Membership among America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys® is meant to identify and highlight the accomplishments of the nation’s most esteemed and skilled litigators in high-value personal injury, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, product liability, and medical malpractice matters. To be considered for selection, an attorney must focus more than 50% of their active legal practice on personal injury, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, product liability, and/or medical malpractice matters. These minimum qualifications are required for initial consideration as a “personal injury attorney” for this award. Thereafter, only the top 100 qualifying “personal injury attorneys” in each state* will receive this honor and be selected for membership among America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys®. While selection for any award, honor, or exclusive membership organization is always subjective in nature, we have developed a comprehensive multi-phase selection process involving propriety algorithms and Advanced Data Analytics in an effort to help ensure that only the most skilled and exceptional attorneys in the community are selected for membership.
Candidates for membership are initially identified through third-party research or peer nominations by other elite attorneys in the community. Once a candidate is identified, they are screened first to determine that they meet the minimum requirements as a “personal injury attorney” through third-party research and analysis. Thereafter, all data regarding qualifying candidates is evaluated using our proprietary algorithms applying multi-criteria decision making methods to create a Pareto efficiency frontier.
Using Advanced Data Analytics, these algorithms assess a broad array of criteria and data for each candidate, including (but not limited to) the attorney’s lifetime legal achievements, professional experience, significant personal injury settlements and/or verdicts, peer reputation, client satisfaction, other notable honors, media notoriety, and community impact, among many other proprietary factors. The Pareto efficiency frontier created by the analysis of these criteria establishes a measure for each attorney that indicates the relative effectiveness of the attorney in comparison to other attorneys in their community. Through Advanced Data Analytics, the most efficient and effective personal injury attorneys among the community are then identified for selection among America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys®.
Every attorney selected for membership among America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys® must pass through this multi-phase screening process and be found among the Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys in their community based on our screening criteria. Attorneys cannot buy or “peer nominate” their way into membership. If an attorney does not meet the standards established by our criteria to be selected among the Top 100 in their community, then there is no amount of money (or peer nominations) that will change that.
The integrity of our multi-phase selection process is paramount in achieving our objectives and ensuring that all attorneys selected for this great honor reflect the highest ideals and ethical standards of the legal profession.