Schnader is a “Recommended" Pennsylvania law firm in the 2017 edition of Benchmark Litigation. In addition, Denny Shupe, David Smith, Dennis R. Suplee, Ralph G. Wellington, and Nancy Winkelman have been recognized as "Local Litigation Stars" and Theresa E. Loscalzo as a "Future Star." Nancy Winkelman also has been selected as one of the "Top 250 Women in Litigation" nationwide. Our attorneys are recognized for their work in the following practice areas: antitrust, appellate, aviation, general commercial litigation, insurance, intellectual property, product liability, professional liability, and securities.
In the Benchmark guide, clients emphasized that they "selected the firm based on my assessment of individual attorneys who demonstrated the right blend of legal acumen with practical common-sense counseling. They made an effort to gain an understanding of my very technical and complex business and were able to deconstruct that complexity and re-frame it in simple, layman terms for the benefit of judges and juries without doing offense to the complex science and engineering that is the foundation of my business." Peers applauded Schnader’s appellate team, stating "For appeals, that team at Schnader is unbeatable. They have really cornered the market for that." Schnader also was recognized for its thriving niche practices such as aviation.
Benchmark Litigation identifies the leading U.S. trial attorneys and firms at the local and national levels. Focused exclusively on the U.S. litigation market, the publication's rankings and editorials are the result of extensive interviews with private practice lawyers and in-house counsel. The guide's "Local Litigation Stars" reflect lawyers who are recommended by peers and clients to have established consistent reputations as trial attorneys, while "Future Stars" are those litigators who are highlighted as likely to be become "local litigation stars" in coming editions. “Top 250 Women in Litigation” honors the accomplishments of America’s leading female trial lawyers and features female litigators from all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia.