Yes, once again all four of the lawyers here at Auburn New York’s premier personal injury and medical malpractice law firm have been included in this most prestigious legal directory, the 23rd (2017) edition. They have been selected for both the “personal injury” and “product liability” litigation categories.
According to the publishers of “Best Lawyers in America”, inclusion in Best Lawyers is “based entirely on peer-review and employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services.” Best Lawyers asks voters – which consist only of other lawyers and judges who are named Best Lawyers – the question: “If you were unable to take a case yourself, how likely would you be to refer it to this nominee?”
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.
“Best Lawyers” is only one of several nationally recognized peer-review (lawyers reviewing lawyers) in which the lawyers at Michaels & Smolak are listed. All lawyers in the firm are listed as outstanding New York personal injury lawyers in a similar publication, “Super Lawyers”, since that publication’s inception. The title Super Lawyer is given only to those attorneys who are considered to be among the top 5% of all lawyers in their field the State of New York.
Michaels & Smolak, P.C. is also listed as a top tier firm in “US News & World Report”. The U.S. News & World Report website describes its selection process as follows:
“Rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process”.
What do these “listings” mean to our clients? Two things: (1) they can rest assured that they are represented by the best of the best in the personal injury field and (2) insurance companies will know it, and are likely to take this into consideration when negotiating our clients’ settlements.
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