Allentown, PA (June 9, 2014) – S. Graham Simmons, III, a Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Lauren L. Sorrentino, an Associate of the Firm, have been selected for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Rising Stars® 2014 Edition. Only two-and-a-half percent of Pennsylvania attorneys are given this honor, which recognizes lawyers aged 40 and under or who have been practicing for fewer than 10 years.
Pennsylvania Rising Stars, 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 the Super Lawyers Magazine and Philadelphia magazine. Pennsylvania Rising Stars are selected through a rigorous process combining peer nominations and evaluations with third-party validation of professional accomplishments. Super Lawyers Magazine, which features the list and profiles of selected attorneys, is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and the ABA-accredited law school libraries. Super Lawyers is also published as a special section in leading city and regional magazines across the country. In the United States, Super Lawyers Magazine is published in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., reaching more than 13 million readers.
A resident of Easton, Simmons practices primarily in the areas of business law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and land use, banking and financial services, and health care law. He was recognized in Philadelphia Magazine as a Rising Star in 2008 and 2013. He was honored in 2013 as one of the Lehigh Valley Business’s Top 40 Under 40, which recognizes young professionals who exhibit talent and promise and who have a well-documented track record of achievements in business. Simmons serves as Assistant Solicitor to the City of Easton Parking Authority and the Northampton County Gaming Revenue and Economic Redevelopment Authority. An active member of College Hill Presbyterian Church, Simmons has served as a committee member and youth leader. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Easton Development Partnership, the Easton Area Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Valley YMCA and Renew Lehigh Valley. Simmons earned his J.D., magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Villanova University School of Law in 2004 and his B.A. from Roanoke College in 2001.
A resident of Allentown, Sorrentino focuses her practice on matrimonial and family law including divorce, equitable distribution, alimony, prenuptial and property settlement agreements, child support and child custody. She was recognized in Philadelphia Magazine as a Rising Star in the 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 editions. Sorrentino is actively involved in the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Family Law Section. She is currently a Council Member of the Section, and a Member of the Programming and Rules Committees. She previously served on the Executive Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Family Law Section and co-chaired the Section’s Domestic Violence Committee. Sorrentino has published articles on a variety of family law topics and served as a panelist at family law educational programs. Sorrentino earned her J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley in 2002 and her B.A., summa cum laude, from Columbia University in 1998.