Southern New Jersey legal firm receives recognition for ninth consecutive year on prestigious U.S. News – Best Lawyers® list

NORTHFIELD, NJ – November 5, 2018 – For the ninth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® announced the “Best Law Firms” rankings.  Petro Cohen, P.C. has been ranked in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list and regionally for Workers’ Compensation Law, marking the firm’s ninth consecutive year on the prestigious list.

Firms included in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.  Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

The 2019 Edition of “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan-based practice areas. Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity. Petro Cohen, P.C. received the following ranking in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”: Metropolitan Tier 2 – New Jersey for Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants.

To be eligible for the “Best Law Firm” ranking, law firms must have at least one lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America list.  Frank A. Petro, a founding partner and head of the Workers’ Compensation Department at Petro Cohen Law Firm, was named on the 2019 Best Lawyers in America list and has been named to the prestigious list for his work in the practice area of workers’ compensation every year since the 1995-1996 Edition.

Mr. Petro is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney, the highest specialty certification available to NJ workers’ compensation lawyers, and has held this distinction since the State first issued the certification in 1998.

In addition to being named on The Best Lawyers in America list, Frank Petro has been recognized in the area of workers’ compensation for 15 consecutive years on the “Super Lawyers®” list, along with fellow attorneys Barry D. Cohen (12 years) and Richard W. Gaeckle (9 years), who were both recognized in the practice area of personal injury.  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 and Mr. Gaeckle also have a Preeminent (“AV”) rating from the world’s leading lawyer referral service, Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available to attorneys for skill and ethics. In addition, Mr. Petro has a Superb rating from AVVO, an online legal services marketplace.

For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the attorneys best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties.  Best Lawyers lists are published in leading local, regional, and national publications across the globe.  For more information, visit

The law firm of Petro Cohen, P.C. handles workers’ compensation, personal injury, and Social Security disability claims. Serving all of Southern New Jersey, the law firm has offices in Northfield, 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, P.C. 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, P.C. 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
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