Best Lawyers in America© Recognizes 22 Tucker Arensberg Attorneys

Tucker Arensberg, P.C. is pleased to announce that 22 attorneys from the firm’s Harrisburg and Pittsburgh offices were recently selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America published by Woodward/White, Inc.

The complete list of Tucker Arensberg attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers and the categories for which they were honored include:

Stephen M. Greecher, Jr., Commercial Litigation
James G. Morgan, Jr., Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White Collar
Dennis R. Sheaffer, Workers’ Compensation Law: Employers, Claimants
Lee C. Swartz, Personal Injury Litigation: Plaintiff

Michael A. Cassidy, Health Care Law
J. Kent Culley, Health Care Law
Donna M. Donaher, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy
Donald P. Eriksen, Natural Resources Law; Oil and Gas Law
Gary J. Gushard, Elder Law; Municipal Law
Matthew M. Hoffman, Construction Law; Education Law
Gary P. Hunt, Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Banking and Finance; Litigation Construction; Litigation Trusts & Estates
Jeffrey J. Leech, Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation
Beverly Weiss Manne, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Ralph F. Manning, Construction Law; Corporate Compliance Law; Corporate Governance Law
Robert L. McTiernan, Employment Law; Municipal Law
Daniel J. Perry, Banking and Finance Law; Project Finance Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Thomas P. Peterson, Education Law
William Campbell Ries, Trusts and Estates
Michael A. Shiner, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Richard B. Tucker, III, Appellate Practice
Bradley S. Tupi, Commercial Litigation
Charles J. Vater, Corporate Governance Law; Trusts and Estates

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading attorneys confidentially evaluate their peers. The Best Lawyers in America (2015) is based on more than 5.5 million evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers in their field.

25 Attorneys Selected as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

25 attorneys from the firm’s Harrisburg and Pittsburgh offices were recently selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, published by Thomson Reuters.

The complete list of Tucker Arensberg attorneys recognized as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars and the categories for which they were honored include:

Lee C. Swartz, Personal Injury; Plaintiff

Jordan S. Blask, Creditor Debtor Rights (Rising Star)
Steven R. Bovan, Real Estate (Rising Star)
Michael A. Cassidy, Health Care
Nora Gieg Chatha, Estate & Probate (Rising Star)
Danielle L. Dietrich, Business Litigation (Rising Star)
Jeremy V. Farrell, Professional Liability: Defense (Rising Star)
Neil J. Gregorio, Employment & Labor (Rising Star)
Matthew M. Hoffman, Schools & Education
Gary P. Hunt, General Litigation
Jeffrey J. Leech, General Litigation
Beverly Weiss Manne, Bankruptcy: Business
Ralph F. Manning, Business/Corporate
Michael C. Mazack, Creditor Debtor Rights (Rising Star)
Robert L. McTiernan, Employment & Labor
Thomas P. Peterson, Business/Corporate
Gavin A. Robb, State/Local/Municipal (Rising Star)
Kenneth G. Scholtz, Workers’ Compensation (Rising Star)
Michael A. Shiner, Bankruptcy: BusinessJillian Nolan Snider, Bankruptcy: Business (Rising Star)
Brett A. Solomon, Bankruptcy: Business
Richard B. Tucker, III, Appellate
Bradley S. Tupi, General Litigation
Charles J. Vater, Estate & Probate
Christopher L. Voltz, State/Local/Municipal (Rising Star)

The Tucker Arensberg group joins the top five percent of lawyers in Pennsylvania in receiving this honor from their peers and others in the legal industry. The basis for selection includes noteworthy verdicts or settlements; creativity or innovation within the legal process; the number of cases tried or transactions handled; years in practice; position within the firm; professional activities; writings and lectures; community involvement; professional degrees or training; and academic and employment background.


Michael Cassidy Appointed as Counsel to the Allegheny County Medical Society

Tucker Arensberg, P.C. is pleased to announce that Michael A. Cassidy was recently appointed as Counsel to the Allegheny County Medical Society (ACMS).

Cassidy’s practice focuses on representing physicians, dentists and other healthcare providers in all issues relating to the business of health care and is the Chair of the Business & Finance Division. He is the publisher of the Med Law Blog (, the firm’s health law blog, and has been certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) by the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA).

“I look forward to continuing my long standing association with the ACMS,” says Mike Cassidy. “The organization plays a vital role supporting and championing the goals of medical professionals. The issues that health care providers face have never been more complicated. I look forward to working with the ACMS to meet these challenges head-on.”

