We at MDL have an unfaltering commitment to the community we serve and we are active leaders in both community and legal groups. A few of our affiliations:

American College of Trial Lawyers

The American College of Trial Lawyers recognizes the very best of the courtroom bars of the United States and Canada. The College’s Fellows are chosen strictly by invitation and only after rigorous investigation. Fellowship is limited to one per cent of the lawyers in any individual State, to those lawyers who have distinguished themselves in trial practice for at least 15 years, not only as skilled trial lawyers who are recognized by judges and practitioners as the very best in their states or provinces, but as persons whose ethics, moral standards, collegiality, and community standing are exemplary.

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

MDL has been honored with a Tier 1 ranking in “Best Law Firms” for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiff’s in New Jersey by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®. The 2020 “Best Law Firms” the rankings will provide a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings.

Supreme Court of New Jersey

Certified Civil Trial Attorney

This designation by the Supreme Court of New Jersey is issued only to those attorneys who are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge and skill in civil trial practice.

National Board of Trial Advocacy

Certified Civil Trial Attorney

NBTA is a non-profit organization dedicated to bettering the quality of trial advocacy in our nation’s courtrooms.

American Association for Justice

AAJ is dedicated to protecting the rights of the Injured, and is comprised exclusively of lawyers who represent people. AAJ promotes the public good through concerted efforts to secure safe products, a safe workplace, a clean environment and quality health care.
  • Past President of the New Jersey Affiliate
  • Member of its National Leadership Forum

Civil Justice Foundation

The Civil Justice Foundation is a national charitable organization dedicated to safeguarding justice for all Americans by strengthening the alliance between trial attorneys and consumer advocacy groups.
  • Champion Member

Public Justice

Public Justice fights for justice through precedent-setting and socially significant individual and class action litigation designed to enhance workers’ rights, and the protection of the poor and powerless.

American Board of Trial Advocates

ABOTA fosters improvement in the ethical and technical standards of practice in the field of advocacy to the end that individual litigants may receive more effective representation and the general public be benefited by more efficient administration of justice consistent with time-tested and traditional principles of litigation.
  • Michael Maggiano is an Advocate Member

The Justice Morris Pashman Inn of Court
Bergen County Justice Center

The Inn of Court is a groups of judges, practicing attorneys, law professors and students who meet regularly to discuss and debate issues relating to law and professionalism.

Burn Advocates Network

The Burn Advocate Network’s mission is to support burn survivors be they children, young men and women who are combat wounded, or the elderly as they face the challenges of recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration.
  • Member, Board of Trustees

Ten Leaders

The Ten Leaders Cooperative was founded as a long-term presentation of experienced and qualified professionals in law and other professions. Members are added to Ten Leaders based on length of practice, focus of practice and out-of-firm peer referrals. All are either partial equity holders or full owners of longstanding professional practices and firms.
The Ten Leaders Cooperative presents groups that are the result of lengthy, disciplined and good-faith efforts to identify professionals with records of stability, integrity and competence. For nearly a decade Ten Leaders groups have served as compelling and credible presentations of their professions.

Litigation Counsel of America.

LCA – The Litigation Counsel of America. Peer-selected and aggressively diverse honorary society of 3,500 of the best trial lawyers worldwide. Less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers, vigorously vetted for skills, expertise, and service; an invitation-only collegial network of attorneys who bring the up most prestige representing clients throughout North America and the world.

Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association

MVTLA is a vital, growing group of trial lawyers from across the country which shares its knowledge, experience and expertise in handling these types of cases to give you a competitive edge over non-members. Our members strive to not only make the victims of these accidents whole, but to make the roads a safer place for all.

The American Society of Legal Advocates

The American Society of Legal Advocates, ASLA, is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers in practice today. ASLA draws its membership from lawyers who combine paramount legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards. ASLA’s exclusive membership comprises less than 1.5% of all licensed lawyers nationwide.