10.19.2016 | In The News

Eleven Bernkopf Goodman LLP attorneys recognized as 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Bernkopf Goodman LLP is proud to announce that eleven of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Attorneys Eric R. Allon (Real Estate), Lydia G. Chesnick (Real Estate), Peter B. McGlynn (Construction Litigation), Richard B. Michaud (General Litigation), and Meredith A. Swisher (Business Litigation) have been selected as 2016 Super Lawyers.  Matthew A. Gens (Business Litigation), Allen D. Hankins (Real Estate), Alison M. Kinchla (Business Litigation), David W. Merritt (Business Litigation), Robert W. Stetson (Business Litigation), and April L. Wilmar (Real Estate) have been named Rising Stars.

Additionally, Lydia G. Chesnick has been recognized as one of the “Top 50 Women Attorneys in Massachusetts.”

About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, 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 listing has been published annually since 1991. The list of Rising Stars recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state — those who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

Only 5% of the attorneys in the state are chosen each year for the Super Lawyers list, and no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state are named to the Rising Stars list.

In selecting attorneys for inclusion on the 2016 New England Super Lawyers list and the 2016 New England Rising Stars list, a rigorous, multiphase selection process is used. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third-party research. Each candidate is evaluated on twelve indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.