Cassidy earned his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and his undergraduate degree from Brown University.

Tucker Arensberg Attorney named in “Simply the Best®”

The law firm of Tucker Arensberg, P.C. is pleased to announce that Anthony J. Foschi was named in the annual “Simply the Best®” for 2014.

Since 1997, Harrisburg Magazine has polled its more than 50,000 readers each year to determine which Central Pennsylvania businesses are worthy of being named Simply the Best. The magazine’s annual survey enables residents to share their thoughts and experiences on a broad range of categories of local businesses and services, including legal, medical, shopping, dining, entertainment and automobile repair. In 2014, Anthony J. Foschi was selected as a Readers Choice in the category of Business Attorneys.

Foschi’s practice emphasizes serving the legal needs of large and small businesses, he provides counsel on corporate law issues including:

  • Business entity formation
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Limited liability company operating agreements
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Corporate governance
  • Foschi also handles the drafting and negotiation of all types of transactions including:
  • Commercial contracts
  • Real estate acquisition
  • Development
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and acquisition
  • Foschi received his JD from Delaware Law School in Wilmington and his undergraduate degree from Widener University.

Tucker Arensberg Attorney Homer L. Walton Selected as one of

 the New Pittsburgh Courier’s 2014 Men of Excellence

Tucker Arensberg, P.C. is pleased to announce that Homer L. Walton was recently honored as one of the New Pittsburgh Courier 50 Men of Excellence.  The Men of Excellence celebrates local African-American men from various fields who motivate and inspire others through their vision, leadership, exceptional achievements and participation in the community. The honorees are selected through nominations from Courier readers.

Walton is a Shareholder and co-chair of the Labor and Employment Group at Tucker Arensberg.  He defends clients in employment-related litigation before federal and state courts and agencies. Walton is a board member for Breathe Pennsylvania and Auberle, and a member of the Northside Rotary Club.  Walton received his JD from Duquesne University School of Law and his BA from the University of Pittsburgh.

“Homer has had a great impact on the Firm since joining in 1990,” said Thomas P. Peterson, the managing shareholder of Tucker Arensberg. “He is a strong advocate for his clients. He brings his practical business experience acquired before becoming a lawyer, combined with his legal expertise to resolve employment disputes successfully.”

Tucker Arensberg Receives the 2014 Outstanding Community

Partner Award from Renewal, Inc.

Tucker Arensberg, P.C. is pleased to announce that it was presented the Outstanding Community Partner Award from Renewal, Inc. at its annual gala held at the Omni William Penn Hotel on June 4, 2014.  The award recognizes companies and their employees for their professional, as well as, personal support of Renewal’s mission.  Accepting the award for Tucker Arensberg was Irving S. Firman.

Renewal, Inc. is a non profit organization “dedicated to the renewal of individuals in the criminal justice system and to their return to society as responsible citizens.” Renewal believes in the positive integration and rebuilding of lives of offenders through education, job readiness, counseling, community service, drug & alcohol/mental health treatment, as well as, social readjustment by redefining life’s goals and values.

 Tucker Arensberg Wins 13th Annual Pittsburgh Business Ethics Award

Tucker Arensberg, P.C. has won the 2013 Pittsburgh Business Ethics Award in the “Large Company” category.  These awards have been presented for the past 13 years by the Society of Financial Service Professionals-Pittsburgh Chapter to honor regional companies that demonstrate ethical practices in daily operations and activities.  The finalists are chosen through nomination, reputation, actions and results. The winners are selected based on compliance with an extensive list of ethical criteria.

“We are humbled and honored to be recognized for our high business ethics by receiving the Pittsburgh Business Ethics Award. For over 115 years, the attorneys and other employees of Tucker Arensberg have practiced the highest ethical standards in their relationships with clients, fellow employees, the profession and the communities served by them.  Tucker Arensberg has a long history of helping needy individuals and charitable organizations and causes.” remarked Tom Peterson, Managing Shareholder.

Gary P Hunt Honored By The YMCA Of Greater Pittsburgh 

At their recent Season of Giving Gala 2013, the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh honored Gary Hunt.

Here is what they said about Gary

“Tonight’s honoree, Gary Hunt, has been a dedicated advocate and proponent of many programs during his 40 years with the Y.

