Four MacDonald Illig Associates Recognized as a Rising Star in 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

MacDonald, Illig, Jones & Britton LLP is pleased to announce that associates Brian Cressman, Lauren Holler, Jamie Schumacher, and Ashley Solo have been selected to the 2022 Pennsylvania Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Attorney Cressman primarily focuses his practice on counseling businesses and school districts.  While the majority of his practice is relates to transactional and the day-to-day business issues facing his clients, Attorney Cressman is experienced in litigation and prepared to advocate for his clients in court, at arbitration, or in an administrative hearing.  Attorney Cressman prides himself on staying up-to-date on changes in the law and well-versed on the issues facing his clients so as to provide the best service possible.  He has distinguished himself as a thought leader by writing and presenting frequently on the issues facing today's clients. 

Attorney Holler, who is licensed in Pennsylvania and Ohio, focuses her practice on traditional labor and employment law representing private and public employers.  She advises employers on union organizing and collective bargaining matters to develop mutually-beneficial labor relations with their employees and represents employers in grievance and arbitration proceedings.  She also defends individual, class, and collective actions in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in employment-related litigation including discrimination, wage and hour, and unfair competition claims.

Attorney Schumacher is a trial lawyer appearing in both federal and state courts. She is a member of the firm’s Commercial/General Litigation Practice Group, Labor & Employment Practice Group, and Government Services Practice Group.  Her experience includes a wide variety of litigation matters. Ms. Schumacher is the current Chair of the Erie County Bar Association’s Women’s Division and Civil Litigation Section and a member of the Erie County Bar Association’s Board of Directors.  She sits on numerous other legal and community Boards and Committees, and she is a frequent author and speaker on issues of substantive law and practice. This is the fourth year that Ms. Schumacher has been recognized as a Rising Star.

Attorney Solo is a litigation associate whose practice focuses on insurance defense, workers’ compensation, tax assessment and tax exemption litigation, and environmental matters.  Ms. Solo’s experience includes drafting pleadings, motions, and briefs; conducting depositions; and participating in trials and other court hearings.  She is an active member of the Erie County Bar Association, and a member of the Attorney Kids Together 5k Committee. 

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, 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 annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive, and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

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