Three Matis Baum O’Connor Attorneys chosen as 2020 PA Super Lawyers® Rising Stars
June 1, 2020
Matis Baum O’Connor is proud to announce that Cassidy L. Neal, Michael J. Wiesemann, and Corey C. Kirkwood have been selected by both Philadelphia Magazine and Pittsburgh Magazine as 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers “Rising Stars,” an honor bestowed on only the top 2.5% of practicing attorneys in Pennsylvania, age 40 or younger or in practice for ten years or less.
Ms. Neal, a shareholder, focuses her practice on the defense of health care professionals in medical malpractice cases, civil rights actions, and professional licensing matters. Ms. Neal has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in every year from 2016-20. Prior to joining Matis Baum O’Connor in 2012, Ms. Neal served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Judith K. Fitzgerald of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. She earned her undergraduate degree from Westminster College in 2008 and her law degree from Duquesne University in 2011. View Ms. Neal’s full bio here.
Mr. Wiesemann, an associate, defends physicians and health care professionals in medical malpractice litigation. This is Mr. Wiesemann’s second consecutive selection as a “Rising Star.” Prior to joining Matis Baum O’Connor in 2018, Mr. Wiesemann practiced in the Pittsburgh office of a large international law firm where he represented clients in civil litigation and managed corporate clients’ national litigation portfolios. Mr. Wiesemann previously served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Jeffrey Deller of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He earned his undergraduate degree and his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010 and 2014, respectively. View Mr. Wiesemann’s full bio here.
Mr. Kirkwood, an associate, practices civil litigation with a concentration on medical malpractice defense and health care law. This is Mr. Kirkwood’s second consecutive selection as a “Rising Star.” Prior to joining Matis Baum O’Connor in 2017, Mr. Kirkwood served as a law clerk to the Honorable Katherine B. Emery, President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Washington County. Mr. Kirkwood served as the coach for the Trinity High School Mock Trial Team from 2016-19, leading the team to three District Championships and two top-five finishes at the State Championship Tournament. He now coaches both the Peters Township High School Mock Trial Team and the Duquesne University Mock Trial Team. He lead the Duquesne University team to its first-ever playoff appearance last year. Mr. Kirkwood earned his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University in 2012 and his law degree from Florida State University in 2015. View Mr. Kirkwood’s full bio here.