Ralph F. Abbott, Jr. Of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. Named Lawyer Of The Year 2012

Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Ralph F. Abbott, Jr., as the 2012 Springfield, MA, Employment Law – Management Lawyer of the Year.

After more than twenty-five years in publication, Best Lawyers is designating Lawyers of the Year in high-profile legal practice areas in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is being honored as the Lawyer of the Year for 2012.

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 18th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2012) is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

The lawyers being honored as Lawyers of the Year have received particularly high ratings in surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Abbott has been a member of the firm since 1975. In addition to providing employment-related advice to employers, he assists clients in remaining union-free, and represents employers before the National Labor Relations Board. His extensive experience includes negotiating collective bargaining agreements, and representing employers at arbitration hearings and before other state and federal agencies.