On November 1, 2018 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® announced their “Best Law Firms” rankings for 2019. In the Admiralty and Maritime category, Freehill Hogan & Mahar, for the ninth consecutive year, was again ranked in the top tier both nationally, as one of only 16 firms, and in the top tier for the New York City Metropolitan area. For 2019, Freehill will have 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.
Since it was first published in 1983, 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. For the 2019 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.