Attorney Michelle M. Quinn, a litigation principal in the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, has been named a Top 100 Litigator in Pennsylvania for 2013 by the American Society of Legal Advocates.
The American Society of Legal Advocates is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards.
As a leader of HKQ's litigation team, Quinn has been instrumental in the firm winning many of the largest personal injury verdicts and out-of-court settlements in Northeastern Pennsylvania history. She also serves as the spokeswoman for HKQ Kids, a charitable fund established by the firm to promote child safety in the area.
I am honored to be selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates because the selections are made by my peers, Quinn said. As a legal practitioner, it's extremely gratifying when other attorneys recognize your efforts and successes.
The American Society of Legal Advocates assembled a team of lawyers that spent six months researching tens of thousands of lawyers across the country and selecting less than 2 percent of them for membership based on an array of criteria. ASLA's Top 100 Lawyers listing recognizes attorneys across the nation who possess exceptional legal talent, according to the group's web site.
Quinn, who has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, is a past president of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and a member of the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, where she has served as chairwoman of the New Lawyers Section and Long-Range Planning Committee. She also has served as co-chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Committee on Multi-Jurisdictional Practice, and is a member of the Luzerne County Bar Association.
Quinn, a Laflin native, concentrates her practice on medical malpractice, trucking litigation, defective product claims, and motor vehicle liability. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dickinson College in 1991 and received her law degree from Villanova University School of Law in 1994.
Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, PC, is headquartered in Kingston with offices in Scranton.
The following Greater Pittston residents have been named to the dean's list at King's College for the fall 2012 semester:
Gina Kellett, Mingtong Lu
Sarah Demace, Michel Hughes, Jessica Krawczyk
Alexandra Amico, Shane Chandler, Michael Deangelo, Tyler Serbin, Ryan Szwast, Jenna Oley
Joseph Antosh, Macawle Brown, Andrew Panzitta, Kevin Taylor
Matthew Malak, Maryann Marselles, Amanda Ryan
Stephanie Bauman, Michael Brannon, Kiel Eigen, Mario Martinelli, Brian Morris, Brandon Souryavong, Lauren Suchecki, Roxanne Yaniello, Mark Zambetti
William Ardoline, Peter Kmec, Amanda Knowles, Julie Musto, Tiffani Prescott, Jamie Scarantino, Shawn Senese, Eric Kotch, Jillian Luckasavage, Nicole Pierson, Lauren Shovlin, Brittany Driscoll
Christen Sedlak, Alyssa Stella
Rebecca Cruise, Danielle Frallicciardi, Debra Gross, Amanda Hamstra, Kelly Klaproth, Stanley Yanik, Robert Lemoncelli, Alexandra Mazaleski, Gabrielle Thomas
David Cipriani, Matthew Kolbeck, Leah Laneski, Kayla Strach, Elyse Laneski, Amanda Reilly
Ali Abualburak, Aubrey Gryskiewicz, Madalynn Matosky, Jonathan Scrobola, Preston Balavage, Sarah Bolton, Thaddeus Dziedzic and Michael Langdon
Happy birthday to Theresa Ryzner, Duryea, celebrating today, Jan. 13. Her daughter-in-law, Samantha Ryzner, noted her birthday Jan. 8.
Happy birthday to Joe Butera, aka Joe B, of Avoca celebrating on Jan 14.
Happy birthday to Mary Lynn Murray (Kutzer), Carbondale, formerly of West Pittston, Jan. 16.
Also to Bonnie Edwards, West Pittston, Jan. 14, and Tom Wasko, Pittston Jan 17.
Also, Libby Harned Mullen, of Hughestown, celebrating on Jan. 13 and Tina Grieco Calub, Hughestown, celebrating on Jan 14.