New Orleans Car Accident Attorney Keith L. Magness Legal Industry Awards, Honors and Recognition
Avvo.com is the world’s largest online legal directory. Avvo.com provides ratings, client reviews, and peer endorsements for 97% of all lawyers in the United States. The Avvo Rating is Avvo’s effort to evaluate a lawyer’s background based on the information available in an attorney’s Avvo profile. Avvo creates the rating using a mathematical model that considers information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to information Avvo collects from public sources like state bar associations. The Avvo Rating is based upon a 1-10 scale, with 10.0 Superb being the highest rating possible.
Avvo Clients’ Choice Award
As noted above, Avvo.com is the world’s largest online legal directory. Avvo.com provides ratings, client reviews, and peer endorsements for 97% of all lawyers in the United States. The Avvo Clients’ Choice Award is presented to those attorneys who have received a minimum of five or more client reviews of 4 stars or above in the past twelve months.
American Academy of Trial Attorneys Premier 100
The purpose of the American Academy of Trial Attorneys (AATA) is to promote through recognition the professionalism and excellence of those Trial Attorneys who have earned the designation as a Premier 100 trial attorney as found by the American Academy of Trial Attorneys. A Premier 100 Trial Attorney has satisfied stringent criteria and standards as established by the AATA Board of Directors.
Prospective members are carefully screened before being invited to join. The criteria for membership may include, but is not limited to, the following:
An individual attorney’s commitment to ethics and professionalism;
Notable verdicts, achievements or settlements;
Board Certified Specialization as designated by the State Bar or other leading organization;
Nominations from the Board of Directors, industry leading trial attorneys, and existing Premier 100 Trial Attorney membership;
Membership and executive positions held within state trial attorney organizations or other leading organizations; and
Any Current ratings or ranking profiles as identified by reputable and credible online or local evaluations.
There are over 1.2 million attorneys in the US and less than 1% are selected to receive the AATA Premier 100 designation.
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Established in 1993, the 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. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.
Since the Million Dollar Advocates Forum was founded in 1993, membership has been based upon strict and objective standards. Each applicant is required to complete a detailed application demonstrating that he or she has met the basic qualifications. Essential qualifications are as follows:
1. Applicant must be a current member of the Bar in good standing.
2. Applicant must have acted as principal counsel in one or more of the following:
a) A court or jury trial in which the applicant’s client(s) received a verdict and entered final judgment in the amount of one million dollars or more. Summary adjudication or default proceedings do not qualify. The case must be final and not subject to appeal or other possible modification.
b) A binding arbitration proceeding, where evidence was presented, in which the applicant’s client(s) received a final arbitrator’s award in the amount of one million dollars or more.
c) Negotiation of a final settlement in which the applicant’s client(s) received the sum of one million dollars or more.
3. Whether by trial, arbitration or settlement, if the award was by periodic payments or structured settlement, the one million dollar amount must apply to the economic present value of the award, not the overall payout amount.
4. Applicants must provide adequate information as to case identity to allow for verification.
National Trial Lawyers Top 100
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile.
New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers
Every year in November, New Orleans Magazine publishes a list of the Top Attorneys in the New Orleans metropolitan legal market. Professional Research Services conducts the survey on behalf of the magazine, and voting on the survey is open to all licensed area attorneys. In the survey, attorneys are asked which lawyer, other than themselves, they would recommend in the New Orleans area. Each attorney is allowed to recommend up to three colleagues in a given legal specialty. Once the nominations are complete, each nominee is carefully evaluated on the basis of the survey results, the legitimacy of their license, and their current standing with the State Bar Association of Louisiana. Attorneys who received the highest number of votes in each specialty are then recognized as a Top Lawyer.
American Society of Legal Advocates
ASLA’s exclusive membership comprises less than 1.5% of all licensed lawyers nationwide. ASLA is both highly selective in extending invitations and in determining which specialties to include for a given state.
ASLA’s selection process is conducted manually by lawyers. Prospective members initially are evaluated based on publicly-available information, although member nominations also are accepted from current members, other lawyers, and past clients. Self-nominations and nominations from public relations firms or advertising agencies are not accepted.
The selection process consists of a rigorous, manual review. ASLA’s lawyers comprehensively review available information for each candidate, including a review of firm websites, client assessments, and publicly-available filings, which may include: verdicts, settlement information, and information regarding transactions. Each candidate is assessed based on such criteria as educational accomplishments, involvement and leadership in bar associations and professional organizations, activities within their community, and demonstrated legal achievement.
Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association
The Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association is a networked group of attorneys representing injury victims and plaintiffs in claims involving motor vehicle accidents. The goal is to enable members to draw upon the specialty association’s strong training, educational and networking resources so they may have benefits that were either unavailable or difficult to find on their own.
The Global Directory of Who’s Who is an annual, hard covered publication which recognizes Executives and Professionals for their accomplishments and contributions to the global marketplace. The registry serves as an outstanding resource for networking and consulting, and is a significant third party endorsement.
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys Client Satisfaction Award
The American Institute’s Personal Injury Division looks for Attorneys that have achieved unparalleled success but most importantly have done so for the benefit of their client. Very few Attorneys can do so and our organization recognizes this significant achievement.