12 Cooper Levenson Attorneys named to NJ Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists

Atlantic City, N.J. — March 15, 2017 — Cooper Levenson partners Lewis B. April, William S. Donio, Randolph C. Lafferty, Lloyd D. Levenson, Russell L. Lichtenstein, Ronald G. Lieberman, and Jill T. Ojserkis were named to the 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers list, a designation awarded to just 5 percent of the lawyers in the state.

In addition, Amy Houck Elco, Peter Fu, Rebecca Lafferty, Amy E. Rudley and Michael L. Salad were named to the 2017 New Jersey Rising Stars list. This designation is given to less than 2.5 percent of New Jersey attorneys who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

“These attorneys consistently hold themselves to the highest professional standards,” said Kenneth J. Calemmo, Jr., chief operating officer, Cooper Levenson. “We applaud the hard work and skill that helped earn them this designation.”

The Cooper Levenson attorneys named to the 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers list are:

Lewis B. April, a founding member of Cooper Levenson and partner in the Personal Injury practice group. April is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell in Personal Injury Litigation and Negligence Trial Practice. April resides in Margate.

William S. Donio is the chair of the Education Law practice group, representing New Jersey school districts in special education matters, discrimination claims of all types, construction matters, open public records claims and more. Donio is an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law – Camden, and a faculty member of the SRI-ETTC at Stockton University. Donio resides in Hammonton.

Randolph C. Lafferty is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. He practices in the areas of civil, commercial and general litigation, personal injury, governmental law and insurance litigation. Lafferty has been included on the New Jersey Super Lawyers list each year since 2006. Lafferty is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell in Personal Injury and General Litigation. He resides in Mays Landing.

Lloyd D. Levenson is chief executive officer of Cooper Levenson and chair of its Casino and iGaming Law practice group. Levenson and the attorneys in his gaming practice group are at the forefront of the newest developments in online or Internet gaming (iGaming) law, sports wagering legal matters, mobile gaming matters, and more. Levenson is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell in Casino and Gaming Law. Levenson resides in Margate.

Russell L. Lichtenstein, is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, a partner in the firm, and chair of the Employment & Labor and Hospitality & Casino Industry Defense Litigation practice groups. 2017 marks the 13th consecutive year that Lichtenstein has been selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyer list. Lichtenstein is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell in Labor Law, Employment Law and Litigation. Lichtenstein resides in Beesley’s Point, Upper Township.

Ronald G. Lieberman is a partner and chair of the Family Law Practice. He is Certified as a Matrimonial Law Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, has been admitted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Family Law Trial Lawyer. Lieberman is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell in Family Law. Lieberman resides in Cherry Hill.

Jill T. Ojserkis is a partner in the firm and chair of the Healthcare Law practice group. She represents hospitals, health systems, medical staffs and health information organizations in a variety of matters. Jill is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell in Health Law and Tax Law. Ojserkis resides in Linwood.

The Cooper Levenson attorneys named to the 2017 New Jersey Rising Star list are:

Amy Houck Elco is a partner in the firm’s Education Law Practice Group. She provides educators with training on new laws and requirements, policies and procedures development, and more. A frequent lecturer, Elco presents on staff rights and responsibilities, student discipline, harassment, intimidation and bullying, special education matters, and board ethics. Elco resides in Mullica Township.

Peter Y. Fu is an associate in the Business & Tax and Cyber Risk Management practice groups. Fu’s practice centers around estate and tax planning; corporate best practices, and developing risk reduction tools for online service providers, sales and local tax matters in a number of U.S. states, and value added taxes for international businesses. Fu resides in Atlantic City.

Rebecca C. Lafferty is an associate in the firm and a member of Cooper Levenson’s Land Use and Governmental Services practice groups. She is based in the firm’s Atlantic City office and focuses her practice on planning, development and zoning as well as business and commercial litigation of every type. Lafferty resides in Mays Landing.

Amy E. Rudley is a partner in the firm. Amy focuses on employment law, casino law, defense litigation, and provides day-to-day employment counseling for a variety of clients. This year marks the 5th consecutive year that Rudley has been selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers Rising Star list. Rudley resides in Pitman.

Michael L. Salad is an associate in the Business & Tax and Cyber Risk Management practice groups. He concentrates his practice on business transactions, tax matters, and estate and business planning, including cyber risk management issues and management plans. Salad holds an LL.M. in Estate Planning and Elder Law.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.

Date Published: March 15, 2017


Written by: Cooper Levenson, P.A.

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