Honors & Awards2018-06-14T19:29:00+00:00

Honors & Awards


Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

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The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum was established in 2007. There are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (established 1993) who may have had multi-million dollar cases but who have not applied for membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum although they may be qualified. Membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is not intended to imply that a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum may not have had multi-million dollar cases.

MDL Recognized 2016 “Best Law Firms”

U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers announced that the Fort Lee, New Jersey law firm of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi has been named to the “Best Law Firms” 2016 list with a Metropolitan First-Tier Ranking for Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation.

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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. ASLA is both highly selective in extending invitations and in determining which specialties to include for a given state. Because many specialties typically include listings for Top 100 Lawyers and Top 40 Lawyers Under 40, in order to remain selective we ensure that each specialty in a state has a sufficient number of practicing lawyers to merit inclusion.

Avvo Rating “10 Superb” Top Rated Car Accident Attorney in New Jersey

New Jersey personal injury attorneys Michael Maggiano & Christopher DiGirolamo have been ranked by the prestigious attorney and lawyer rating service, AVVO Lawyer Ratings, as a “10 SUPERB”. Both Michael Maggiano and Christopher DiGirolamo have received numerous attorney and lawyer peer endorsements as well as the highest client ratings for their handling of personal injury claims. Their colleagues have rated them as one of the highest rated personal injury attorneys in the State of New Jersey.

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The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™

The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada. The first review to establish a lawyer’s rating usually occurs three years after his/her first admission to the bar.

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Super Lawyers Top 100 New Jersey

Michael Maggiano was selected to the 2013 Super Lawyers New Jersey Top 100 List. This top list features only the best of the best attorneys in New Jersey. Attorneys on the top list have the highest point totals in the Super Lawyers selection process and represent the top 100 of over 60,000 attorneys in the state of New Jersey.

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Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process.The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. Since Super Lawyers is intended to be used as an aid in selecting a lawyer, they limit the lawyer ratings to those who can be hired and retained by the public, i.e., lawyers in private practice and Legal Aid attorneys.

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Newsweek Top Attorneys Recognition

Michael Maggiano & Christopher DiGirolamo of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi have been named one of Newsweek Magazine’s superior attorneys in their 2013 Top Attorneys Showcase. The licensed New Jersey lawyer has represented thousands of clients over the past twenty years.

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The Best Lawyer in America

Michael Maggiano was honored in the annual listing of The Best Lawyers in America. Lawyers are selected entirely by their peers. Nominations are made by voting lawyers and firm marketing departments. Nominating lawyers are asked, “If you could not handle a case yourself, to whom would you refer it?”

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Ten Leaders Cooperative

The Ten Leaders Cooperative, founded in 2002, prides itself on its selection of exceptional professionals in law, medicine, finance, architecture, and technology. The Cooperative is made up of individuals who fully or partially own a longstanding professional practice or firm. The Ten Leaders Cooperative objective is to represent a reliable and well-informed group of professionals who meet and exceed standards of integrity, competence, and work ethic.

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Million Dollar Advocates Forum Award

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MDL Best Law Firm 2016

American Society of Legal Advocates

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Newsweek Top Attorneys Recognition

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