We proudly proclaim that all four Michaels & Smolak Lawyers – Lee Michaels, Jan Smolak, Michael Bersani and David Kalabanka — were selected by their peers to be listed in a national directory of top-rated attorneys, “Best Lawyers in America”, for 2016. They were listed in the categories of “plaintiffs’ personal injury law” and “products liability law”.
The inclusion in Best Lawyers is limited to the best of the best — based entirely on peer-review (lawyers rating lawyers). According to the Best Lawyers publishers, the way they select lawyers to be listed
is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services.
The American Lawyer magazine – one of the nation’s preeminent law magazines – describes the Best Lawyers directory as “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
The Michaels & Smolak team makes up 4 of only 17 lawyers in all of Central New York listed in “Best Lawyers” for personal injury law.
Why should our clients care about this rating? Our reputation alone – regardless of the skill we actually possess – can and does influence settlements. Insurance adjusters and defense lawyers are more likely to pay more to injured people represented by well-reputed lawyers. And besides, the “Best Lawyers” rating is — on our opinion — not just a fancy, flashy veneer. The reality is that we are darn good at what we do!
Give us a call and find out more.
Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org I’d love to hear from you!
Michael G. Bersani, Esq.
Central NY Personal Injury Lawyers (“Best Lawyers”!)
Michaels & Smolak, P.C.