NORTHFIELD, NJ – November 13, 2013 – Two partners at the law firm of Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo have been selected to the 2014 New Jersey Super Lawyers List: Frank A. Petro and Barry D. Cohen. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
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. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.
Frank Petro’s nomination marks his tenth consecutive year on the prestigious list. Mr. Petro is a founding partner and heads the workers’ compensation department of the firm. He is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney and has held this certification since its inception in 1998. This is the highest specialty certification available to New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers.
Mr. Petro was one of only three Presidents of the leading professional organization for New Jersey 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 his recognition on the NJ Super Lawyer List, he has been named in every “Best Lawyers in America®” for New Jersey Workers’ Compensation since 1995 and is the only workers’ compensation attorney in the Atlantic City metro area who has this distinction. He has an “A/V” rating from the world’s leading lawyer referral service, Martindale-Hubbell.
Barry Cohen is also a founding partner at Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo and heads the personal injury department of the firm. For more than 30 years, his practice has been civil litigation, specializing in personal injury, maritime, product liability, professional negligence, and construction accident claims. Since 2001, Mr. Cohen has been certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney, which is the highest specialty certification available to NJ civil trial attorneys.
Mr. Cohen has been named to the NJ Super Lawyer List for personal injury eight times. Throughout his career, he has served on a variety of boards and associations, including New Jersey Trial Lawyers Association and Board of Trustees, Vincent S. Haneman America Inn of Court, and many others. He is also the recipient of numerous service awards including Outstanding Service to the Community and Bar – Atlantic County Bar Association, Young Leadership Award – Federation of Jewish Agencies of Atlantic County, Humanitarian Award for Outstanding Community Service – National Conference of Christians and Jews, and Volunteer of the Year Award – Volunteer Center of Atlantic County.
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The Northfield, NJ law firm of Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo Attorneys at Law specializes in workers’ compensation, personal injury litigation, and Social Security disability law. In addition to the four named partners, the firm has three associates. For more information, visit PetroCohen.com or contact Susan Petro at (609) 677-1700.
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