Category: Awards & Honors

Jim Valentine Begins Three-Year Term on the Pennsylvania Bar Association Board of Governors

Jim Valentine began a three-year term on the Pennsylvania Bar Association Board of Governors at the conclusion of the association’s Annual Meeting, May 17, in Lancaster.

One of 12 zone governors who serve on the PBA board, Jim will represent Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming counties.

Since 2009, Jim has been a member of the PBA House of Delegates, the association’s policymaking body. The PBA’s Board of Governors is the body that manages and carries out PBA policies as they are established by the House of Delegates.

Jim is a past chair of the PBA Labor and Employment Law Section, and for over 20 years he has served on the section’s council.

Jim has previously served as a member of the Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association’s (Luzerne County Bar Association) Executive Committee.

2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

We are proud of Attorneys Robert D. Schaub and Richard A. Russo who have been honored as 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers.

Atty. Schaub was selected as a Super Lawyer in the field of Business Litigation. This is the seventh consecutive year Atty. Schaub has been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer.

Atty. Russo was selected as a Super Lawyer in the field of Personal Injury. In addition to having previously been named a Super Lawyer, Atty. Russo also has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© for five consecutive years.

Super Lawyers 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 patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Two partners re-appointed to the Council of Business Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Lee S. Piatt and Paul T. Rushton, partners in our Firm’s Business & Finance Department, were recently re-appointed as members of the Council of the Business Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

The province of the Business Law Section is the development and practical working of the law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and of the United States, relating to business and nonprofit corporations, partnerships and associations, to banks and banking, and to the law relating to mercantile and commercial transactions, including the fields of bankruptcy, insolvency and receiverships and of business regulation law.

The Council is the governing body of the Section. Lee and Paul have previously served as members of the Council and are active in the Section’s Closely-held Business Committee (chaired by Paul), as members of the Title 15 Committee, and as contributors to the Section’s newsletter.

2018 “Super Lawyers” and “Best Lawyers in America”

Best Lawyers in America

We are proud to announce that Atty. Rick Russo, the Chairman of our Firm’s Personal Injury Practice, has been named a 2018 Super Lawyer in the field of Personal Injury. In addition to Super Lawyers, Rick also has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation. Atty. Russo handles a wide variety of serious injury claims in Northeast Pennsylvania, including tractor-trailer, bus, auto and motorcycle accidents; injuries caused by drunk drivers; and injuries caused by landowner neglect.

When you need a bodily injury attorney, please contact Atty. Russo directly at (570) 826-5650 or email him at rrusso@rjglaw.com. He has a proven record of success for more than 30 years.

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2017 “Best Lawyers in America”

Best Lawyers in America

We are proud to once again congratulate our partner, Rick Russo for having been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs.

Rick is the Chairman of our firm’s Personal Injury Practice. He represents people who have been injured through the fault of another, or who have been victims of insurance company Bad Faith. Many of you know Rick from our firm’s television commercials. Rick handles a wide variety of serious injury claims, including tractor trailer and bus crashes, motor vehicle and motorcycle accidents; injuries caused by drunk drivers; and injuries caused by landowner neglect or dangerous products.

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. Over 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and more than 13 million votes have been received to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 7.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

 

 

Steven P. Roth, Esquire Named New Managing Partner

Steven P RothThe Law Firm of Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP, is pleased to announce that Steven P. Roth, Esquire has been named Managing Partner of the firm effective January 1, 2016.  For decades, Mr. Roth has been engaged in the representation of a number of the region’s leading businesses in connection with general corporate representation.

At Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP, our nearly 40 attorneys each focus on specific practice areas (Business & Finance, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Estates & Taxes, Labor & Employment, Oil & Gas, Workers’ Compensation), but work together in teams to achieve favorable results for our clients.

Mr. Roth received his Master’s in Business Administration from LaSalle University, his law degree from Duquesne University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Wilkes University.  Mr. Roth is the son of Attorney Eugene & Connie Roth of Wilkes-Barre, PA.  He resides in Shavertown with his wife, Susan and their children.

Mr. Roth is actively involved in several community organizations and maintains memberships in the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Luzerne County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

As Managing Partner of Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP, Mr. Roth plans on ensuring that the firm will continue to be a leader in both law and community service, as it has been for the past 60 years.

 

 

2016 “Best Lawyers in America”

Best Lawyers in AmericaThe law firm of Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP is pleased to announce that Richard A. Russo, a Partner in the firm, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs.

Mr. Russo is the Chairman of our firm’s Personal Injury Practice, where he represents people who have been injured through the fault of another, or who are involved in disputes with insurance companies. He handles many injury or wrongful death cases involving tractor trailer and bus crashes; automobile and motorcycle accidents, crashes caused by drunk drivers; or landowner neglect or dangerous products. Many of the cases are tragic, involving wrongful death, brain or spinal cord injuries. Mr. Russo also handles claims against insurance companies who have acted in bad faith towards their insureds. A past president of The Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and the Committee for Justice for All, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Kevin Kitchnefsky Foundation for Spinal Cord Research. Mr. Russo is a magna cum laude graduate of Wilkes University and a cum laude graduate of Temple University Law School.

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. Over 79,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and more than 12 million votes have been received to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 6.7 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

 

 

Ufberg Appointed to State Board

The Times-Tribune – April 28, 2015

By Robert Swift, Harrisburg Bureau Chief

A prominent Wilkes-Barre attorney now sits on a state commission that reviews regulations to make sure they are consistent with the laws that led to them.

Murray Ufberg was named last month by Gov. Tom Wolf to a seat on the Independent Regulatory Review Commission. The commission has been in existence since the 1980s and is composed of five gubernatorial and legislative appointees.
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Piatt Honored by Volunteers of America

Lee S. Piatt, Partner and Chairman of the Business & Finance Department of our law firm, has been chosen to receive the “2010 Spirit of Youth Award”. This award is presented by the Volunteers of America to individuals who reach and uplift all people with their commitment to their faith, service to the youth, elderly, low income families and disabled individuals in the community.
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