, Litigation-Labor and Employment)

Robert I. Friedman (Trusts and Estates)

Thomas J. Gallagher III (Tax Law)

Mark H. Gallant (Health Care Law)

Henry A. Gladstone (Corporate Law)

Edward M. Glickman (Trusts and Estates)

David R. Glyn (Trusts and Estates)

Michael J. Heller (Corporate Law, Venture Capital Law)

F. Warren Jacoby (Commercial Litigation-Construction, Litigation-Construction)

Matthew H. Kamens (Trusts and Estates)

Sarah A. Kelly (Employment Law-Management, Litigation-Labor and Employment)

Raymond A. Kresge (Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, Litigation-Labor and Employment)

Bernard Lee (Real Estate Law)

Jeffrey A. Leonard (Real Estate Law)

Deborah M. Minkoff (Insurance Law)

Jeffrey I. Pasek (Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, Litigation-Labor and Employment)

James R. Potts (Insurance Law-Regulatory)

Jason M. Shargel (Corporate Law-Mergers & Acquisitions, Mergers and Acquisitions Law)

Robert A. Silverman (Real Estate Law)

Jeffrey G. Weil (Commercial Litigation)

James R. Williams (Real Estate Law-Commercial)


Thomas M. Jones (Insurance Law)

Washington, D.C.

Barry Boss (Criminal Defense: White Collar)

Marc J. Fink (Admiralty and Maritime Law)

Jeffrey F. Lawrence (Admiralty and Maritime Law)

Bernard Nash (Administrative/Regulatory Law-State and Federal)

Stanley O. Sher (Admiralty and Maritime Law)

West Conshohocken

Patrick J. O’Connor (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation)

Margaret Gallagher Thompson (Litigation-Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates)

William J. Winning (Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar)


John T. Carroll III (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law)

Mark E. Felger (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law)

About Cozen O'Connor

Established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor has more than 850 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including litigation, corporate and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and middle market companies, Cozen O’Connor services its clients’ needs through 26 offices across two continents.

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