Monday, June 1st, 2015
Six attorneys from the law firm of Kane, Pugh, Knoell, Troy & Kramer have again been recognized among our region’s top lawyers or, “Super Lawyers” in June issues of Philadelphia magazine and Law and Politics’ Philadelphia Super Lawyer. Each magazine features William H. Pugh IV, William H. Pugh V, Robert C. Pugh, George H. Knoell, III and Paul C. Troy based on peer recognition, professional achievements and efforts made on behalf of their clients.
Research and selection of Super Lawyers is conducted through a process designed to identify lawyers who have attained high marks through peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5 percent of the lawyers in our region are named Super Lawyers annually. Law & Politics performs the polling alongside a select, panel of area legal professionals.
William H. Pugh, V has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for consecutive years. Bill V presently serves as President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and is a past President of the Montgomery Bar Association, the Montgomery County Trial Lawyers Association and the Montgomery Bar Foundation. Bill V was again recognized for his outstanding work in Civil Litigation.
Another attorney recognized for consecutive years for his work in Civil Litigation is Robert C. Pugh. In addition to successfully obtaining defense verdicts for doctors in Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Bucks County, Northampton County and Philadelphia County– Bob too is a past President of the Montgomery Bar’s Trial Lawyers Section.
Bill Pugh, IV is considered by many as a pillar in our region’s legal community. He has appeared on this list for many years. Mr. Pugh’s accomplishments also include a successful term of service as MBA President back in 1995.
George H. Knoell is another who has been a perennial Super Lawyer. Mr. Knoell’s litigation experience has included over one hundred jury trials since 1977 in the Federal courts of Pennsylvania, Common Pleas courts of Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, Berks, Bucks and Lehigh counties, all Pennsylvania appellate courts, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Bar Association and on its Judiciary Committee. Mr. Knoell’s is a past Chair of the Montgomery County Medical/Legal Committee included informal resolution of professional disputes between physicians and attorneys. His thirteen-year tenure as a civil service commissioner for Lower Merion Township involved extensive interaction with police and municipal officials and presiding over civil service hearings.
Paul C. Troy is widely known for his legal acumen in the areas of professional liability and medical malpractice defense. In June of 2015, he appeared on Philadelphia Magazine’s “Top 100 Attorneys In Philadelphia” list. In addition to his excellent reputation in the courtroom, Mr. Troy is respected among his peers as a leader in continuing legal education and for his contributions to the profession at both the state and county level.
At the state level, Mr. Troy is the past-president of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) and remains an active leader for the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), having served on their Board of Governors. Mr. Troy has also served as Chair of the House of Delegates, Chair of the Young Lawyers Division, and Vice-Chair and Chair of the PBA Health Care Law Committee. Currently, Mr. Troy serves as Co-Chair of the PBA Bar Leadership Institute and is a life fellow of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation.
At the county level, Mr. Troy has served as President of the Montgomery County Trial Lawyers Section, a Director of the Montgomery Bar Association, and has chaired and co-chaired the MBA’s Insurance Committee. He has been an Officer of the Montgomery Bar Association since 2009. In recognition of his accomplishments to both the Montgomery Bar Association and the legal profession, he received a Special Achievement Award in 1999 from the Bar Association and the James P. Fox Trial Lawyers of the Year Award from the Montgomery County Trial Lawyers Section in 2011. Mr. Troy regularly teaches Continuing Legal Education both to local bar associations and to private firms.
Mr. Troy is also an active member of his community, serving as Chair of the Board of Directors of Gaudeamus Music Ministries, Inc., and on the Board of Trustees of the Wissahickon Valley Public Library. He and his wife, Liz, have three daughters and live in Blue Bell.