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Rating Methodology

SUPER LAWYERS

"Super Lawyers recognizes the top attorneys nationwide, across a variety of practice areas and firm sizes, using a patented process of independent research and peer input. The lawyers selected include those with many years of experience, as well as the Rising Stars of the profession. Super Lawyers is a resource designed to aid those needing an attorney and has grown over three decades with an unparalleled reach in print magazines and online. Super Lawyers: Serious process and presence with a recognizable name." Information obtained from https://www.superlawyers.com/about/ . No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS TOP 100

"The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 is an invitation-only professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet precise qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective and uniformly applied process which includes peer nominations as well as third-party research. Membership is extended only to a select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state or region who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and public profile measured by equitable and uniformly applied standards in compliance with state bar and model rule." Information obtained from https://thenationaltriallawyers.org/top-100-about/ . No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR ADVOCATES FORUM

"Established in 1993, the 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 5000 members throughout the country.  Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. Since 1993 membership has been based upon strict objective qualifications." Information obtained from https://www.milliondollaradvocates.com/ . No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT CERTIFIED ATTORNEY

Finding the right attorney helps litigants and attorneys. This program is designed to help consumers make an informed decision when seeking and selecting a lawyer. It protects them from false advertising. It also help build attorney competence in a specific area of the law.

The Board on Attorney Certification was established by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in 1980.

Attorneys can be certified in one or more of these areas:

  • civil trial law

  • criminal trial law

  • matrimonial law

  • municipal court law

  • workers' compensation law

To be certified, attorneys must:

  • be a member in good standing of the New Jersey Bar for at least five years

  • take a specific number of continuing legal education courses in the three years prior to filing an application

  • demonstrate substantial involvement in preparation of litigated matters

  • demonstrate an unblemished reputation by submitting a list of attorneys and judges who will attest to the applicant's character and ability

  • pass a written examination covering various aspects of practice in the designated specialty.

Information obtained from https://www.njcourts.gov/attorneys/certification . No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

TOPVERDICT.COM

"At TopVerdict.com, we recognize U.S. law firms and attorneys who have obtained one of the highest jury verdicts, settlements, or bench awards in the Nation or an individual State, in a particular area of law, and year." Information obtained from https://topverdict.com/ . No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE

"AAJ promotes justice and fairness for injured persons, safeguards victims' rights—particularly the right to trial by jury—and strengthens the civil justice system through education and disclosure of information critical to public health and safety. With members worldwide, and a network of U.S. and Canadian affiliates involved in diverse areas of trial advocacy, AAJ provides lawyers with the information and professional assistance needed to serve clients successfully and protect the democratic values inherent in the civil justice system." Information obtained from https://www.justice.org/about-us#:~:text=AAJ%20promotes%20justice%20and%20fairness,to%20public%20health%20and%20safety. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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