We are pleased that our law firm's success on behalf of our clients has been recognized by a variety of legal listings and publications.
New York Magazine
The lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy have been recognized for their courtroom success in New York Magazine's Top Verdicts and Settlements every year since 2010. This annual issue, presented by the New York Law Journal, helps people who need a personal injury attorney identify those New York lawyers with the most high-value verdicts and settlements in the state.
National Trial Lawyers
In 2011, Daniel P. O'Toole and Stephen J. Murphy of Block O'Toole & Murphy were recognized among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York state by The National Trial Lawyers. In 2012, O'Toole and Murphy received the distinction again, as did attorney Jeffrey A. Block. Thus, three of the lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy have been honored for their commitment to justice and proven excellence in the courtroom. The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers.
Irish Legal 100
Firm lawyers Daniel P. O'Toole and Stephen J. Murphy have been named to the Irish Legal 100. The organization selects accomplished attorneys of Irish descent from across the United States and publishes the results each year in an issue of the Irish Voice. In a joint statement, attorneys O'Toole and Murphy said, "We are proud to be included among the Irish Legal 100 and happy that our work on behalf of the seriously injured has garnered this recognition."
Best Lawyers in America
Attorneys Jeffrey A. Block, Stephen J. Murphy and Daniel P. O'Toole are listed in The Best Lawyers in America. According to the publication's website, "Best Lawyers is the oldest and most highly respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide. With our robust search engine, you can search our lists of peer-recommended lawyers by individual, firm, practice area and location."
Best Law Firms in America
Block O'Toole & Murphy is listed in Best Law Firms in America in two practice area categories for New York City: personal injury litigation, plaintiffs (tier 1) and product liability litigation, plaintiffs (tier 2). Best Law Firms, published by U.S. News & World Report, uses client and attorney evaluations, peer reviews from other lawyers in the same practice areas, and information provided by the firm. To be eligible, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America.
Block O'Toole & Murphy attorneys have been listed in Super Lawyers since 2008. As of 2015, seven of the firm's lawyers appeared in Super Lawyers, which rates outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas with high levels of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multiphased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Only the top 5 percent of lawyers in a particular field of law are recognized each year.
Several attorneys at Block O'Toole & Murphy have been listed as Rising Stars, a designation of Super Lawyers. The list is developed using the same selection processed used by Super Lawyers, with these differences: A candidate for Rising Stars must be 40 or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. Only 2.5 percent of lawyers in a state are named to Rising Stars. Firm attorney David L. Scher was listed in Rising Stars from 2013 through 2015.
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Several members of the firm are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Membership in Million Dollar Advocates is limited to attorneys who have won verdicts and settlements of $1 million or more. Membership in Multi-Million Dollar Advocates is limited to those who achieved awards of $2 million or more. There are approximately 4,000 members throughout the United States. The organization recognizes the skills and results of trial attorneys who have won complex and high-award cases.