May 18, 2012
Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
721 Route 202-206
P.O. Box 5933
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
Contact: Edward C. Miller, Jr.
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(908) 722-0700 x4224
Two Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Attorneys Recognized by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
Allentown, PA (May 18, 2012) – Barbara L. Hollenbach, a Member of the Pennsylvania office of Norris McLaughlin, P.A. (formerly Tallman, Hudders & Sorrentino), has been selected for inclusion on the list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® for 2012 in the Workers’ Compensation Section. This is her sixth year on the list. Only five percent of Pennsylvania attorneys are given this honor. Lauren L. Sorrentino, an associate with the firm, has been selected for inclusion in the Family Law Section of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® 2012 Rising Stars. She was also recognized as a Rising Star in 2008, 2010, and 2011. Only two and a half percent of Pennsylvania attorneys are given this honor.
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, is published in Philadelphia Magazine and in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine. Pennsylvania Super Lawyers are selected based on a peer-review survey mailed to thousands of attorneys throughout the state serving as both in-house counsel and outside counsel, a blue-ribbon panel review process, and independent research on each candidate. Polling, research and selection are performed by Law & Politics, a publication of Key Professional Media, Inc.
Hollenbach, a resident of Bethlehem, focuses her practice on workers’ compensation, professional liability, products liability, and general litigation.
Her civil litigation experience includes representing manufacturers of motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and other products. She has also represented a variety of professionals including psychiatrists and veterinarians, as well as clients in will contest actions including allegations of undue influence and lack of mental capacity.
Hollenbach was the first woman elected president of the Northampton County Bar Association. She is a past chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Law Section. Hollenbach has co-authored and co-presented the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Workers’ Compensation Practice & Procedures manual and course since 2000.
Hollenbach is an active community volunteer. She serves as President of the Board of Directors for Historic Bethlehem, Inc., and the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts. She has also served on the boards and has been president of numerous charitable organizations, including Quota International of Bethlehem and the YWCA of Bethlehem.
She earned her J.D., cum laude, in 1978 and her B.A., with highest distinction, in 1975 from Pennsylvania State University.
Sorrentino focuses her practice on matrimonial and family law, including divorce, equitable distribution, alimony, prenuptial and property settlement agreements, child support, child custody, and domestic violence. She is actively involved in the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Family Law Section, and is currently a Council Member of the Section. Sorrentino has published articles on a variety of family law topics in publications such as the Pennsylvania Law Weekly and the Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly. She was selected as one of Pennsylvania’s “Lawyers on the Fast Track” by the Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly in 2008. Sorrentino has also been recognized for her commitment to public service and was a 2007 recipient of the “Pro Bono Award” given by the Pennsylvania Bar Association. She earned her J.D. from the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley in 2002, and her B.A. from Columbia University in 1998.