Powers & Santola, LLP, is pleased to announce that four of its attorneys have been named to The Best Lawyers in America 2016.
John K. Powers and Daniel R. Santola, the firm’s founding partners, were both selected by their peers in the fields of Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Law, Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Litigation and Plaintiff’s Product Liability Litigation.
Laura M. Jordan, a Senior Partner at the firm, was also selected in the areas of Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Law and Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Litigation.
Michael Hutter Jr., a Professor at Albany Law School who serves as Special Counsel to Powers & Santola, LLP, was named in the field of Appellate Practice.
Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed. Corporate Counsel has called Best Lawyers the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.
The attorneys of Powers & Santola, LLP, represent a select number of people who have been catastrophically injured by medical and hospital malpractice, the failure to timely diagnose cancer and the failure to provide adequate protection to construction workers.
This marks the 15th consecutive year that Powers has been listed by Best Lawyers. He is a former President of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.
Santola is widely recognized as a preeminent authority on New York’s unique laws that protect workers in the hazardous construction industry. He is the author of Litigating Construction Accident Cases in New York and a co-author of Construction Site Personal Injury Litigation.
In addition to her inclusion in Best Lawyers, Jordan has been recognized by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys and honored as one of their elite group, the Top Ten. She authors monthly published updates for the Albany County Bar Association and the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers on Torts and Civil Procedure.
Professor Hutter is a former President of the Albany County Bar Association and is the author of a column on Evidence in The New York Law Journal.
In addition to its lawyers being individually honored, the firm of Powers & Santola, LLP, has repeatedly been recognized as one of the nation’s “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News World Report and Best Lawyers. The firm has consistently been awarded a tier one ranking in both the areas of Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Law and Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Litigation for the Albany, NY metropolitan area.
About Powers & Santola, LLP
Founded in 1987, the law firm of Powers & Santola, LLP, assists individuals in Albany and Onondaga counties and throughout New York State who have suffered serious, catastrophic injuries due to the carelessness of others. The firm primarily focuses on medical malpractice, construction site accident and motor vehicle accident cases. The firm’s main office is located at 39 North Pearl Street, Suite 6, Albany, NY 12207 (local phone 518-465-5995). Please contact the firm to learn more.