For Immediate Release:  Oct 11, 2011
2011, 10, 11

More Than 130 Hofstra Law Alumni Named Super Lawyers in New York

More Than 130 Hofstra Law Alumni Named Super Lawyers in New York

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Hofstra Law
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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — More than 130 alumni of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University have been named among the top attorneys in the New York metropolitan area for 2011 by Super Lawyers magazine, an increase from last year’s total of 122.

More than 130 alumni of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University have been named among the top attorneys in the New York metropolitan area for 2011 by Super Lawyers magazine, an increase from last year’s total of 122. For the second consecutive year, Hofstra Law ranks ninth among the top 10 law schools nationwide with graduates featured on the New York Super Lawyers list. Of the top 10 schools, Hofstra Law, founded in 1970, is the youngest. This year, the top 10 schools were as follows:
  1. New York University School of Law
  2. Columbia Law School
  3. Harvard Law School
  4. Fordham University School of Law
  5. Brooklyn Law School
  6. St. John’s University School of Law
  7. Yale Law School
  8. Georgetown University Law Center
  9. Hofstra University School of Law
  10. New York Law School
“The increase from last year in the number of alumni on the Super Lawyers’ list reflects our rising reputation in the legal field,” said Dean Nora V. Demleitner. “The Hofstra Law community is very proud of our graduates who have been named to the list, and we are honored to be recognized as one of the top law schools for future lawyers who want to practice in the New York area.”

Three Hofstra Law alumni were named to the Top 100 New York Super Lawyers list: David W. Brand ’75 of Brand Glick & Brand, P.C., Judith A. Livingston ’79 of Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore, andBen B. Rubinowitz ’81 of Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom & Rubinowitz. Livingston was also named one of the Top 50 Women New York Super Lawyers for the sixth consecutive year. Additionally, Donald L. Sapir ’75 of Sapir & Frumkin LLP was recognized as one of the top 25 lawyers in Westchester.  

Hofstra Law alumnus Marc M. Dittenhoefer ’76 of Blank, Goolnick & Dittenhoefer was featured in theSuper Lawyers article “The Largest Pro Bono Effort in History” for his work with Trial Lawyers Care, an organization of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association that advocates for victims of 9/11. 

Furthermore, 56 Hofstra Law alumni were named by Super Lawyers as rising stars in the legal field nationwide. Of those, 18 currently practice in the New York metro area.

Researchers at Super Lawyers, a service of Thomson Reuters, Legal, based in Eagan, Minnesota,select attorneys for their annual list based on thorough evaluation of candidates as well as peer nominations. Indicators of professional achievement include verdicts and settlements, honors and awards, pro bono and community service, among other outstanding accomplishments. For more information, visit superlawyers.com.

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The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is located 40 minutes from New York City in suburban Long Island. Hofstra Law is home to nearly 850 students, an alumni base of more than 10,600 members and a distinguished faculty of more than 50 professors, including many scholars recognized as national and international experts in their field. The law school is part of Hofstra University and is fully accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association.

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