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Top Lawyers 2013: Readers’ Choices for the Best Lawyers in Delaware

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Lawyers on this list were chosen by a survey of Delaware Today readers. Top vote getters are listed in bold, with office addresses and phone numbers, law schools, number of years in practice and other areas of practice.
 

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Vincent J. Poppiti
Fox Rothschild, LLP, 919 N. Market St., Wilmington, 622-4274; University of Virginia School of Law; 19 (plus 24 as judge); alternate dispute resolution, complex civil and patent litigation

Yvonne Takvorian Saville
Weiss & Saville, P.A., 1220 N. Market St., Suite 604, Wilmington, 656-0400; Widener University School of Law; 18; alternative dispute resolution, civil litigation, personal injury, workers’ compensation, toxic torts

Leslie B. Spoltore
Fox Rothschild, LLP, 919 N. Market St., Wilmington, 622-4203; Widener University School of Law; 15; divorce, family law
 

BANKRUPTCY

Tara Blakely
Law Offices of Blakely, Gregory & Pappoulis, 896 S. State St., Dover, 672-7217; Widener University School of Law; 9; consumer bankruptcy

Scott D. Cousins
Cousins Chipman & Brown, LLP, 1007 N. Orange St., Suite 1110, Wilmington, 295-0191; Widener University School of Law; 21; bankruptcy and restructuring, commercial transactions, renewable energy
 

CIVIL LITIGATION

Stephen P. Norman
The Norman Law Firm, LLC, 30838 Vines Creek Road, No. 3, Dagsboro, 537-3788; University of Maryland School of Law; 17; civil rights, employment discrimination, personal injury, real estate

Samuel D. Pratcher III
Weik, Nitsche & Dougherty, 305 N. Union St., Second Floor, Wilmington, 225-6673, Thomas M. Cooley Law School; 4; personal injury litigation, workers’ compensation, business litigation

COMMERCIAL LAW

Scott D. Cousins
Cousins Chipman & Brown, LLP, 1007 N. Orange St., Suite 1110, Wilmington, 295-0191; Widener University School of Law; 21; bankruptcy and restructuring, commercial transactions, renewable energy
 

CORPORATE COUNSEL

Paul D. Brown
Cousins Chipman & Brown, LLP, 1007 N. Orange St., No. 1110, Wilmington, 295-0191; University of Pittsburgh School of Law; 13; corporate, commercial and governance litigation; corporate counseling; business reorganization and restructuring; commercial transactions; mergers and acquisitions
 

CORPORATION LAW

Kurt M. Heyman
Proctor Heyman, LLP, 300 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, Suite 200, 472-7300; The University of Chicago Law School; 21; corporate litigation; commercial litigation, limited liability company litigation, partnership litigation, corporate governance, business divorce, chancery litigation, class and derivative litigation; trade secrets, dissolution and receivership, mediation and arbitration
 

CRIMINAL LAW

Diane M. Coffey*
Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP, 300 N. Market St., Building One, Suite 100, Wilmington, 300-4625; Widener University School of Law; 22; criminal law, toxic tort litigation, personal injury
*In August, Coffey retired as chief prosecutor in New Castle County for the Delaware Department of Justice after 27 years. She went into private practice as this issue was going to press.

Joseph A. Hurley
Joseph A. Hurley, 1215 King St., Wilmington, 658-8980; The Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University; 37; criminal defense

John S. Malik
John S. Malik, Attorney-at-Law, 100 E. 14th St., Wilmington, 427-2247; Delaware Law School of Widener University; 29; criminal trial and appellate work in state and federal courts
 

E-DISCOVERY-TECHNOLOGY LAW

Kevin F. Brady
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, 222 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, 574-7412; Widener University School of Law; 28; technology and electronic discovery, electronic information management, data privacy and security, corporate and commercial litigation

Richard K. Herrmann
Morris James, LLP, 500 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, 545-1554; Syracuse University School of Law; 42; technology law, intellectual property law, electronic discovery, technology and ethics
 

ELDER LAW

David J. Ferry, Jr.
Ferry, Joseph & Pearce, P.A., 824 N. Market St., Suite 1000, Wilmington, 575-1555; Widener University School of Law; 31; estates and trusts, guardianship, fiduciary litigation

