This morning I was notified that I was rated Top 150 Best Attorneys in New England for 2009.
Every year a survey company, Market Surveys of America, furnishes BBA, Best Businesses of America with the results of its work.
I am happy to report the results of the survey, and thank all those who voted for me.
To be honest, I don’t know how the survey company works, who they call or how people vote. I win these kind of surveys year after year. First it was best of the best in Keene, then New Hampshire, and now New England.
I guess I’ll take the results.
Now, at the risk of sounding unappreciative, I really don’t care about any ranking system.
This isn’t college football which has the AP, UPI polls and the coaches poll, power rankings and the like.
Top 150– maybe, maybe not.
What’s this all about?
It’s about impressing you– that’s what. These awards are for your sake.
Take everything into consideration, but don’t be overly impressed with anybody until you talk with them. That’s just some good, old fashioned, in-your-face straight shooting.
If they rated for that, I’d be tops for sure.
Surely I’m well known, and have helped many injury victims, but rankings don’t win personal injury cases.
Truthfully, there’s great lawyers out there doing super work for their clients and few people know about them.
I take this all in stride.
I’m not in the business of helping injury victims to get applause or praise. I’m in it to get my clients the money they need and deserve.
If others think I’m special, that is all well and good, but it means very little to me. Frankly, I don’t seek it & I don’t need it.
Being there for injury victims and being able to be their advocate & be an important part of their lives is reward enough.
Those who I’ve helped know me, and that’s what matters.
In the injury law business, there are only 2 rankings that have an meaning– 1st place and 2nd place.
!st place is winning and 2nd place is losing.
When an injury case is over, you’re either a winner or loser.
Losing is unacceptable; the stakes are too high.
Keep your strength.