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Five Partners Named to 2009 Super Lawyers List

October 16, 2009

Farrell Fritz congratulates five attorneys on being selected for inclusion in 2009 New York Super Lawyers® – Metro Edition. The five partners and the areas of law for which they have been recognized are John J. Barnosky, Ilene S. Cooper and John R. Morken (Estate & Trust Litigation); and John P. McEntee and James M. Wicks (Business Litigation). This is the second year in a row that Farrell Fritz has the largest number of Long Island-based attorneys to be named to the list from a single law firm. Mr. Barnosky, Ms. Cooper and Mr. Morken were the only Long Island-based estate and trust litigators listed, and were three of nine named for the overall metro area. Mr. McEntee and Mr. Wicks were two of only nine Long Island business litigators listed.

Super Lawyers® is a listing of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Law & Politics, a division of Key Professional Media, Inc., performs the rigorous evaluation process that incorporates a system of nominations, peer evaluation and internal research.

John J. Barnosky’s practice focuses on estate litigation; estate planning, probate and administration of estates and trusts; and taxation. He was also selected for inclusion in The Best of the U.S.’s 2008 List of the Best Lawyers in the U.S. and has been named one of the Best Trusts & Estates Lawyers in America by American Lawyer. Mr. Barnosky is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Mr. Barnosky is the former chair of the Estate and Trust Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association.

Ilene S. Cooper practices trusts and estates litigation in Surrogate’s Courts throughout the Metropolitan area. She is President of the Suffolk County Bar Association and an Officer of the New York State Bar Association’s Trusts & Estates Law Section. Ms. Cooper is also an adjunct professor of law at Touro Law School. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Ms. Cooper has drafted or co-drafted numerous pieces of legislation related to child advocacy which have been signed into law.

John P. McEntee concentrates his practice in commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels in a broad variety of commercial and business disputes. In 2008 and 2009, he was named to the national listing of “The Top Attorneys in Business Litigation” in the Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers® magazine. Mr. McEntee has twice been selected by Long Island Business News in its listing of “Who’s Who in the Law” on Long Island. He was recognized by the New York Law Journal for having obtained the highest jury verdict in New York State in 2002. Mr. McEntee is an elected Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA)™.

John R. Morken concentrates his practice in trusts and estates litigation in the Surrogate’s Courts and other trial and appellate courts throughout New York. He is chair of the Legislation Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section of the New York Bar Association and is a member of the Section’s Executive Committee. In 2001, Mr. Morken was elected to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

James M. Wicks concentrates his practice in business and commercial litigation. He is a Life Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation. Mr. Wicks is an adjunct professor at St. John’s University School of Law, where he was named Adjunct Professor of the Year for 2008. Mr. Wicks is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA)™, a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship is highly selective and by invitation only. In 2009, he was named to the national listing of “The Top Attorneys in Business Litigation” in the Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers® magazine.

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  • Related Practice Areas: Commercial Litigation, Trusts & Estates
  • Featured Attorneys: John J. Barnosky, Ilene S. Cooper, John P. McEntee, John R. Morken, James M. Wicks