Suzanne I. Seubert
Suzanne I. Seubert, P.A., 1328 N. King St., Wilmington, 661-0400; The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, 18; elder and family law
 

ESTATES AND TRUSTS

David J. Ferry Jr.
Ferry, Joseph & Pearce, P.A., 824 N. Market St., Suite 1000, Wilmington, 575-1555; Widener University School of Law; 31; estates and trusts, guardianship, fiduciary litigation

Stephen P. Norman
The Norman Law Firm, LLC, 30838 Vines Creek Road., No. 3, Dagsboro, 537-3788; University of Maryland School of Law; 17; civil rights, employment discrimination, personal injury, real estate
 

FAMILY LAW

Shawn Dougherty
Weik, Nitsche & Dougherty, 305 N. Union St., Wilmington, 655-4040; Widener University School of Law; 24; custody, divorce, property division, alimony, child support 

Leslie B. Spoltore
Fox Rothschild, LLP, 919 N. Market St., Wilmington, 622-4203; Widener University School of Law; 15; divorce, family law
 

HEALTH LAW

Benjamin A. Schwartz
Schwartz & Schwartz, Attorneys at Law, 1140 S. State St., Dover, 678-8700; New York Law School; 11; personal injury, wrongful death, health law
 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

Dominick T. Gattuso
Proctor Heyman, LLP, 300 Delaware Ave., Suite 200, Wilmington, 472-7300; Widener University School of Law; 16; alternative entity litigation, corporate litigation, intellectual property litigation
 

INTERNATIONAL LAW

Timothy Jay Houseal
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, 1000 N. King St., Wilmington, 571-6682; The Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University; 22; civil litigation with an emphasis on environmental and insurance litigation, government relations, nonprofit entity representation
 

LITIGATION

Chase T. Brockstedt
Baird Mandalas Brockstedt, LLC, 34385A Carpenter’s Way, Lewes, 644-0302; Widener University School of Law; 13; personal injury, nursing home neglect, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, civil litigation

Samuel D. Pratcher III
Weik, Nitsche & Dougherty, 305 N. Union St., Second Floor, Wilmington, 225-6673; Thomas M. Cooley Law School; 4; personal injury litigation, workers’ compensation, business litigation
 

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Chase T. Brockstedt
Baird Mandalas Brockstedt, LLC, 34385A Carpenter’s Way, Lewes, 644-0302; Widener University School of Law; 13; personal injury, nursing home neglect, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, civil litigation

Samuel D. Pratcher III
Weik, Nitsche & Dougherty, 305 N. Union St., Second Floor, Wilmington, 225-6673, Thomas M. Cooley Law School; 4; personal injury litigation, workers’ compensation, business litigation

Colleen D. Shields
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, 222 Delaware Ave., Seventh Floor, Wilmington, 552-2901; Widener University School of Law; 21; litigation, medical malpractice, professional liability
 

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY

Steven L. Butler 
Linarducci & Butler, P.A.; 910 W. Basin Road, Suite 100, New Castle, 544-9094; 10; Social Security disability
 

TORTS-INSURANCE PRACTICE

Vincent A. Bifferato Jr.
Bifferato Gentilotti, LLC, 200 Biddle Ave., Suite 100, Newark, 429-1900; Villanova University School of Law; 27; personal injury, wrongful death, worker’s compensation

Chase T. Brockstedt
Baird Mandalas Brockstedt, LLC, 34385A Carpenter’s Way, Lewes, 644-0302; Widener University School of Law; 13; personal injury, nursing home neglect, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, civil litigation

Jeffrey M. Gentilotti
Bifferato Gentilotti LLC, 200 Biddle Ave., Suite 100, Newark, 429-1900; Villanova University School of Law; 27; civil litigations with an emphasis on environmental and insurance coverage litigation, government relations, nonprofit entity representation

Samuel D. Pratcher III
Weik, Nitsche & Dougherty, 305 N. Union St., Second Floor, Wilmington, 225-6673, Thomas M. Cooley Law School; 4; personal injury litigation, workers’ compensation, business litigation

David W. Marston Jr. 
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, 1007 N. Orange St., Suite 501, Wilmington, 574-7222; Villanova University School of Law; 13; litigation, intellectual property


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