On August 15, 2019 it was announced by Best Lawyers® that seventeen lawyers from Freehill Hogan & Mahar have been selected by their peers for inclusion in 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the category of admiralty and maritime law in New York. For seven consecutive years the firm has been the Top Listed admiralty firm in New York, with more attorneys listed than any other firm. The selected attorneys for 2020 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.
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