Best Lawyers in America 2010 Names Nine from Archer

The Best Lawyers in America 2010 peer-review referral guide has named nine attorneys from Archer, P.C., as leaders in their fields of legal expertise, including four who have made the list for at least 10 years.

Topping the list for 2010 is Lee M. Hymerling, a Partner in Archer’s Haddonfield office, recognized by Best Lawyers in the practice area of Family Law for the past 26 consecutive years. Widely acknowledged as a standard-bearer in the development of family law in New Jersey, Hymerling concentrates his practice on marital, custody and other family law matters.

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Along with Hymerling, the other Archer attorneys listed for 2010 are all repeat honorees. They are (with the number of consecutive years they have been selected as Best Lawyers):

Peter E. Driscoll, Trusts & Estates (20 years) — Driscoll has more than four decades’ experience in estate planning, planning for closely-held and family businesses, estate administration and estate, gift and transfer taxation. He lives in Haddonfield.

John C. Connell, First Amendment Law (15 years) — Chair of Archer’s Media & Communication Law Practice Group, Connell is a litigator who has represented both media and non-media clients on a broad variety of communications law issues, with additional concentrated experience in employment and civil rights law, intellectual property litigation, healthcare law, and appellate advocacy. He lives in Haddonfield.

Frank R. Demmerly, Trusts & Estates (15 years) — Chair of Archer’s Estate & Trust Services Department, Demmerly has more than three decades’ experience in estate planning, planning for closely-held and family businesses, estate administration and estate, gift and transfer taxation. He lives in Moorestown.

Christopher R. Gibson, Environmental Law (six years) — Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department and Environmental Law Practice Group, Gibson has litigated a variety of commercial, employment, construction and personal injury cases, and is best known as one of New Jersey’s leading environmental litigators. He lives in Thorofare.

Ellis I. Medoway, Insurance Law (five years) — Chair of Archer’s Insurance Law Practice Group, Medoway has successfully litigated several groundbreaking insurance coverage cases in New Jersey, including the leading case on the “absolute” pollution exclusion in insurance policies. He lives in Cherry Hill.

Steven K. Mignogna, Trusts & Estates (four years) — Chair of the firm’s Estate & Trust Litigation Practice Group, Mignogna specializes in commercial litigation with a concentration on probate matters, estates, fiduciaries, guardianships and real estate, representing both institutions and individuals. He lives in Voorhees.

William J. Thompson, Family Law (six years) — Chair of Archer’s Family & Matrimonial Services Department, Thompson focuses his practice in all aspects of family law, including divorce, adoption, parental rights, custody, support and domestic violence. He lives in Medford.

Lloyd H. Tubman, Environmental Law, Land Use & Zoning Law (four years) — The negotiator and author of the New Jersey Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act, Tubman concentrates her practice in zoning approvals and federal and state environmental compliance, with broad development planning and regulatory enforcement experience, particularly with respect to wetlands, water quality, flood hazard areas and utilities. She lives in Flemington.

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive annual peer-review survey. For the new U.S. edition, more than 24,126 leading attorneys cast more than 2.8 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in the same and related specialties.

Because of the rigorous and transparent methodology used by Best Lawyers, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Archer, P.C., is a full-service law firm with more than 175 lawyers serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for more than 80 years. The firm has offices in Haddonfield, Princeton and Flemington, N.J., as well as in Philadelphia, Pa., New York City and Wilmington and Georgetown, Del. For more information, visit