No, wait a minute. We are going to leave all modesty aside for a moment: Here’s the news: Michaels & Smolak has been bestowed once again (for 2011) with a “first tier ranking” in U.S. News “Best Lawyers in America” for personal injury litigation firms in the Syracuse, New York metropolitan area.
Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review (they ask other lawyers and judges about us). Other lawyers are asked this question; “If you could not handle a case yourself, to whom would you refer it?” Lawyers are asked to give nominees 5-1 numerical grades – 5 for a lawyer the voter would certainly refer a case to, 4 for a lawyer the voter would probably refer a case to, etc. Those with only the very highest “grades” make it to the list of “Best Lawyers in America”.
Michaels & Smolak is one of only a handful of Central New York personal injury law firms who made the “first tier” ranking.
So if other lawyers – including insurance defense lawyers we take on every day of the week — think we are so great —- hey, maybe we are!
Wait. I just remembered. Bragging is not cool. Sorry about that.
Aw shucks folks, it was nothin’, really . . .
Keep safe (and hire a GOOD law firm)!
Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org I’d love to hear from you!
Michael G. Bersani, Esq.
Central NY Personal Injury Lawyer Michaels & Smolak, P.C.