Cleveland-based Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP is proud to announce that several of its attorneys have recently been listed in Best Lawyers - a respected legal peer-review publication.
Among the accolades, managing partner Peter H. Weinberger was voted Best Lawyers' Cleveland Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiff's Lawyer of the Year. Partner Dennis R. Lansdowne was selected as Best Lawyers' Cleveland Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year. And Messrs. Weinberger and Lansdowne merited mention on The Best Lawyers in America list, along with Spangenberg Shibley & Liber attorneys William Hawal and Peter J. Brodhead.
To be selected for the Best Lawyers list is quite a distinction, as this respected publication circulates in almost 70 countries - with this year's selections being based on more than 3.9 million attorney evaluations. Lawyers currently listed in Best Lawyers select the nominees.
Designation as a "Lawyer of the Year" is an even greater honor as only one attorney wins in each metropolitan area for each practice area. Selection as "Lawyer of the Year" is based on extraordinary voting averages, reflecting colleagues' respect and integrity.
Spangenberg Shibley & Liber's four Best Lawyers awards and two "Lawyer of the Year" honors are especially significant achievements as this 65-year-old firm only employs 10 attorneys. But, as these awards illustrate, this small firm is not only a major player in Cleveland but also on the national scale.
"Our clients are coming from all over the country, particularly as it relates to the field of mass torts, pharmaceutical litigation and products liability," said Mr. Weinberger in a statement to Best Lawyers. "We're moving from what has traditionally been an Ohio litigation practice to a practice with a broader reach."
For example, Spangenberg Shibley & Liber was one of the first firms in the nation to file lawsuits regarding the use of a particular contrast agent in MRIs and its link to nephrogenic systemic fibrosis in people suffering from kidney problems. Peter Weinberger, William Hawal and Peter Brodhead served as plaintiffs' liaison counsel and solidified their role as leaders in this type of litigation. And, as Mr. Brodhead told Best Lawyers, "The FDA no longer permits certain drugs that were the subject of the litigation to be given to renal failure patients." He continued, "We're proud that our efforts, through input the FDA specifically requested, have helped make this procedure safer for the at-risk population."
"Our objective is to obtain justice in the form of compensation for people who are devastatingly injured," Mr. Weinberger told Best Lawyers. "But we're also able to make certain situations safer for the public in general, which is a great benefit of the work we do."
Spangenberg Shibley & Liber handles a broad range of personal injury, dangerous products, medical malpractice, workplace injury, nursing home and elder abuse and civil rights cases. It also litigates a variety of property damage and insurance coverage cases. For more information or to contact an attorney mentioned herein, visit www.spanglaw.com or call 216.696.3232.