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James B. Reed, our managing partner, is way too humble to toot his own horn, and it will mortify him to read this post. Nevertheless, I thought our loyal readers would be interested to know that we have a star among us! Every year, an organization known as Super Lawyers selects attorneys from across the country to be included in its prestigious publication. Less than 5% of attorneys meet its rigorous standards. The selection process is long and arduous, too much so to list it here. For anyone dying to know the process, it can be found on the Super Lawyers website:

I am very proud to congratulate Jim on his listing in New York Super Lawyers 2008, Upstate edition. Frankly, we always thought of Jim as super, but its nice to know other people think that, too! This is far from the first time Jim has been recognized for his outstanding achievements in and out of of the courtroom, though. Jim is a long standing member of the both the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and has been rated a perfect 10 by the lawyer rating website Jim is actively involved in several local, state and national bar associations, and is a prolific writer on legal topics of all kinds, a fact of which our readers are well aware.

As significant as Jim’s achievement is, he is not the first attorney from the Ziff Law Firm to earn inclusion in New York Super Lawyers Upstate edition. Senior partner Carl T. Hayden was included in the same publication last year. In addition to the Super Lawyers inclusion, Carl is also a Fellow of the even more exclusive American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor bestowed upon only the top 1% of trial lawyers in the entire nation!

The next time you see Jim or Carl around town, feel free to congratulate them on their significant achievements, and don’t forget to ask them about their cape!

Thanks for reading,

ZiffLaw Attorney, Esq.
New York and PA Personal Injury and Malpractice Attorney

The Ziff Law Firm, LLP
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