Friedman Schuman, P.C. takes pleasure in announcing that four attorneys from the firm have been named to the 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list and three have been named to the 2020 Super Lawyers Rising Stars List. Only the top five percent of lawyers in the state are selected to receive these honors and we are incredibly proud of our recipients.
Robert H. Nemeroff, a Shareholder of the firm, was recognized for the seventh consecutive year for his Personal Injury practice on the 2020 Super Lawyers list. Mr. Nemeroff is one of the firm’s senior litigators with more than three decades of litigation experience in state and federal courts. With an emphasis on personal injury litigation, Bob has successfully obtained multiple six and seven figure verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured clients. He is the chairperson of both the firm’s Litigation and Personal Injury practices.
Robert A. Bacine, a Principal of the firm, has been selected to the 2020 Super Lawyers list for his Estate Planning practice. This is his eleventh year on the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. Bob has practiced in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania since 1970. Bob’s other areas of concentration are estate and trust administration, representation of individuals on federal, state and local income tax matters, representation of small business owners and professionals in all legal matters, business succession planning and employee benefits.
David E. Stern, a Principal of the firm, was selected to the 2020 Super Lawyers list for his Bankruptcy/Business practice. This is David’s eleventh consecutive year on the list. David represents commercial lending and leasing clients in troubled credit situations, including workouts, loan restructurings, enforcement actions and bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings.
Derek R. Layser, a Shareholder of the firm, has been selected to the 2020 Super Lawyers list for his practice in Medical Malpractice. This is Derek’s seventeenth consecutive year on the Super Lawyers list. Derek has also been named as one of the top 100 attorneys in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia. Derek is chairman of the Medical Malpractice department at Friedman Schuman and has numerous six and seven figure jury verdicts and settlements to his credit. Derek also has extensive experience handling cases involving product defects, surgical and pharmacy errors, premises liability, such as apartment fires, and auto and trucking accidents.
Melissa Paris Miller, an Associate with the firm, has been selected to the 2020 Super Lawyers Rising Stars List for her practice in Medical Malpractice. This is Melissa’s third year on the Rising Stars List. Melissa focuses on fighting for people who have been injured as the result of a medical mistake, surgical error or some other wrong in their healthcare. Melissa has successfully obtained several six and seven figure verdicts and settlements.
Jennifer L. Damelio, an Associate with the firm, has been selected to the 2020 Super Lawyers Rising Stars List for her practice in the areas of Estate and Probate. This is Jennifer’s second year on the Rising Stars List. Jennifer counsels individual and corporate fiduciaries in establishing, and assisting in the administration of, trusts and estates, including, when necessary, pursuing matters through Orphans’ Court litigation. Jennifer has given a number of presentations to various organizations and community groups, including one on “Drafting a Last-Minute Estate Plan for a Sick or Dying Client” for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and “Navigating Legal and Ethical Issues in Caring For and Counseling Elders” for the American Society on Aging’s national conference.
Brett J. Kaminsky, an Associate with the firm, has been selected to the 2020 Super Lawyers Rising Stars List for his practice in the area of Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice. This is Brett’s third year on the Pennsylvania Rising Stars List. Brett is also enjoying his first year of recognition on the New Jersey Rising Stars List. Brett has also received designation from The National Trial Lawyers as a “Top 40 Under 40”.
Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Super Lawyers selection process is a rigorous, multi-phased process that includes peer nominations and peer evaluations, combined with independent third-party research.