All of us at McEldrew Young Purtell Merritt are proud to announce that a number of our attorneys were recently recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

We wish them a warm congratulations for their legal talent and devotion to our clients.

About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Lawyers are selected to a Super Lawyers list in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

Super Lawyers publishes two different lists for the states annually.

The first, the Super Lawyers list, is an exclusive list of accomplished attorneys. Only 5 percent of attorneys in the state are named to this list.

The second list is the Rising Stars list. In order to make this list, an attorney must either be 40 years old, or younger, or have only been practicing law for ten or fewer years. No more than 2.5% of all of the lawyers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania receive the designation as a PA Rising Star.

Using a detailed research process, attorneys are nominated and then thoroughly evaluated by their peers. Using achievements such as experience, verdicts/settlements, and honors/awards, the final lists are made.

Meet Our Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

James J. McEldrew III

James J. McEldrew III has been named a Super Lawyer since its inception in 2001. Jim has been an attorney in Philadelphia for over 35 years. He has dedicated his life to advocate for victims of medical malpractice, railroad accidents, corporate greed, and nursing home abuse.

Eric L. Young

Eric L. Young has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2014. He has successfully combated corporate misconduct for most of his legal career. Eric has represented individuals at every level of the workforce, from corporate executives to blue collar workers from around the globe.

Brandon J. Lauria

Brandon J. Lauria’s peers have nominated him as a Rising Star in Pennsylvania to the list compiled by Super Lawyers for four consecutive years. Since 2006, Brandon has devoted a portion of his practice to representing individuals in employment and family law matters.

Dan Purtell

Dan Purtell has dedicated his career to defending victims of corporate wrongdoing, negligence and abuse. His efforts and abilities have been recognized and his peers have nominated him as a Rising Star in Pennsylvania.

Jordan Strokovsky

Jordan Strokovsky has also been recognized as a Rising Star in Pennsylvania for his work in personal injury law. He fights for people catastrophically injured by the careless and reckless actions of corporations and individuals. Jordan not only strives to obtain maximum recoveries for his clients but works very hard to keep his clients calm and informed throughout the trial process.