Honors and Awards
The attorneys of Britcher Leone LLC have been recognized for their knowledge, experience, leadership and achievements. Below are the entities that have bestowed these awards and honors, as well as brief descriptions of their methodologies.
E. Drew Britcher And Stephen “Skippy Weinstein Of Britcher Leone Recognized By The Best Lawyers In America©
Glen Rock, NJ, and Morristown, NJ (August 20, 2020) – E. Drew Britcher, Esq., of Britcher Leone, LLC, of Glen Rock and Morristown, N.J., has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs for 2021. In addition, Stephen “Skippy” Weinstein was also recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Personal Injury Law for 2021.
E. Drew Britcher
Britcher, who co-founded Britcher Leone and is based in the firm’s Glen Rock, NJ, office, is Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney. Britcher has successfully prosecuted or resolved hundreds of complex medical negligence, products liability and other personal injury claims and has served as either counsel of record or amicus counsel in more than 35 reported decisions of the United States Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of New Jersey and New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division.
He was also named one of the top 10 attorneys for 2020 by New Jersey Super Lawyers, marking the sixth time that Britcher has been recognized among the Top Ten by New Jersey Super Lawyers. In 2020, New Jersey Super Lawyers also named him to the Top 100 for the 15th consecutive year, and he was also selected as one of Lawdragon’s “500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in America.” AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Britcher has also been named among the “Best of Bergen” by 201 Magazine. In addition, he has received numerous awards for his service to the American Association for Justice, as well as its New Jersey Chapter. In 2015, he was honored with a “Professional Lawyer of the Year” Award by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law.
An At-Large National Governor of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and Executive Committee Member, he has served as Past-President of the New Jersey Association for Justice, where he currently chairs its Amicus and Medical Malpractice Committees and has done so for over a decade. He also helped draft the language of New Jersey’s Patients First and Patient Safety Acts and is an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, as well as before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He earned a J.D. from New York Law School and a B.A. from Rutgers College, where he has been inducted as a member of the Order of the Barristers and a Loyal Son, respectively. He is a resident of Parsippany, NJ.
Stephen “Skippy” Weinstein
“Skippy” Weinstein, who is Of Counsel at Britcher Leone and based in the firm’s Morristown, NJ, office, has devoted his practice, which spans nearly half a century, to medical malpractice and personal injury matters, including wrongful death, serious personal injury, brain injury, birth injury, product liability, construction accidents, automobile accidents, and slip and fall accidents. Additionally, he has handled all aspects of criminal litigation and has tried to verdict more than a dozen murder cases. Over 40 of the cases he has handled have resulted in published opinions.
Weinstein was recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine from 2005 to 2018, including being named among its Top 100 attorneys and its Top 10 in select years. He received the AV Peer Review Rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest ranking of professional excellence. A frequent lecturer at the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education on topics involving demonstrative evidence, no fault insurance, medical malpractice, wrongful death and personal injury cases, he has also lectured at Rutgers Law School and Seton Hall University School of Law. Weinstein is the author of numerous articles on personal injury and criminal law, and he has consistently been sourced by broadcast media outlets.
Admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and the District of Columbia, he earned a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law and a B.S. from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He resides in Harding Township, NJ.
The Best Lawyers in America
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 94,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and Best Lawyers has received over 11 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 8.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 62,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. 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.”
About Britcher Leone LLC
Britcher Leone, LLC is a law firm specializing in personal injury and medical malpractice, with offices in Glen Rock and Morristown, N.J. The firm is also focused on such matters as serious/catastrophic injury, birth injury, vehicular accidents, product liability, nursing home negligence, wrongful death, and defective drugs and medical devices. For more information, visit www.britcherleone.com.
The Best lawyers in America©
First published in 1983, Best Lawyers® lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 94,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and Best Lawyers has received over 11 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 8.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 62,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.
About Lawdragon 500 Leading LawyersFirst published in 2007, the Lawdragon 500 Leading Consumer Plaintiffs Guide offers a curated look at the best of the U.S. plaintiff bar who specialize in representing individuals who have suffered injuries from accidents, pharmaceuticals, civil rights abuse and other torts. The 500 lawyers selected bring their cases as individual matters as well as in class actions that are increasingly going global. Lawdragon’s methodology includes research of top verdicts and settlements and peer input from lawyers nationwide.
The Lawdragon 500 guides are selected from a combination of editorial research by Lawdragon staff; submissions from law firms; and an online nomination form that allows Lawdragon website visitors recommend and comment on their favorite lawyers. Lawdragon states, “editorial research is the most important factor in the selection process, but firm submissions and online nominations are both extremely helpful.”
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National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Candidates are identified either by nomination or an in house research team. Nominations are accepted from members of NADC, fellow attorneys, and current or former clients.
Once prospective candidates are identified, a lengthy vetting process is employed by NADC researchers. The information considered in this review process is sourced from publicly available information, including attorneys’ websites, public profiles, client reviews, and case results. Specifically, the research team evaluates factors which include, but are not limited to the following: firm profile and reputation, years of practice, education, training, trial experience, case outcomes, peer endorsements, client reviews, professional awards, professional memberships, leadership in legal organizations, community involvement, disciplinary status, and other noteworthy achievements. Multiple factors are considered by the NADC research team in evaluating its potential members.
A blue ribbon panel of attorneys studies the results provided by the NADC research team. These attorneys, having achieved podium status in their own right by multiple independent organizations, separate and apart from the NADC, are specially positioned with the perspective and knowledge in selecting “Nation’s Top Attorneys.” While considering the information presented to them, they make careful determinations as to who among their peers possesses the background, accomplishments, and prowess to serve as an example to other attorneys. The result is a list of attorneys who are considered truly elite.
A judicial review board, led by a group of former judges, weighs in on the final candidates. The purpose of this phase is to ensure that those who are named “Nation’s Top Attorneys” have epitomized the ideals of the legal profession. They finalize the process of selecting the attorneys whose stellar reputation and exceptional performance exemplify only the highest standards. Those invited as members of the NADC must exhibit qualities becoming of an Officer of the Court, and have also demonstrated admirable character and virtue in the course of their practice of law.
New Jersey Super Lawyers and New Jersey Super Lawyers: Rising Stars
Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers undertakes a rigorous multiphase selection process that includes a nomination process; independent research and evaluation based on 12 indicators of professional achievement and peer recognition; peer evaluation; and final selection. Attorneys are not permitted to nominate themselves.