Ambler, (PressExposure) June 08, 2009 -- For the sixth year in a row, Robert M. Silverman and Craig Thor Kimmel, founding partners of the Ambler and Pittsburgh-based lemon law and consumer advocacy firm of Kimmel & Silverman, have been named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers in a survey conducted by Law & Politics Magazine. In addition, Jacqueline Herritt, Managing Attorney for the Firm and a 11-year lemon law veteran, has also been named to the list for a third year running. Kimmel & Silverman is proud to have more Consumer Lawyers named to the list than any other Firm in the State.
The findings are published in the June 2009 edition of Philadelphia Magazine. More than 34,000 attorneys were asked to vote for the most effective counsel they have personally observed in action. Kimmel and Silverman were recognized among the top 5% of all attorneys statewide for building Pennsylvania's oldest and largest full-service lemon law firm, and assisting more than 50,000 distressed drivers across the Northeast with cost-free legal representation.
Kimmel & Silverman is the only lemon law firm in the nation to be honored by the American Bar Association. Their efforts have been featured on Good Morning America, Extra, The CBS Early Show, and hundreds of newspapers and magazines including Kiplingers Personal Finance Magazine, Consumer Reports, Automotive News, Black Enterprise, and USA Today. The Firm, which started out of a small office in Blue Bell, PA in 1991, has grown to include five full-service offices across Eastern and Western Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Delaware with a team of 11 attorneys, three certified automotive experts and a support staff of over 40 employees. The firm's Lemon Law attorneys have also successfully represented consumers against several automotive manufacturers in national class action suits, and expanded their practice to include automotive dealer fraud claims and unfair trade practice litigation.
In addition, Kimmel & Silverman is the only PA lemon law firm to work with the House of Representatives in expanding the Pennsylvania Lemon Law to include leased cars and tighter title provisions for used cars. The firm has also worked with the Consumer Affairs Committee on House Bill 2284, which they hope will become the nation's first Computer Lemon Law, and testified on bills to include additional protection for Pennsylvania consumers with motorcycles and recreational vehicles.
Most recently, attorney Bob Silverman and Kimmel & Silverman associate Amy L. Bennecoff worked with Chrysler counsel Jones Day and Fiat counsel Sullivan Cromwell to revise the Master Sales Agreement between the two companies to include specific language which protects all present and future Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep drivers who suffer repetitive defects with their vehicles.
ABOUT KIMMEL AND SILVERMAN Kimmel & Silverman has five full-service offices located in Ambler, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, Wilmington, DE, Dayville, CT, and Cherry Hill, NJ, and provides lemon law and breach of warranty representation to consumers throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Ohio. For more information about Kimmel and Silverman, and the services they provide, please call 1-800-LEMON-LAW (1-800-536-6652) or visit the firm's website at http://www.lemonlaw.com