Nine Curtin & Heefner Attorneys Recognized as 2011 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Curtin & Heefner Attorneys Named Among Top Practitioners in Pennsylvania
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June 22, 2011 - PRLog -- DOYLESTOWN, PA (June 2011) – Bucks County law firm Curtin & Heefner LLP is pleased to announce that four of its attorneys have been recognized by Thomson Reuters, published annually in Philadelphia magazine, as 2011 Super Lawyers®. In addition, five of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized as 2011 Rising Stars. Only 5 percent of lawyers in Pennsylvania are identified as Super Lawyers each year, with just 2.5 percent of the state’s up-and-coming lawyers achieving Rising Stars status. The attorneys recognized as 2011 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers are John W. Donaghy, Gilbert J. Golding, Frank S. Guarrieri and Bonnie S. Stein. Curtin & Heefner’s 2011 Rising Stars are Carolyn M. Angelaccio, Kyong Ha Growney, Michael P. Maguire, Lisa M. Patterson and Sean R. Sullivan.

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers are those who, through a rigorous, multiphase peer review process, have been identified as having attained a high degree of peer recognition while demonstrating ethical practices and significant professional achievement within their areas of expertise. The comprehensive selection process utilized by Thomson Reuters includes peer nominations and evaluations coupled with independent third-party research. Rising Stars, who are selected through a similar process, are the top up-and-coming lawyers in Pennsylvania who are either 40 years of age or less, or have been practicing law for 10 years or less.

“Our attorneys strive to deliver outstanding and sophisticated legal services in every matter they handle,” said Mr. Guarrieri, who is Curtin & Heefner’s managing partner. “We are honored to have so many of our attorneys’ efforts recognized by their peers via inclusion among the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Our clients and our colleagues inspire us to put forth exceptional effort each day.”

The firm’s lawyers represent clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey from offices in Morrisville and Doylestown, Pa., as well as Lawrenceville, N.J. Curtin & Heefner’s sophisticated, full-service practice specializes in counseling and representing institutional and corporate clients. The firm’s full range of offerings includes services relating to business and municipal finance; estates, trusts and tax; real estate; commercial services; litigation; employment and public sector; personal injury; criminal; family; and disability law. Curtin & Heefner is particularly proud of its strong tradition of leadership within the legal profession, the community and the state and local governments. Such service is considered central to the practice of law at the firm.

Candidates for the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists hail from 70 practice areas and are evaluated on numerous indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. These indicators include verdicts and settlements, honors and awards, pro bono and community service efforts and scholarly lectures and writings, to name a few. Ultimately, Super Lawyers is intended to provide a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys to be utilized by both the public and the bar. In 2011, the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists will reach a combined audience of nearly 830,000 readers.

About Curtin & Heefner LLP: Curtin & Heefner LLP is a regional Bucks County based law firm with offices in Morrisville and Doylestown, Pa., and Lawrenceville, N.J. Founded in 1932, the firm is ranked in size among the Top 100 Law Firms in Pennsylvania. The suburban Philadelphia attorneys provide innovative strategies, high quality professional legal services, and client education in order to solve, resolve and avoid legal problems. They are experienced in handling sophisticated matters promptly, ethically, competently and with a team approach at reasonable rates. The firm has various practice groups with attorneys who focus on specific areas of the law including business and municipal finance, estates, trusts and tax, real estate, commercial litigation, banking, creditors’ rights, personal injury, bad faith and insurance defense litigation, employment and public sector, and disability law. Curtin & Heefner LLP enjoys a distinguished legacy of leadership within the legal profession, various facets of government, and national and regional organizations and associations. To learn more about Curtin & Heefner LLP, please visit

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