Schwartzapfel Partners Lawyers Among New York Super Lawyers For 2009

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Schwartzapfel, Marcus, Fiedler make 2009 List; limited to 5 percent of lawyers in state.

It's flattering when our professionalism and hard work on behalf of our clients is recognized

Three members of the New York law firm of Schwartzapfel Truhowsky Marcus P.C., have been selected for inclusion in the 2009 New York Super Lawyers magazine.

Steven J. Schwartzapfel, Robert B. Marcus and Duane Fiedler were chosen for the 2009 New York Super Lawyers list, which is compiled by Law & Politics, a division of Key Professional Media Inc., of Minneapolis, Minn. The list represents no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state.

"It's flattering when our professionalism and hard work on behalf of our clients is recognized," said Steven J. Schwartzapfel, founding member of Schwartzapfel Partners, a New York personal injury law firm.

Each year, Law & Politics undertakes a multi-phase selection process that evaluates each candidate on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

The review process includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by Law & Politics' attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area and a good standing and disciplinary check. The objective is to create a credible and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.

Schwartzapfel earned a B.A. with honors from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1977 and graduated from Pace University School of Law in 1980. His practice focuses on personal injury, wrongful death, construction site litigation, medical malpractice and mass torts.

Schwartzapfel has been a member, director, officer and Past President-elect of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He currently serves as a director emeritus. He is a founding member, director and First Vice-President of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has been awarded the prestigious AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, was selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association and previously named to the New York Super Lawyers list. He is member of the Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Robert B. Marcus, a partner in the firm, also is a repeat member of the Super Lawyers list. Marcus received a B.A. from the City University of New York in 1975 and a J.D. degree from Pace University School of Law in 1979, where he was a member and associate editor of the Pace Law Review and a classmate of Schwartzapfel. His practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury, construction accidents, mass torts and medical malpractice.

Marcus serves on the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He also is a member of the Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum and was previously named to the New York Super Lawyers list. He has been awarded the prestigious AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell.

Duane Fiedler, another member of the Schwartzapfel legal team, earned a B.A. degree from Syracuse University in 1975. He attended New York University School of Law where he received a J.D. in 1978. Fiedler concentrates his practice in the areas of medical malpractice and negligence litigation. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.

Fiedler has been chosen as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Association of Trial Lawyers and selected as a member of the Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He has also been included in the Best Lawyers in America, New York Super Lawyers, New York Magazine's Best Lawyers issue and Best Trial Lawyers in Westchester.

About Schwartzapfel Partners

Schwartzapfel Truhowsky Marcus P.C. is a prominent and well-respected plaintiff personal injury firm in New York. With more than 150 years of combined experience and highly competent co-counsel throughout the country, Schwartzapfel Partners serves a variety of legal needs.

The firm concentrates in all types of personal injury litigation, including motor vehicle accidents (auto, truck, motorcycle, taxi), medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, wrongful death, defective products and drugs, construction accidents, workplace injuries, workers' compensation and Social Security disability. To contact the law firm, call 1.800.966.4999 or go to http://www.fightingforyou.com for more information.

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