Results & Recognition

Recognition in Employment Law
  • 10 Best Law Firm - Client Satisfaction Top 10 - Best Labor & Employment Law Firm New York - American Institute of Legal Counsel

    Phillips & Associates was selected as one of the “10 Best Employment & Labor Law Firms” in New York by American Institute of Legal Counsel (“AIOLC”). AIOLC is an impartial third-party rating organization comprised of 13 divisions of Law including Employment & Labor. Membership is an extended to those who have reached the top of their profession while doing so with the client’s satisfaction being of the most paramount importance.

  • Super Lawyers Badge Top Employment Lawyers in New York and New Jersey - Super Lawyers

    Phillips & Associates’ Employment attorneys have achieved “Super Lawyer” status in Employment Law. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers in Employment Law and other practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and personal achievement. The following Employment attorneys were selected for Super Lawyer status: Bryan Arce (Managing Partner), Marjorie Mesidor (Partner) Erica Shnayder, Brittany Stevens, David Schwartz, Steven Fingerhut, Silvia Stanciu, Joshua Frank, and Gregory Kirshenbaum. *

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum Top Rated Employment Law Trial Attorneys - Million Dollar Advocates Forum

    Phillips & Associates’ Employment Attorneys have been selected as members of the “Million Dollar Advocates Forum” and the “Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum”. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial attorneys in the United States. Membership is limited only to individual attorneys who have won million and multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements for their clients. Each of the Employment attorneys below have settled or received verdicts in excess of one million dollars for their discrimination clients: William Phillips (Managing Partner), Bryan Arce (Managing Partner), Marjorie Mesidor (Partner), and Brittany Stevens. **

    Erica Shnayder is a is a member of the “Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum”. Membership here is limited only to attorneys who have won multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements. **

  • Who's Who Top Attorneys of North America 2017 - 2018 Top Employment Attorneys of North America-Who’s Who, North American Directory

    Phillips & Associates’ Employment attorneys have been selected to the “Top Employment Attorneys in North America in New York by The Who’s Who Directories”. The Who’s Who Directory of Top Attorneys represent the men and women who have succeeded in reaching their individual goals through education, dedication and a vision toward the future. William Phillips (Managing Partner) was selected for Who’s Who, North America.

  • Best Attorneys of America Best Employment Attorneys in New York - Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America

    Phillips & Associates’ Employment attorneys have been selected as members of “Best Employment Attorneys in America”. Less than one percent (1%) of the attorneys in America have been invited based on an extraordinary level of legal service, competency, professional reputation and ethical standards. Bryan Arce (Managing Partner) was selected by Rue Ratings. ***

  • 2018 Top 100 Lawyer - Attorney-American Society of Legal Advocates Top Employment Attorney-American Society of Legal Advocates

    Phillips & Associates’ Employment attorneys have been selected as a “Top 100 Labor & Employment Lawyer in the State of New York” by American Society of Legal Advocates. Selection is limited to less than 1.5% of all licensed lawyers nationwide. The following attorneys have been selected as Top Employment lawyers in New York: William Phillips (Managing Partner) and Steven Fingerhut.

  • Lawyers of Distinction Top Employment Lawyer in New York - Lawyers of Distinction

    Phillips & Associates’ Employment attorneys are recognized as some of the “Top Employment Attorneys in New York” by Lawyers of Distinction. Lawyers of Distinction candidates meet their screening process demonstrating a high degree of peer recognition and professional competence. Bryan Arce (Managing Partner) and William Phillips (Managing Partner) have been recognized as Lawyers of Distinction in New York for employment law.

  • Avvo Clients Choice Award Top Employment Lawyers - Clients Choice Award, Avvo

    Phillips & Associates has received the “Clients Choice Awards in Employment Law, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Law” by Avvo. The Clients Choice Award is given to attorneys whose clients and peer attorneys have expressed a high level of satisfaction. Our clients have given us 60 stellar reviews for relating to sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. ▲▲

  • Lead Counsel Rated Logo Lead Counsel Certified - Employment Lawyer

    Phillips & Associates’ Employment attorneys have received “Lead Counsel Certification as Employment Lawyers in New York & New Jersey”. Lead Counsel Certified attorneys must meet objectively strict quality assurance standards, worthy of trust and confidence. Lead Counsel Rating is only available to attorneys who have demonstrated the following three requirements: Professional Experience, Peer Recommendations, and must have a Spotless Disciplinary Record. Bryan Arce (Managing Partner) has received “Lead Counsel Certification”.

