Firm partners, Frank A. Petro and Barry D. Cohen, once again recognized as Super Lawyers
Two of the founding partners at the law firm of Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo have once again received recognition as 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers: Frank A. Petro and Barry D. Cohen. The research team at Super Lawyers bestows the honorable distinction annually on no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state. Mr. Petro has been nominated for the award for 15 consecutive years, while Mr. Cohen has been named 12 times.
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 research team at Super Lawyers makes annual selections of attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process, which includes peer nominations and evaluations, combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.
Attorney Frank Petro heads the workers’ compensation department of Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo and is widely respected as a leading workers’ compensation attorney in New Jersey. He has been certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney since its inception in 1998. This is the highest specialty certification available to NJ workers’ compensation lawyers.
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. Almost 150,000 judges and lawyers across the United States have participated in the American Inns of Court program.
In addition to his recognition on the NJ Super Lawyer list, Mr. Petro received recognition on every “Best Lawyers in America®” list 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 also holds an A/V Preeminent® rating from the world’s leading lawyer referral service, Martindale-Hubbell.
Barry Cohen heads the personal injury department of the law 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 received recognition on the NJ Super Lawyer list for personal injury 12 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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Headquartered in Northfield, NJ, the law firm of Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo handles workers’ compensation, personal injury litigation, and Social Security disability claims, with four partners and six associates. The firm serves all of southern and central New Jersey with additional offices in Cherry Hill, Hamilton, and Cape May Court House, NJ. For more information, visit PetroCohen.com or contact Susan Petro at 609.677.1700.
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