NORTHFIELD, NJ – November 2, 2015 – For the sixth consecutive year, Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo has been named in the 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” publication for Workers’ Compensation Law, recognized in Tier 1 for New Jersey. A rigorous evaluation process is used to determine the “Best Law Firms” rankings, which includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Law firms must have at least one lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America list to be eligible for the “Best Law Firm” ranking.
For 2016, Frank A. Petro, Esq. was once again selected by his peers for inclusion on The Best Lawyers in America list in his specialty practice area of workers’ compensation. Mr. Petro has been named to the prestigious list every year since it was introduced in the 1995-1996 Edition.
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Frank Petro is the senior partner at Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo law firm and heads the workers’ compensation department. He is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney. This is the highest specialty certification available to New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers, which Mr. Petro has held since the State first issued the certification in 1998.
Mr. Petro is a former President 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. Almost 150,000 judges and lawyers across the United States have participated in the American Inns of Court program.
In addition to being named on The Best Lawyers in America list, he has been recognized in the area of workers’ compensation for 12 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. Mr. Petro also has an “AV” rating from the world’s leading lawyer referral service, Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available to attorneys for skill and ethics.
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The Northfield, NJ based law firm of Petro Cohen Petro Matarazzo Attorneys at Law specializes in workers’ compensation, personal injury litigation, and Social Security disability law. The firm serves all of Southern New Jersey with offices in Northfield, 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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