Only the top trial lawyers from each state or highly-populated regions of certain states who are actively practicing in civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law are eligible for invitation. Invitees must demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a legal professional. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process based upon objective and uniformly applied criteria which includes peer nominations combined with third party research.
Prospective members of The NTL are carefully screened prior to receiving an invitation for membership. The criteria used in the evaluation process include, but are not limited to, the following:
Because the population of attorneys by state varies greatly, some states are divided into regions to recognize a comparative number of the Top 100 or Top 40 attorneys. For states with a higher population of attorneys that are divided into regions, a minimum of 7,000 attorneys must exist for each region.
Membership is not automatically renewed; attorneys are reevaluated annually to determine whether their activities and accomplishments qualify them for continued membership.
The National Trial Lawyers is a professional and business organization designed to promote excellence for modern day trial lawyers through professional development, education and networking. The NTL offers valuable business, case referral and networking opportunities through meetings, seminars, legal publications, and other relevant membership services it offers.
Members of The NTL will also be featured on The National Trial Lawyers website in its 50-state member directory. This directory serves as a useful networking, referral, and public relations tool for our members and the public. Our member profiles include a personal biography, CV, photograph, contact information and links to his or her firm’s website.
Members also receive: