Founding partner at Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo recognized on the Best Lawyers® list every year since 1995
NORTHFIELD, NJ – August 19, 2020 – Frank A. Petro, Esq. of Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo, P.C. (PCPM) has once again been recognized on the Best Lawyers in America list for 2021, marking his twenty-seventh consecutive year on the prestigious list. Announced this month in the Best Lawyers in America publication, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, the Best Lawyers list has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence since first published in 1983.
The Best Lawyers list has earned the respect of the legal profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 75 countries. Lawyers named on the Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.
Frank Petro is a founding partner at Petro Cohen Petro and heads the Workers’ Compensation Department for the firm. Throughout his 40+ year career, Mr. Petro has garnered numerous accolades and is widely respected throughout the region as a top workers’ compensation attorney in New Jersey.
Mr. Petro is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney, the highest specialty certification available to NJ workers’ compensation lawyers. He has held this distinction since the State of New Jersey first issued the certification for workers’ comp in 1998.
For 27 years, Mr. Petro has been named to the Best Lawyers in America list for workers’ compensation claimants, a distinction held by only 14 lawyers throughout the country. He is one of only four workers’ compensation attorneys in New Jersey to be named on the list, and the only NJ attorney to be named for 27 consecutive years.
Mr. Petro is a former President of the leading professional organization for NJ workers’ compensation lawyers and judges, The Justice James H. Coleman, Jr. New Jersey Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court, which has a membership of approximately 150 lawyers and judges throughout the State. He also served as one of 38 National Trustees for the American Inns of Court Foundation, the nation’s leading professional organization promoting legal excellence, professionalism, ethics, and civility for United States judges and lawyers, and held the position of Treasurer from 2008 to 2012.
In addition to Best Lawyers in America, Mr. Petro has been recognized in the area of workers’ compensation for 16 consecutive years on the Super Lawyers® list. 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. For 20 consecutive years, Mr. Petro also has held a Preeminent (“A/V”) rating from the world’s leading lawyer referral service, Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available to attorneys for skills and ethics. Mr. Petro also has a Superb rating from AVVO, an online legal services marketplace.
“Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession. After three decades, we are proud to continue to serve as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals worldwide,” says CEO Phillip Greer. For more information, visit www.BestLawyers.com
Under Frank Petro’s leadership, PCPM has been named for 10 consecutive years on the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list, recognized regionally for workers’ compensation law.
Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo handles workers’ compensation, personal injury litigation, and Social Security disability claims. Serving all of southern New Jersey, PCPM has offices in Northfield, Cherry Hill, Hamilton, and Cape May NJ. For more information, visit PetroCohen.com or contact Managing Partner, Susan Petro at 609.677.1700.
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