Honors and Awards
Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Their methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.
Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services.
Janet, Janet & Suggs has been recognized as a Best Law Firm since 2010.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
JJS attorneys have been selected by Super Lawyers consistently since 2007.
For more than 130 years, Martindale-Hubbell has been evaluating attorneys for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards through a Peer Review Rating system.
Martindale-Hubbell provides verified ratings for attorneys based not only on their legal ability and ethical standards as judged by their peers, but also based on reviews from their clients. Since the 1800’s the goal of Martindale-Hubbell ratings has remained the same: to help keep the public informed when making the decision to do business with an attorney or law firm.
AV Preeminent®: The highest peer rating standard. This is given to attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards by their peers.
Founded in 1958, The American Board of Trial Advocates is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges. ABOTA and its members are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. ABOTA membership consists of more than 7,600 lawyers—equally balanced between plaintiff and defense—and judges spread among 96 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The general purposes of this Association is to foster improvement in the ethical and technical standards of practice in the field of advocacy to the end that individual litigants may receive more effective representation and the general public be benefited by more efficient administration of justice consistent with time-tested and traditional principles of litigation.
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession.
Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, their publications have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.
Their lists of outstanding lawyers are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. If the votes for a lawyer are positive enough for recognition in Best Lawyers, that lawyer must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain in each edition. Lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in or be recognized by Best Lawyers.
Each year, The Trial Lawyer magazine seeks to identify U.S. law firms which have shaped the legal profession through leadership, innovation, and success in the practice of civil plaintiff law. Nominations are accepted from our readership and each law firm is evaluated for their professional achievements, trial results and effective impact in the legal community.
For over 70 years, the American Association for Justice has successfully defended Americans’ right to trial by jury and continues to fight every day to protect our practices, our clients’ rights, and our civil justice system. Leaders Forum is the premier network of plaintiff firms in the country.
Trial School is a private, confidential, and invitation-only organization that provides education and training for lawyers who represent people. The School has become a laboratory of collaboration between today’s top national trial lawyers for developing best practices based on a study of all of the respective methods and schools of thought about how to most effectively try a case.
An invitation-only professional organization, The National Trial Lawyers Association –Top 10 is composed of and limited to the Top 10 attorneys from each state or region who serve individuals and families who need attorneys to represent them in the American legal system regarding Environmental claims.
An invitation-only professional organization, The National Trial Lawyers Association –Top 25 is composed of and limited to the Top 25 attorneys from each state or region who serve individuals and families who need attorneys to represent them in the American legal system regarding Medical Malpractice claims.
An invitation-only professional organization, The National Trial Lawyers Association –Top 25 is composed of and limited to the Top 25 attorneys from each state or region who serve individuals and families who need attorneys to represent them in the American legal system regarding Class Action claims.
An invitation-only professional organization, The National Women Trial Lawyers Association –Top 25 is an invitation-only professional organization composed of and limited to the Top 25 attorneys from each state or region who serve individuals and families who need attorneys to represent them in the American legal system regarding these types of claims.
The annual Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America is the most elite distinction in the profession, covering the best of the best in all practice areas. Selection to this list is determined through independent research and peer review.
Lawdragon is a legal media company that provides free online news and editorial features–including well-known guides to the nation’s leading lawyers–as well as content, marketing and branding services for lawyers and firms.