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MacDonald Illig Attorneys Earn Industry Recognition

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ERIE – The law firm of MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton, LLP  recently announced that attorneys Shaun B. Adrian, J. W. Alberstadt, Jr., James M. Antoun, Bruce L. Decker, Jr., W. Patrick Delaney, John W. Draskovic, David E. Holland, Mark J. Kuhar, Matthew W. McCullough, Kimberly A. Oakes, Nicholas R. Pagliari, Lisa Smith Presta, Mark J. Shaw, Roger H. Taft, James B. Toohey, and Russell S. Warner, partners at the firm, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023.  

Adrian, a senior partner at MacDonald Illig in the firm’s Estates and Trusts Group, is recognized for his work in the area of estates and trusts planning and administration. Adrian concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, elder law, and long-term care planning. 

Alberstadt, co-chair of MacDonald Illig’s Banking and Real Estate Group, is recognized for his work in the area of real estate law. Alberstadt concentrates his practice on residential and commercial real estate, economic development, and conventional and tax-exempt financing. 

Antoun, chair of MacDonald Illig’s Health Care Group, is recognized for his work in the area of health-care law. Antoun advises hospitals, clinics, physicians, dentists, and other health-care providers on a wide variety of health law matters. 

Decker is a partner and a member of the firm’s litigation department. Decker practices primarily in the areas of insurance defense (negligence claims, personal injury claims, underinsured motorist coverage claims), civil litigation, and commercial litigation. 

Delaney is recognized for his work in the areas of commercial litigation and construction litigation. His practice is concentrated in the area of commercial litigation, including such matters as contract claims, shareholder or partner disputes, construction claims, property damage claims, business torts, and Uniform Commercial Code disputes. 

Draskovic, chair of MacDonald Illig’s Workers’ Compensation Practice Group, is recognized for his work in the area of Workers’ Compensation. Draskovic represents individuals and businesses in a variety of matters including workers’ compensation, employment, and business-related claims.   

Draskovic was also recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” for Worker’s Compensation Law. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. 

Holland is the former chair and co-chair of MacDonald Illig’s Real Estate Practice Group and is recognized for his work in the area of real estate law. He has a broad practice including residential and commercial closings and leases. 

Kuhar, a partner at MacDonald Illig, is recognized for his work in the areas of employment law and labor and employment litigation. Kuhar is an experienced, responsive attorney who has focused on labor and employment law and litigation his entire career. 

McCullough is recognized for his work in the area of labor and employment litigation. McCullough handles complex, multi-party employment and commercial litigation, and the defense of all types of employment-related claims. 

Oakes, chair of MacDonald Illig’s Family Law Department, is recognized for her work in that area of law including divorce, alimony and spousal support, child support, adoption, child custody and visitation, domestic violence, paternity, as well as prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. 

Pagliari, chair of MacDonald Illig’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group, is recognized for his work in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. Pagliari’s practice is concentrated in the areas of corporate restructuring and bankruptcy, and collection matters. 

Pagliari was also recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” for Bankruptcy Law. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. 

Presta, chair of MacDonald Illig’s Litigation Department, is recognized for her work in the area of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants. Presta handles complex, multi-party litigation, including malpractice cases, breach of contract matters, fiduciary disputes, and the defense of employment claims. 

Shaw, formerly chair of MacDonald Illig’s Environmental Practice Group, is recognized for his work in Environmental Law, including environmental litigation, Act 2, compliance, and permitting matters. In 2022, Shaw was recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” for Environmental Law.  

Attorney Taft, past chair of MacDonald Illig’s Labor and Employment Practice Group, is recognized for his work in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Employment Law – Management. As an Of Counsel attorney at MacDonald Illig, Taft concentrates his practice on commercial litigation and employment litigation and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. 

Toohey, a partner at MacDonald Illig, is recognized for his work in the area of real estate law. Toohey represents and advises individuals, businesses, and developers in a wide variety of real estate, oil and gas, and corporate matters. 

Warner, the managing partner of MacDonald Illig, is the founder of the law firm’s Environmental Law Practice Group, and is recognized for his work in the area of environmental law. His practice includes representation of businesses, economic development organizations, real estate developers, financial institutions and municipal entities regarding environmental and business matters. 

In addition, attorneys Brian K. Cressman, and William S. Speros, have been selected as Ones to Watch 2023 by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® Cressman is recognized for his work representing business organizations as well as for his work in corporate law. Speros is recognized for his legal work in commercial business transactions and litigation. 

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