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  • AV Rated Lawyers

    Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated — Martindale-Hubbell Peer Reviews “reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.”

    “AV Preeminent” is a significant rating accomplishment and a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank them at the highest level of professional excellence.

  • Top 100 Attorneys
    Membership to America’s Top 100 Attorneys™ is limited to the Top 100 professionals from each state in each category of practice who best exhibit excellence and the highest ethical standards in their respective professions. With these high standards, less than 1% of professionals in the United States will be selected for membership as one of America’s Top 100™ in their profession. Membership selection is intended to help the community identify the cream of the crop in each profession and assist with professional networking among the Nation’s top professionals.
  • Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® — one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    American College of Trial Lawyers – (highly selective). By invitation only after lengthy screening – limited to 1% of the active trial and appellate lawyers in each state. James E. Hacker is a member.
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers – (highly selective). By invitation only after lengthy screening – limited to 500 lawyers in the United States, with approximately an additional 50-75 lawyers from countries outside of the United States.
  • The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
    The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers — The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers “includes only those select law practices that have earned the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and have been designated by their colleagues as preeminent in their field.”
  • Avvo Rating - Superb
    Our attorneys have achieved the highest rating from AVVO, a nationally recognized lawyer rating service.
  • Best Lawyers
    Best Lawyers® compiles and publishes “lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.”

    Attorney Michael Kellser, Esq.  is a member of the ABPLA.  As a certified attorney, he has demonstrated skill & expertise in medical malpractice & legal malpractice and has proven it through rigorous examination & testing by an American Bar Association (ABA) accredited organization. Additionally, each attorney who is board-certified must demonstrate substantial involvement in their chosen specialty. Board certification means the consumers of legal services can make a meaningful and informed decision when selecting counsel, providing their legal case every chance of success.

  • NADN
    The firm's association with the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN) highlights our dedication to achieving excellence in alternative dispute resolution.
  • Chambers Regional Spotlight 2024
    Our firm boasts a strong disputes practice and received recognition in Chambers - 2024 Regional Spotlight for New York. The firm stands as the only law firm in the region acknowledged for our substantial legal services in this specific case category.

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