If you have been in practice for any length of time, you are probably aware of many of the awards and distinctions available to attorneys from various groups and organizations. In fact, you may be able to name a few of them right off the top of your head: SuperLawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, American Board of Trial Advocates, and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. In addition to awards, organizations like Avvo also provide a rating system, helping potential clients to identify which attorneys may be best suited to help them with their particular case.
Each of the groups that offer attorney recognition awards maintains certain quality standards that a lawyer or firm must meet. In most cases, there is a full nomination and selection process that ensures that only the top percentage of practicing attorneys can qualify for the distinction. Earning a SuperLawyers recognition or an Avvo rating of “Superb” shows prospective clients that you are among the best in your particular area of practice.