RECOGNITION

2017                                         

“Freehill Hogan & Mahar offers a level of expertise, knowledge and experience that is first class and hard to be beaten anywhere in the maritime sector. They are the go-to firm for all large casualties and claims matters in the USA.”
Best Lawyers 2017

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“Freehill Hogan & Mahar has a strong client focus with good communication on strategy and powerful advocacy.”
Best Lawyers 2017

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“Freehill, Hogan & Mahar offers excellent, responsive, cost-effective service.”
Best Lawyers 2017

 


FOUR FREEHILL PARTNERS RANKED BY WHO’S WHO LEGAL FOR 2018
On October 12, 2017, Who’s Who Legal announced that Freehill partners Patrick Bonner, Peter Gutowski, Bill Juska, and Eric Lenck, will be listed in Who’s Who Legal: Shipping 2018 as being among the 76 leading shipping and maritime lawyers in the United States. Who’s Who Legal’s selections are based on questionnaires asking for the nomination of shipping law specialists. Those mentioned repeatedly in responses are then researched by Who’s Who Legal, after which a preliminary list is circulated to specialists and corporate counsel in the field for further vetting.


NEW YORK SUPER LAWYERS RECOGNIZES TWELVE FREEHILL ATTORNEYS – SEPTEMBER 2017
New York Super Lawyers, a Thomsen Reuters publication, has named eleven Freehill partners as New York “Super Lawyers” for 2017 in the Transportation and Maritime Fields: Michael Fernandez, Peter Gutowski, Bill Juska, Eric Lenck, Wayne Meehan, Mark Muller, Don Murnane, Jim Ross, Mike Unger, Gina Venezia and John Walsh. In addition, partner Eric Matheson has been named a “Rising Star” in the field. The selection methodology includes a statewide nomination process, followed by third party independent research across 12 key categories and then a peer evaluation process. The resulting list of Super Lawyers represents the top 5% of the attorneys in New York metropolitan area. The list of recognized attorneys will be published in the New York Metro Super Lawyers Magazine, distributed in October 2017, and in The New York Times on October 1, 2017.


PETER GUTOWSKI NAMED BEST LAWYERS’ 2018 NEW YORK CITY ADMIRALTY & MARITIME “LAWYER OF THE YEAR” – SEVENTEEN FREEHILL PARTNERS INCLUDED IN The Best Lawyers in America© – August 2017
On August 15, 2017 it was announced that Freehill partner Peter Gutowski has been recognized as Best Lawyers® 2018 New York City Admiralty Maritime “Lawyer of the Year.” This is the third time in five years that the Lawyer of the Year has been a Freehill partner, with Jack Walsh having been named for 2014 and Bill Juska for 2015.

In addition, it was announced by Best Lawyers® that seventeen lawyers from Freehill Hogan & Mahar have been selected by their peers for inclusion in 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the category of admiralty and maritime law in New York. For the fifth consecutive year the firm was the Top Listed admiralty firm in the United States, with more attorneys listed than any other firm. The selected attorneys for 2018 are: Patrick Bonner, Thomas Canevari, Michael Fernandez, Peter Gutowski, William Juska, John Karpousis, Eric Lenck, Wayne Meehan, Manuel Molina, Mark Muller, Don Murnane, William Pallas, James Ross, Thomas Russo, Michael Unger, Gina Venezia and John Walsh.

Since it was first published in1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. 83,000 industry leading attorneys are eligible to vote (from around the world), and Best Lawyers has received almost 10 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas. For the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.4 million votes were analyzed. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected” referral list of attorneys in practice.


THE LEGAL 500 RANKS FREEHILL AT THE TOP – MAY 2017
On May 31, 2017 the Legal 500 released its 2017 U.S. rankings. Freehill is placed in the top tier of law firms practicing shipping law nationwide, along with only three other firms. One Freehill partner, William Juska, was named one of the seven Leading Lawyers in shipping law nationwide and six others, more than from any other firm, are highlighted in the Legal 500’s editorial comments on the firm. Those six partners are: Michael Fernandez, Daniel Fitzgerald, Wayne Meehan, Don Murnane, William Pallas and Gina Venezia. The Legal 500‘s profile of the firm quotes clients complimenting the firm for proving “outstanding legal strategy and swift results.” To read the complete The Legal 500 2017 profile of the firm, click HERE.

