Jeffrey Marshall and Matthew Parker, attorneys from the Wilkes-Barre firm of Marshall, Parker & Weber, have been recognized by Philadelphia Magazine and Law and Politics Magazine as Super Lawyers in the field of elder law. This is the tenth consecutive year Marshall has attained this status and the sixth year for Parker.
Margaret A. Manley, a certified public accountant, was elected president of the Northeastern Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Manley earned her bachelor’s degree from Wilkes University. Other CPAs elected to officer positions are: president-elect Michael W. Yencha, from Kronick, Kalada, Berdy & Company PC, in Kingston; secretary Desiree M. Anderson, an accountant at Jones Kohanski & Company PC, Sugarloaf; treasurer Marilyn A. Derolf, from Hall, Mihalos, Straub & Company LLP, Wilkes-Barre. Derolf received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from King’s College.
Founder and President Melissa A. Scartelli, of Scartelli Olszewski, P.C., in Wilkes-Barre, has been recognized as a 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer. She has received this honor each year since 2009.
Attorney Joseph E. Kluger of the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn was a featured speaker recently at a forum for Lackawanna County landowners regarding Marcellus shale gas extraction. Kluger spoke on estate planning and trusts for landowners who have derived income by leasing their land for gas exploration and extraction.
Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn announces six attorneys have been included in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers listing for 2013, placing them among the top 5 percent of all attorneys in the state. They are: Joseph A. Quinn Jr., medical malpractice and personal injury litigation; Donald C. Ligorio, workers compensation; and Richard M. Goldberg, employment and labor law. Three of the firm’s younger lawyers, Michael A. Lombardo, Molly Dempsey Clark, and Brian P. Stahl, were named to the Rising Stars list.
John C. Metz, Jr., a Wilkes-Barre native and chief executive officer, executive chef and co-founder of Sterling Hospitality, was named the Gold Plate Award winner by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association. This is the foodservice industry’s top honor. Metz is the second in his family to receive a Silver Plate Award and the first to win the Gold Plate Award. His father, John C. Metz, Sr., executive chairman of Metz Culinary Management in Dallas, received the Silver Plate Award in 1979.
Bart E. Ecker and Jeffrey C. Majikas, two attorneys at the Hazleton law firm of Laputka, Bayless, Ecker & Cohn, P.C., have been certified as specialists in the practice of workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Law Section. Ecker and Majikas are the first two lawyers certified from the Greater Hazleton Area.