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Dennis Suplee Named the 2009 Philadelphia Lawyer of the Year for Bet-the-Company Litigation by Best Lawyers in America

On January 29, 2009 by Schnader in Litigation

Dennis R. Suplee has been named the 2009 “Philadelphia Lawyer of the Year for Bet-the-Company Litigation” by Best Lawyers in America. This noteworthy honor was announced in a supplement to the January 2009 edition of Corporate Counsel magazine. Selection for Best Lawyers is determined through an extensive peer-review survey in which more than 24,000 leading attorneys confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Since the its inception more than 25 years ago, Best Lawyers has gained the respect of the legal profession, the media, and clients as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere due to the breadth of its surveys, the candor of its respondents, and the sophistication of its polling methodology. This Lawyer of the Year honor is based upon the views of other lawyers, in Philadelphia and beyond, in the “Bet-the-Company” category.

Mr. Suplee has handled a wide range of civil litigation throughout his notable career, including mass tort cases, complex business disputes, antitrust litigation, CERCLA contribution cases, insurance coverage actions, patent and trademark infringement disputes, international air rights, and product liability cases. He served as Chair of the Schnader Firm from 1992 to 1998.

Mr. Suplee is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and will become President of the Academy in April, 2009. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, served as Regent of the College (for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware) from 2001 to 2005, and now serves on the Board of the College’s Foundation. His leadership in the profession has been recognized by many different organizations – in addition to being routinely listed in The Best Lawyers in America (for Business Litigation and for “Bet-the-Company” Litigation), Dennis is listed among the Lawdragon 500 and in Chambers’ America’s Leading Business Lawyers (for Commercial Litigation), The International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigators, and Who’s Who Legal: USA-Commercial Litigation. Mr. Suplee is coauthor of The Deposition Handbook (Aspen 2002), now in its Fourth Edition, and a number of articles on pretrial and trial practice.

Mr. Suplee is dedicated to public service; among other Board memberships, he serves on the Boards of Saint Joseph’s University (Philadelphia, PA), his alma mater, and the Supreme Court Historical Society.