Awards and Honors

Awards and Honors

We are proud to share with you the honors and awards that have been given to us. VanDerGinst Law has been voted the best and awarded the best consistently year after year. We pride ourselves on providing excellent service for our clients and outstanding support to our community. It’s because of this that we’ve been recognized nationally and locally by clients, peers, and the public for being the best at what we do.

Voted and Rated as the Best

Avvo Rating 10.0

The Avvo rating system uses the information in the attorney’s profile in addition to information collected from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Peer endorsements are also considered in the rating because one lawyer endorsing another lawyer’s skills and experience is a way to access industry recognition.

Avvo Clients' Choice Award

The Avvo Clients’ Choice award is given to lawyers who receive superb reviews from clients. It is only given to those who have ratings of 5 out of 5 stars.

BBB Torch Awards for Ethics

VanDerGinst Law was voted the 2019 recipient of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Ethics in the Quad Cities region which honors companies whose leaders demonstrate a high level of personal character and ensure that the organization’s practices meet the highest standards of ethics. Voted on by community members and leaders, the award honors companies that demonstrate best practices, leadership, social responsibility and high standards of organizational ethics that benefit their customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders, and communities.

BBB Accredited Business

VanDerGinst Law is a Better Business Bureau accredited business. VanDerGinst Law abides by the BBB standards of building trust, advertising honestly, telling the truth, being transparent, honoring promises, being responsive, safeguarding privacy, and embodying integrity.

Quad City Times Readers' Choice Awards

VanDerGinst Law was voted the best attorney in the Quad Cities in 2018 by the Quad City Times Readers.

VanDerGinst Law was also named the runner-up for this award in 2019.

Martindale-Hubbell's Client Champion Award

Martindale-Hubbell’s Client Champion Award recognizes attorneys who excel based on the opinions of their clients. The award, based on the quantity and quality of an attorney’s Martindale-Hubbell client reviews, demonstrate an ongoing commitment to delivering excellent client service. Gold status is the highest honor in this category.

Martindale-Hubbell's Preeminent

Martindale-Hubbell’s Preeminent designation recognizes attorneys that have earned the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and have been recognized by colleagues at being the best in their respective fields.

Chosen as the Best

American Society of Legal Advocates

The American Society of Legal Advocates is an invitation-only organization of elite lawyers with exceptional legal credentials and a proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards. Less than 1.5% of all lawyers in the United States were selected. ASLA’s Top 100 Lawyers and Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 listings recognize exceptional legal talent and early promise among the next generation of great lawyers.

Best Attorneys of America

Best Attorneys of America® is extremely selective. Candidates are carefully screened and overall acceptance is limited to the most qualified and accomplished Attorneys in the United States. Less than 1% of Attorneys in the U.S. have been invited to even become a member. Becoming a Lifetime Charter Member is reserved for lawyers with an extraordinary level of legal expertise, competency, professional reputation, professionalism, and ethical standards. Lifetime Charter Membership is limited to 100 attorneys in each state.

Distinguished Justice Advocates Top 1%

The Distinguished Justice Advocates is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Less than 100 attorneys in each state are recognized, even few have been named as Lifetime Charter Members.

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is a prestigious group of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership includes only those attorneys who have achieved million and multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements for their clients. Fewer than 1% of all U.S. lawyers are allowed membership into this organization.

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is awarded by the same prestigious group as the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Membership includes only those attorneys who have achieved multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements for their clients. There are even fewer of the 1% mentioned above who are allowed membership into this forum.

National Academy of Jurisprudence

The National Academy of Jurisprudence is an invitation-only professional organization, created for premier trial attorneys throughout the US.

National Association of Distinguished Counsel

The National Association of Distinguished Counsel promotes the highest standards of legal excellence by objectively recognizing attorneys who elevate the standards of law and provide benchmarks for other lawyers. Recipients of this award have demonstrated the highest ideals of the legal profession and only an elite few lawyers are invited to join the organization. This equates to less than 1% of practicing U.S. attorneys becoming members of the “Nation’s Top Attorneys.”

National Trial Lawyers top 100

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization of premier trial lawyers in the United States. Candidates must meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff trial lawyers. Membership is extended only to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state or region who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile.

Rated by Super Lawyers

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.

US Business News Legal Elite Awards

The US Business News Legal Elite Awards celebrate the skill and dedication of firms, teams, and individuals from across the US, who help and support the legal process. The awards are the result of months of research and analysis from US Business News’ dedicated awards team. Each and every winner was chosen on merit only and can take great pride from the fact that they were selected for their success.

Marquis Who's Who

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