For the fourth year in a row, Robert M. Silverman and Craig Thor Kimmel, founding partners of the Ambler and Pittsburgh-based lemon law and consumer advocacy firm of Kimmel & Silverman (automobile lemon law attorneys), have been named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers in a survey conducted by Law & Politics Magazine. In addition, Jacqueline Herritt, Managing Attorney for the Firm and a 9-year Pennsylvania Lemon Law veteran, has also been named to the 2007 list.
The findings are published in the June 2007 edition of Philadelphia Magazine. More than 34,000 attorneys were asked to vote for the most effective counsel they have personally observed in action. Kimmel and Silverman were recognized among the top 5% of all attorneys statewide for building Pennsylvania's oldest and largest full-service automobile lemon law firm, and assisting more than 45,000 victims of automobile fraud across the Northeast with cost-free auto lemon law legal representation.
Kimmel & Silverman is the only automobile lemon law firm in the nation to be honored by the American Bar Association. Their efforts have been featured on Good Morning America, Extra, The CBS Early Show, and hundreds of newspapers and magazines including Kiplingers Personal Finance Magazine, Consumer Reports, Automotive News, Black Enterprise, and USA Today. The Lemon Law Firm, which started out of a small office in Blue Bell, PA in 1991, has grown to include six full-service offices across Eastern and Western Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Delaware with a team of 19 lemon law attorneys, three 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 national class action suits, and expanded their automobile lemon law practice to include automotive dealer fraud claims and unfair trade practice litigation.
In addition, Kimmel & Silverman is the only vehicle lemon law firm in the state to work with the House of Representatives in expanding the Pennsylvania Lemon Law to include leased cars and tighter title provisions for used cars. The firm has also worked with the Consumer Affairs Committee on House Bill 2284, which they hope will become the nation's first Computer Lemon Law, and testified on bills to include additional protection for Pennsylvania consumers with motorcycles and recreational vehicles. Currently, they are working with the Committee on a bill which would provide increased consumer protection to used cars buyers throughout the State.
This is the most recent honor for Kimmel & Silverman. Earlier this year, Robert Silverman was also named a New Jersey Super Lawyer for a third year running, becoming the first lemon law attorney in the nation to be honored as a Super Lawyer in two states simultaneously, representing the top 5% of all attorneys in both states. Auto Lemon Law attorneys Lous M. Dobi and Amy D. Cox have also been recognized by the magazine. In addition, Micah Buchdahl, nationally known as "The Internet Marketing Attorney," has named the Lemon Law Firm website as one of the best legal websites nationwide.
Kimmel & Silverman has six full-service offices in Ambler, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Wilmington, DE; Owings Mills, MD; Norwell, MA; and Cherry Hill, NJ, and provides vehicle lemon law and breach of warranty representation to consumers throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Ohio, Vermont and Washington DC.