Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, PA, May 26, 2009 — Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC is proud to announce that 30 of the firm's attorneys have been honored by their peers and selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® list. More than 39,000 attorneys across the state were asked to nominate lawyers, and only the top 5 percent of Pennsylvania lawyers received this distinction.

Those honored from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney were Lynn J. Alstadt, John (Jack) A. Barbour, Thomas E. Boyle, Samuel W. Braver, Peter J. Ennis, Charles B. Gibbons, Eugene A. Giotto, Thomas S. Giotto, Craig S. Heryford, Robert A. Johnson, David J. Laurent, Jacqui Fiske Lazo, Paul S. MazeskiWendelynne J. Newton, Thomas M. Thompson, and Howard J. Wein from the Pittsburgh office; James M.  Becker, Gerald E. Burns, Douglas P. Coopersmith, Alfred J. D'Angelo, Joseph A. Dougherty, Elizabeth A. Malloy, Craig D. Mills, Howard D. Scher and William H. Schorling from the Philadelphia office; and, in Harrisburg, Jill M. Lashay, Jack M. Stover and Jonathan Vipond, III.

The criteria reviewed for the award include: noteworthy verdicts or settlements; creativity or innovation within the legal process; number of cases tried or transactions handled; years in practice; position within firm; professional activities; writings and lectures; community involvement and volunteer work; professional degrees or training; and academic background, including honors and clerkships. 

The results of the survey will be published by Philadelphia Magazine and Law & Politics Media, Inc. in its annual publication Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®.