Jay M. Presser, of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. Named Martindale-Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGS™ 2012 Top-Rated Lawyer

Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. is pleased to announce that Jay M. Presser, partner, has been recognized as a 2012 Top-Rated Lawyer for his work in labor and employment law by the Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™.

Mr. Presser received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating, AV® Preeminent. To be rated AV® Preeminent is a significant accomplishment and testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

Presser practices labor and employment law exclusively on behalf of management. Head of the Skoler Abbott’s litigation practice, he has over thirty years of experience litigating employment cases before administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), and the State Labor Relations Commission. He has successfully defended employers in numerous civil actions, including jury trials, and has handled cases involving every area of employment law, including discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, wage hour, FMLA, ERISA and defamation.

The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are objective indicators of lawyers’ ethical standards and professional abilities. Ratings are determined through evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada, and reflect a combination of a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating. A threshold number of responses is required to achieve a rating.

Legal Ability ratings are based on performance in five key areas, rated on a scale of 1 (low) to 5 (high). These areas are:
• Legal Knowledge; Lawyer’s familiarity with the laws governing his/her specific practice area(s)
• Analytical Abilities; Lawyer’s creativity in analyzing legal issues and applying technical knowledge
• Judgment; Lawyer’s demonstration of the salient factors that drive the outcome of a given case or issue
• Communication Skills; Lawyer’s ability to communicate persuasively and credibly
• Legal Experience; Lawyer’s degree of experience in his/her specific practice area(s)
Presser has also been selected to Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers® in America numerous times; Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., was named a Best Law Firm by U.S. News Best Lawyers.