On August 15, 2013 it was announced that John Walsh has been recognized as Best Lawyers’ 2014 New York City Admiralty & Maritime “Lawyer of the Year.” In addition, fifteen lawyers from Freehill Hogan & Mahar were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.) in the category of admiralty and maritime law. 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.
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