FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., August 20, 2013 – Farmington Hills-based Fabian, Sklar & King, P.C., announced today that Founding Shareholder Michael H. Fabian and Shareholder Stuart A. Sklar were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014, the 20th edition of the publication produced annually by Best Lawyers, which has been honoring America’s best attorneys for more than three decades.
Best Lawyers are determined through an extensive peer-review survey process comprised of more than 4 million confidential evaluations by attorneys throughout the country. In addition to being honored for his work in the practice area of Insurance Law, Fabian was also recognized as Best Lawyers’ 2014 Detroit Insurance Law “Lawyer of the Year.” Fabian was selected for the honor based on receiving the highest average of votes in the specialty practice area of Insurance Law in metro Detroit. Sklar was recognized for his efforts in the practice areas of both Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs.
“The Best Lawyers in America is a highly regarded compilation of the best attorneys in their practice areas, and we are honored to be selected for the 2014 edition alongside such talented attorneys nationwide,” said Fabian. “As a strictly peer review process, it’s a privilege to be held in such high esteem by our professional colleagues.”
With more than 30 years of legal experience, Fabian has won numerous cases that have created groundbreaking national precedent in establishing and protecting the rights of policyholders. He serves as editor of Michigan Insurance Law and Practice, published by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), and as co-author of the chapter on Property Insurance Law. He also authored the Fire Insurance Chapter in ICLE’s Causes of Action Formbook. In 2011, Fabian was named a “Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, a “Top Lawyer” by DBusiness magazine, and has been selected as a Michigan “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics Magazine each year since 2006. Fabian was also named a Best Lawyer in America in 2013. He earned a B.A. with honors from the James Madison College of Michigan State University in 1975 and a J.D. from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1978.
Sklar has litigated hundreds of fire and explosion cases and has collected millions of dollars on behalf of his clients. He serves as a principal member of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Technical Committee on Fire Investigations—the committee responsible for the development of NFPA 921: Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations. He has been active in the development of every edition of NFPA 921 since 2001. Sklar is also a principal member of the NFPA Technical Committee on Fire Investigation Qualifications responsible for NFPA 1033: Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator. In 2013, Sklar was recognized as a Best Lawyer in America and was also named a “Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Law & Politics Magazine has selected him as a Michigan “Super Lawyer” every year since 2006. Sklar earned a B.A. from Michigan State University in 1982 and a J.D. from the Michigan State University College of Law in 1985.
Founded in 1986, Farmington Hills, Mich.-based Fabian, Sklar & King, P.C., is a nationally recognized leader in representing those injured or killed as the result of fires and explosions. The firm’s attorneys advocate and protect the rights of homeowners, business owners and other policyholders in property damage disputes with insurance companies. In addition to many awards and accolades, Fabian, Sklar, & King, P.C. has received the coveted “AV” rating, the highest rating under Martindale Hubbell’s Peer Review RatingTM process. To learn more, please visit www.fabiansklar.com.