“Distinguish Yourself”

Step 1 – Nominations 

How a Lawyer enters the candidate pool:

  • Selection Committee
  • Lawyer Nomination

Step 2 – Independent Research



The platform analyzes work, experience and abilities based upon the twelve independent criteria as described below. The online platform then generates a numerical score of 1 to 5 for each of the factors meant to recognize the applicants achievements and peer recognition. The scores from each category are factored, with the most objective criteria such as educational background, years of experience and AVVO and Google reviews given greater weight. The numbers are then totaled and averaged for a cumulative objective score.

  • Case Results
  • Honors/Awards
  • Google Reviews
  • AVVO Reviews
  • Legal Experience
  • Educational Background
  • Verdicts/Settlements
  • Special Certifications
  • Representative Clients
  • Professional Activities
  • Pro Bono / Community Service
  • Lectures / Writings / Publications

Step 3 – Ethics Review & Background Check

Once a final score is generated using Provisional Patent # 63/338,526, the applicant is then subjected to a final background check and Ethics Review.

Step 4 – Final Selection

Those applicants who have achieved a minimum passing score and have no disqualifying ethical violations within a 10 year period prior to completion of the application are then eligible for acceptance to Lawyers of Distinction.

Lawyers of Distinction Members have been selected based upon a review and vetting process by our Selection Committee utilizing U.S. Provisional Patent # 62/743,254. The platform generates a numerical score of 1 to 5 for each of the 12 enumerated factors which are meant to recognize the applicant’s achievements and peer recognition. Members are then subject to a final review for ethical violations within the past ten years before confirmation of Membership. Nomination does not guarantee membership and attorneys may not pay a fee to be nominated. Attorneys may nominate their peers whom they feel warrant consideration. The determination of whether an attorney qualifies for Membership is based upon the aforementioned proprietary analysis discussed above. Membership is not meant to infer any endorsement of Lawyers of Distinction by any of the 50 United States Bar Associations or The District of Columbia Bar Association. Any references to “excellent” “excellence” or “distinguished” are meant to refer to the Lawyers of Distinction organization only and not to any named member individually.

“Distinguish Yourself”

How To Become A Lawyers of Distinction Member – Eligibility