• April 7, 2009

    Hill Wallack Partners Selected as Super Lawyers

    Princeton, NJ – Six attorneys from the law firm of Hill Wallack LLP have been selected as 2009 New Jersey “Super Lawyers” by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. They are: Edward H. Herman, Gerard H. Hanson, Kenneth E. Meiser, Donald R Daines, Stephen M. Eisdorfer and Craig W. Summers.

    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.

    Edward H. Herman is a senior partner of Hill Wallack LLP. Mr. Herman is partner-in-charge of the Workers’ Compensation Practice Group. His principal area of practice is in the representation of major self-insured corporations, insurance companies and clients of third-party administrators in the defense of workers’ compensation claims, as well as defense of tort liability, environmental litigation and automobile dealer litigation. He is also partner-in-charge of the firm’s Automotive Dealers & Business Liability Practice Group, representing many of the state’s largest automobile dealers. Mr. Herman presides as Municipal Court Judge in Spotswood, Plainsboro and Cranbury and the Borough of Highland Park in Middlesex County. He was recently appointed by Chief Justice Rabner as Presiding Judge of the Middlesex County Municipals Courts. Mr. Herman is a resident of Highland Park, NJ.

    Gerard H. Hanson is partner-in-charge of the firm's Litigation Division, Insurance Coverage, Product Liability and Trial & Insurance Defense Practice Groups. Mr. Hanson has a practice concentration representing and advising the industry with respect to a broad spectrum of coverage disputes involving first party property claims, third party casualty policies including CGL, homewners, personal auto and business auto issues, errors and omissions policies, and extra-contractual claims. Historically, Mr. Hanson has litigated and tried cases involving diverse claims, including, but not limited to: catastrophic personal injury; property damage and economic loss stemming from causes of action sounding in product, governmental, and professional liability; constitutional civil rights; statutory causes of action; defamation and libel; and construction-related issues. Mr. Hanson has substantial trial experience in both federal and state courts and has been called upon by the U.S. District Court to serve as an arbitrator. A resident of Cranbury, NJ, he is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Seton Hall Law Center, where he teaches Insurance.

    Kenneth E. Meiser is a partner of the Land Use Division which encompasses the Land Use Litigation and Land Use Applications Practice Groups. Mr. Meiser concentrates his practice in land use litigation and approvals and development. Known for his role in several precedent-setting legal decisions including Mount Laurel I and II, he has significant experience in the land development application and permitting process, in litigation of land use matters and in redevelopment matters. He is former chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Land Use Section. He frequently lectures on redevelopment and land use issues before the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and elsewhere. A resident of East Brunswick, NJ, Mr. Meiser has received numerous awards from the New Jersey Builders Association for his services on land use and redevelopment reform.

    Donald R. Daines is a partner of the Land Use Division. He concentrates his practice in land use litigation, federal fair housing and related civil rights issues which involves extensive litigation in State and Federal Courts. He also routinely appears before planning boards and zoning boards in connection with large scale developments, working closely with the developer to identify, solve and design around issues raised by environmental constraints and zoning restrictions. Mr. Daines is a resident of Readington, NJ.

    Stephen M. Eisdorfer is a partner of the Land Use. Mr. Eisdorfer has a practice concentration on litigation in the state and federal courts and applications and proceedings before public agencies involving land use - including residential, commercial, industrial, and health-care-related projects - civil rights and consumer fraud. Mr. Eisdorfer is a resident of Highland Park, NJ.

    Craig W. Summers is a partner of the Workers' Compensation Practice Group and a member of the firm's Litigation Division. He concentrates his practice in the defense of workers' compensation representing major self-insured corporations, insurance companies and clients of third-party administrators in the defense of workers' compensation claims. Among his clients, Mr. Summers represents school districts, food and manufacturing companies and employers in the healthcare industry. Mr. Summers is a resident of Turnersville, NJ.

    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.