Awards and Accolades
Best Lawyers in Pittsburgh, Top Attorneys in PA, and More
Our attorneys are dedicated to providing their clients with the highest level of legal guidance and representation. Our legal firm provides award-winning results. Yablonski, Costello & Leckie, P.C. has received several awards and accolades, including being named a Tier 1 firm in Pittsburgh for Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants – by US News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” every year since the 2011-2012 inaugural edition of U.S. News Best Lawyers publication ranking law firms.
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers® as part of the annual peer review assessment.
Our Best Attorneys are Highly Regarded
Attorneys Benjamin L. Costello, J. Scott Leckie and Eric P. Betzner have been selected as “Best Lawyers in America” in the 2006 through 2023 editions of U.S. News Best Lawyers® for their expertise in the workers’ compensation field. These attorneys have also been recognized in each edition of “Pittsburgh’s Best Lawyers” since Best Lawyers® began publishing a local edition in 2010.
Best Lawyers® is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. Inclusion is based entirely on peer review. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.
In the U.S., Best Lawyers® publishes an annual referral guide, The Best Lawyers in America, which includes 43,629 attorneys in 135 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since 1983, it has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in unfamiliar jurisdictions or unfamiliar practice areas.
To be included in the Best Lawyers® peer review process, an attorney must first be nominated. Clients, other lawyers, and marketing teams are the primary sources of nominations, but anyone can submit a nomination for awards and accolades.
Benjamin L. Costello has been named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list for the 2005 through 2016 editions published by Thomson Reuters for Workers’ Compensation. J. Scott Leckie was named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list for the 2004 through 2006 editions. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers.
Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third-party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The Super Lawyers selection process involves three basic steps: the creation of the candidate pool, evaluation of candidates by the research department, and peer evaluation by practice area.
Our attorneys have also been recognized locally by Pittsburgh Magazine and Philadelphia Magazine as being among the best lawyers in Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania. We also recognize the hard work of our attorneys by awarding them membership in distinguished organizations such as the American College of Trial Lawyers
Our lawyers strive to provide quality legal services and exceed clients’ expectations. We are committed to delivering superior outcomes with a personalized, tailored approach that meets our clients’ needs while protecting their interests. At YCL Law Firm, we take pride in our commitment to excellence and remain dedicated to helping our clients achieve their goals.
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