The Legal 500 has been analyzing law firms worldwide for 29 years and this is the tenth edition of its U.S. report. U.S. maritime law firms were ranked this year for the first time since 2009, when Freehill was also listed. The Legal 500 rankings are based on a series of criteria and their research is based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a term of researchers with deep experience on the legal market.


A BAKER’S DOZEN – FREEHILL HOGAN & MAHAR AGAIN RANKED NO. 1 BY CHAMBERS & PARTNERS – MAY 2017
For the thirteenth consecutive year, Chambers USA has ranked Freehill Hogan & Mahar in the top tier of New York maritime law firms. Chambers USA 2017, released on May 26, 2017 once again lists the firm in the top tier, where FHM is joined by only one other firm. In addition to again ranking the firm No. 1, Chambers has singled out 32 shipping attorneys as “Leading Individuals” and six, more than from any other firm, are FHM partners: Peter Gutowski, Bill Juska, Wayne Meehan, Don Murnane, Mike Unger, and Gina Venezia. Chambers USA’s profile of FHM quotes clients of the firm, saying:

“They are very strong in developing personal relationships with the client, explaining the pros and cons of each case, and being forthright in dealing with the court and opposing counsel.”

“They’ve got someone who can handle any claim – they have a really broad experience and expertise range,” observes one client.

To read the complete Chambers USA 2017 profile of the firm, click HERE.

Chambers & Partners has been publishing rankings of U.K. attorneys since 1990 and began publishing Chambers Global in 1999, followed by Chambers USA in 2003. The Chambers rankings are the products of independent research carried out by Chamber’s researchers, including numerous interviews with clients and other law firms.


PARTNER GINA VENEZIA LISTED AMONG TOP WOMEN ATTORNEYS IN METRO NEW YORK
On March 26, 2017 the New York Times published the list of Top Women Attorneys in Metro New York, as compiled by the editors of Super Lawyers. Freehill Partner Gina Venezia was one of only three women listed in the “Transportation/Maritime” field. Ms. Venezia was first named to the list of New York Super Lawyers in 2009. That annual list is comprised of no more than 5 percent of the eligible attorneys in the region.

The list of Top Women Attorneys is based on a statewide nomination process, followed by independent research and the additional evaluation by a panel of peer attorneys in the same practice areas.


PARTNER TOM CANEVARI RECOGNIZED BY CLIENT CHOICE
On February 9, 2017 Freehill partner Tom Canevari was named as the exclusive winner of the 2017 Client Choice Award for New York in the field of Shipping and Transport Law.  Attorneys can only be nominated for the Client Choice Awards by in-house corporate counsel, and winners are selected based on client reviews. Client Choice was established  in 2005, and recognizes law firms and partners worldwide who stand apart for their excellent client care and for the quality of their service.


SIX FREEHILL PARTNERS NAMED LEADING EXPERTS IN MARITIME LAW FOR 2017
On December 22, 2016 the Firm was advised by the Legal Media Group that six Freehill partners, more than from any other firm in the U.S., will be listed for 2017 among the leading shipping attorneys in the world in the Shipping Expert Guide. Those recognized are: Pat Bonner, Peter Gutowski, Bill Juska, Wayne Meehan, Don Murnane and Gina Venezia. The Guide has been published since 1994.
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“They are very much client-minded and practical solution-oriented. They give a good balance of timely advice and thoroughness, without  sacrificing quality.”
Chambers 2016

“Freehill Hogan & Mahar is the pre-eminent maritime law firm in the United States. Strong in all aspects of maritime law; knowledgeable, friendly, yet focused professionals provide an outstanding service.”
Best Lawyers 2016


