Andrew Fraser, founder and co-practice leader of the Personal Injury Practice Group of Laddey Clark & Ryan, is being inducted into the International Society of Barristers on April 29 as a North American Fellow. He is one of only 15 attorneys in the State of New Jersey who have been inducted.
Andy has 30 years of experience litigating personal injury cases, with a concentration in cases involving permanent damage to the spine. He has a long track record of significant verdicts, repeatedly obtaining million-dollar and multi-million-dollar verdicts.
Andy obtained both the largest auto personal injury verdict in New Jersey and the largest products liability verdict in New Jersey in 2014. He and his team have developed a concentration in handling catastrophic elevator failure cases with recent verdicts of $2 million (Federal Court, Nevada), $3.98 million and $8.1 million (New Jersey).
Andy is a Certified Civil Trial Attorney and was inducted into The New Jersey Law Journal’s Hall of Fame for Personal Injury in 2015. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer every year since 2006 and the Best Lawyers in America since 2019. The National Trial Lawyers Association selected him as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New Jersey.
Andy has been recognized by attorneys in and out of New Jersey for his record of accomplishment of trial success and he has been retained by out-of-state attorneys to handle ligation matters in states around the country.
The International Society of Barristers was created in 1965 and is dedicated to preserving trial by jury, the adversary system and an independent judiciary. Its founders conceived the organization to bring together the best of the trial bar in a setting devoid of partisan interests. No lawyer may apply for membership in the Society. New Fellows are elected by the Society's Board of Governors on nomination by an existing Fellow and after inquiry as to the nominee's skill as a trial lawyer and personal and professional integrity directed to other Barristers in the nominee's region and to judges before whom the nominee has tried cases.
Membership in the International Society of Barristers is extended to advocates of exceptional talent whose qualities including integrity, honor, and collegiality embody the spirit of the true professional. The Society nurtures excellence and professionalism in advocacy by its recognition of members’ achievements and providing an opportunity for them, and their spouses and guests, to meet and find renewal of spirit in the company of others who have traveled on a similar road. Its annual convention combines presentations extraordinary in both their quality and diversity, including topics drawn from the arts, politics, science, and other areas of interest to lawyer and non-lawyer alike with a broad range of social and recreational activities.