NORTHFIELD, NJ – February 17, 2021 – Three of the attorneys at Petro Cohen, P.C. were recently recognized by noted legal industry organizations, Super Lawyers® and Martindale-Hubbell.

Frank A. Petro was named on the 2021 New Jersey Super Lawyers® list, marking his seventeenth consecutive year on the prestigious list.  Super Lawyers 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. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. The research team at Super Lawyers bestows the honorable distinction annually on no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state.

One of Petro Cohen’s founding partners, Frank Petro heads the Workers’ Compensation Department for the law firm 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. Petro was also named to the 2021 Best Lawyers in America list for workers’ compensation claimants for the twenty-seventh consecutive year, 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.

Susan PetroFrank Petro, along with personal injury attorneys Richard W. Gaeckle and Susan Petro, also received high ratings from the world’s leading lawyer referral service, Martindale-Hubbell.  Considered the “gold standard in attorney ratings,” the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ recognize lawyers for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards. Individuals seeking legal counsel, as well as attorneys looking to refer a colleague, use these ratings to identify, evaluate, and select the most appropriate lawyer. An elite group of approximately 10 percent of all attorneys holds an AV Preeminent Rating, a designation trusted worldwide by buyers and referrers of legal services. In 2021, both Mr. Petro and Mr. Gaeckle received an AV Preeminent rating. Susan Petro received a Distinguished rating, an excellent rating indicating that the attorney is widely respected by peers for high professional achievement and ethical standards.

Mr. Petro has held the AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell for 21 consecutive years.  Gaeckle, who has nearly 20 years of litigation and trial experience, is a member of the Personal Injury team at Petro Cohen. The law firm’s Personal Injury Department is headed by Susan Petro, who is also a founding partner and current managing partner of the firm. Ms. Petro has more than 30 years of legal experience.

Headquartered in Northfield, NJ, the law firm of Petro Cohen, P.C. 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 or contact Susan Petro at 609-677-1700.


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With exceptional legal credentials and experience, Petro Cohen Attorneys at Law handle workers’ compensation, personal injury litigation, and Social Security disability claims.  Dedicated to providing the highest quality of legal service available, the attorneys and staff share a passion for winning and an uncompromised commitment to every client.  Recognized as a leading New Jersey law firm for workers’ compensation and personal injury, Petro Cohen handles cases throughout southern and central New Jersey.  For more information or an appointment at the Northfield, Cherry Hill, Hamilton, or Cape May, NJ offices, call 888.675.7607 or visit
A description of the selection methodology can be found at,, and These are not NJ Supreme Court approved rankings.