Morris James proudly announces that Best Lawyers of America 2021© has named Rich Galperin, Gretchen Knight and Dave Williams "Lawyer of the Year" in their respective practices in Delaware. Rich was named in the area of Health Care Law, Gretchen in Family Law and Dave in Labor Law - Management. "Lawyer of the Year" recognition is awarded to individual lawyers with extremely high overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic location
Rich Galperin represents hospitals, physicians and other providers of healthcare. For more than four decades as a practicing trial lawyer, Rich has tried more than 130 cases to jury verdict; almost all of them multi-day medical negligence cases. He also represents all levels of medical professionals in administrative hearings on licensing, credentialing, and other medical-legal issues. Rich is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He was named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in 2020, 2016 and 2012 for his representation of defendants in personal injury matters, and in 2019 for his Health Care Law practice.
Gretchen Knight chairs the Family Law practice at Morris James LLP. With more than 25 years of experience, Gretchen represents individuals in family law matters in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties. She is knowledgeable and experienced in litigating and negotiating successful outcomes for her clients in complex divorce and custody matters. She focuses on understanding her clients' goals, being responsive to their needs, and helping clients achieve their goals. Gretchen was previously named "Lawyer of the Year" in Delaware Family Law in 2018 and 2016.
Dave Williams has more than 35 years of experience in the areas of employment law and education law, representing private and public employers, 17 school districts, a college, and 2 private schools. He represents employers in a wide variety of litigation matters, administrative proceedings, arbitration, and collective bargaining issues, as well as counsels and represents educational institutions in the full spectrum of legal issues. Dave was previously named "Lawyer of the Year" for his representation of employers in 2019, 2018 and 2015.
In addition, Best Lawyers recognized 36 Morris James lawyers in its 2021 edition, and awarded the "Top-Listed" distinction to the firm's real estate practice. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based exclusively on peer review. The methodology, utilized for more than 30 years, was designed to accurately capture the unanimity opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. The 2021 Best Lawyers list is based on a wide-ranging national survey involving detailed valuations of leading lawyers by their peers.