Each year, a select group of attorneys are called forward to accept one of the most prestigious award the American Jurist Institute can bestow — selection to the AJI Top 10 Attorneys award. This exclusive honor is conferred to the top 10 attorneys in five different practice areas for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Candidates are identified either by our in house research team, peer Nominations or client nomination. Once candidates are nominated, a AJI research team use a lengthy and thorough vetting process to select the top candidates. The AJI Selection Council studies the results provided by the research team. The Selection Council which is composed of both attorney and non-attorney members carefully consider the information presented to them and determine which attorneys possess the knowledge, skill, experience, expertise and success in their practice area to be one the “Top 10 Attorneys” in their state.
- Nominated by AJI in-house team member team member, attorney or client
- Licensed and in good standing with their state bar
- Possess extraordinary amount of knowledge, skill, experience, expertise and success in their practice area
- significant portion of their practice is in honored area of law
Other things that will be considered are: Client reviews; Peer reviews; Total length of time practicing in nominated area of law; Case outcomes; publications; formal training in nominated area of law; teaching experience; community involvement other legal awards
FIVE RECOGNIZED PRACTICE AREAS