Ok, I won’t beat around the bush: This blog entry is a shameless plug for my law firm, Michaels & Smolak, P.C, a Syracuse area personal injury and medical malpractice law firm. But it’s also the truth (so help me God!).
Good personal injury law firms are not hard to find (and unfortunately, bad ones aren’t either). We believe that we are among the best injury law firms not only in central New York, but in all of upstate New York. But don’t take our word for it — judges and other lawyers have also ranked us among the best. Every lawyer in our firm has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine, and our firm has achieved the highest possible ranking in the Martindale-Hubbell Directory. To achieve those rankings, many lawyers and judges had to give us top grades for our legal skills and ethical standards. To learn more about what these ratings mean, go to the Martindale-Hubbell and Super Lawyers websites.
Still, there are other highly rated law firms, so what makes us different? We believe the answer resides in our team approach to cases. All four lawyers in our firm (Lee, Jan, Dave and myself) work as a team on each and every case in our office. We meet every two weeks for a full morning to discuss, strategize, brain-storm and trouble-shoot our cases collectively. Four heads are better than one! Most law firms don’t take the time to do this. The ideas that come out of our meetings are amazing! Those ideas help advance cases in the best way possible. This is why our motto, which you can see at the top of our website, is “the better game plan”. Just like a team huddles before deciding how to handle a key play, the lawyers at Michaels & Smolak strategize as a team before deciding how to tackle tough or important issues in a case. And that’s our “better game plan”!