PHILADELPHIA – November 24, 2010–Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Gary M. Samms has recently been named as one of AVVO’s “Awesome Attorneys 2010” and Suburban Life Magazine’s “Reader’s Choice Top Attorneys.”   Samms selection is in the “Malpractice Law” area and he is featured in the “Awesome Attorneys Q&As” profile.

Suburban Life partnered with Avvo Inc., a Seattle-based company that rates and profiles attorneys nationwide, to spotlight some of the Pennsylvania region’s top attorneys.  Avvo compiled a comprehensive list of top lawyers in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties, according to their particular areas of expertise.  Attorneys in the 2010 Awesome Attorneys List compiled by Avvo Inc. are ranked in their professional backgrounds based on Avvo’s proprietary algorithm. The Avvo Rating is a score on a 10-point scale distilled from the raw rankings generated by Avvo. All attorneys listed received an Avvo Rating of 7.8 or higher. The ratings and rankings were calculated October 15, 2010.

In addition to the “Awesome Attorneys” list compiled by Avvo Inc., Suburban Life also includes the top vote-getters in a reader’s poll conducted through their website, SuburbanLifeMagazine.com.  Thousands of votes were cast for leading attorneys in various areas of practice, from business law and criminal-defense law to personal-injury law and malpractice law.