19th Aug 2021
Kemp Klein is pleased to announce that 19 lawyers have been included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.
Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 75 countries.
“Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession. After three decades, we are proud to continue to serve as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals worldwide,” says CEO Phillip Greer.
Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.
Kemp Klein would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to 2022 The Best Lawyers in America list:
William B. Acker – Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, and Trusts and Estates
C. Leslie Banas – Corporate Law and Real Estate Law
Richard D. Bisio – Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Real Estate
Cynthia E. Brazzil – Corporate Law
Richard C. Bruder – Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Joseph P. Buttiglieri – Litigation – Trusts and Estates
Ralph A. Castelli, Jr. – Corporate Law and Real Estate Law
Mark R. Filipp – Litigation – Labor and Employment
George W. Gregory – Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Tax Law, and Trusts and Estates
Brian R. Jenney – Elder Law and Trusts and Estates
Alan A. May – Litigation – Trusts and Estates and Trusts and Estates
Norman D. Orr – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Corporate Law
Thomas C. Rauch – Real Estate Law
Brian H. Rolfe – Commercial Litigation
Stuart Sinai – Securities Regulation
Amy A. Stawski – Family Law
Thomas V. Trainer – Elder Law and Trusts and Estates
Michael D. Umphrey – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Trusts and Estates
Robert S. Zawideh – Litigation – Trusts and Estates
In addition, Joseph P. Buttiglieri was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – Trusts and Estates. Stuart Sinai was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” for Securities Regulation.
Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.
Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.