Congratulations to Asha Ramachandran, Esq., our Public Benefits Attorney and to Sarah R. Schalman-Bergen, Esq., of counsel for selection as a “Pennsylvania Rising Star.” Asha is recognized for her work in the field of Social Security Disability, and Sarah for her plaintiff-side employment litigation practice. Asha and Sarah are listed in the 2010 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine, which recognizes the top attorneys in the Commonwealth.
Sarah was also awarded an “Unsung Hero” award by The Legal Intelligencer, Pennsylvania’s legal newspaper. The awards, announced on May 25, 2010, go to “attorneys across Pennsylvania who dedicate themselves to helping their communities through pro bono service, but [who] do not get the thanks and recognition they deserve,” the newspaper wrote. Sarah won for her work on the Bernardo case, in which a financial-services company awarded a deceased gay man’s retirement benefits to his ex-wife, rather than his longtime partner who was named as his beneficiary. The case is described in more detail in our press release, available by here.