Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year
Burton Kainen was named Best Lawyers’ 2014 Hartford Labor Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year.”
Patrick McHale was named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Hartford Labor Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year.”
Frederick Dorsey was named the Best Lawyers’ 2014 Hartford Education Law “Lawyer of the Year.”
U.S. News Best Lawyers/Best Law Firms®
Kainen, Escalera & McHale is ranked as a Tier 1 law firm in Hartford for employment law, labor law, and labor and employment litigation in U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for 2020.
Burton Kainen and Diana Garfield have each received a peer review rating of “AV Preeminent” from Martindale-Hubbell. Miguel Escalera, Patrick McHale, Shel Myers, Joseph McQuade, Frederick Dorsey, and Daniel Murphy have all received a peer review rating of “BV Distinguished” from Martindale-Hubbell. Peer review ratings are generated from evaluations by other members of the bar to determine an attorney’s ethical standards and professional ability.
College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Burton Kainen has been named a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. To be named a fellow, attorneys must exhibit the following qualifications: the highest professional qualifications and ethical standards based on the College’s acclaimed Principles of Civility and Professionalism ; the highest level of character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership; a commitment to fostering and furthering the objectives of the College; sustained, exceptionally high-quality services to clients, bar, bench and public; and significant evidence of scholarship, teaching, lecturing and/or published writings on Labor and Employment Law.