No.  Each professional must be selected and vetted through our unique selection process requiring extensive research for each application in an effort to make sure that only the most accomplished, accredited attorneys are chosen for elite membership to American Advocates Association.

This esteemed membership is exclusive to less than 0.05% of all attorneys in America.  Some tangible benefits include a custom online profile with SEO optimization and backlink to your website, optional congratulations social media post, electronic seal/badge to use on website and letterhead, optional wall plaque, and lifetime listing on the elite directory. More importantly, this membership lets potential clients and colleagues alike know that you are held to the highest ethical standard and have been recognized as an excellent attorney.

No.  The Gold Verdict Lifetime Achievement award is only available to those who qualify as a lifetime honor. They are no annual fees to upkeep your membership once inducted with this prestigious award. We do however recommend that you update your profile annually to optimize your membership and SEO benefits.

Once your membership has been validated and fees paid, you will receive your welcome packet within 1-3 business days which will include your seal/award badge as well as a preview of your social media award announcement post.  Please note that our membership verification process can take up to 7-10 business days.  If it has been more than 14 days, and you have not received your seal/award badge, please contact us. If you have any questions or would like to expedite the process, please send us an email.

Once membership is granted, we encourage all members to proudly display their award seal on social media, website, print advertising, email signatures, billboards, and digital advertising campaigns.  Displaying your award is not only beneficial to you, it also promotes you as an attorney to others including potential clients. Membership into the American Advocates Association recognizes your success and lets potential clients know that you work within the ethical bounds of your state bar association.

Prior to using the award seal or logo in any public materials, members are recommended to review their state’s standards on professional behavior and advertising to make sure they are following all applicable laws and regulations. American Advocates Association disclaims any responsibility for any use of its seal or award logo that violates the rules of professional conduct or the requirements of your state bar association.

Award nominations are valid for up to 90 days.  After 90 days, the membership opportunity may be open to other attorneys.  Only 0.05% of all attorneys in the United States are selected to become members of the American Advocates Association.