Eight Knox Law Attorneys Selected for 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars Lists


Bryan G. Baumann, Mark G. Claypool, Neal R. Devlin and Guy C. Fustine, shareholders at Knox Law, have all been selected for inclusion on the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® list for 2019.

Additionally, four shareholders have been selected for inclusion on the 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list: Elliott J. Ehrenreich, Julia M. Herzing, Frances A. McCormick and Jeremy T. Toman.

Super Lawyers 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 patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.” Only 5 percent of attorneys in a state are selected for the Super Lawyers® list; only 2.5 percent of attorneys are selected for the Rising Stars list. “Rising Stars” candidates must be 40 years old or younger, or have practiced law for 10 years or less.

Baumann is a full-time litigator, and is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated (Martindale-Hubbell). He has extensive experience representing clients in commercial and construction disputes, injunction proceedings, personal injury matters, and trust & estate disputes. He has argued before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and represented clients in federal and state courts in various jurisdictions.

Claypool is Board Certified in bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification and a full-time member of Knox Law’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group. He routinely represents banks, lenders and financial institutions in collections and foreclosure matters in both state and federal court. He is an appointed member of the Local Rules Committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and has been on this list for the past eight years.

Devlin focuses his practice on litigating complex disputes, and he has litigated such disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country. His practice includes litigating contract, business and intellectual property disputes, as well as white collar crime matters. He is also experienced in addressing all manner of disputes in arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. He has been included in The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation since 2013.

Fustine’s practice is focused on business reorganization, commercial litigation and sports law. He is Board Certified in business bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification and is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated (Martindale-Hubbell). He also serves as a mediator and neutral evaluator in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He has been listed on the Best Lawyers in America® list since 1993.

Ehrenreich, who is licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and New York, concentrates his practice on business acquisitions and financings, real estate development and construction projects, health law and other general business transactions. He has successfully represented a diverse range of clients including businesses, franchises, physician practices, a national health-care service provider and several nonprofit entities throughout Western Pennsylvania and Western New York.

Herzing focuses her practice on a variety of labor and employment matters, including litigation. She works with both private and public employers, counseling and representing clients on compliance with workplace laws, hiring and firing issues, and collective bargaining. Her practice also includes representing employers in defense of discrimination, wage and hour, and other employment-related claims. She also advises public and private educational institutions on Title IX matters, including investigations and responding to complaints.

McCormick, who is licensed in both Pennsylvania and New York, focuses her practice in the areas of business and tax law, estate planning and administration, business succession planning and real estate.

Toman, who is licensed in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York, focuses his practice on real estate, business law and environmental law. He has represented commercial clients and individuals in all phases of commercial and residential real estate transactions. He has negotiated numerous oil and gas leases. He has also advised clients on business formation, choice of entity, business structure and organization for publicly and privately held entities, both for-profit and nonprofit.