NEW YORK, New York (PRWEB) September 20, 2013
Mesothelioma lawyer Holly C. Peterson, an associate at Levy Konigsberg LLP (“LK”), has been selected to the Super Lawyers 2013 New York Metro Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Holly joined LK in 2006 and is a trial attorney in the firm’s asbestos department. Holly specializes in representing mesothelioma victims and their families throughout the country, and has taken cases to trial in multiple jurisdictions. Among her successes are multi-million dollar victories for her clients both in and out of court and across the nation. Holly proudly and vigorously represents her clients throughout every phase of the case, from investigation to deposition, trial and beyond. Her clients have provided testimonials for the firm.
Prior to joining LK, Holly litigated product liability, personal injury, and labor and employment cases in New York and New Jersey. She was also engaged in appellate practice in these areas.
Holly is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey, and Texas. She is also licensed to appear before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.
She is a member of the American, Texas, New York State, New York County, New Jersey State and New York City Bar Associations; the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.
A native of Texas, Holly received her Bachelor of Arts from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law in New Jersey. Among the honors she received while pursuing her law degree were the National Association of Women Lawyers’ Outstanding Law Student Award and the Mary Franzese Humanitarian Achievement Award.
Holly began her law career prior to graduation, representing clients as a student attorney in the Seton Hall Center for Social Justice’s Civil Litigation Clinic. As a member of the Student Bar Association and Public Interest Network, she held several leadership positions, which included serving on the Honor Council and presiding, for two years, as Justice of Seton Hall’s Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity chapter. She also served as a judicial intern in both the state and federal courts of New Jersey. Following graduation, Holly served as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable John A. O'Shaughnessy of the Superior Court of New Jersey.
LK has been representing mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer victims for more than 25 years and also handles whistleblower claims and class actions on a national level.
Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, 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.