Five Murchison & Cumming Partners Recognized as 2014 Super Lawyers

Five Murchison & Cumming attorneys have earned the distinction of having been chosen as 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers.

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Murchison & Cumming, LLP's 2014 Super Lawyers (Clockwise from left: Dan L. Longo, Jean M. Lawler, Michael B. Lawler, Friedrich W. Seitz & Guy R. Gruppie)

The annual listing, based on peer evaluations, was recently released by Thomson Reuters and will be published in the Southern California Super Lawyers magazines, in leading city and regional magazines across the country.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 28, 2014

Murchison & Cumming, LLP is pleased to announce that five of its attorneys have earned the distinction of having been chosen by their peers as 2014 Southern California "Super Lawyers." The annual listing, based on peer evaluations, was recently released by Thomson Reuters and will be published in the Southern California Super Lawyers magazines, in leading city and regional magazines across the country.

The Murchison & Cumming Partners selected for the 2014 list are:

Dan L. Longo, Managing Partner of the firm, Co-Chair of the Health Law and Professional Liability practice groups. He is a member of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute, and serves as Vice Chair of USLAW Network’s Professional Liability practice group. This marks Mr. Longo’s third consecutive Super Lawyers mention. Mr. Longo is a frequent lecturer and panelist for such organizations as the Liability Insurance Research Bureau, California State Bar, PESI, the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants and the USLAW Network.

Jean M. Lawler, the firm's former Managing Partner and Past Chair of the Insurance Law practice group and Co-Chair of the International Law practice group. This is her ninth consecutive year on the list. A specialist in insurance law, she is listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers and the “Who’s Who” directories of American Women and American Law. Ms. Lawler is a Past President of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC), an international legal organization. She has also served as a Director of DRI, Lawyers for Civil Justice and the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel.

Friedrich W. Seitz, Chair of the firm’s Wild Land Fire Litigation practice group, and Co-Chair of its Business Litigation, Product Liability/Utilities and International Law practice groups. This is his tenth consecutive Super Lawyer mention. A respected trial lawyer and member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Diplomat rank, Mr. Seitz is also a member of the IADC and FDCC and is a former Chair of the FDCC Product Liability Substantive Law Section.

Michael B. Lawler, co-chair of the firm's Health Law and Employment Law Practice Groups. A Past President of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, this marks the ninth consecutive year that he has been named to the list. Mr. Lawler, a seasoned trial lawyer, has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America. He has served on the National Board of the American Board of Trial Advocates, is a member of its Los Angeles chapter and is a member of the FDCC.

Guy R. Gruppie, Chair of the firm's Vertical Transportation practice group, Co-Chair of the Emerging Risks & Specialty Tort Litigation practice group and immediate Past Chair of the General Liability & Casualty practice group. Mr. Gruppie specializes in the defense of complex and high-stakes litigation. This is his sixth consecutive year as a Southern California Super Lawyer. He is a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the FDCC, having served as Co-Chair of the FDCC Trial Tactics Substantive Law Section from 2004-2008.

About Murchison & Cumming, LLP
With a firm history dating to 1930, Murchison & Cumming, LLP is a premier, AV-rated civil litigation firm with five offices in California and Las Vegas, whose attorneys specialize in the defense of domestic and international businesses, insurers and individuals, at trial and on appeal. The firm's attorneys also handle employment matters and business transactions. The firm is a member of the USLAW and Insuralex Network. For additional information, please visit our website at http://www.murchisonlaw.com.


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