Andrew Lavoott Bluestone is Board Certified in Legal Malpractice has been awarded diplomate status by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. This Board is organized and recognized by the American Bar Association and has met the rigid tests imposed by them. According to the American Bar Association, "a lawyer who is a certified specialist has been recognized by an independent profefessional certifiying organization as having an enhanced level of skill and expertise, as well as a substantial involvement in an established legal sepciaity. These organizations require a lawyer to demonstrate special training, experience and knowledge to insure that the lawyer's recognition as a certified specialist is meaningful and reliable."
According to DR 2-105, and now the revised Rules of Professional Conduct , Rule 7.4 "certification is not a requirement for the practice of law in the State of New York and does not necessarily indicate greater competence than other attorneys experienced in this field of law. The American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys is a private organization and not affiliated with any governmental authority."
If your attorney has made a mistake with your case, we can help you. We have represented clients in legal malpractice litigation in New York since 1978. I am the author of the New York Attorney Malpractice Blog [www.blog.bluestonelawfirm.com], an Outside Counsel Columnist for the New York Law Journal, and lecture to attorneys on legal malpractice issues. If you have a question about how an attorney handled your case, please call my office for a free consultation.