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Jenkintown, PA, United States, 2007/04/03 - Founding Partner was honored for building New Jersey's largest lemon law firm and for providing free legal help to more than 40,000 drivers.
For the third year in a row, Robert M. Silverman, founding partner of the lemon law and consumer advocacy firm of Kimmel & Silverman has been named a New Jersey Super Lawyer in a recent study by Law & Politics Magazine. The findings were published in the April 2007 edition of New Jersey Monthly. Silverman is the only lemon law lawyer in the State to receive this distinction.
Attorneys throughout the state were asked to vote for the most effective attorneys they have personally observed in action, with the top vote getters being named Super Lawyers. Only five percent of all attorneys statewide received this honor. Silverman was recognized for building the state's first full-service lemon law firm and assisting more than 40,000 distressed drivers across the tri-state region with cost-free legal representation, recovering over $137 million for their clients. Kimmel & Silverman attorneys argue in Courts in all counties throughout Southern, Central and Northern New Jersey.
Kimmel & Silverman made headlines when they successfully appealed a decision Honda received by a Camden County Superior Court, which limited warranty rights for New Jersey lessees. This decision continues to ensure that New Jersey lessees have the same lemon law and breach of warranty rights as those who purchase their cars. Also, New Jersey judges invited Silverman to train mediators and arbitrators on how to hear Lemon Law cases in a series of statewide workshops.
In the last sixteen years, the firm has grown to include six full-service offices across New Jersey, Eastern and Western Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Delaware with a team of 17 attorneys, four certified automotive experts and a support staff of over 40 employees. The firm's attorneys have also successfully represented consumers against several automotive manufacturers in class action suits, and have expanded their practice to include automotive dealer fraud claims and unfair trade practice litigation. Most recently, the Firm has expanded to offer services throughout Ohio, Washington DC, Rhode Island and Vermont.
This is the most recent honor for Kimmel & Silverman, whose lemon law efforts have been featured in Consumer Reports, Kiplingers, USA Today, and hundreds of newspapers stories throughout the Northeast. Their firm is also the only lemon law firm in the nation to be honored by the American Bar Association (Meritorious Recognition, Louis M. Brown Legal Access Award).
Kimmel & Silverman (lemonlaw.com) has full-service offices in Ambler, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Norwell, MA; Owings Mills, MD; Wilmington, DE; and Cherry Hill, NJ.