Top Lawyers 2010

The Main Line’s best in 15 specialties.



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Louis KodumalEnvironmental Law: Louis Kodumal

Law Offices of Vincent B. Mancini & Associates, 414 E. Baltimore Pike, Media; (888) 350-4912, vmancinilaw.com

Years in practice: 15
Education: J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law (1995)
Case in point: The revival of the Chester waterfront is plain to see, but many of the behind-the-scenes contributors are little known. Enter Kodumal and his firm, who’ve represented the Chester Redevelopment Authority since 2000. During that time, Kodumal has been involved in the multimillion-dollar improvements to Barry Bridge Park, the Philadelphia Union’s new PPL Park and subsequent redevelopment projects. “It involved a significant interaction with different government agencies and private entities,” says Kodumal of the new soccer stadium. “There are various complications to any transaction or deal, but often they can be solved in more than one way.”
 
 

Randi J. VladimerFamily Law: Randi J. Vladimer

Randi J. Vladimer, PC, Radnor Plaza, 320 King of Prussia Road, Suite 140, Radnor; (610) 975-9898, vladimerlaw.com

Years in practice: 27
Education: J.D., New England School of Law (1983)
Case in point: With her creative approach to conflict resolution and her background in commercial litigation, Vladimer has always had the ability to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of family law. “I’ve had several custody cases where it’s the fathers seeking custody of children from mothers,” she says. “More and more, professional women are the breadwinners for their husbands, who are then seeking alimony.”
 
 

Lawrence WelshImmigration Law: Lawrence Welsh

The Law Office of Gregory P. LaMonaca, PC,
755 N. Monroe St., Media; (610) 892-3877, lamonacalaw.com


Years in practice: 13
Education: J.D., Villanova University Law School (1997)
Case in point: Welsh says his skills as an attorney can be traced to his first-generation immigrant parents. “From my Italian mother’s side, I developed an optimistic attitude, fueling an undying confidence that people can and will work through their differences,” he says. “From my Irish father’s side, I developed an indomitable spirit, and a commitment to doing things the right way and getting to the right result.”

 

Richard BatemanLabor Law (Employees):
Richard Bateman*

12 Veterans Square, Media, (610) 566-3322

Years in practice: 20
Education: J.D., Widener Law (1989)
Case in point: Employment law is an ever-changing specialty—and that’s especially true in the current economic climate. Downsizing, advancements in technology and changes in corporate policies open up a myriad of legal issues for employees, from wrongful termination to racial and sexual discrimination. “A good labor attorney listens well, prepares for the unexpected and approaches cases with an open mind,” says Bateman.
 
 

* Labor Law (Employees) resulted in a tie. See the other winner and more Top Lawyers on page 3 ...
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