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  • April 15, 2009

    Hill Wallack Partners Selected as New Jersey Rising Stars 2009

    Princeton, NJ – Two partners from the law firm of Hill Wallack LLP have been selected as 2009 New Jersey Superlawyers Rising Stars by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. They are: Eric I. Abraham and Todd J. Leon.

    Only a small percentage of New Jersey attorneys are given this honor. A rigorous 10-step process was used to compile the list. State lawyers who have been practicing for five years or longer receive ballots asking them to vote for the best attorneys they have personally observed in practice. Selection procedure includes peer nominations, a blue ribbon panel review process and independent research on candidates. The candidates are selected on factors such as professional achievement, noteworthy cases, pro bono efforts, and peer regard. Fact checking, screening for ballot integrity, and background disciplinary checks follow.

    Eric I. Abraham is a partner of Hill Wallack LLP. He is a member of the Complex Litigation Practice Group. He concentrates his practice in business counseling and commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal courts, representing corporations, partnerships and individuals. Mr. Abraham is a trial lawyer with significant experience with partnership and corporate conflicts. Mr. Abraham has also litigated complex contract and construction litigation disputes, toxic tort and product liability actions. Mr. Abraham is the Chairman of the Western Monmouth Utilities Authority, a post that he has held since joining the Board of Commissioners in 2000. A graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, Mr. Abraham received his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, cum laude. During law school, he served as an Editor of the Seton Hall Law Review. He is a resident of Manalapan, New Jersey.

    Todd J. Leon is a partner of Hill Wallack LLP. He is a member of the Litigation Division and the Trial & Insurance Defense, Product Liability and Insurance Coverage Practice Group. Mr. Leon focuses his practice in the representation of insurance companies in complex insurance coverage disputes evolving from various types of policies including commercial general liability; employment practices liability; homeowners, directors and officers; errors and omissions; business automobile; personal automobile; and workers' compensation, as well as bad faith suits. Within his insurance coverage concentration, Mr. Leon has extensive experience in additional insurance coverage and insurance procurement issues as well as the related field of contractual indemnification. In addition, his practice includes the defense of insureds in a wide variety of litigation such as catastrophic personal injury, product liability, Section 1983, Title 59, employment discrimination, premises liability and construction litigation. A graduate of Rutgers College with degrees in English and Political Science, Mr. Leon earned his law degree from the Rutgers University School of Law at Camden. He is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is a resident of Newtown, PA.

    Hill Wallack LLP is one of the largest law firms in Central New Jersey, with offices in Princeton and Atlantic City, New Jersey and Yardley, Pennsylvania. Over the past 30 years, Hill Wallack has earned a reputation for comprehensive problem solving. The firm’s well-known practice groups in Land Use -- Planning, Zoning, Affordable Housing, and Redevelopment -- Environmental Regulation and Litigation, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Workers’ Compensation, Insurance Defense, Real Estate, Community Association Law, Construction and Business Law are complemented by its specialty practices in Employment, Professional Liability, Government Procurement, and Public Finance.