Super Lawyers


We are pleased to announce that David Governo, Jeniffer Carson, and John Gardella have been formally recognized in the 2011 Edition of New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Attorneys become Super Lawyers and Rising Stars by peer nomination and a blue ribbon panel. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers are selected among the top 5% of all attorneys in New England and no more than 2.5% are named Rising Stars.

David Governo, Founder and Managing Partner, has been named a Super Lawyer in the areas of General Litigation, Mass Torts, and Environmental Law. Mr. Governo is consistently rated at the top of his profession. He was one of the youngest attorneys in Massachusetts to receive Martindale Hubbell's highest (AV) rating and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for many years. Mr. Governo has also been elected to membership as a Fellow of the American Bar Association and in the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel. The FDCC is an international organization of recognized leaders in the legal community dedicated to the representation of insurers and corporations.

Jeniffer Carson is a Partner and has been named a Rising Star (a distinction held for lawyers 40 years old and under) every year since 2005. Ms. Carson is the youngest member of the Defendants' Executive Committee for the Massachusetts Asbestos Litigation and serves as National Counsel for a product manufacturer defending hundreds of cases around the country.

John Gardella is a young superstar attorney who defends insurance claims, asbestos litigation, and who is committed to pro bono work. Mr. Gardella was also named a Rising Star in 2008 and recently served as a mock trial judge at Yale Law School.

We are proud of this distinction. For additional information about each of these attorneys and the other members of the GLF Team, please see the Attorneys section of our website.