Goldman Ismail and Partners Receive Top Rankings in Benchmark Litigation 2019

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 edition of Benchmark Litigation ranked Goldman Ismail Tomaselli Brennan & Baum LLP in the highest categories for Product Liability (Tier 1) and Illinois (Highly Recommended). The firm was also recognized as a top trial law firm and included on the Top 20 Trial Law Firms list. The Benchmark researchers highlighted that Goldman Ismail’s “clients have been vocally supportive” cheering that the firm “provided the best service we could hope for” and praising the firm’s “subject matter expertise, practicality, responsiveness and efficiency.” The researchers further recognized that the firm “is specifically sought after to try cases that have proven difficult or impossible to settle and often involving elements of product liability, antitrust, intellectual property, and/or some combination of the three.”

Goldman Ismail partners also received the following individual rankings based on peer and client feedback: 

  • Andrew Goldman - National Practice Area Star; Local Litigation Star
  • Tarek Ismail - National Practice Area Star; Local Litigation Star; Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Shayna Cook ­- National Practice Area Star
  • Rami Fakhouri - 40 & Under Hot List
  • Jennifer Greenblatt - Local Litigation Star; 40 & Under Hot List
  • Alan Littmann - National Practice Area Star; Local Litigation Star
  • Brian O’Donoghue - 40 & Under Hot List
  • Michael Pieja - 40 & Under Hot List

Additional details and editorials about the firm and partner rankings are found here, herehere, here, and here.

As reported by Benchmark Litigation, the firm and attorney rankings are the culmination of 4-6 months of research involving “extensive interviews with litigators and their clients to identify the leading litigators and firms.” The “firms and attorneys who have displayed the ability to consistently handle complex, high-stakes cases in multiple jurisdictions” are ranked nationally and awarded the “National Practice Area Star” designation. Lawyers “who were recommended consistently as reputable and effective litigators by clients and peers” are awarded the “Local Litigation Star” designation. The “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” designation recognizes “the elite trial strategists in their respective fields.” The “40 & Under Hot List” designation recognizes litigators that “peers and clients” have “deemed the most promising emerging talent in their respective litigation communities in the US.”

Additional details about Benchmark Litigation rankings and general research methodology are found here.