HONORS & CREDENTIALS
Kainen, Escalera & McHale is a nationally recognized Connecticut-based law firm, having received the following honors from our legal colleagues for our work on behalf of employers in labor, employment and education law matters:
- Top Listing in U.S. News and World Report “Best Law Firms.”
- Listing in New England Super Lawyers published by Connecticut Magazine. Less than 5% of attorneys in the New England states receive this honor.
- Listing in Best Lawyers in America® in each of the practice areas of the firm.
- Recognition by Martindale-Hubbell.
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 has been ranked as a Tier 1 law firm for employment law defense firms in U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings every year since the rankings began in 2010.
Best Lawyers in America®
Burton Kainen, Miguel Escalera, Patrick McHale, Diana Garfield, Shel Myers, Jennifer Dixon, Joseph McQuade, Kenneth Weinstock, and Frederick Dorsey* have been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® in the category of Employment Law – Management and *Education Law.
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.
New England Super Lawyers
Five of our attorneys have been selected for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers: Burton Kainen, Miguel Escalera, Patrick McHale, Diana Garfield and Shel Myers.
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.