McGuireWoods’ Pittsburgh Lawyers Named Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”

May 24, 2011

McGuireWoods LLP announced that five of its lawyers in Pittsburgh were named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” for 2011. “Rising Stars” recognizes top up-and-coming attorneys who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing 10 or fewer years. The findings will appear in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine and the June 2011 issue of Pittsburgh magazine.

McGuireWoods’ 2011 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”:


  • Kevin Batik, Business Litigation
  • Bryan C. Brantley, Personal Injury Defense: Products
  • Jennifer L. Cairns, Personal Injury Defense: Products
  • Brad A. Funari, Business Litigation
  • Michael J. Roeschenthaler, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

As part of the selection process, Super Lawyers identifies candidates through independent research and by inviting lawyers in each state to nominate the best attorneys they’ve personally observed in action. Super Lawyers’ attorney-led research staff evaluates candidates on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.