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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Robinson Donovan, P.C., a full-service law firm trusted by generations to represent individual and business clients throughout Massachusetts and New England, today announced Super Lawyers distinction for 11 of its attorneys for 2020. Nine attorneys from Robinson Donovan have been included in the 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list, and two have been selected to the Rising Stars list.

 

Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

 

No more than five percent of lawyers in each state are selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers list, and no more than 2.5 percent are selected to the Rising Stars list. Eligibility for selection to the Rising Stars list applies to attorneys who are 40 years old or younger, or have been in practice for 10 years or less.

 

Managing Partner, Jeffrey W. Roberts, a resident of Longmeadow, was selected to the 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list in the field of estate and probate law. He has been selected to the Super Lawyers list consecutively for 17 years. Attorney Roberts graduated from Colgate University (Bachelor of Arts, 1968) and Georgetown University (Juris Doctor, 1974).

 

Partner, David S. Lawless, a resident of Deerfield, and local and municipal attorney, was honored with inclusion to the 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list. A 2005 graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law, he was previously named to the Super Lawyers Rising Star list every year from 2008–2015.

 

Partner, James F. Martin, a resident of Longmeadow, was selected to the 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list in the field of closely held business law. This marks Attorney Martin’s 15th year of inclusion in the list. He practices corporate and business counseling, litigation and commercial real estate law and is part of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Group. Attorney Martin attended Georgetown University (Bachelor of Arts, 1975, and Juris Doctor, 1978).

 

Partner, Carla W. Newton, a resident of West Springfield, was selected to the 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list in the field of family law. This marks Attorney Newton’s eighth consecutive year of selection to the list. She practices divorce and family law, litigation, corporate and business counseling, commercial real estate and is part of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Group. Attorney Newton is a graduate of Lesley College (Bachelor of Arts, 1972), Suffolk University (Juris Doctor, 1980) and Boston University (Master of Laws, 1990).

 

Partner, Nancy Frankel Pelletier, a resident of East Longmeadow, was selected to the 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list in the field of civil litigation (defense), marking her 16th consecutive year of selection to the list. In 2018, Attorney Pelletier also was selected to the Massachusetts Top 50 Women list, the New England Top 50 Women list and the Massachusetts Top 100 list. She exclusively practices litigation and is part of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Group. Attorney Pelletier is a graduate of Boston College (Bachelor of Arts, 1981) and George Washington University (Juris Doctor, 1984).

 

Partner, Patricia M. Rapinchuk, a resident of Northampton, was selected to the 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list in the field of employee litigation (defense). She has been selected to the Super Lawyers list consecutively for 15 years. She practices employment law and litigation, and attended Mount Holyoke College (Bachelor of Arts, 1979) and the University of Connecticut (Juris Doctor, 1989).

 

Partner, Michael J. Simolo, a resident of Northampton, was again selected to the 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list in the field of estate and probate law. Attorney Simolo was previously named to the Massachusetts Rising Stars list on five occasions. Attorney Simolo practices estate and trust planning, estate administration, probate litigation and corporate business counseling. He is a graduate of Hobart College (Bachelor of Arts, 1998) and Cornell Law School (Juris Doctor, 2002).

 

Partner, Jeffrey J. Trapani, a resident of Florence and a litigation and employment law attorney, was honored with inclusion to the 2020 Massachusetts Super Layers list. A graduate of Wake Forest University (Bachelor of Arts, 1999) and New England School of Law (Juris Doctor, 2004), he was previously named to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list every year from 2008–2018.

 

Of Counsel, Richard M. Gaberman, a resident of Longmeadow, was selected to the 2020 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list in the field of estate and probate law. Attorney Gaberman has been included in the Super Lawyers list consecutively for 17 years. His practice focuses on corporate and business counseling, commercial real estate, tax and estate planning law. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts (Bachelor of Business Administration, 1960), Boston College (Bachelor of Laws, 1963) and Boston University (Master of Laws in Taxation, 1968).

 

Associate, Katherine M. Amato, a resident of Longmeadow, was selected to the 2020 Massachusetts Rising Stars list in the field of family law. This marks Attorney Amato’s third consecutive year of selection to the list. Attorney Amato practices divorce and family law, litigation and nonprofit business counseling. She is a graduate of Springfield College (Bachelor of Arts, 2009) and Northeastern University School of Law (Juris Doctor, 2013).

 

Associate, Hunter Keil, a resident of Easthampton was selected to the 2020 Massachusetts Rising Starts list in the field of employment and labor law. This is Attorney Keil’s first selection year. He is a graduate of Vassar College (Bachelor of Arts 2009) and Northeastern University School of Law (Juris Doctor 2013).

 

About Robinson Donovan, P.C.

Robinson Donovan, P.C., was founded in the Springfield area in 1866 by former Governor George D. Robinson. Today, the firm includes 13 attorneys recognized by peers and clients as leading experts in the fields of corporate and business counseling, commercial real estate, estate planning, divorce and family law, litigation, employment law and personal injury. Robinson Donovan attorneys work in partnership with colleagues to provide solid, reliable legal services informed by a broad spectrum of shared expertise. Trusted by generations of clients as creative practitioners of state and federal law, Robinson Donovan represents clients throughout Massachusetts and New England. The Robinson Donovan main office is located in Springfield at 1500 Main Street, Suite 1600, and can be reached by phone at (413) 732-2301. The Northampton office is located at 351 Pleasant Street, Suite A and can be reached by phone at (413) 587-9853. Learn more about Robinson Donovan by visiting RobinsonDonovan.com.

 

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