CHICAGO, May 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago Civil Trial Lawyer Joseph W. Balesteri has been elected a Fellow by the International Society of Barristers, a professional legal organization comprised of top legal practitioners from across the globe. Its focus centers on the preservation of an independent, adversarial, and fair justice system.
Established in 1965, the ISOB includes members from every U.S. state, as well as a number of U.S. territories and foreign nations abroad. Fellows, deemed to have exemplified the highest standards of professionalism, civility, and ethical conduct, are evaluated for not only their track records and trial skills, but also their ability to advocate for clients, an effective justice system, and equality under the law - regardless of whether they represent plaintiffs or defendants.
Though ISOB's mission is beneficial to all, its membership is limited. No lawyer can apply for inclusion, and instead must be nominated, vetted, and voted on by existing Fellows. Potential candidates must also meet stringent qualifying criteria, including:
- Over 10 years of professional practice;
- At least 50% of work dedicated to trial practice;
- Martindale-Hubbell's highest AV Peer Review Rating;
- Exemplification of high standards for character, integrity, and professionalism.
About Joseph W. Balesteri
The International Society of Barristers' induction of Joseph Balesteri speaks volumes about his professional success and respected reputation, as well as his former experience as a defense attorney in matters of medical malpractice and professional liability.
"I am honored and humbled to be inducted into a group with such accomplished members," said Balesteri.
Today, Balesteri fights for victims of preventable injuries and injustice, and has helped Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. recover hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation since he joined the Chicago-based firm in 2000. His insight as a former defense lawyer, which makes him a fitting ISOB member, yield invaluable insight for victims and families facing off against powerful corporations, health care networks, and insurance companies, and have helped clients secure significant results.
Joseph W. Balesteri is a Partner at the Chicago personal injury law firm of Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P., where he focuses much of his practice on matters of medical malpractice, birth injuries, and nursing home negligence. In addition to recovering millions in compensation for clients, he has been named to Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine for over a decade, and among Leading Lawyers Magazine's Top 100 Lawyers. More information can be found at www.prslaw.com.
SOURCE Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P.