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47 Morris James Attorneys Earn Recognition in 2023 Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch Rankings

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August 18, 2022

Morris James is proud to announce 47 attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2023 Best Lawyers in America guide and the “Ones to Watch” lists.

For more than four decades, Best Lawyers has been the oldest and one of the respected peer-review publications in the legal profession. The lists of lawyers are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

This year, four Morris James lawyers were named “Lawyer of The Year for their respective areas of law. This recognition is awarded to the individual attorney with the highest overall peer feedback for a specific location and practice area.

  • Shannon S. Frazier - Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Richard Galperin - Health Care Law
  • Lewis Lazarus - Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • John Newcomer - Litigation - Real Estate


The Morris James lawyers listed in the 2023 edition and the areas of law in which they are recognized are as follows:

Lawyer Name Specialty Location
Susan D. Ament Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants Wilmington, DE
Ross Antonacci Commercial Finance Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law Wilmington, DE
John M. Bloxom IV Construction Law; Litigation - Real Estate; Real Estate Law Wilmington, DE
Allyson M. Britton Litigation - Labor and Employment Wilmington, DE
Nicholas J. Caggiano Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Finance Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law Wilmington, DE
P. Clarkson Collins, Jr. Commercial Litigation; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Wilmington, DE
Jill Spevack Di Sciullo Family Law; Family Law Mediation Wilmington, DE
Keith E. Donovan Mediation; Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs; Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants Dover, DE
Kenneth L. Dorsney Litigation - Patent Wilmington, DE
Matthew R. Fogg Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants Wilmington, DE
Shannon S. Frazier Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Finance Law; Equipment Finance Law; Project Finance Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law Wilmington, DE
James J. Gallagher II Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Elder Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates Wilmington, DE
Richard Galperin

Health Care Law; Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Wilmington, DE
Robert G. Gibbs Health Care Law Georgetown, DE
Kevin G. Healy Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Newark, DE
A. Kimberly Hoffman Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law Wilmington, DE
David C. Hutt Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation - Real Estate; Real Estate Law Georgetown, DE
Ross C. Karsnitz Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants Wilmington, DE
Brya M. Keilson Litigation - Bankruptcy Wilmington, DE
Gretchen S. Knight Family Law; Family Law Mediation Wilmington, DE
Carl N. Kunz III Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy; Privacy and Data Security Law Wilmington, DE
Lewis H. Lazarus Commercial Litigation; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Wilmington, DE
Lewis C. Ledyard III Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Commercial Finance Law Wilmington, DE
James H. McMackin III Education Law; Litigation - Labor and Employment Wilmington, DE
Edward M. McNally Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law; Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Wilmington, DE
Stephen M. Miller Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy Wilmington, DE
Eric J. Monzo Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy Wilmington, DE
John H. Newcomer Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Real Estate, Real Estate Law Wilmington, DE
K. Tyler O'Connell Commercial Litigation Wilmington, DE
Michael G. Owen Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants Wilmington, DE
Dennis L. Schrader Government Relations Practice; Real Estate Law Georgetown, DE
David J. Soldo Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Wilmington, DE
Jonathan G. Strauss Equipment Finance Law; Project Finance Law; Securitization and Structured Finance Law Wilmington, DE
Cindy L. Szabo Tax Law Georgetown, DE
Bruce W. Tigani Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates Wilmington, DE
David H. Williams Education Law; Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment Wilmington, DE


The following Morris James attorneys are on the Best LawyersOnes to Watch” list, which identifies up-and-coming young lawyers who have been in private practice for less than 10 years. 

Lawyer Name Specialty
Michelle Bounds Land Use and Zoning Law; Project Finance Law; Real Estate Law
Allyson M. Britton Education Law
Albert J. Caroll Commercial Litigation; Corporate Governance and Compliance Law; Corporate Law
Sarah Ennis Appellate Practice; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Banking and Finance; Litigation - Bankruptcy

Barnaby Grzaslewicz

Administrative / Regulatory Law; Commercial Litigation; Corporate Governance and Compliance Law

Wilson A. Gualpa

Alternative Dispute Resolution; Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs; Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants

R. Eric Hacker

Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation; Corporate Governance and Compliance Law

Ryan T. Keating

Health Care Law; Medical Malpractice Law

Rebecca Kilmon

Banking and Finance Law

Jason Levin

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy

Bryan Townsend

Commercial Litigation

Kirsten Zeberkiewicz

Commercial Litigation; Corporate Governance and Compliance Law
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