Mr. Breedlove holds
an AV rating (the top rating awarded) by Martindale-Hubbell. The AV rating
is based on a peer review system derived from information provided by lawyers
and members of the judiciary. It is the rating given to those lawyers recognized
by the legal community as having outstanding legal skills and those that
subscribe to the highest level of ethical standards.
Less than 1% of the lawyers in America are members of the Multi-Million
Dollar Advocate’s forum. Brian H. Breedlove was the first lawyer in
the Capitol-Saratoga-Lake George region to become a member in this prestigious
group of the top trial lawyers in America. In 2010 he was named a Superlawyer
by Superlawyers magazine.
Mr. Breedlove is a Member of the Executive Board of the Saratoga County
Bar Association, New York State Bar Associations (Insurance, Trial Lawyer’s,
and Criminal Justice Sections), American Association of Justice (American
Trial Lawyer’s Association), the Capital District Trial Lawyer’s
Association and is a past member of the House of Delegates of the New York
State Bar Association. Since 2002 he has served on a pro bono basis on the
Board of Directors of the Shenendehowa Senior Citizens Center and is currently
the President of the Board.
Lawyers are required
to attend continuing legal education courses (CLE) on an annual basis. These
specialized courses are taught by lawyers with a long track record of success
and expertise which is widely recognized in the legal community. Mr. Breedlove
has been a regular instructor at Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses
offered by certified CLE providers such as the Capital District Trial Lawyer’s
Association, the New York State Bar Association and the Saratoga and Albany
County Bar Associations on diverse subject matter including “Cross
Examination of Expert Witnesses”, “Accident Reconstruction”,
“Seat Belt defense”, “Real Evidence” and “Ethics
and Evidence”. He has also lectured on issues in Employment Discrimination
and Sexual Harassment. He has been a featured speaker before the National
Association of Document Examiners on issues of Handwriting Examination,
Forgery and Fraud.
In Cote v. UPS, Mr.
Breedlove recovered a verdict of $11,160,308.80 for a motorcyclist injured
in a crash with a UPS truck. Both UPS and the local police blamed Mr. Cote,
the motorcyclist for the accident. UPS spared no expense in trying to prove
these claims. The Jury found UPS 100% liable for the accident and awarded
the highest verdict in Warren County history. This verdict is believed to
be the highest motorcycle accident award in the history of upstate New York.
Over almost 32 years of practice Mr. Breedlove has recovered verdicts and
settlements in the millions for accident victims.
B.S. - Criminal Science Russell Sage College 1974
J.D. - Western New England College School of Law 1977
1978 Nevada; 1984 New York State; also admitted in the United States District
Court in Nevada; the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York,
the United States Court of Appeals in both the Second and Ninth Circuits
and the United States