In Rhode Island, James Ruggieri was recognized for Employment Law – Management and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants. Paul Callaghan was named for Insurance Law and Litigation – Insurance. Peter Garvey was listed for Insurance Law, Litigation – Insurance and Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants. Stephen Cooney was named for defending Mass Tort Class Actions – Defendants, Product Liability – Defendants, and Litigation – Insurance. Gerald DeMaria was recognized for Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants. Also, Brian Haynes was listed for Insurance Law. Also notable is this is the 20th year Gerald DeMaria has been listed as a Best Lawyer and the 5th for James Ruggieri. Newly recognized are Peter Garvey and Brian Haynes. Brian was previously listed in the Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch.
Finally, The Best Lawyers in America® also honors attorneys for their accomplishments and professional excellence early in their careers. The “Ones to Watch” selected from HCC were associates Adrianna Hughes and Meagan Bellamy. This is the second time Adrianna Hughes was recognized for Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants and Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers. Meagan Bellamy was listed for Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants.
The Best Lawyers in America® is very selective and only features the top 6% of private practicing attorneys in the United States. These prestigious recognitions represent noteworthy accomplishments, and it is considered one of the leading peer-reviewed resources for choosing the finest legal talent. The selection process begins when lawyers are nominated for consideration. Those individuals who receive high peer reviews undergo an additional validation process. Only then can these attorneys be recognized by Best Lawyers.