For the twenty-sixth consecutive year, Frank A. Petro, Esq. of Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo, P.C. (PCPM) has been recognized on the prestigious Best Lawyers in America list for 2020. The announcement was formally made this month in the Best Lawyers in America publication, which is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Since first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.
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Frank Petro, who is a founding partner at Petro Cohen Petro and heads the Workers’ Compensation Department for the firm, has been consecutively named to the Best Lawyers in America list for 26 years, a distinction held by only a handful of lawyers throughout the county. He is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney, which is the highest specialty certification available to New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers. Mr. Petro has held this distinction since the State first issued the certification in 1998.
Mr. Petro is widely respected in the region as one of the top workers’ compensation attorneys in New Jersey. He 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. Almost 150,000 judges and lawyers across the United States have participated in the American Inns of Court program.
In addition to being named in the 2020 edition of the Best Lawyers in America, Mr. Petro has been recognized in the area of workers’ compensation for 15 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 19 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.
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Based in Northfield, NJ for over 20 years, Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo handles workers’ compensation, personal injury litigation, and Social Security disability claims. Serving all of southern New Jersey, PCPM has additional offices in Cherry Hill, Hamilton, and Cape May Court House, NJ. For more information, visit PetroCohen.com or contact Managing Partner, Susan Petro at 609.677.1700.
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