Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., Named To ‘Best Law Firms’ 2015

Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., the leading labor and employment law firm serving the greater Springfield area, has received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2015 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” The firm has been recognized with Tier 1 metropolitan designations for Springfield, Mass. in the practice areas of arbitration, employment law – management, labor law – management, litigation – labor law and employment, and mediation.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. As firms are often separated by small differences in overall score, a tiering system is used rather than ranking law firms sequentially. To be eligible for a ranking in a particular practice area and metropolitan region, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 in that particular practice area and metropolitan area.

Attorneys from Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 include:

  • Partner Ralph F. Abbott, Jr., in the practice area of arbitration, employment law – management, labor law – management and mediation
  • Partner John H. Glenn, in the practice area of arbitration, employment law – management and labor law – management
  • Partner Timothy F. Murphy, in the practice area of employment law – management, labor law – management and litigation – labor and employment
  • Partner Jay M. Presser, in the practice area of employment law – management, labor law – management and litigation – labor and employment

Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most highly respected guide to the legal profession. The 52,488 attorneys named to Best Lawyers have been recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence in 137 different practice areas covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Lawyers nominated for the honor are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are evaluated by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication review to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

 About Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C.

Founded in 1964, Skoler, Abbott & Presser is a boutique firm that exclusively practices labor and employment law and represents only the interests of management. The firm’s practice areas include all aspects of labor and employment law, including traditional labor law, contract negotiations, union avoidance, and arbitrations; employment litigation in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies; employment counseling, policy review and training; and a wide range of other areas of the law related to the management of employees, including ERISA issues, reductions-in-force, compliance with state and federal employment statutes, and audits of human resources practices. The firm has 10 attorneys in its main Springfield office and two attorneys who practice of counsel to the firm, one of whom specializes in ERISA. In addition to its offices in Springfield and Worcester, Mass., the firm also has an extensive practice in Connecticut. Further information about Skoler, Abbott & Presser can be found on its website,