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Imbesi Christensen & Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP

The law firms Imbesi Christensen and Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP have been certified as lead class counsel for the 2 Gold Street class action lawsuit. Combined, the law firms have recovered over $4 billion in settlements and awards.  

The firms' attorneys have been recognized by their peers most achieving an AV® rating by Martindale-Hubbell®. The Peer Review Ratings™ by Martindale-Hubbell® were created to help consumers find the right legal professionals by identifying lawyers with the "highest ethical standards and professional ability." Lawyers are rated by their peers and the highest rating possible is AV Preeminent®.

The respected publication Super Lawyers® has also recognized NBRS attorneys. Five attorneys, including all four Senior Partners, have been selected for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers®. Three of NBRS' trial lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the New York Rising Stars®, which is reserved for attorneys aged 40 or younger or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. No more than 5% of lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers® and no more than 2.5% are selected for inclusion in the Rising Stars® list. Lawyers cannot nominate themselves but are nominated by their peers and undergo a multi-phase selection and research process to evaluate their qualifications, ethics and ability.

NBRS and its attorneys have been selected for various honors, including the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" and "Top 40 Under 40" by National Trial Lawyers, and inclusion in the invitation-only Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® for the numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements the firm has been able to secure on behalf of its clients. Fortune Magazine recognized the firm in "America's Premier Lawyers" and was included in the 2012 Legal 500 U.S. edition.  NBRS was named in the LawDragon™ 500 Leading Lawyers in America.

Representing Plaintiffs Across the United States

Both firms maintain their main offices in New York City.  NBRS has additional office locations in New Jersey, Long Island, Pennsylvania, California, Delaware, Florida and Illinois. 

The firms represent plaintiffs across the country in complex litigation, arbitration and mediation related to a number of practice areas, including pharmaceutical litigation, product liability, environmental litigation and personal injury. The firms also handle workers' compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims for injured and disabled workers and assist responders and survivors of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States with claims for compensation and medical care under the Zadroga Act.