Diversity & Inclusion
t Szaferman Lakind we understand the importance of a diverse and inclusive environment for all individuals. Diversity allows for the firm to benefit from fresh perspectives and experiences. We do not discriminate on account of race, religious beliefs, gender identity or expression, physical ability, age, ancestry, marital or family status, or sexual preference or orientation. We believe that discrimination and harassment are defined by the impact on the individual. We actively participate in diversity centered events throughout the community and have made diversity and inclusion a priority of the firm in our day-to-day practices, our recruiting efforts and in the organizations and causes we support.
We all work together toward a common purpose; to serve our clients to the best of our abilities in an economic, ethical and efficient way.
Szaferman Lakind is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against anyone because of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, socioeconomic status, disability or any other protected classification. We welcome and value the differences in skills and experiences individuals have which allow us to better serve our clients.
As an organization, Szaferman Lakind has achieved a Tier 1 ranking on the “Best Law Firms” list annually-issued by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, since 2014. The firm has achieved this status in multiple practice areas including Commercial Litigation, Family Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Land Use & Zoning Law in 2022.
Additionally, each year Szaferman Lakind attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the list of The Best Lawyers in America© issued by BL Rankings, LLC for their individual, professional excellence, gaining persistently impressive ratings from both clients and peers.
Martindale-Hubbell™ AV Rated Attorneys
The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings help those in need of legal services identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer within a specific practice area. Lawyer Ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability.
An AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.
NJ Supreme Court Certified Attorneys
Selecting an experienced and qualified lawyer when facing a complex legal problem can be extremely overwhelming.
The Supreme Court of New Jersey has simplified this process for individuals by certifying select lawyers who have excelled in education, experience, and knowledge in their area of practice. At Szaferman Lakind, we employ attorneys certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in three of our practice areas.
Many of our attorneys have been selected by their legal community peers for inclusion in the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers® and Super Lawyers Rising Stars, both issued by Thomson Reuters. This recognition is earned only by the top 5% of attorneys in the state. Multiple Szaferman Lakind attorneys* have been included in the New Jersey Super Lawyer list every year since 2005. Additionally, Brian Paul was included in the list of Top 100 Super Lawyers in New Jersey in 2009, 2019 and 2021.