Pasternak & Zirgibel is again honored in Milwaukee Magazine via Super Lawyers (December 2011). Both Jeff Zirgibel and I have now appeared in the Top 50 Wisconsin Super Lawyers, which is an incredible award since there are about 14,000 lawyers in Wisconsin.
Super Lawyers tries to identify Wisconsin attorneys in the top 5% of all Wisconsin lawyers and Rising Stars under age 40. Super Lawyers also publishes a Top 50 list discussed below.
For 2011, there are only eight Wisconsin personal injury law firms represented in the Top 50 list:
Cannon & Dunphy, Brookfield
Domnitz & Skemp, Milwaukee
End, Hierseman & Crain, Milwaukee
Gingras, Cates & Lubke, Madison
Habush Habush & Rottier, Multiple
Laufenberg, Stombaugh & Jassak, Multiple
Murphy & Prachthauser, Multiple
Pasternak & Zirgibel, Brookfield
Wisconsin victims of car accidents, medical malpractice, products liability, premises liability, etc., could do far worse than to start by interviewing these law firms to get help with their personal injury cases. Mostly in Milwaukee personal injury law firms, they have been recognized by peers as outstanding in their field.
If you want a high quality “expert,” look for a personal injury lawyer who shares the traits that these firms do. This includes injury attorneys who are Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent? 5.0 out of 5 by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings and active members of The American Association for Justice and Wisconsin Association for Justice. Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorney
(888) 232-1274 is a phone number for what appears to be an outfit attempting to contact personal injury car accident victims. Callers from 888-232-1274 identify themselves as working on behalf of Milwaukee Family Chiropractic. These Milwaukee Family Chiropractic reps include: Mr. Presley, Yolanda, Tanya, and Shalanda. Individuals calling from this phone number contact people after Wisconsin motor vehicle accidents. In fact, they even call individuals as far away as Madison, Wisconsin.
After googling, I found this site. Anonymous web users report individuals stating they were called the day after a traffic accident and received multiple calls from same number, 888-232-1274. Others report receiving ambiguous messages stating they were "calling in regards to your accident." Most everyone reports that callers leave no company name. Often, people called were not even injured. Some opine that Milwaukee Family Chiropractic is working on behalf of unethical personal injury lawyers. I say unethical because in Wisconsin it is unethical for personal injury attorneys or reps to cold call accident victims. I hope that this is not the situation, but based on the information below it appears they may be working with at least one Wisconsin lawyer.
I googled "Milwaukee Family Chiropractic" because one report I received regarding its involvement was from a known source and I found this site. Interestingly, comments there give sordid details about this outfit and have serious allegations including the involvement of a personal injury attorney.
If you get a call from (888) 232-1274, ignore it and don't respond. In fact, if you get any cold calls from doctors, lawyers, chiropractors, clinics, or anyone else, other than your own car insurer, do not talk to them or respond. If you're seriously hurt after a car accident, get a referral from a lawyer you trust for reputable lawyers who focus on personal injury cases.