Partner Jay M. Presser of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., Named the Best Lawyers® 2016 Employment Law – Management ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, WORCESTER, Mass., WATERBURY, Conn. – Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., the leading labor and employment law firm serving employers in the greater Springfield area, today announced partner Jay M. Presser was named the Best Lawyers® 2016 Employment Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year” in Springfield. Those honored as “Lawyer of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in surveys by earning a superior level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 79,000 leading attorneys have cast more than 6.2 million votes to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore 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.”

Presser was also listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 in the categories of employment law – management, labor law – management, and litigation – labor and employment.

“Recognition by one’s peers is among the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. To consistently earn the respect and recognition of my peers is humbling,” said Presser. “It is an honor to accept Best Lawyers recognition as ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Springfield for my practice of employment law – management.”

Jay M. Presser, a resident of Suffield, Conn., has over 35 years of experience litigating employment cases. He has successfully defended employers in civil actions and jury trials and handled cases in all areas of employment law, including discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, wage hour, FMLA, ERISA, and defamation. He has won appeals before the Supreme Judicial Court and the First and Second Circuit Courts of Appeals and represented employers in hundreds of arbitration cases arising under collective bargaining agreements. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers every year since 1991.