‘This Is Queensborough’ Magazine sat down with Queens attorney Robert A. Miklos to discuss the keys to establishing a successful niche in the legal profession.
Robert Miklos has been practicing law since his graduation from St. John’s University School of Law in 2009. He specializes in personal injury and medical malpractice at the firm of Silberstein, Awad, & Miklos P.C.. His father, Joseph Miklos, is a senior partner in the firm, and his brother, Daniel Miklos, is also part of the distinguished legal team at S.A.M.
Miklos comes from a family of lawyers, so he attributes some of his motivation to become an attorney from exposure to law at a young age.
“One key to being successful in the legal profession, and any profession for that matter, is passion,” Miklos said.
Miklos has a brother with Down Syndrome. “I grew up with a brother who is disabled so I’ve always had a soft spot for people in the community who can’t necessarily defend themselves or speak out for themselves,” Miklos said. “I definitely have a passion for helping others,” he added.
The majority of Miklos’ clients are from Queens and he has successfully handled cases involving all aspects of personal injury, including trip/slip and falls, car accidents and construction accidents and all aspects of medical malpractice, including cases such as hospital and nursing home negligence, surgical cases, delay in diagnosis of cancer and birth injury cases.
“Another key is getting involved in your community,” Miklos said”
The community in which he works plays a large part in his practice, especially in regards to the role that the community plays in the jury itself. “That’s what the civil justice system is all about. The community gets to decide whether the case has merit and whether it doesn’t,” he explained.
According to Miklos, The Queens County Bar Association has also been a key to his success. The QCBA has helped his practice reach new clients and providing a large referral network between all QCBA members. The QCBA has also provided fun, informative events that has helped connect him with other attorneys and important community leaders.
“The QCBA has introduced me to different people in the community; all types of lawyers with culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds and different practices of law,” he said. “The QCBA has made a big effort to bring people together to try and shape a better practice for all lawyers to give better representation to all clients,” said Miklos.