14 Acquisition International - Issue 12 2018 “This sort of rating is indeed a great honour for any law firm. The Martindale Hubbell law directory has been in business for more than 90 years and does not allow a lawyer to pay a fee to be included - lawyers are admitted onmerit only.” multimedia and multifaceted presentation, has generated impressive results, including national record verdicts in medical malpractice and record recoveries in construction site accidents and other negligence cases. These exceptional results are reflected in the firm’s distinguished reputation. Following on from Silberstein’s successes, Joseph Awad and Joseph Miklos, as well as the firm, are rated AV by Martindale Hubbell. This rating represents the highest possible achievement, that being ‘pre-eminent’, attainable from Martindale Hubbell and this reflects the greatest degree of legal ability and ethical integrity as recognised by the legal community, including judges and attorneys. This sort of rating is indeed a great honour for any law firm. The Martindale Hubbell law directory has been in business for more than 90 years and does not allow a lawyer to pay a fee to be included - lawyers are admitted on merit only. Community Spirit As well as striving to meets its clients’ needs, the firm’s dedicated partners take a particular interest in serving local communities throughout the New York City and Long Island area. They are most proud of the charitable services they provide to local community-based organisations, churches, schools and athletic leagues, as well as offering free seminars and participating in volunteer work within the Latino community in Queens County. In addition, the firm donates money for tutoring, programs for school-age children and gift giving during the holidays. The firm believes that it is extremely important for trial lawyers to dedicate time and money to the advancement of children through education, to the registration of citizens to vote and to encourage all citizens in the community to participate in jury service. Joseph Awad has been acknowledged for his efforts on behalf of the Civil Justice System leaders in the Black and Puerto Rican communities. He and Joseph Miklos have been recognized nationally for their volunteer work and service to crime victims.