WILMINGTON, Delaware (May 30, 2012) – Thirty Richards, Layton & Finger attorneys have been named in the 2012 issue of Super Lawyers, more lawyers than from any other Delaware firm. Mark D. Collins, chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Department, is the highest-ranked lawyer in Delaware; Gregory P. Williams, chair of Richards Layton’s Corporate Department, joins him on the list of the state’s top 10 lawyers.
In the Super Lawyers ranking process, candidates are awarded points based on indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Lawyers with the highest point totals are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers, with special recognition for those receiving the top 10 total number of votes.
In addition to Collins and Williams, Super Lawyers names Richards Layton attorneys Paul M. Altman, R. Franklin Balotti, C. Stephen Bigler, Donald A. Bussard, Frederick L. Cottrell III, Daniel J. DeFranceschi, Raymond J. DiCamillo, Jesse A. Finkelstein, Anne C. Foster, Mark J. Gentile, William J. Haubert, Stephen E. Herrmann, Daniel L. Klein, John H. Knight, Robert J. Krapf, James G. Leyden Jr., Srinivas M. Raju, W. Donald Sparks II, Allen M. Terrell Jr., Gregory V. Varallo, William J. Wade and Robert W. Whetzel. Super Lawyers also recognizes Anne Shea Gaza, Michael J. Merchant, Mark V. Purpura, Blake Rohrbacher, Richard P. Rollo and John Mark Zeberkiewicz as up-and-coming Rising Stars.
Super Lawyers identifies outstanding lawyers in each state through a methodology involving nominations, evaluations and research. This distinguished list, published in regional Super Lawyers magazines and in inserts in regional magazines and newspapers, comprises no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state.
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