Frequently Asked Questions
How is recognition by Top Verdict different from that by other publications?
First, unlike other publications, Top Verdict recognizes attorneys and law firms based on historic facts and not on the opinion of others - whether that of peers or a panel of experts. We do not select attorneys; we recognize their specific, factual achievement(s).
Secondly, Top Verdict lists are limited to top 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, or 100 verdicts each. This means that our lists recognize the narrowest circle of achievers in the legal industry, while other publications select thousands of lawyers.
Thirdly, most firms would make a Top Verdict list only once in their history, while other publications select thousands of same lawyers year after year. Only around 3% of law firms make our lists two years in a row.
Why Top Verdict's electronic badges and plaques are more valuable than any other legal accolades out there?
Unlike our products, most other accolades available to attorneys today are offered based on a secret, complex methodology, used by a panel of reviewers, to nominate you in one way or another.
On the contrary, our methodology is quite simple. We DO NOT review, rate, rank, recommend, or nominate attorneys in any way, including based on their professional abilities.
We simply publish their case results (verdicts, settlements, or bench awards), together with other attorneys’ case results; group them together, based on the year of the result, locality, and case type; and sort those results in the descending order of their monetary values. Such process results in an unbiased, strictly numerical list of financial results obtained by attorneys on behalf of their clients.
If you look at your website’s visitor behavior stats you may see that the verdicts and settlements page -- providing you have one -- is one of the most visited spots on your law firm’s website. This means that your potential clients care more about the financial results you can achieve for them than what other lawyers think of you.
Hence, if they know you have won not just a high verdict, but one of the highest verdicts in the entire Nation or State, then it automatically puts you above every other firm that has also obtained high verdicts, but not high enough to make our list.
How do you compile Top Verdict lists?
Top Verdict lists are generated based on extensive research performed by our team. Sources include court records, electronic submissions by attorneys, and major legal publications.
What type of electronic badges do you offer?
We currently offer two types of badges: one for firms and another for attorneys.
A firm badge is for the entire firm and is usually placed on the home page of the firm's website.
An attorney badge is for attorneys who worked on the case and is usually placed on their bio page. These badges are personalized to each attorney.
Do you offer plaques as well?
Yes, we do. To learn about or purchase a Top Verdict plaque, please click here.
We understand that our electronic badges and plaques are more expensive than most other accolades sold to lawyers. However, due to the reasons described above, including the highest in the industry entry bar (maximum of 100 verdicts per State or Nation) and the highest prospects of new business development, we believe that our accolades are severely underpriced compared to the meaning and value of the mass-produced accolades of our competitors. That is why so many law firms and individual attorneys have purchased our products.
What payment options do you provide?
A payment to Top Verdict can be submitted by check, PayPal transfer, or credit card. Credit card payments are also processed by PayPal, but a PayPal account is not required.
Do Top Verdict badges come with a perpetual license?
Yes. You pay for our badges once and receive a permanent license to use them.
How soon after a payment is cleared will you deliver my badge or plaque?
In most cases, badges are emailed to you the same business day. However, we formally ask for a two business day window to deliver the product. Plaques are produced and delivered within two calendar weeks.
What format do the badges arrive in?
Your badges will be emailed to you as a large, transparent PNG file.