On November 1, 2017 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, announced their “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2018. In the Admiralty and Maritime category, Freehill Hogan & Mahar, for the eighth consecutive year, was again ranked in the top tier both nationally, as one of only 21 firms, and in the New York City Metropolitan area. For 2018, Freehill has 17 individual attorneys listed as “Best Lawyers.” The attorneys named 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.
For the fifth consecutive year Freehill has been the Top Listed maritime law firm in the country, with more attorneys ranked than any other firm.
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