The Avvo Rating is our effort to evaluate a lawyer’s background, based on the information we know about the lawyer. The rating is calculated using a mathematical model that considers the information shown in a lawyer’s profile, including a lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition – all factors that, in our opinion, are relevant to assessing a lawyer’s qualifications.
Aviation Counsel Magazine’s List of Recommended High Flyers
Published by American Lawyer Media and believed by the International Air Transport Association’s Legal Department to be one of the most elite lists of aviation law practitioners ever produced. It is impossible to buy an entry into the list – you must be highly recommended by peers and practitioners of aviation law across the world.
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. Our lists of outstanding attorneys are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. If the votes for an attorney are positive enough for inclusion in Best Lawyers, that attorney must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain on the list for each edition. Lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in or be included on our lists. Best Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America are registered trademarks of Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC.
Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Certified Civil Trial Advocate
The National Board of Trial Advocacy was founded in 1977 as a non-profit organization and is dedicated to bettering the quality of trial advocacy in our nation’s courtrooms and helping consumers find experienced and highly qualified trial lawyers. It is important to note that every NBTA board certified attorney has met all the standards in their specialty for initial certification and, where applicable, recertification. There have been no exceptions and no attorney has ever been “grandfathered” in or waived from any requirement.
Marquis Who’s Who
The Marquis Who’s Who publications select biographies based on the position of responsibility held and the level of achievement attained by the individual “To be selected, a person must have attained conspicuous achievement.” The family of Marquis Who’s Who publications presents unmatched coverage of the lives of today’s leaders and achievers from both the United States and around the world, and from every significant field of endeavor.
Martindale-Hubbell® AV Rating
The Martindale-Hubbell® BAR REGISTER OF PREEMINENT LAWYERS lists only those sole practitioners and law firms who have received the highest (AV®) rating in the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory. “CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure’s standards and policies.”
“Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review process that rates lawyers. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.”
AV® “An AV rating reflects an attorney who has reached the heights of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. The rating signifies the highest legal ability, and very high adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability, and diligence. This distinction is given only to those who have earned a very high measure of esteem in the profession.”
Martindale-Hubbell® Client Distinction Award
Client distinction award is based on a scale of 1 to 5 in the areas of: 1) Communications ability; 2) Responsiveness; 3) Quality of Service and 4) Value for Money. Less than 4% of the 900,000+ attorneys listed on martindale.com and lawyers.com have been accorded this Martindale-Hubbell honor of distinction.
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. Certification by the Million Dollar Advocates Forum provides recognition of such accomplishment and a national network of experienced colleagues for information exchange, assistance and professional referral.
Outstanding Section Member, 2009, American Association for Justice Aviation Section
Awarded for significant contribution to an AAJ legislation project to seek better compensation for victims of general aviation accidents. The Aviation Law Section focuses on major air crash litigation. The Section studies federal legislation and treaties such as DOHSA, GARA, Warsaw, and The Hague to ensure that those injured in air tragedies have avenues of recourse and recovery. The Section offers information on all aspects of accident investigation and reconstruction as well as how to handle suits involving the federal government.
Southern California Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Southern California Super Lawyers: Rising Stars
Super Lawyers launched Rising Stars to recognize the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state — those who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.
U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms
The 2014 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer listed in 19th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© list for that particular location and specialty. U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform publisher of news and analysis, which includes the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, www.usnews.com and www.rankingsandreviews.com.