Daniel J. Distasio and Michael J. Kowalski, partners in Distasio, Kowalski & Yelen personal injury firm in Wilkes-Barre, have been named among the nation’s most esteemed and skilled litigators in high stakes legal matters. They were both among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® for 2017. Selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is by invitation only. It is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional trial attorneys in high value, high stakes legal matters.
To be considered for selection, an attorney must have litigated (for either plaintiff or defendant) a matter (1) with at least $2,000,000 in alleged damages at stake or (2) with the fate of a business worth at least $2,000,000 at stake. These minimum qualifications are required for initial consideration. Thereafter, candidates are carefully screened through comprehensive Qualitative Comparative Analysis. This is based on a broad array of criteria, including the candidate’s professional experience, litigation experience, significant case results, representative high stakes matters, peer reputation and community impact in order to rank the candidates throughout the state.
Only the top 100 qualifying attorneys in each state will receive this honor and be selected for membership among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®. With these extremely high standards for selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®, less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the United States will receive this honor — truly the most exclusive and elite level of attorneys in the community.
Attorneys Distasio and Kowalski bring over 50 years of legal expertise to the clients they serve. Both earned their Juris Doctorate from the Dickinson School of Law. The firm focuses on personal injury law, including car and truck accidents, medical malpractice, product liability and workers’ compensation.