36 Young Conaway Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America 2014

August 16, 2013Press Release


Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP is pleased to announce that 36 of its attorneys were identified by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

The Young Conaway attorneys named include: Robert S. Brady; M. Blake Cleary; Pauline K. MorganEdmon L. Morton; Michael R. Nestor; James L. Patton, Jr.; David C. McBride; Rolin P. Bissell; Martin S. Lessner; Melanie K. Sharp; Craig D. Grear; James P. Hughes, Jr.; William D. Johnston; Timothy J. Snyder; William W. Bowser; Scott A. Holt; Sheldon N. Sandler; Barry M. Willoughby; Timothy Jay Houseal; Anthony G. Flynn, Sr.; Anne Shea Gaza; Lisa B. Goodman; John E. Tracey; C. Barr Flinn; Neilli Mullen Walsh; Richard A. Zappa; Timothy E. Lengkeek; Eugene A. DiPrinzio; Daniel P. Johnson; Richard A. Levine; Brent C. Shaffer; Jerome K. Grossman; Richard J.A. Popper; Cassandra F. Roberts; and Natalie Wolf.

Several Young Conaway attorneys also received regional "Lawyer of the Year" recognition from Best Lawyers 2014:
  • William W. Bowser: Litigation - Labor and Employment "Lawyer of the Year," Delaware

  • Barry M. Willoughby: Labor Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year," Delaware

  • David C. McBride: Bet the Company Litigation "Lawyer of the Year," Delaware

  • Sheldon N. Sandler: Employment Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year," Delaware

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 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. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”


Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, one of Delaware's largest law firms, counsels and represents national, international and local clients, handling sophisticated advisory and litigation matters involving bankruptcy, corporate law and intellectual property from its Wilmington and New York City offices. Nearing its sixth decade, Young Conaway also guides regional businesses and individuals through a myriad of employment, real estate, tax, estate planning, environmental, personal injury, workers compensation and banking issues from the firm's offices in Wilmington, Middletown, and Georgetown, Delaware.