On August 18, 2014 it was announced that Freehill partner Bill Juska has been recognized as Best Lawyers® 2015 New York City Admiralty & Maritime “Lawyer of the Year.” This is the second consecutive year that the Lawyer of the Year has been a Freehill partner, with Jack Walsh having been named for 2014.
In addition, fifteen lawyers from Freehill Hogan & Mahar were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.) in the category of admiralty and maritime law in New York. The selected attorneys are: 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.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. 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.”