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Naulty Celebrates Sixtieth Anniversary (1952 - 2012)
Written on Tuesday, February 21, 2012
W. Cilingin, A. Scaricamazza & G. Smith, 1989
F. McDevitt, 1991
Above Left: , & , 1989; Above Right: , 1991

This year, the attorneys and staff of Naulty, Scaricamazza & McDevitt, LLC are celebrating our firm's sixtieth anniversary, and we are honored to have had the opportunity to provide our clients with the highest level of representation in defense matters from the early 1950s to the present day. Pictured above are our firm's four longest tenured attorneys: Angelo L. Scaricamazza, who joined the firm in 1977; Francis T. McDevitt and William G. Cilingin, who both joined in 1979; and Gerard X. Smith, who joined in 1984.

In addition to fulfilling leadership roles within the firm, these four attorneys are each, individually, well-known and respected as skilled litigators in their respective fields of practice. As a group, they have been recognized with over fifteen Super Lawyers awards and have taken active roles within their respective professional associations, including: the Defense Research Institute and Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel, among others. For additional information about these four attorneys, please see their biographies (linked above) and the news section of our website.

J. Naulty, 1968
J. Naulty, 1992
Above Left: our firm's founder John F. Naulty †, 1965; Above Right: Mr. Naulty on his boat off New Jersey shore, 1990

Of course, no description of our firm's history would be complete without mentioning our firm's founder John F. Naulty - pictured above left at our first office in 1965. Mr. Naulty began his legal career as house counsel for two national insurance companies, and he subsequently founded our firm as a sole practitioner in 1952. Over the decades to follow, Mr. Naulty saw the firm he founded grow and prosper, and the younger attorneys that joined the firm benefited from his leadership, guidance and expertise as a skilled litigator until his unfortunate passing in 1993.

Before starting his career as an attorney, Mr. Naulty served with honor as a U.S. Navy Officer in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II, and he continued to enjoy sailing throughout his life - pictured above right is Mr. Naulty sailing off the coast of Avalon, NJ in 1990. From our firm's founding in 1952 to the present day, we have always placed the needs of our clients first, and we look forward to providing our clients with the same effective representation in the decades to come that we have provided over the past sixty years.