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On the Pulse…Other Notable Achievements

September 4, 2018

Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 3, September 2018

Special Appointments

Elizabeth Ferguson (Jacksonville, FL) was sworn in as president elect of the Jacksonville Bar Association on June 20, 2018.

Karen Grethlein (King of Prussia, PA) is one of only 11 attorneys who have been selected to the 2018/2019 Pennsylvania Bar Leadership Institute, which was developed in 1995 to strengthen the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s ongoing efforts to recruit and develop leaders of the Association.


Lary Zucker (Mt. Laurel, NJ) was recently presented with the Bob Bollinger Lifetime Achievement Award from the Roller Skating Association International for his years of service to the roller skating industry. ​A member of the RSA Risk Management Committee, Lary is the co-author of the RSA Risk Management program and the author of the New Jersey Roller Skating Fair Liability Act, enacted in 1991.

The Maritime Litigation Practice Group in our New York City office has once again been recognized among the top national maritime practices in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Recognized in the Nationwide: Transportation: Shipping: Litigation (New York) category, the firm was called out for its experience in “handling a range of matters…involving insurance disputes, cargo loss and vessel damage.” Additionally, the firm was acknowledged for its increasing activity in personal injury defense cases, “particularly those occurring in the marine construction sector.” Daniel G. McDermott, chair of the firm’s maritime practice, and Edward C. Radzik, of counsel within the group, were cited as “notable practitioners” in the Chambers ranking. While both attorneys have received Chambers recognition in this area several times before, this year Mr. McDermott was specifically cited for his “longstanding experience as a litigator on various civil matters, notably maritime personal injury and insurance actions”…and his “expertise in marine construction projects litigation.” Mr. Radzik was noted for his experience in “handling claims for cargo losses and damages” and for his “measured approach to cases,” as well as mediation and arbitration experience.

Rachel A. Ramsay-Lowe (Roseland, NJ) has been selected to The Network Journal’s 2018 List of “40 Under Forty” Dynamic Achievers. The Network Journal is a quarterly publication focused on Black professionals, executives and small business owners. Each year TNJ recognizes outstanding young African-Americans who are “reaching for higher goals” in their careers while remaining committed to their community’s development.

Speaking Engagements

Janice Merrill and Chanel Mosley (Orlando, FL) presented at the Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management & Patient Safety’s 2018 annual meeting and education conference. In “Transitions of Care and Avoidable Hospital Admissions and Readmissions,” they addressed risk management for transitions of care in the nursing and long-term care facility setting, and how operations and facilities can mitigate avoidable hospital admissions and readmissions.

Special News

Andrew J. Marchese (Fort Lauderdale, FL) has earned his board certification in Condominium and Planned Development Law from The Florida Bar. ​Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law, and professionalism and ethics in practice. Andrew has represented hundreds of condominium associations, homeowners associations, directors, officers and property managers in claims involving breach of fiduciary duty, breach of the declaration, real estate liens, real property document disputes, Fair Housing Act and HUD claims.

Super Lawyers–Pennsylvania

Sixty-six attorneys from our Pennsylvania offices have been selected to the 2018 edition of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine. A description of the selection methodology can be found at Receiving special recognition for the 12th consecutive year is Daniel J. Sherry (King of Prussia, PA), who has been named to the “Top 100 Attorneys in Pennsylvania” and the “Top 100 Attorneys in Philadelphia” Super Lawyer lists. John J. Hare was also named to the “Top 100 Attorneys in Pennsylvania” and the “Top 100 Attorneys in Philadelphia.” Teresa Ficken Sachs (Philadelphia, PA) was named among the “Top 50 Women” attorneys in Pennsylvania.

Our 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers include:

  • Allentown: Candy Barr Heimbach, Paul Laughlin
  • Harrisburg: Brooks Foland, Timothy McMahon, Edwin Schwartz, Craig Stone
  • King of Prussia: Christopher Boyle, Audrey Copeland, T. Kevin Fitzpatrick, Chandler Hosmer, Edward McGinn, Daniel Sherry
  • Philadelphia: William Banton, Ralph Bocchino, Kimberly Boyer-Cohen, Thomas Bracaglia, Thomas Brophy, Butler Buchanan, Christopher Dougherty, Howard Dwoskin, William Foster, Scott Gemberling, Tiffany Giangiulio, Norman Haase, John Hare, Keith Heinold, Kevin Hexstall, Niki Ingram, Kathleen Kramer, Bruce McKissock, Bradley Remick, Daniel Ryan, Teresa Ficken Sachs, Joseph Santarone, Christopher Santoro, Lori Strauss, Vlada Tasich, G. Mark Thompson, Thomas Wagner, Eric Weiss, David Wolf
  • Pittsburgh: Terry Cavanaugh, John Deasy, Steven Forry, Michael Karaffa, Stuart Sostmann


Our 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Stars include:

  • King of Prussia: Joseph Hoynoski, III
  • Philadelphia: Mohamed Bakry, Lawrence Bartel, Nicholas Bowers, Joanna Buchanico, Raphael Duran, Lee Durivage, Gregory Fox, Adam Fulginiti, Kyle Heisner, Sang Woo Lee, Michelle Moses, Angeline Panepresso, Jennie Philip, Kristin Shicora, Robert Stanko, Daniel Tran
  • Pittsburgh: Patrick Reilly, Charlene Seibert
  • Scranton: Michael Connolly


Super Lawyers–Florida

Eleven attorneys from our Florida offices have been selected to the 2018 edition of Florida Super Lawyers magazine. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

Our 2018 Florida Super Lawyers include:

  • Michael J. DeCandio, Construction Litigation
  • Elizabeth B. Ferguson, Construction Litigation
  • Michael J. Bradford, Civil Litigation Defense


Our 2018 Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars include:

  • Julie Cunningham Aiello, Transportation & Maritime
  • Kimberly Kanoff Berman, Appellate
  • Ryan D. Burns, Personal Injury Defense
  • Lindsay G. McCormick, Construction Litigation
  • Chanel A. Mosley, Health Care
  • Alan C. “A.C.” Nash, Civil Litigation Defense
  • Amanda J. Podlucky, Personal Injury Defense
  • John K. Weedon, Personal Injury Defense




Defense Digest, Vol. 24, No. 3, September 2018. Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific situation or to create an attorney-client relationship. ATTORNEY ADVERTISING pursuant to New York RPC 7.1. © 2018 Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. All Rights Reserved. This article may not be reprinted without the express written permission of our firm. For reprints, contact


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