CHERRY HILL, N.J., May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Silverman, Founding Partner of the Lemon Law Firm of Kimmel & Silverman, P.C. has been honored as a 2017 Distinguished Leader by the New Jersey Law Journal. The Law Journal says these honorees "continue to be the strongest of advocates, demonstrating clear leadership skills as lawyers, managers, scholars and members of the professional community." Mr. Silverman's efforts will be featured in a special magazine supplement and honored at a gala to be held June 20th.
Together with his partner Craig Thor Kimmel, Mr. Silverman successfully founded the Northeast's first full-service automotive Lemon Law firm in 1991 and a quarter of a decade later, Kimmel & Silverman has succeeded in providing cost-free legal representation to more than 80,000 consumers using the fee-shifting provisions of the Lemon Law and Federal Magnuson Moss Warranty Act.
Mr. Silverman's work as a consumer advocate has extended to working with the State judiciary to establish the New Jersey Lemon Law Pilot Program and being assigned the task of training arbitrators on how to adjudicate Lemon Law and breach of warranty cases. In addition, he was fundamental in securing and protecting the Lemon Law and Federal Warranty rights for Dodge, Jeep, and Chrysler consumers in 2009 when together with his associate Amy Bennecoff Ginsburg, he drafted the provision in the Chrysler/Fiat sales agreement which guaranteed that Fiat would still be committed to consumers who purchased vehicles from the line prior to the sale of the company. Through this one important provision, Mr. Silverman protected hundreds of thousands of drivers nationwide.
Mr. Silverman has been honored in many past years as a Super Lawyer by Law & Politics; earned a perfect 10/10 score on AVVO.com; and was named "a pioneer in New Jersey Lemon Law legislation" in a front page Newark Star Ledger feature. As a result of the Firm's comprehensive website LemonLaw.com, he also received a Meritorious Recognition award as part of the 2002 Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access competition presented by the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services. Mr. Silverman's expertise has been featured on numerous news outlets including Nightline, the nationally syndicated Money Talks News, and the New York Times.
Mr. Silverman earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Pennsylvania State University and holds a Juris Doctor Degree from Temple University School of Law.
For more information about Kimmel and Silverman, and the services they provide, please call 1-800-LEMON-LAW (1-800-536-6652) or visit the firm's website at www.lemonlaw.com.
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