Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder ranked Tier One in the US News & World Report

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BRIDGEPORT - U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® has listed the Connecticut-based law firm of Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder as "tier one" in its 2011-2012 "Best Law Firms" rankings.

Eleven attorneys from the firm also received "Best Lawyers" designations in their practice fields.

Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder is top-listed in Connecticut for both Medical Malpractice Law for Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation for Plaintiffs. The firm is also top-listed in Bridgeport (overall) for both Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation. Eleven attorneys from Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

"Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise," according to the publication's website.

2011-2012 Best Lawyers listings include:

Michael P. Koskoff - Medical Malpractice Law; Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Antonio Ponvert III - Civil Rights Law

William M. Bloss - Criminal Defense White-Collar; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Christopher D. Bernard - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs. Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

James D. Horwitz - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs; Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Joel H. Lichtenstein - Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

J. Craig Smith - Personal Injury Litigation; Product Liability Litigation

Richard A. Bieder - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Joshua Koskoff - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Kathleen Nastri - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Sean McElligott - Product Liability Litigation

The national first-tier rankings for firms are featured in U.S. News & World Report in its November issue. The national and metropolitan first-tier rankings are also featured in the "Best Law Firms" stand-alone publication, which is distributed to 30,000 general counsel and in digital format to 58,000 private practice lawyers worldwide.

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, nationally known for personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, and class actions, concentrates its practice in handling cases for people who suffer serious personal injury or economic harm. Attorneys from Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder have been responsible for important changes in the conduct of corporate and government defendants. The firm has offices in Bridgeport, Danbury and New Haven.