Last week the most recent listings for Super Lawyers in the New York Metro area were published as a special supplement in the Saturday edition of the New York Times. Now Sunday morning is usually a time reserved for being with the family but this weekend, much to my wife’s annoyance, I took the occasion to do a little homework by giving a close look at the listings.
First of all, I want to extend our hearty congratulations to all of our clients who made the grade as Super Lawyers this year. It’s always nice to be recognized for your hard work. And while being a Super Lawyer may not carry quite the cachet as being designated a Super Hero, the listings are actually based on a combination of peer recognition and professional achievement, including peer nominations and evaluations, as well as independent research done by the Super Lawyer staff. In other words, it means a lot more than a simple pat on the back.
What was particularly striking to me is how the firms we work with dominated the Super Lawyer listings for the personal injury practice area on the plaintiffs’ side, both for general negligence and medical malpractice. In fact, in both those areas, reading through the listings was almost like reading through our client roster. It made me proud to realize that — whatever else these firms might have in common — behind a lot of this year’s personal injury Super Lawyers you could find the same structured settlement consultants, ESS SETTLEMENT SERVICES.
If by only inference it makes us Super Consultants, we thank you. But what is more pleasing is that this incredible roster of Super Lawyers choose ESS Settlement Services, Brian and myself, as their partner in being the most effective Lawyer. We know that an important part of being an effective settlement consultant is the willingness to step back and make sure your client receives recognition and credit for the successful outcomes you help them to achieve. That’s part of what we mean when we say we are committed to going “Above and Beyond” for our clients. Not that we’re shy and retiring but we consider it more than enough recognition for us to see so many of our clients being recognized as Super Lawyers. And the highest level of professional reward for us is simply to know that we have played a meaningful role in helping to produce a long list of very positive outcomes for our clients and our clients’ clients as well. Brian and I have been in the trenches with many of these firms and we concur that they are indeed Super Lawyers. We applaud you all in your present and continued successes and hope to be your Super Settlement Consultants along the way.