FOR SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR FREEHILL IS RANKED IN TOP TIER OF U.S. MARITIME LAW FIRMS BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT/ BEST LAWYERS
Patrick Bonner, Thomas Canevari, Michael Fernandez, Peter Gutowski, William Juska, Eric Lenck, Wayne Meehan, Manuel Molina, Mark Muller, Don Murnane, William Pallas, James Ross, Thomas Russo, Michael Unger, Gina Venezia and John Walsh
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FIVE FREEHILL PARTNERS RANKED BY WHO’S WHO LEGAL – October 2016
On October 12, 2016, Who’s Who Legal announced that Freehill partners Patrick Bonner, Mike Fernandez, Peter Gutowski, Bill Juska, and Eric Lenck, will be listed in Who’s Who Legal: Transport 2017 as being among 81 of the leading shipping and maritime lawyers in the United States. Freehill had more partners selected than any other maritime firm in New York.
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NEW YORK SUPER LAWYERS RECOGNIZES THIRTEEN FREEHILL ATTORNEYS – SEPTEMBER 2016
New York Super Lawyers, a Thomsen Reuters publication, has named eleven Freehill partners as New York “Super Lawyers” for 2016 in the Transportation and Maritime Fields: Michael Fernandez, Peter Gutowski, Bill Juska, Eric Lenck, Wayne Meehan, Mark Muller, Don Murnane, Jim Ross, Mike Unger, Gina Venezia and John Walsh. In addition, associates Jan Gisholt and Eric Matheson have been named as “Rising Stars” in the field. The selection methodology includes a statewide nomination process, followed by peer review by practice area and independent research. The resulting list of Super Lawyers represents the top 5% of the attorneys in New York metropolitan area. The list of recognized attorneys will be published in the New York Super Lawyers – Metro Edition magazine, distributed in October 2016, and in The New York Times on October 2, 2016.
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SIXTEEN FREEHILL PARTNERS NAMED BY The Best Lawyers in America© FOR 2017
Patrick Bonner, Thomas Canevari, Michael Fernandez, Peter Gutowski, William Juska, Eric Lenck, Wayne Meehan, Manuel Molina, Mark Muller, Don Murnane, William Pallas, James Ross, Thomas Russo, Michael Unger, Gina Venezia and John Walsh.
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TWELVE YEARS STRAIGHT – FREEHILL HOGAN & MAHAR RANKED NO. 1 BY CHAMBERS & PARTNERS – MAY 2016
For the twelfth consecutive year, Chambers USA has ranked Freehill Hogan & Mahar in the top tier of national maritime law firms, recognizing FHM partners: Peter Gutowski, Bill Juska, Wayne Meehan, Don Murnane, Mike Unger, and Gina Venezia.
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FIFTEEN FREEHILL PARTNERS INCLUDED IN “The Best Lawyers in America” for 2016
Patrick Bonner, Thomas Canevari, Michael Fernandez, Peter Gutowski, William Juska, Eric Lenck, Wayne Meehan, Manuel Molina, Mark Muller, Don Murnane, James Ross, Thomas Russo, Michael Unger, Gina Venezia and John Walsh.
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FOR SIXTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR FREEHILL IS RANKED IN TOP TIER OF U.S. MARITIME LAW FIRMS BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT/ BEST LAWYERS
On November 2, 2015 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the sixth consecutive year, announced their “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2016.
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FIVE FREEHILL PARTNERS LISTED BY WHO’S WHO LEGAL
Patrick Bonner, Michael Fernandez, Peter Gutowski, Bill Juska and Don Murnane
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2015

“No other U.S. shipping firm has their combination of industry-savviness, cost-efficient quality service, and a practical approach to solutions.”
Chambers USA 2015


