PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - Aug 19, 2014) - Anapol Schwartz Shareholder James Ronca has been named Philadelphia Lawyer of the Year for the category of Plaintiffs' Personal Injury Litigation in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers. He was also recognized as a top mass tort and class action lawyer by Best Lawyers. Ronca is joined by fellow Shareholders Sol Weiss and Lawrence Cohan, who were also named among the best Philadelphia attorneys for the category of Plaintiffs' Mass Tort and Class Actions.
Ronca's dedication to excellence in personal injury law has attracted the attention of his peers for decades. In addition to being named a Top 10 Pennsylvania Lawyer in Super Lawyers in 2012 and 2014, he has been distinguished as a Top 100 Pennsylvania Lawyer every year since 2006. Ronca received the coveted Musmanno Award from the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association in 1998 as well as the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. He has served as Co-Lead Counsel in national mass tort litigations including the federal Mirena lawsuit titled In re: Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation as well as the federal Zimmer NexGen lawsuit in the Northern District of Illinois.
Weiss' most recent recognition follows the 2014 Philadelphia Lawyer of the Year Award in the Best Lawyers category of Plaintiffs' Mass Tort and Class Actions. He has been named in The Best Lawyers in America® every year since 2006 and was featured on the cover of the 2011 edition of Philadelphia's Best Lawyers. Weiss has been named a Top 100 Lawyer in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® since 2010 and has been included in Super Lawyers every year since 2004. Some of Weiss' most recent notable roles include Co-Lead Counsel in the NFL concussion litigation and Co-Lead Class Counsel in the Luzerne County Kids for Cash litigation.
Cohan has been included in The Best Lawyers in America® every year since 2006, and he received the 2013 Philadelphia Lawyer of the Year Award for Plaintiffs' Mass Tort and Class Actions. Besides being voted a Top 100 Pennsylvania Lawyer in Super Lawyers every year since 2011, he has been consecutively honored in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey editions of Super Lawyers® since 2005. Cohan is widely known for his trial accomplishments in medical malpractice and other personal injury litigation as well as being a nationally-recognized mesothelioma lawyer who set precedent law in trial and appellate courts in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. He also currently serves as President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Selection is based on a rigorous peer-review survey completed by tens of thousands of leading attorneys.* Anapol Schwartz is honored to receive such high-level recognition from an organization known for its credibility and distinction.
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Anapol Schwartz is a national leader in product liability and pharmaceutical litigation. The firm has successfully litigated thousands of cases during the last 30 years and has obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in successful verdicts, settlements and judgments on behalf of its clients.