Best Lawyers has named six Kline & Specter lawyers as among the nation’s best for its 2016 review while selecting Shanin Specter as Philadelphia Product Liability Lawyer of the Year for 2016. As a firm, Kline & Specter has also been named among the nation's Best Law Firms – a “tier 1” designation -- for Medical Malpractice, Product Liability and Mass Tort Litigation.
The six attorneys named are Tom Kline, Shanin Specter, Andy Stern, Lee Balefsky, head of the firm’s Mass Tort Department, Michelle Tiger, and Charles “Chip” Becker, who heads the Appellate Division.
Best Lawyers, which has also lauded the firm’s charitable giving, noted in its 2016 guide to legal excellence that Tom Kline and Shanin Specter each received national recognition for the 14th year. In past years, Kline has been named by the independent peer-review survey as the top medical malpractice attorney in Philadelphia as well as Philadelphia Personal Injury Litigator of the Year. Andy Stern won Philadelphia Product Liability Lawyer of the Year for 2015. Best Lawyers names Lawyers of the Year in six high-profile practice areas and in certain large legal communities. Selections are based on “a particularly high level of recognition from fellow attorneys." More than 10,000 law firms are considered as part of the survey by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers.