Awards & Recognitions

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Westfield, NJ, August 15, 2019: Ten attorneys with the law firm of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C., were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020, which identified each as a top legal talent in their respective practice areas.

In addition, Lindabury attorney Edward J. Frisch was named the Best Lawyers® 2020 Litigation – Construction Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Newark.

The following Lindabury attorneys were named as Best Lawyers honorees:

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Congratulations to Nicole A. Kobis for being named to New Jersey Family magazine’s list of Best Lawyers for Families.  Nicole is an experienced family law attorney and counsels clients on matters involving divorce, custody, spousal support, child support and the equitable distribution of marital assets.  Nicole is an accredited New Jersey Family and Divorce Mediator.  She has been named as a New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star every year since 2016 and has been recognized by the United Way of Greater Union County for her community outreach efforts including organizing toy drives during the holiday season and collections for new school supplies in September. We are very happy to celebrate Nicole’s well deserved recognition.  You can read Nicole’s profile in NJ Family Magazine here.

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Steven L. Fox, a partner with Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C., received the Robert J. Cirafesi Chancery Practice Award for his outstanding contributions to the practice area and his continued support and involvement in The Middlesex County Bar Associations’s activities.  The award was presented at The Middlesex County Bar Association’s 14th Annual Practice Area Awards Dinner.

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Lindabury McCormick Estabrook & Cooper is pleased to announce that we are well represented in the New Jersey Super Lawyers list with 6 attorneys having been recognized as leaders in their area of practice. The selected attorneys come from many of the firm’s practice areas including our Employment, Business Counseling, Environmental, Family Law, Litigation and Trusts & Estates groups.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Every year Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented selection process that involves peer nominations, independent research and peer evaluations.

For the fourth consecutive year included in the list of NJ Super Lawyers is 1 Lindabury associate who has attained the designation of being a Rising Star in the legal profession. In order to be selected as a rising star, candidates must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.  Each year,  no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive the honor of being selected to the Rising Stars list.

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Westfield, New Jersey, November 2, 2018 – Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C. has earned top rankings in the 2019 edition of Best Law Firms, published by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. The firm received a first tier metropolitan ranking in Arbitration, Insurance Law, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Trusts & Estates and Trusts & Estates Law. Lindabury also was recognized for its Labor and Employment Litigation and Management Counseling practice as well as its Mediation services.

The Honorable John M. Boyle, former Presiding Judge, Superior Court, Chancery Division, Union County, and the Honorable Ross R. Anzaldi, former Presiding Judge, Superior Court, Civil Division, Union County, practice in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Group.

Jay Lavroff, Steven Backfisch and Andrew Gibbs practice in the Insurance Law Group. They represent insurance carriers in matters concerning coverage and defense of errors and omissions, construction defect, director and officer liability and employment practices liability among others.

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Jay Lavroff, a partner with Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C., was honored as the Union County Bar Association’s Professional Lawyer of the Year at the NJ Commission on Professionalism in the Law annual awards luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Pines Manor in Edison, NJ.

The Professional Lawyer of the Year Awards, now its 22nd year, are presented in cooperation with county bar associations throughout the state of New Jersey to lawyers who are respected by colleagues for their character, competence and exemplary professional behavior. The NJ Commission on Professionalism in the Law is a unique cooperative venture of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), the state and federal judiciary, and New Jersey’s three law schools.

“Lindabury prides itself as being a firm with a reputation of professionalism and high character,” said David R. Pierce, Lindabury’s partner and president. “Jay Lavroff exemplifies all that is positive in the law profession, and we are proud that he has been recognized with this prestigious honor that reflects our culture.”

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Westfield, New Jersey, August 15, 2018 – The Best Lawyers In America© has announced that 8 attorneys from Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C. have been named to this year’s list.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.

Lindabury would like to congratulate the following attorneys listed in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers In America© including special recognition to John Boyle who was additionally recognized as the 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for Arbitration in Newark, NJ.

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Nicole Kobis of Lindabury Named 2018 Rising Star

Nicole A. Kobis, a family law attorney with Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C., will be honored as a Rising Star Recipient at the United Way of Greater Union County’s Annual Celebration on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The event will be held at the Gran Centurions (440 Madison Hill Road, Clark, NJ) from 6-9 pm.

The Annual Celebration recognizes local leaders in philanthropy, business, and advocacy who share United Way’s mission of service. United Way of Greater Union County (UWGUC) created the event as a way to recognize community and business leaders who are committed to making communities stronger and improving the odds for children and families. Proceeds will benefit programs and services funded by UWGUC.

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Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper is pleased to announce that John H. Schmidt has once again been recognized by “Chambers USA” in their annual list of leading lawyers for business. Chambers and Partners, which produces “Chambers USA,” is a client referral organization that researches and subjectively ranks attorneys and law firm practice groups nationwide and globally. “Chambers USA” ranks firms and lawyers who are considered leaders in their profession. Law firms and individual lawyers are assessed in the areas of technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.

For more than 35 years John has represented management in all areas of labor and employment counselling and litigation including the defense of employment discrimination, breach of contract, and wrongful discharge claims. John who is co-chair of Lindabury’s Labor & Employment practice group has significant courtroom experience, having tried many cases in both the state and Federal courts, and has argued numerous cases before the New Jersey Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey. He has arbitrated numerous labor matters and has handled charges and hearings before both the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights. John has been Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. John is a founding member of the Academy of New Jersey Management Attorneys and is a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

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New Jersey Family Magazine’s April 2018 issues includes an invaluable list of professionals that make a difference in the lives of New Jersey families during difficult times. John Blasi has been named among this list of exceptional attorneys who were nominated by readers.

To read the full issue click here.

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