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When our clients come to us in what is often a dark time of emotional and often financial stress, we believe our duty is to treat each person as we would want to if our positions were reversed and to provide honest, professional counsel.



We believe that this guiding principle is a foundation that has earned our lawyers and support team prestigious awards, many of which nominated by other lawyers and colleagues. Our attorneys Dan Hodes and Jeff Milman have all won the prestigious “Top Gun” award from the Orange County Trial Lawyer Association, with Dan Hodes winning a record three times for Medical Malpractice.

Best Personal Injury Lawyer Orange County

In addition to our client testimonials and reviews, we’ve created this page to help our website visitors understand what the difference may be as many of these awards appear around the web.

The American Board of Trial Advocates

American Board of Tiral AdvocatesUnique in nature as it includes both plaintiffs and defense lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) is a national association of highly-experienced lawyers and judges who work together to preserve the jury system and defend the 7th Amendment – a right to trial by jury.

ABOTA believes there is a pressing need for the benefit of society ensuring legal advocates combining skill and integrity who will steadfastly stand by our jury system.

Founding partners, Dan Hodes and Jeff Milman are both members of ABOTA and have participated in the organization for more than two decades.

Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

Super Lawyers logoSuper 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.

Super Lawyers Rising Stars selection process for the Rising Stars list is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process, with one exception: to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.

Dan Hodes and Jeff Milman have both been nominated to Super Lawyers several years in a row, including Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California and Top 50 Lawyers in Orange County.

The Litigator Awards

litigator awardsThe most recent 2015 Litigator Awards™ represent the highest honors in Trial Law, and justly stand as the nation’s most coveted symbol of “Litigation Achievement”.

Presented in up to 72 “Practice Specialty” categories, the Awards are based on actual “Verdict & Settlement” dollar victories rather than peer popularity, making them perhaps the most rigorous and openly judged Award Ratings anywhere.

Those awarded join an exclusive group of lawyers who have won Multi-Million and/or Billion Dollar cases – a feat achieved by fewer than 1% of all lawyers. Of the nearly 1.1 Million lawyers considered, only a select few – about 12 Law Firms – per Metro Market (Los Angeles and Orange County), will achieve the distinction




2024 Best Law Firms - Standard Badge
Million Dollar Advocates Forum Badge
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When you work with us, you’ll see the difference. A lot of firms are quick to show you numbers, and it is absolutely true that your lawyer should have experience and a strong track record in the area that you require. However, we’ll take it one step further. We also believe that your attorney should put your needs, cares and desires first. Because you deserve more than just compensation for your losses - you deserve a true advocate.

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