Attorneys John Draskovic and Nicholas Pagliari Named 2023 Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" in Western Pennsylvania.

2023 Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year

The law firm of MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton, LLP is pleased to announce that attorney John Draskovic was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers® as the 2023 "Lawyer of the Year" for Worker's Compensation Law in Western Pennsylvania and attorney Nicholas Pagliari was recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" for Bankruptcy Law in Western Pennsylvania.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.

Receiving this distinction reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

Attorney Draskovic, Chair of MacDonald Illig's Workers' Compensation Practice Group, is recognized for his work in the area of Workers' Compensation.  Also a member of the Firm's Litigation Practice Group and  Labor and Employment Practice Group, Mr. Draskovic represents individuals and businesses in a variety of matters including Workers' Compensation, employment and business-related claims.  He has twice served on the Board of Directors of the Erie County Bar Association and has served as the Chair of the Bar Association's  Workers' Compensation Section in 2011 and 2018. In addition to the "Lawyer of the Year" award, John Draskovic has been identified as a Best Lawyer by U.S. News & World Report in the areas of Litigation - Labor and Employment and Worker's Compensation Law.

Attorney Pagliari, Chair of MacDonald Illig's Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group, is recognized for his work in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law.  Attorney Pagliari’s practice is concentrated in the areas of corporate restructuring and bankruptcy, bankruptcy related litigation and collection matters. He primarily represents corporate debtors, secured creditors, chapter 7 and chapter 11 trustees, and other entities involved in bankruptcy proceedings.  Attorney Pagliari is also an approved mediator in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. In addition to the "Lawyer of the Year" award, Nicholas Pagliari has been identified as a Best Lawyer by U.S. News & World Report in the area of Bankruptcy Law.

About Best Lawyers in America®

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