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US News Best Law Firms

Best Law Firms 2018

The extensive methodology used by U.S. News and Best Lawyers® to rank nearly 9,000 law firms in 39 practice areas worldwide included survey results from clients, lawyers, law firm professionals and established research conducted by Best Lawyers® that evaluated multiple categories including expertise, responsiveness, integrity, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether the respondent would refer another client to a firm. Bacon Wilson earned the distinction of Springfield-MA Tier 1 law firm in the areas of Bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights / insolvency and reorganization law, family, and real estate practice.


Super Lawyer

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Determined by the results of 63,000+ ballots distributed to lawyers in New England, only 5% of New England’s lawyers are honored as SuperLawyers. Bacon Wilson attorneys who have received this distinction include: Eugene B. Berman, Gary F. Bevilacqua, Michael J. Coyne, Hyman G. Darling, Gary L. Fialky, Bruce M. Fogel, Michael B. Katz, Stephen N. Krevalin, Francis R. Mirkin, Stephen B. Monsein, Paul H. Rothschild, Paul R. Salvage. Many have been honored in multiple years.

SuperLawyers Rising Stars

Super Lawyer

SuperLawyers Rising Stars are attorneys who are age 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less and have been nominated by their peers for exemplary work. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in New England are named to the list. Bacon Wilson attorneys who have received this distinction include: Gina M. Barry, Adam J. Basch, Benjamin M. Coyle, Julie A. Dialessi-Lafley, Justin H. Dion, Kevin V. Maltby, Todd C. Ratner, Mark A. Tanner. Many have been honored multiple times.

BusinessWest 40 Under 40

Under Forty

Five Bacon Wilson attorneys have been honored with the distinction of BusinessWest’s 40 Under 40. They include: Kevin V. Maltby in 2014, Elizabeth A. Ginter in 2012, Gina M. Barry in 2009, Jeffrey I. Fialky in 2008, and Mark A. Tanner in 2007.

WBOA Woman of the Year


Gina M. Barry, Esq. was WBOA’s 2005 woman of the year. This award distinction is given to a member who has shown great personal and professional growth and also contributed to the success of other women.

Mass Lawyers Weekly Up and Coming Lawyers

Lawyers Weekly

Todd C Ratner, Esq, was recognized by MA Lawyers Weekly magazine as an “Up and Coming Lawyer 2014.” This award recognizes 25 up and coming attorneys for their outstanding accomplishments in the legal community in 2013.
Gina M. Barry, Esq, was recognized as an “Up and Coming Lawyer 2004.” This prestigious distinction was awarded to just 10 attorneys throughout Massachusetts. Barry was chosen for her client dedication and commitment to the community.

March of Dimes Charitable Leadership Award


Kenneth J. Albano, Esq. was presented with the Charitable Leadership Award from the March of Dimes on March 24, 2011.

NCCJ Human Relations Award


The National Conference for Community and Justice of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts honors individuals who have been active in humanitarian concerns such as combating prejudice, ethnic discrimination, and racial bigotry in the community and workplace, and have demonstrated their commitment to fostering social justice and cooperation among all races, religions, cultures, and abilities. Two of Bacon Wilson’s attorneys have been recipients of NCCJ’s Human Relations Award: Hyman G. Darling in 2011 and Gary L. Fialky in 2002.

Top 10 Business Lawyers Under 40


Julie A. Dialessi-Lafley, Esq. received a BusinessWest Top 10 business lawyers Under 40 award in 2002. This designation recognizes young lawyers who excel in their field – an accolade given by their colleagues and other business leaders.

Omar T. Pace Award


This American Cancer Society award is given to individuals who have championed the battle against cancer. Bacon Wilson has two recipients among its lawyers: Hyman G. Darling in 2010 and Gary L. Fialky in 1995.

William Pynchon Award


This award is given for distinguished civic service and presented by The Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts. Recipients are honored for their public service and were nominated by members of the public. Gary L. Fialky, Esq. was the recipient in 2009.

Community Service Award


The Massachusetts Bar Association’s Community Service Award recognizes significant charitable and civic work and is awarded annually to the person selected as the most outstanding community leader. Bacon Wilson has 6 attorneys who have received this honor. Kevin V. Maltby, Esq. received this award in 2013, Mark A. Tanner, Esq. received this award in 2010, Justin H. Dion, Esq. and Eugene B. Berman, Esq. in 2009, Michael B. Katz, Esq. in 2007, and Gary L Fialky, Esq. in 2004.