Gibbons Earns Recognition as Leading Law Firm from Benchmark Litigation; Attains National and Regional Rankings in 2015 Best Lawyers

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 13:06

In the 2015 edition of Benchmark Litigation, more Gibbons attorneys are named among New Jersey’s litigation stars than any other law firm. The publication highlights eight Gibbons attorneys as state litigation stars and one attorney as a future star.

Benchmark Litigation is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation in the United States. Firms included in the guide are chosen after a six-month research process which consists of extensive interviews with clients and peers. Attorneys must be recommended consistently as reputable and effective litigators by clients and peers in the marketplace.

According to clients interviewed by Benchmark, “Gibbons has achieved outstanding results in local litigation matters and has great expertise in navigating New Jersey state and federal courts.”

The eight Gibbons attorneys named among the state litigation stars along with their areas of practice include Christine A. Amalfe, Employment & Labor Law, Thomas J. Cafferty, Media Law, Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Business & Commercial Litigation, John J. Gibbons, Business & Commercial Litigation, Michael R. Griffinger, Business & Commercial Litigation, Lawrence S. Lustberg, Criminal Defense, Brian J. McMahon, Business & Commercial Litigation, and Michael F. Quinn, Business & Commercial Litigation.

In addition, Robert C. Brady, a director in the Business & Commercial Litigation Department, was highlighted in the Future Stars category. To be named a Future Star, attorneys must be consistently referenced by peers and clients as a litigator who is likely to become a “local litigation star” in future Benchmark guides.


Gibbons is proud to announce that 37 of the firm’s practice areas have achieved national and metropolitan recognition in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

In addition, 59 of the firm’s attorneys were selected for inclusion in the edition. Brian J. McMahon, chair of the Business & Commercial Litigation Department, was featured as the 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” for New Jersey in the Securities Litigation category.

The firm earned national rankings in the categories of Real Estate Law; Litigation – Construction; and Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants.

The firm’s regional practice area rankings include the following:

New Jersey Regional Rankings:

Appellate Practice, Arbitration, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Corporate Law, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Criminal Defense – White Collar, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Employment Law – Management, Environmental Law, First Amendment Law, Government Relations Practice, Health Care Law, Insurance Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – (Bankruptcy, Construction, Environmental, First Amendment, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Patent, Real Estate, Securities, and Trusts & Estates), Mediation, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Patent Law, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Public Finance Law, Real Estate Law, and Tax Law

New York City Regional Rankings

Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, and Real Estate Law

Philadelphia Regional Rankings

Litigation – Construction, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, and Real Estate Law