19 Young Conaway Attorneys Featured as 2014 Delaware Super Lawyers, including 2 Rising Stars

May 27, 2014Press Release


Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP is pleased to announce that 19 of the firm’s attorneys were identified for inclusion in this year’s Delaware Super Lawyers list, including 2 attorneys listed as Rising Stars. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. The Young Conaway attorneys named include:

Rolin P. Bissell - Business/Corporate

Robert S. Brady - Bankruptcy

Margaret M. DiBianca1 - Employment & Labor, Rising Star

Anne Gaza – Intellectual Property Litigation

Edwin J. Harron - Bankruptcy

William D. Johnston - Business Litigation

Timothy E. Lengkeek - Personal Injury Plaintiff: General

David C. McBride* – Mergers & Acquisitions, Business/Corporate

Pauline K. Morgan - Bankruptcy

Michael R. Nestor - Bankruptcy

James L. Patton, Jr.* - Bankruptcy

Melanie K. Sharp - Intellectual Property Litigation

Bruce L. Silverstein - Business Litigation, Business/Corporate

Monté T. Squire1 - Intellectual Property Litigation, Rising Star

Joel A. Waite - Bankruptcy

Neilli M. Walsh - Personal Injury Plaintiff: General

Barry M. Willoughby - Employment & Labor

Natalie Wolf - Personal Injury Plaintiff: General

Richard A. Zappa - Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice

*Listed as one of the Top 10 Delaware Super Lawyers in the State

1 Rising Star

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit

The Rising Star list is developed using the same research techniques as Super Lawyers. However, the candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. Only 2.5 percent of attorneys within a state are nominated as Rising Stars.


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. The firm’s headquarters are located in downtown Wilmington, DE.