The Pennsylvania Super Lawyers ® award is a significant honor because the winners are ranked by their peers.
The award is also a legally recognized evaluation of fairness and accuracy.
Nominations are not a popularity contest, as they are gathered from across the state using a proprietary system. Evaluations use 12 indicators of performance and experience for each candidate based upon a weighted scale. Some of the factors are: verdicts and settlements, special licenses and certifications, community service and special honors and awards.
Candidates with the highest point totals are researched to ensure their submitted information is accurate and their standing with licensing authorities is appropriate. The group is then whittled down to the top five percent of lawyers in each state. A Super Lawyer is a valuable asset in the court room.
Anapol Schwartz is a Member of the American Association for Justice
The American Association for Justice (AAJ) promotes fairness and rights for individuals who have been injured.
The organization works to strengthen “the civil justice system through education and disclosure of information critical to public health and safety.” AAJ provides lawyers with information and assistance to successfully serve clients and protect the values of the justice system.
As a member of the AAJ, Anapol Schwartz has joined with other law professionals to ensure that all Americans are represented fairly in the courtroom. Anapol Schwartz is committed to fighting for civil justice for all individuals.
Sol Weiss Received 2011 Best Lawyers® Spotlight
Anapol Schwartz shareholder Sol H. Weiss was recognized on the cover of the 2011 edition of Philadelphia’s Best Lawyers®: the Definitive Guide to Legal Representation in the Greater Philadelphia Area. The article highlights Sol’s “formidable work ethic” and his successful advocacy for injured individuals.
Sol describes the firm’s strong core values in the article. “[We have] represented the small guy… It’s what differentiates America from every other country in the world: We have a civil justice system, and people can come to court and have a jury determine whether they’re entitled to compensation, and that’s a really important thing.”
Anapol Schwartz Received Highest Martindale-Hubbell Ratings
Martindale-Hubbell® provides comprehensive guidance for individuals who seek exceptional lawyers. Their Peer Review Ratings™ helps legal service consumers identify and select an appropriate lawyer with excellent professional abilities and high ethical standards.
Attorneys are rated based on evaluations by peers in their areas of practice. The ratings reflect attorneys’ performance in key areas such as legal knowledge and analytical capabilities. Attorneys then receive one of three possible ratings. The highest is AV® Preeminent™, which means that a lawyer has been ranked at the highest level of excellence.
Anapol Schwartz attorneys who have received Peer Review Ratings™ have been given the exceptional honor of AV® Preeminent™ ratings.
Best Lawyers® and US News Awarded Anapol Schwartz with a Tier 1 Rating
Anapol Schwartz received the exceptional honor of a Tier 1 rating in “Best Law Firms” from Best Lawyers® from 2011-2013. This highly credible organization is the oldest peer-reviewed legal publication in the country. Along with US News, Best Lawyers® publishes the leading survey of lawyers to help clients find top attorneys.
US News ranks nearly 10,000 firms in more than 100 practice areas from all over the US. Practices are rated on a variety of performance factors including expertise, cost-effectiveness and the likelihood a responder would refer a client to the firm. Law firms are then ranked by tiers. Anapol Schwartz is pleased to be recognized in Tier 1. In addition, in 2012, two of our attorneys, Sol H. Weiss and Lawrence R. Cohan, were selected as Best Lawyers® in class action suits in Philadelphia.