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Five Attorneys from MacMain, Connell & Leinhauser Named to Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Lists

The law firm of MacMain, Connell & Leinhauser is pleased to announce the selection of five of its lawyers to the 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. They have demonstrated commitment and hard work in their respective practice areas and the results show with this recognition.

David J. MacMain, Brian H. Leinhauser, Matthew J. Connell, and Janelle E. Fulton were all selected to the Super Lawyers list while Brian C. Conley was named to the Rising Stars list.

David J. MacMain, a managing partner at the firm, is a civil rights lawyer who has been selected to the Super Lawyers list 18 times out of the past 19 years. Along with civil rights, his other practice areas include labor and employment, professional liability, education law, appellate, and representing religious entities and non-profits. Having earned his Juris Doctor from the Temple University School of Law, he is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of New Jersey, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. David is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, and the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys.

Brian H. Leinhauser, a partner at the firm, was selected to the Super Lawyers list for his work in employment and labor law. He has been named to the list every year since 2017 and was selected to the Rising Stars list six years prior to that. He earned his Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law. Brian’s other practice areas include civil rights litigation, charter school law, and business law. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of New Jersey, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court of the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court of the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. His professional affiliations include the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Defense Research Institute.

Matthew J. Connell, a firm partner, has been selected to the Super Lawyers list every year since in 2020 for his work in employment and labor law. He earned his Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law and practices civil rights, government liability, administrative law, appeals, and professional liability. He is admitted to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He is also a member of the Chester County Bar Association, the Delaware County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the PA Chamber of Commerce, the Defense Research Institute, and the Society of Human Resource Management.

Janelle E. Fulton, a partner at the firm and civil rights lawyer, was selected to the Super Lawyers list for a 12th consecutive time and was named to the Rising Star list three times before as well. She earned her Juris Doctor from Temple University School of Law. Her other practice areas include employment law, appellate law, and professional liability. She is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, Florida, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. She is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association, and the Chester County Bar Association.

Brian C. Conley, an attorney at the firm, was selected to the Rising Stars list for a second consecutive year for his work in civil rights law. Brian earned his Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Brian has tried cases before federal and state courts along with administrative agencies such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) along with federal and state appellate courts.

Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are national lists that recognize the work done by lawyers over 70 different practice areas. Finalists are first nominated by their peers before going through a rigorous selection process that tracks a lawyer’s courtroom record along with their accomplishments outside the courtroom including their school writings and lectures and their education and employment background. Rising Stars uses the same criteria although those candidates must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.

MacMain, Connell & Leinhauser provides representation and counseling of public and private entities in a wide variety of areas including civil rights and tort matters, labor and employment issues, school law and general operational matters. We serve as counsel to law enforcement agencies and local government in the review and preparation of policies and provision of training.  Additionally, the firm provides counseling for public authorities, schools, and small businesses in all manner of issues including employment advice, statutory and regulatory compliance, formation and dissolution, and education law issues. MacMain, Connell & Leinhauser also represents professionals in litigation matters. Call 484-318-7106 or contact us online today to engage our services.