Barton Gilman Attorneys Honored in 2024 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — Two attorneys from Barton Gilman have earned spots on the prestigious 2024 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. This recognition highlights leading attorneys based on peer recognition and professional achievement.

Patricia A. Hennessy has been named to the Super Lawyers list, an honor reserved for no more than five percent of attorneys in each state. With over twenty years of experience, Hennessy is celebrated for her expertise in educational law. She advises educational institutions and corporations, known for her quick, thorough problem-solving abilities. Hennessy is a staunch advocate for charter schools, serving on the National Litigation Council for the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools. She is also involved with the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools and has chaired its Legislative Affairs Committee. Her work extends into legislative affairs, focusing on Pennsylvania School Code, education reform, and school choice.

Adam Alaa Attia has been named to the Rising Stars list, a distinction given to the top up-and-coming attorneys who are either 40 years old or younger or have been practicing for ten years or less. This honor is awarded to no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. Attia is a member of Barton Gilman’s education law team in Pennsylvania. He supports schools through application drafting, startup processes, contract negotiation, and charter school renewal. Before joining Barton Gilman, Attia served as Assistant Counsel in the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of General Counsel for the Department of Education. In this role, he handled educator discipline and administrative appeals. His early career included a legal internship where he drafted petitions related to estate law and guardianship hearings.

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The selection process for Super Lawyers and Rising Stars involves independent research, peer nominations, and evaluations. Recognizing only the top tier of attorneys, these lists celebrate those who stand out in their field.

Barton Gilman’s inclusion in these lists emphasizes the firm’s commitment to excellence in legal practice, particularly in the education sector. The achievements of Hennessy and Attia highlight the firm’s strong presence and expertise in managing complex educational legal matters.

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