Following graduation from law school, he became a member of the Camp Kon-O-Kwee Spencer Board of Governors and worked tirelessly through his role as Chairman of the Campership Committee to send hundreds of children to camp–children from financially challenged families who would otherwise have been unable to benefit from a life-changing camp experience.

A positive role model to so many, Gary’s service has left an indelible mark on the community.  It was under his leadership that hundreds of children first experienced camp through the early days of Send Kids to Camp.  In recent years, and with Gary’s continued involvement, the program has evolved to include children struggling with obesity, as well as children of active military and recent veterans.  Gary also gave leadership to the acquisition of Camp Spencer-now home to the Spencer Super Stars–the only camp in Western Pennsylvania for adults with special needs.

In 1996 Gary was elected to the Association Board of Directors, served for two years as its chair, and continues to be an active volunteer.  Throughout all the Y branches and camps, his wisdom, leadership and genuine commitment to helping others is evident as he remains a strong advocate for relevant, vital programs and safe facilities.”

Gary has been with Tucker Arensberg for more than 30 years; he served as the managing shareholder for the firm as well as practicing law.  His practice focuses on commercial litigation, construction litigation, serious personal injury and wrongful death litigation, arbitration, and mediation.

We join with the YMCA of Pittsburgh in saluting a true community benefactor and leader.


No one should make a decision to hire an attorney by looking at rankings.  However, while you are investigating an attorney or law firm that has been recommended to you, it’s worthwhile to see whether the attorneys and the firm have been recognized and honored, especially when that recognition comes from clients and peers.

Tucker Arensberg has been honored as a Best Law Firm® year after year by U.S. News & World Report and Best Law Firms®.  Many of the attorneys in the firm have been awarded a Best Lawyer® designation, a Super Lawyer® ranking and Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® ratings.

We are proud that our attorneys and our firm are recognized for these honors.


Best Lawyers® 

Best Lawyers has named 22 Tucker Arensberg attorneys from the firm’s Harrisburg and Pittsburgh offices were recently selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers.

Michael A. Cassidy – Health Care Law 

J. Kent Culley – Health Care Law and Physical Therapists

Donna M. Donaher – Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation and Bankruptcy

Donald P. Eriksen – Natural Resources Law, Oil & Gas Law

Stephen M. Greecher – Commercial Litigation

Gary G. Gushard – Elder Law and Municipal Law

Matthew M. Hoffman – Education Law – Elementary and Secondary Education

Gary P. Hunt – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation- Banking & Finance, Litigation-Construction, and Litigation-Trusts & Estates

Jeffrey J. Leech – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation-Business Disputes-Civil Litigation-ERISA-Tort

Beverly Weiss Manne – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Ralph F. Manning – Construction Law, Corporate Compliance Law and Corporate Governance Law

Robert L. McTiernan – Employment Law-Individuals  and Municipal Law

James G. Morgan, Jr. – Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense, White Collar

Daniel J. Perry – Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Project Finance Law, and Securitization and Structured Finance Law

Thomas P. Peterson – Education Law

William Campbell Ries – Trusts and Estates

Dennis R. Sheaffer – Workers’ Compensation Law-Claimants, Workers’ Compensation Law-Employers

Michael A. Shiner – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights /Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Lee C. Swartz – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Bradley S. Tupi – Commercial Litigation

Richard B. Tucker, III – Appellate Practice

Charles J. Vater – Corporate Governance Law and Trusts and Estates

Best Law Firms®

Tucker Arensberg was awarded national rankings in the following practice areas:

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation – Construction
Project Finance Law

Our Harrisburg office was ranked in the following practice areas:

Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Construction
Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation
Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Kristin A. Biedinger
Jordan S. Blask
Steven R. Bovan
Michael A. Cassidy
Nora Gieg Chatha
J. Kent Culley
Danielle L. Dietrich
Donald P. Eriksen
Jeremy V. Farrell
Stephen M. Greecher, Jr.
Neil J. Gregorio
Gary J. Gushard
Matthew M. Hoffman
Gary P. Hunt
Jeffrey J. Leech
Beverly Weiss Manne
Ralph F. Manning
Michael C. Mazack
Robert L. McTiernan
Daniel J. Perry
Thomas P. Peterson
Charles L. Potter, Jr.
William Campbell Ries
Gavin A. Robb
Kenneth G. Scholtz
Michael A. Shiner
Ryan P. Siney
Jillian Nolan Snider
Brett A. Solomon
Lee C. Swartz
Richard B. Tucker, III
Bradley S. Tupi
Charles J. Vater
Christopher L. Voltz