Four Powers & Santola Attorneys Named Among Best Lawyers in America

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John K. Powers, Daniel R. Santola, Laura M. Jordan and Professor Michael Hutter Jr. have been consistently listed in the legal profession’s oldest and most-respected peer-review publication.

Powers & Santola attorneys recently listed in Best Lawyers are (from left) John K. Powers, Michael Hutter Jr., Laura M. Jordan and Daniel R. Santola

Powers & Santola, LLP, one of the nation’s preeminent medical malpractice and personal injury law firms, is pleased to announce that four of its attorneys have again been named to the The Best Lawyers in America© 2015.

Powers & Santola limits its practice to representing a select number of people who have been catastrophically injured by medical and hospital malpractice, the failure to timely diagnose cancer and the failure to provide adequate protection to construction workers.

John K. Powers and Daniel R. Santola, the firm’s founding partners, were both selected by their peers in the fields of Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Law, Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Litigation and Plaintiff’s Product Liability Litigation.

A former President of both the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, this is the 31st consecutive year that Powers has been listed by Best Lawyers®.

The author of Litigating Construction Accident Cases in New York and a co-author of Construction Site Personal Injury Litigation, Santola is widely recognized as a preeminent authority on New York’s unique laws that protect workers in the hazardous construction industry.

Laura M. Jordan, a Senior Partner at the firm, was also selected in the areas of Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Law and Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Litigation. Jordan was recently awarded the Albany Law School “Young Alumni Award,” which recognizes someone whose career exemplifies the highest standard of professionalism, personal integrity, compassion and advocacy for the legal profession. She also authors monthly published updates for the Albany County Bar Association and the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers on Torts and Civil Procedure.

Michael Hutter Jr., a Professor at Albany Law School who serves as Special Counsel to Powers & Santola, was named in the field of Appellate Practice. Professor Hutter is a former President of the Albany County Bar Association and is the author of a column on Evidence in the New York Law Journal.

In addition to its lawyers being individually honored, the firm of Powers & Santola has repeatedly been recognized as one of the nation’s “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News World Report and Best Lawyers. The firm has consistently been awarded a tier one ranking in both the areas of Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice Law and Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Litigation for the Albany, NY metropolitan area.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.

About Powers & Santola, LLP

Founded in 1987, the law firm of Powers & Santola, LLP, assists individuals in Albany and Onondaga counties and throughout New York State who have suffered serious, catastrophic injuries due to the carelessness of others. The firm primarily focuses on medical malpractice, construction site accident and motor vehicle accident cases. The firm’s main office is located at 39 North Pearl Street, Suite 6, Albany, NY 12207 (local phone 518-465-5995). Please contact the firm to learn more.

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