As a Cincinnati personal injury attorney for over 30 years, there are many great moments that have come my way. The primary pleasure is getting a great verdict or settlement for one of my seriously injured clients. But sometimes it is also nice to get accolades from your peers.
Recently I opened my mail to find that the Lawyers of Distinction appointed me to their advisory board. What really surprised me was that I did not have to pay for this distinction, as there are some lawyer organizations that let you in based on a nomination as well as a membership fee. The letter also told me a little about Lawyers of Distinction . I learned that they already have 500 members throughout the United States. The members can be from any practice area, not just personal injury law.
They have no political affiliation and are completely independent. Their goal is to help lawyers distinguish themselves in what they described as a crowded and competitive legal landscape. Not only was I named to the advisory board but I was also given a complimentary membership. Even better I had no obligations and apparently the only thing they would ask of me was to periodically give them feedback on improving Lawyers of Distinction.
How I Was Chosen To Lawyers of Distinction
I wondered how I was chosen and the answer was that they conducted their own independent research including AVVO. AVVO profiles attorneys and rates them. My rating is 10.0 preeminent, the highest Avvo gives. Also from going to the LOD web site I found out a little more about the acceptance process and eligibility.
The Lawyers of Distinction organization in terms of membership criteria evaluates things which apparently include, but are not limited to the following:
- Firm profile and reputation
- Years of practice
- Education and training
- Trial experience
- Case outcomes
- Peer endorsements
- Client reviews
- Professional awards
- Professional memberships
- Leadership in legal organizations
- Community involvement
- Charitable work
- Other notable achievements
The web site goes on to discuss that membership is limited to the top 10 % of all lawyers in the United States. Thus, no more than 10 percent of the lawyers of any state would be admitted for membership.
About the Author
Anthony Castelli is a Cincinnati personal injury attorney practicing through out Ohio. He has over 30 years of experience and has settlements and verdicts accounting for millions of dollars. You can pick up the phone and speak to Anthony about your injury claim at 513-621-2345 0r 721-3666
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