Paul J. Napoli Named to 2012 New York Super Lawyers®

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For the sixth consecutive year, Paul J. Napoli, Senior Partner of Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP has made the New York Super Lawyers® list. Only 5% of lawyers in the state are selected for inclusion.

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With his inclusion in the 2012 New York Super Lawyers® list, Paul J. Napoli has now been selected for the sixth consecutive year. A mere 5% of lawyers in the state enjoy the exclusive honor of being included; Mr. Napoli’s continual inclusion is an indicator of the professionalism and skill he brings to the courtroom.

The Super Lawyers® selection process has multiple phases and is designed to produce a list of lawyers who are not only recognized by their peers, but who meet stringent ethical standards and have made notable accomplishments in their area or areas of practice. Attorneys cannot nominate themselves, are prohibited from campaigning for nominations and have no way of “buying their way” into the list.

The selection process involves creating a pool of candidates, evaluating the lawyers in this pool, evaluation by peers and final selection. The Super Lawyers® research department takes great care in evaluating each candidate based on 12 indictors of peer recognition and professional achievement. Candidates are screened to ensure they are in good standing with their local licensing authorities and that they have not been subject to any disciplinary or criminal proceedings in the past. There are also special checks and balances in place that serve to keep the entire process and final selection free from bias or subjectivity.

The end result of the selection process is a list of exceptional lawyers that attorneys and consumers can use when in need of legal counsel. Super Lawyers® selections are made annually and on a state-by-state basis. To be named six years in a row is a great honor, as any nominee must go through the entire selection process each year to be chosen. A previous inclusion is no guarantee that a candidate will be chosen again. He or she must show continuing professionalism, ethics and skill.

Through his entire legal career, Paul Napoli has given his clients everything he has. He is not only committed to providing personalized attention and individual service through every step of each client’s case but is not afraid of taking on the biggest and most formidable opponents inside and outside of the courtroom. These traits are evident when you consider some of his case results, which include the landmark $816.45 million settlement he helped secure for more than 10,000 firefighters, EMTs, police officers and other first responders and clean-up workers who suffered from toxic exposure at the World Trade Center collision site after the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on September 11, 2001. He has achieved more than 100 verdicts and settlements of over one million dollars, including several in the hundreds of millions, including an $875 million settlement, $118 million settlement and $220 settlement for users of pharmaceutical drugs that suffered from heart defects.

This is just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak, of Mr. Napoli’s accomplishments. In addition to his six years of inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers® list, he was named as one of the top 100 lawyers in the New York Metropolitan area by ATLA. He is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has previously served on the Board of Directors of the New York Trial Lawyers Association.

As a Senior Partner at Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP, Paul Napoli represents plaintiffs in civil lawsuits. He and the other attorneys at the firm represent individuals and families who have suffered as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of others. The firm handles personal injury, workers’ compensation, environmental litigation, medical malpractice, Social Security disability, investment fraud, asbestos exposure, pharmaceutical litigation and product liability claims and lawsuits across the United States. Learn more about the firm and Mr. Napoli by visiting their website at If you are looking for legal counsel, your initial consultation is free and strictly confidential.

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