Following his 2019 designation as Best Lawyers-Lawyer of the Year in Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice, Paul Simonson, founding partner of Simonson Goodman Platzer PC, has now once again been recognized as a New York Metro Super Lawyer. This recognition is a great honor since a rigorous evaluation process is used to select only the top 5% of attorneys in private practice.
To be selected by Super Lawyers, an attorney must first be nominated by his peers or entered into candidacy through third party feedback, or identification by the Super Lawyers research team. Candidates are then evaluated on 12 indicators of professional achievement, including Bar and/or professional activity, honors/awards, experience, special licenses/certifications, positions within the law firm, and verdicts/settlements. Finally, candidates are evaluated within their primary practice area, and a representative number of attorneys from small, medium, and large firms are chosen.
Being recognized for excellence is nothing new for Paul Simonson, but being selected as a New York Metro Super Lawyer once again is significant, as it represents his continuing achievement as a medical malpractice attorney. “I am truly honored to have been included in the prestigious list of Super Lawyers,’ ” says Simonson. “The list is widely recognized as a reliable source of legal referrals in the U.S., so I’m very grateful for the recognition.”
Simonson emphasizes that his awards are really a testament to his commitment to working for justice for his clients. In more than 40 years of practice, he has always measured the quality of his legal services and success by the results he has achieved for clients who have been seriously injured due to others’ errors and negligence.
Simonson and his partners have successfully represented thousands of New York and New Jersey personal injury and medical malpractice clients, while Simonson alone has recovered money for his clients in 98% of the cases he has handled, totaling more than $200 million dollars.