Two Dischell Bartle Dooley partners have been named Pennsylvania 2018 Super Lawyers and a partner and an associate have been named 2018 Rising Stars.
Frank Bartle, Dischell Bartle Dooley managing partner, is a Super Lawyer for the 10th year in a row. For more than 35 years, he has counseled businesses, individuals, non-profit organizations, municipalities and school districts on labor, land development, litigation, personal injury, real estate and zoning matters. He is recognized as an expert by peers and often is a consultant to other attorneys.
Mark Dischell is a Super Lawyer for the 15th year in a row. Recognized as a leader in family law, Dischell is a litigator with more than 35 years' experience in divorce, support, child custody, property distribution and grandparents' rights. Dischell is known for the long-standing relationships he maintains with the clients and families he assists. He has been named to "Best Lawyers in America" by his peers for 25 years in a row and chairs the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Family Law section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Liz Billies, a partner at the firm, was named a Rising Star for the 9th year in a row. Billies handles all areas of family law, including preparing pre- and post-nuptial agreements, obtaining no-fault and fault divorces and litigating and settling equitable distribution, custody and support matters. Clients value her collaborative and cost-effective approach to legal representation.
Inna Materese, a family law associate, is a 2018 Rising Star for the first time. Materese's focus is helping her clients achieve their individual goals through a collaborative, resourceful, pragmatic and compassionate approach. She handles all areas of family law, including high-asset divorce, complex custody issues, protection from abuse and support matters.
"Our firm has a long tradition of Super Lawyers and I am proud that Mark, Liz and Inna have been recognized for their excellent work," Bartle said. "They know that results matter and are always working to achieve the best outcome for clients."
Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, 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 process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.
To be eligible for inclusion on the Rising Stars list, a candidate must be either 40-years-old or younger or in practice for less than 10 years.While up to five percent of the lawyers in Pennsylvania are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.