NEW YORK SUPER LAWYERS RECOGNIZES FOURTEEN FREEHILL ATTORNEYS – October 2015
Michael Fernandez, Peter Gutowski, Bill Juska, Eric Lenck, Wayne Meehan, Mark Muller, Don Murnane, Jim Ross, Mike Unger, Gina Venezia, John Walsh, Jan Gisholt, Susan Lee and Eric Matheson
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FREEHILL HOGAN & MAHAR RANKED NO. 1 BY CHAMBERS & PARTNERS FOR ELEVENTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR AND SIX PARTNERS RANKED – May 2015
Peter Gutowski, Bill Juska, Wayne Meehan, Don Murnane, Mike Unger and Gina Venezia
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CHAMBERS GLOBAL RANKS FREEHILL – March 2015
Peter Gutowski and Bill Juska
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FOUR FREEHILL PARTNERS NAMED LEADING EXPERTS IN MARITIME LAW – March 2015
Peter Gutowski, Bill Juska, Wayne Meehan and Don Murnane
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2014

“Freehill Hogan & Mahar is the most outstanding maritime law firm in the United States. They are dedicated to their market and have expertise and knowledge at all levels throughout the firm. They offer an excellent level of service and commitment.”

“They are a reputable and extremely knowledgeable group of attorneys with an enormous depth of talent to handle complicated cases. Freehill Hogan raises the bar high in the industry while being highly professional.”

Best Lawyers 2014


FREEHILL RANKED IN TOP TIER OF U.S. MARITIME LAW FIRMS BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT FOR FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR – November 2014
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FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR FREEHILL HOGAN & MAHAR IS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE TOP LAW FIRMS IN THE U.S. – November 2014
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SEVEN FREEHILL PARTNERS NAMED LEADING EXPERTS IN MARITIME LAW – October 2014
Patrick Bonner, George Freehill, Peter Gutowski, Bill Juska, Wayne Meehan, Don Murnane and Gina Venezia
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SEVEN FREEHILL PARTNERS RANKED BY WHO’S WHO LEGAL – October 2014
Patrick Bonner, Peter Gutowski, Bill Juska, Eric Lenck, Wayne Meehan, Don Murnane and Gina Venezia
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ELEVEN FREEHILL ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED BY NEW YORK SUPER LAWYERS – October 2014
Michael Fernandez, Peter Gutowski, Bill Juska, Eric Lenck, Wayne Meehan, Mark Muller, Don Murnane, Jim Ross, Mike Unger, Gina Venezia and Jan Gisholt
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BILL JUSKA NAMED BEST LAWYERS’ 2015 NEW YORK CITY ADMIRALTY & MARITIME “LAWYER OF THE YEAR” – FIFTEEN FREEHILL PARTNERS INCLUDED IN The Best Lawyers in America© – August 2014
Patrick Bonner, Thomas Canevari, Michael Fernandez, Peter Gutowski, William Juska, Eric Lenck, Wayne Meehan, Manuel Molina, Mark Muller, Don Murnane, James Ross, Thomas Russo, Michael Unger, Gina Venezia and John Walsh
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FREEHILL HOGAN & MAHAR RANKED NO. 1 BY CHAMBERS & PARTNERS FOR TEN STRAIGHT YEARS AND SIX PARTNERS RANKED – May 2014
Peter Gutowski, Bill Juska, Eric Lenck, Wayne Meehan, Don Murnane, and Gina Venezia
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CHAMBERS GLOBAL RANKS FREEHILL IN TOP TEN – March 2014
Peter Gutowski and Bill Juska

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2013

“In a drastically changing seascape of the New York maritime bar, Freehill Hogan & Mahar has stood as a lynchpin and remained a steady presence. This speaks volumes of their steadfastness and their clients’ trust and reliance on them.” Best Lawyers 2013

“Highly respected in the field.” Chambers USA 2013


FREEEHILL AGAIN RANKED IN TOP TIER OF U.S. MARITIME LAW FIRMS BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT – November 2013
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ALM LEGAL LEADERS RECOGNIZES FREEHILL HOGAN & MAHAR AS ONE OF THE TOP LAW FIRMS IN THE UNITED STATES – November 2013
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FREEHILL PARTNER TOM CANEVARI NAMED A LEADING MARITIME ATTORNEY IN CONNECTICUT – September 2013
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NINE FREEHILL PARTNERS NAMED NEW YORK “SUPER LAWYERS” – September 2013
Michael Fernandez, Peter Gutowski, Bill Juska, Eric Lenck, Wayne Meehan, Mark Muller, Don Murnane, Jim Ross and Gina Venezia
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JACK WALSH NAMED BEST LAWYERS’ 2014 NEW YORK CITY ADMIRALTY & MARITIME “LAWYER OF THE YEAR”
FIFTEEN FREEHILL PARTNERS INCLUDED IN THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA – August 2013