  • Legal Awards Winner 2018 - Corporate International, Legal Awards badge Top Employment Law Firm New York-‘Employment Discrimination Attorney of the Year in New York - 2018’ - Corporate International, Legal Awards

    Phillips & Associates’ Managing Partner, William Phillips, has been recognized as “Employment Discrimination Attorney of the Year in New York” by Corporate International Magazine for their global legal awards. Independently judged awarding the most active and experienced advisers from around the world. The awards commemorate those who have been successful over the past 12 months and who have shown excellence not only in their field but also in service for their clients.

  • 10 Best Labor & Employment Attorney in New York For Client Satisfaction 10 Best Labor & Employment Attorney in New York For Client Satisfaction - American Institute of Legal Counsel

    Philips & Associates’ Employment attorneys have been recognized for their exceptional performance as the “Best New York Employment Attorneys for Client Satisfaction” by the American Institute of Legal Counsel (“AIOLC”). AIOLC places the utmost emphasis on selecting lawyers who have achieved significant success in the field of Labor & Employment without sacrificing the service and support they provide. Selection criteria therefore focus on attorneys who demonstrate the highest standards of Client Satisfaction. The following attorneys have been selected as the “10 best Employment Lawyers” in New York for client satisfaction: Brittany Stevens, Steven Fingerhut, and William Phillips (Managing Partner)

  • BBB Acredited Business badge Certified Business, Employment Law Firm - Better Business Bureau

    Phillips & Associates is a certified business in Employment Law Firm by the Better Business Bureau (“BBB”). The BBB is a non-profit organization that focuses on advancing marketplace trust for consumers. The BBB Accredited Businesses are among an elite group of businesses that have made a commitment to uphold BBB Code of Business Practices and Standards for Trust.

Results in Employment Law
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Over $85 Million in combined Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Settlements & Verdicts
  • Greg Kirschenbaum was part of the trial team that won a $2.2 million verdict in a race discrimination and retaliation case in 2015. Rosas v. Balter Sales, et al.
  • In a disability and failure to accommodate case Erica Shnayder was part of the trial team that won a $4.25 million verdict against New York Presbyterian Hospital which was the highest employment law verdict of 2014.
  • Bryan Arce (Managing Partner) was part of the trial team that won a $1.4 million-dollar verdict in a religious and sexual orientation discrimination case brought by a Chef. Salemi v. Gloria’s Tribeca, et al. which was the highest employment law verdict in 2012.
  • In a race discrimination case, a federal jury in New York found that use of the N-word in the workplace is never acceptable, even when used between black coworkers. The jury added $30,000 in punitive damages to go with a $250,000 compensatory damages award. Johnson v STRIVE. This case was handled by Marjorie Mesidor.
Disclaimers

*The listed attorneys were selected to the Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at http://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html. Bryan Arce, Erica Shnayder, and Silvia Stanciu are licensed to practice in New Jersey. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

** The listed attorneys were selected to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and/or the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Membership to the forum is issued by Million Dollar Advocates Forum. A description of the selection methodology for either forum can be found at http://www.milliondollaradvocates.com. Bryan Arce and Erica Shnayder are licensed to practice in New Jersey. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

*** Bryan Arce was selected to the group of Best Attorneys of America, issued by Rue Ratings' Best Attorneys of America. A description of the selection methodology can be found at https://www.bestattorneysofamerica.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

The listed attorneys were selected as Lawyers of Distinction published by Lawyers of Distinction. A description of the selection methodology can be found at https://www.lawyersofdistinction.com/how-to-become-a-member/. Bryan Arce was awarded the 2018 Lawyers of Distinction Award in Employment Law. Bryan Arce is licensed to practice in New Jersey. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

▲▲The Clients Choice Award is published by AVVO. A description of the selection methodology can be found at https://support.avvo.com/hc/en-us/articles/208478156-What-is-the-Avvo-Rating-. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Bryan Arce received “Lead Counsel” ratings in Employment Law. The “Lead Counsel” rating is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at https://www.leadcounsel.org/for-attorneys or https://www.leadcounsel.org/for-consumers. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Client Reviews
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