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35 McNees Attorneys Among 2019 Best Lawyers in America

August 15, 2018
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HARRISBURG, Pa. – (August 15, 2018) Thirty-five McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC attorneys are recognized by Best Lawyers in America. Of those selected, one was named among the publication’s 2019 “Lawyers of the Year’’ list.

The Best Lawyers’ peer-nominated lists have been recognized as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals in the country and some of the attorneys at McNees have appeared on the list for more than a decade.

“It is an honor to have our attorneys named on such a prestigious list that is based on the opinions of peers,” said David Kleppinger, Chairman of McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC. “Such recognition is valuable to the firm and its attorneys as it demonstrates how our representation is viewed in the marketplace.”

The McNees attorney named among “Lawyers of the Year’’ and his respective practice area is:

  • Bradley J. Gunnison, Tax Law

The McNees attorneys appearing on the 2018 Best Lawyers list and their respective practices are:

Harrisburg, PA

  • Alan R. Boynton, Jr., Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Debra Denison Cantor, Collaborative Law: Family Law
  • Dana Chilson, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Charles M. Courtney, Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Clayton W. Davidson, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights; Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • James P. DeAngelo, Commercial Litigation; Banking and Finance Litigation; Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation
  • Louis A. Dejoie, International Trade and Finance Law
  • Michael A. Doctrow, Copyright Law; Franchise Law; Intellectual Property Litigation; Technology Law; Trademark Law
  • Shaun R. Eisenhauer, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law
  • Timothy M. Finnerty, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Trusts and Estates
  • Stephen C. Gierasch, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Scott A. Gould, Environmental Law; Environmental Litigation
  • Bradley J. Gunnison, Corporate Law; Tax Law
  • J. Paul Helvy , Family Law
  • Kandice Kerwin Hull, Appellate Practice
  • Michael L. Hund, Corporate Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation
  • Brian F. Jackson, Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management
  • Nicole Stezar Kaylor, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Corporate Law
  • Stephen R. Kern, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • David M. Kleppinger, Energy Law
  • James W. Kutz, Commercial Litigation; Construction Litigation; Municipal Litigation
  • Daniel J. Malpezzi, Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law
  • Stephen A. Moore, Corporate Governance Law
  • Elizabeth P. Mullaugh, Trusts and Estates Litigation; Trusts and Estates
  • Pamela C. Polacek, Energy Law
  • Carol A. Steinour Young, Mass Tort Litigation, Class Actions – Defendants
  • Diane M. Tokarsky, Construction Law; Construction Litigation
  • Mark M. Van Blargan, Health Care Law
  • Rhonda M. Weaver, Real Estate Law
  • Steven J. Weingarten, Real Estate Law

Lancaster, PA

  • Donna L. Kreiser, Public Finance Law
  • Kendra D. McGuire, Commercial Litigation; Trusts and Estates Litigation

Columbus, OH

  • Donald R. Keller, Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Samuel C. Randazzo, Energy Law

Washington, D.C.

  • Robert A. Weishaar, Jr., Energy Law

Each year Best Lawyers designates “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” Lawyers honored as “Lawyers of the Year” receive particularly high ratings by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.


McNees is a full-service law firm based in central Pennsylvania with more than 130 attorneys representing corporations, associations, institutions and individuals. The firm serves clients worldwide from offices in Harrisburg, Lancaster, State College and Scranton, PA; Columbus, OH; Frederick, MD; and Washington, D.C. McNees is also a member of the ALFA International Global Legal Network. | @McNeeslaw | LinkedIn


Charles M. Courtney

Elizabeth P. Mullaugh

James W. Kutz

Kendra D. McGuire

Rhonda M. Weaver

Stephen C. Gierasch

Debra Denison Cantor

J. Paul Helvy

Brian F. Jackson