Honors and Awards

Sylvester & Brow has earned a niche in the Vermont legal community and throughout New England as leaders in the field of personal injury and medical malpractice litigation, as is evidenced by the firm’s annual inclusion in U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America® Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” rankings for Burlington, Vermont in the fields of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Medical Malpractice -Plaintiffs, and the partners’ inclusion on the New England Super Lawyers list, a distinction achieved by only 5% of the lawyers in New England.

In addition, the following Honors and Awards have been conferred upon the trial lawyers at Sylvester & Brow:

Attorney Alan F. Sylvester

  • Recognized as one of the top 100 trial attorneys in New England by Super Lawyer’s® magazine following a multi-step nomination process including peer review and independent evaluation.

  • One of less then 1000 lawyers in the United States continually listed in Best Alan F. Sylvester Best Lawyer of the Year badgeLawyers in America®, the oldest peer review publication in the legal profession, since its 1st publication in 1983.

  • Listed as Medical Malpractice Alan F Sylvester Best Lawyer of 2011 badgeMalpractice Lawyer of the Year Burlington, Vermont in Best Lawyers in America®.

  • Highest rating in the nationally recognized peer review publication, Martindale-Hubbell, since 1979.

  • Listed as Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year – Plaintiffs, Burlington, Vermont by Best Lawyers in America®.

  • Listed in Vermont Business Magazine’s Top Lawyers of 2013 in the areas of Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Litigation.

Attorney Michael S. Brow

  • In 2020, Michael was selected to the 2020 New England Super Lawyers list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 5% of attorneys in New England receive this distinction.

  • Since 2009 Michael has been selected annually by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, in the

    area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs.

  • Michael is a member of the National Trial Lawyers: Top  100 Trial lawyers for Vermont in the area of Civil practice

  • Listed in Vermont Business Magazine’s Top Lawyers of 2013 in the area of Personal Injury Litigation.

  • Member of Super Lawyers -2009

  • Michael served as an associate member and member of the Board of Bar Examiners from 1996 – 2002.

  • He is a former board member of the Aquatic Injury Safety Group.

  • Attorney Amy Sylvester Averill
  • 2014 Received the highest rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability. Lawyers who receive the AV Preeminent status have been awarded the highest peer review rating in Martindale-Hubbell for professional excellence.

  • Served on the Board of Governors of the Vermont Trial Lawyers’ Association, 1997-2000.     av_martindale-hubbell.ashx

  • Listed in Peer Review rated New England’s Women Leaders in the Law

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