For more than 30 years, under the leadership of partners Joseph Awad and Joseph Miklos, Silberstein, Awad & Miklos (SAM) has successfully prosecuted thousands of serious personal injury and medical malpractice cases, improving the safety and quality of life of its clients and the community.
“The key to our success has been identifying why the individual case matters to the community,” Awad notes. “In many cases, private lawsuits brought by individual citizens have changed the management of the clinical practice of medicine and the safety protocol at construction sites.”
Awad and Miklos head an accomplished team of experienced trial attorneys, which also includes an attorney-physician, an attorney-nurse, an attorney-pharmacist, an in-house board-certified physician, and a registered nurse. In addition, the firm has access to experts in medicine, economics, engineering, and vocational rehabilitation.
“Although we’ve always advocated for the plaintiff, we still have a close relationship with the medical community,” Awad says. “We work with some of the finest medical minds on the east coast to evaluate both personal injury and medical malpractice cases.”
SAM has been ranked Tier 1 for medical malpractice law and personal injury litigation in New York City by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” Awad and Miklos, meanwhile, have been included in The Best Lawyers in America and New York Super Lawyers and have been AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the organization’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards.
While Awad and Miklos are recognized leaders in their field, they come from humble beginnings—Awad grew up in a blue-collar family and Miklos hails from the South Bronx. These backgrounds have influenced their practice, as both attorneys remain dedicated to giving back. Their firm’s community efforts include promoting jury service and voter registration, sponsoring after-school programs for children, and providing pro bono legal seminars in neighborhoods throughout the area.
Both partners are also committed to the legal profession. Awad served as a Governor of the American Association for Justice and he is a past-President of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and a former member of the New York State Governor’s Medical Liability Task Force. Miklos is a past-President of NYSTLA’s Long Island Affiliate and serves on its Board of Directors.
The firm’s historic verdicts, record settlements and one hundred matters before appeals courts can be reviewed at its website, www.ask4sam.com.