There are reliable, independent, and reputable agencies and services that rate lawyers. The most reliable and prestigious are those that base their ratings on anonymous surveys, with the names of the attorneys submitted by other attorneys and judges. At Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C., we are proud to have received the Martindale-Hubbell AV rating, which reflects the highest legal skill and ethical rating an attorney can receive. We are also named to the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and are proud that our partners and counsel have been named to NY Super Lawyers for seven consecutive years, which lists the top five percent of attorneys as selected by their peers by state and practice area. Our partners and/or counsel have also been recognized and named to the top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association, are included in the “Best Lawyers of America,” and are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

In addition, be certain that your lawyer has experience handling cases like yours and has a proven track record. Ask your personal injury lawyer if she or he has any testimonials from other clients who are similarly injured, attesting to how the lawyer changed their life, made a difficult situation easier, and protected them and their families’ financial future. We have bound leather volumes of heartfelt testimonials in our reception area for your review.