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Lindabury Earns Top Honors in U.S. News and Best Lawyers© 2019 Best Law Firms Rankings

Westfield, New Jersey, November 2, 2018 – Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C. has earned top rankings in the 2019 edition of Best Law Firms, published by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. The firm received a first tier metropolitan ranking in Arbitration, Insurance Law, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Trusts & Estates and Trusts & Estates Law. Lindabury also was recognized for its Labor and Employment Litigation and Management Counseling practice as well as its Mediation services.

The Honorable John M. Boyle, former Presiding Judge, Superior Court, Chancery Division, Union County, and the Honorable Ross R. Anzaldi, former Presiding Judge, Superior Court, Civil Division, Union County, practice in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Group.

Jay Lavroff, Steven Backfisch and Andrew Gibbs practice in the Insurance Law Group. They represent insurance carriers in matters concerning coverage and defense of errors and omissions, construction defect, director and officer liability and employment practices liability among others.

Greg K. Vitali, Eric Levine, and Edward J. Frisch practice in the Construction Law Group. They represent clients in contracts, bids and bidding, claims, construction and mechanics liens, surety claims and as general counsel.

John R. Blasi, James K. Estabrook, David G. Hardin, Mary Patricia Magee, Elizabeth Engert Manzo, Anne Marie Robbins and Elizabeth Candido Petite practice in the firm’s Trusts and Estates Group. They prepare wills, living wills, trusts, powers of attorney, family limited partnerships and other documents for clients. They also advise clients on estate administration and probate law and have extensive experience in estate litigation.

John H. Schmidt Jr., Kathleen M. Connelly, Steven Backfisch, James K. Estabrook, Elizabeth Engert Manzo, Stacey Edelbaum Boretz and Lisa Gingeleskie practice in the firm’s Labor and Employment Group. They provide the full scope of services for employment litigation and dispute resolution as well as employment law advice and counsel.

The 2019 edition of Best Law Firms list ranks 13,372 law firms in 122 practice areas. The complete 2019 Best Law Firms list is available at


Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C. is a general practice firm with 60 attorneys and offices in Westfield, Summit, Red Bank, New York and Philadelphia. Retained by clients throughout New Jersey and around the country, the firm serves businesses, organizations and individuals in more than two dozen legal practices.For more information, see

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