An Extraordinary Litigation Team
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We are dedicated trial specialists in a truly unique firm, providing exceptional litigation services particularly suited for complex and high-stakes cases.
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Welcome to a new way of solving legal problems: a fresh and highly advanced philosophy for handling legal disputes.
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Our top-ranked trial lawyers have decades of experience, judgment, knowledge and skill, with excellent trial records.
We've earned top ratings across the board.
We have been recognized by the most demanding, prestigious and selective legal rating agencies:
National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
Brett Godfrey, of Godfrey| Johnson P.C., has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate. Members are thoroughly vetted by a research team, selected by a blue ribbon panel of attorneys with podium status from independently neutral organizations, and approved by a judicial review board as exhibiting virtue in the practice of law. Due to the incredible selectivity of the appointment process, only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in NADC. This elite class of advocates consists of the finest leaders of the legal profession from across the nation.
The Litigation Counsel of America is an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society. Membership is limited to 3,500 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers, recognizing excellence among American litigation and trial counsel. Fellows are selected and invited into Fellowship after being evaluated for effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation and trial work, along with ethical reputation. The LCA’s selection process is a combination of Fellow input, internal research, nominations by Fellows, attorney opinions, evaluation of client selection of counsel, limited input from active and retired judges, and reviews of acknowledgement and recognition by other peer reviewing sources and associations. LCA Fellows automatically become members of both the DLI (the Diversity Law Institute) and TLI (Trial Law Institute) upon acceptance of their LCA invitation.
selects the top 3 percent of attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. 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. An attorney-led research staff searches for lawyers who have attained certain honors, results or credentials, which indicate a high degree of peer recognition or professional competence. Each candidate is evaluated based on these 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement: verdicts and settlements; transactions; representative clients; experience; honors and awards; special licenses and certifications; position within law firm; bar and or other professional activity; pro bono and community service as a lawyer; scholarly lectures and writings; education and employment background; and other outstanding achievements.
AV Rating and the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Fewer than 5 percent of all law firms qualify, making subscribers to the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers the most respected in the country. The definitive guide to the most preeminent law firms in the United States and Canada, the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™ is a critical tool in selecting outside counsel and helping reduce candidate pools.Lawyers who receive the AV Preeminent status have been awarded the highest ratings for their professional ethics and legal ability by their peers.
“Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is included in Best Lawyers as part of the annual peer review assessment. Clients were asked to provide feedback on firm practice groups, using a scale of 1 (weakest) to 5 (strongest), addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Lawyers also voted on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm, and whether they consider a firm a worthy competitor.
Best Lawyers In America
Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
The Avvo Rating is an objective effort to evaluate a lawyer’s background, based on the information known about the lawyer. The rating is calculated using a mathematical model that considers the information shown in a lawyer’s profile, including a lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition – all factors that, in our opinion, are relevant to assessing a lawyer’s qualifications.