Rick’s peers nominated him for this honor in the area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. As the Best Lawyers’ website describes, the nominated attorneys go through an intense vetting process:
Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer-review. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services. [Best Lawyers’] belief has always been that the quality of a peer-review survey is directly related to the quality of its voting pool. (https://www.bestlawyers.com/About/MethodologyBasic.aspx)
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession, and was first published in 1983. It is regarded as “the definitive guide to legal excellence.”
Rick represents people injured by unsafe products and defective tools, equipment, and machinery. As a trial attorney, he is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Rick holds memberships in the Million Dollar Advocates forum, Outstanding Lawyers of America, American Association for Justice, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Academy of Trial Counsel. With more than $160 million in verdicts and settlements for his clients, Rick is responsible for some of the largest recoveries in Galfand Berger’s history.