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Best Lawyers in America Names Lee M. Hymerling “Lawyer of the Year” for Family Law

Lee M. Hymerling of Archer P.C. has been named “Lawyer of the Year” in the Philadelphia area for Family Law practice, an honor bestowed by The Best Lawyers in America, a highly regarded peer-review ranking and referral resource.

Published by Woodward/White Inc., Best Lawyers is regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

“Lawyers of the Year” are selected from the Best Lawyers list based on particularly impressive voting averages received during peer-review assessments. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, professionalism and integrity. Mr. Hymerling is also among a highly select group of attorneys who have been named to the Best Lawyers list every year since its inception in 1983.

During nearly four decades in practice concentrated in family law, Mr. Hymerling has guided more than a generation of clients through difficult personal and legal matters with expertise and compassion. Through his service on numerous committees appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court and his active membership in the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), Mr. Hymerling has played a pivotal role in shaping family law in New Jersey. He is a former Chair of the NJSBA’s Family Law section and has served on the section’s Executive Committee for more than 30 years. In addition, Mr. Hymerling was a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Family Part Practice Committee for more than two decades and served as Chair of its Committee on General Procedures and Rules, playing a major role in making recommendations later adopted by the Court. He also formerly served for nearly 15 years on the Court’s Disciplinary Review Board, including six years as Chair. Mr. Hymerling is admitted to practice solely in New Jersey.

A Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Mr. Hymerling is also a founder of New Jersey Family Lawyer magazine, where he served for almost two decades as its Editor-in-Chief and continues to serve as the publication’s Editor-in-Chief Emeritus.

Mr. Hymerling lives in Haddonfield with his wife, Rosie.

Archer PC is a full-service regional law firm with more than 175 lawyers and nine offices in Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton, Flemington and Shrewsbury N.J.; Philadelphia, Pa.; New York, N.Y.; and Wilmington and Georgetown, Del. The Firm has been serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for 85 years. Each  office  provides full-service litigation and transactional capabilities in nearly every area of law including corporate, estate & trust, family & matrimonial, labor & employment, litigation, medical & personal injury and real estate services.  For more information, visit

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