Patrick Bonner, Thomas Canevari, Michael Fernandez, Peter Gutowski, William Juska, Eric Lenck, Wayne Meehan, Manuel Molina, Mark Muller, Don Murnane, James Ross, Thomas Russo, Michael Unger, Gina Venezia and John Walsh
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CHAMBERS & PARTNERS AGAIN RANKS FREEHILL HOGAN & MAHAR IN THE TOP TIER OF NEW YORK MARITIME FIRMS AND SIX PARRHERS RANKED – May 2013
Peter Gutowski, Bill Juska, Wayne Meehan, Don Murnane, Eric Lenck and Gina Venezia
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CHAMBERS GLOBAL LISTS FREEHILL IN TOP NINE – March 2013
Peter Gutowski and Bill Juska
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FOUR FREEHILL PARTNERS NAMED LEADING EXPERTS IN MARITIME LAW – May 2013
Peter Gutowski, Wayne Meehan, Don Murnane and Bill Juska
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FREEHILL NAMED ONE OF THE NEW YORK’S TOP RANKED LAW FIRMS BY ALM MEDIA/MARTINDALE-HUBBELL – May 2013
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2012

“Undoubtedly one of the leading players in the New York maritime market, Freehill Hogan & Mahar has a talent for handling complex shipping litigation.” Chambers USA 2012

“The 19 partner team has broad expertise…. Sources say: ‘The firm offers excellent service.’ ” Chambers Global 2012

“It is a well-oiled, finely tuned machine. They are prompt, efficient and economical without compromising quality.” Chambers USA 2012

“It really sticks out that they look at the commercial impact and always have an eye on the business side.” Chambers USA 2012


FORTUNE MAGAZINE AGAIN RECOGNIZES FREEHILL HOGAN & MAHAR AS ONE OF THE TOP LAW FIRMS IN THE UNITED STATES – December 2012
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FHM AGAIN RANKED IN TOP TIER OF U.S. MARITIME LAW FIRMS BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT –November 2012
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FIVE FREEHILL PARTNERS NAMED NEW YORK “SUPER LAWYERS” – September 2012
Peter Gutowski, Bill Juska, Eric Lenck, Wayne Meehan and Don Murnane
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FIFTEEN FREEHILL PARTNERS LISTED AS BEST MARITIME ATTORNEYS IN NEW YORK – August 2012
Patrick Bonner, Thomas Canevari, Michael Fernandez, Peter Gutowski, William Juska, Eric Lenck, Wayne Meehan, Manuel Molina, Mark Muller, Don Murnane, James Ross, Thomas Russo, Michael Unger, Gina Venezia and John Walsh
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SEVEN FREEHILL PARTNERS NAMED LEADING EXPERTS IN MARITIME LAW –August 2012
Patrick Bonner, Peter Gutowski, Wayne Meehan, Don Murnane, Bill Juska, Tom Russo and Gina Venezia
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CHAMBERS & PARTNERS AGAIN RANKS FREEHILL HOGAN & MAHAR IN THE TOP TIER OF NEW YORK MARITIME FIRMS – June 2012
Peter Gutowski, Wayne Meehan, Don Murnane, Bill Juska, Eric Lenck and Gina Venezia
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CHAMBERS GLOBAL NAMES FREEHILL IN TOP NINE – March 2012
Peter Gutowski and Bill Juska
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SEVEN FREEHILL PARTNERS LISTED BY WHO’S WHO LEGAL – June 2012
Patrick Bonner, George Freehill, Peter Gutowski, Bill Juska, Eric Lenck, Wayne Meehan and Don Murnane
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FREEHILL NAMED ONE OF THE NEW YORK’S TOP RANKED LAW FIRMS BY ALM MEDIA/MARTINDALE_HUBBELL – May 2012
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