On August 17, 2023 it was announced that Freehill partner Peter Gutowski has been recognized as Best Lawyers® 2024 New York City Admiralty Maritime “Lawyer of the Year.”
In addition, it was announced by Best Lawyers® that twelve lawyers from Freehill Hogan & Mahar have been selected by their peers for inclusion in 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the category of admiralty and maritime law in New York. The selected attorneys for 2024 are: Thomas Canevari, Michael Fernandez, Peter Gutowski, John Karpousis, Eric Lenck, Eric Matheson, Wayne Meehan, Mark Muller, Don Murnane, William Pallas, James Ross, Thomas Russo.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers recognize the top 5% of legal talent in private practice throughout the United States in a peer review process. For the 2024 edition more than 2.4 million votes were analyzed.
“Lawyer of the Year” honors are awarded annually to only one lawyer per practice area in each region with extremely high overall feedback from their peers, making it an exceptional distinction. Best Lawyers’ “Ones to Watch” category is for lawyers earlier in their careers, typically only being in private practice for less than 10 years.