Florida Super Lawyers Magazine once again recognizes Kluger Kaplan Silverman Katzen & Levine for its top litigation expertise and experience.
Founding Member Alan J. Kluger was named one of the Top-100 attorneys in Miami by the publication. Also named as 2018 Florida Super Lawyers were attorneys Deborah S. Chames, Abbey L. Kaplan, Bruce A. Katzen, Todd A. Levine, Jason R. Marks and Steve I. Silverman. Additionally, attorneys Marko F. Cerenko, Lisa J. Jerles, Josh M. Ruben, Richard I. Segal and Jamie L. Zuckerman were named 2018 Florida Rising Stars.
Florida Super Lawyers select attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations, combined with independent research, is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievements. These selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis with an objective to create a credible, inclusive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.
Firm and Three Founding Members Ranked for General Commercial Litigation
We are honored that three of our Founding Members have been recognized in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA, one of the most esteemed legal publications in the world.
Kluger Kaplan Silverman & Levine as a firm received a Band 3 ranking in the category of General Commercial Litigation. Additionally, founding members, Alan J. Kluger (Band 2), Steve I. Silverman (Band 4) and Philippe Lieberman (Band 4) were recognized for their commercial litigation work.
The Chambers USA guide annually ranks preeminence in key practice areas, and achievements of law firms and lawyers throughout the country based on complexity of the work, firm growth and client service.
The recognition by Chambers USA is the latest in a long list of accolades received by Kluger Kaplan. The firm in 2017 was named a Top Litigation Firm by the Daily Business Review, an ALM-affiliate and sister publication to the American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel and National Law Journal. The firm has also been named Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report, one of Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite and one of Florida’s Top 100 law firms by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine.
Levine plays guitar, a bit of bass guitar and some keyboards, and also has a propensity and a gift for math and science. These skills have proven helpful in the courtroom and in mediation.
By Lidia Dinkova
May 4, 2018
Litigator Todd Levine has all the professional background common among successful litigators: A law degree, years of experience, mentors who guided him when he embarked on his career and a dedication to the job.
But Levine has skills outside the legal field that he credits for his success as well.
Levine is an avid musician who has played guitar since he was about 10 years old, he said. He also draws, plays a bit bass guitar and some keyboards, and has a penchant for math and science.
This combination of creativity and a gift for exact sciences have allowed him a more “out-of-the-box” approach to litigation, he said.
Take as an example that time he was in a mediation, and the mediator walked in holding new evidence just presented by the other side that at first appeared to hurt Levine’s case.
But Levine turned things around, he said.
“I had never seen those documents before but I pulled the documents and, frankly I don’t remember what I saw in them but in a matter of five minutes … I found something in one of the documents. I was able to point to this particular aspect of the documents, and I said, ‘This is the reason I will win this case.’ And the mediator’s jaw dropped. He couldn’t believe that I came up with such a quick response that turned the tables on the other side so quickly. It was because I was able to see something the other side did not see,” Levine recalled.
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