Robinson Donovan, P.C., a full-service law firm trusted by generations to represent individual and business clients throughout Massachusetts and New England, today announced that Attorney Patricia M. Rapinchuk, a partner at the firm, was recently selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in the field of Litigation – Labor and Employment, for 2020 by The Best Lawyers in America©.

“As head of Robinson Donovan’s employment law group, Patricia’s talent and expertise in this critical practice area are outstanding,” said Jeffrey J. Trapani, a partner at Robinson Donovan. “Employees and employers consistently praise her work in helping them achieve optimal outcomes on a range of labor, employment and workplace litigation issues. Patricia’s selection as ‘Lawyer of the Year’ is a highly deserved honor.”

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 79,000 leading attorneys are eligible to vote and more than 12 million votes have been received to date on the legal abilities of lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.

Attorney Rapinchuk, a resident of Northampton, has a successful track record as a trial lawyer and concentrates her practice in employment law and litigation. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Hampden County Bar Association, Hampshire County Bar Association and Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts. She is regularly honored by Massachusetts Super Lawyers, being selected as a Top 50 Woman in Massachusetts in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017. Additionally, this is Attorney Rapinchuk’s fourth Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” recognition in Litigation – Labor and Employment, being previously honored in 2016, 2018 and 2019. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College (Bachelor of Arts, 1979) and the University of Connecticut (Juris Doctor, 1989).