At the American Institute we recognize Attorney and Law Firms striving for excellence. Very few Attorneys can display our badges on their website or display the plaque in their office. Some States depending on size and population density may be broken up into City or Region to be more applicable to potential new clients who utilize this site when looking for an Attorney and/or Law Firm.

Many aspects of the Attorney and his/her career are considered including but not limited to the below. We take these factors into account, but they are not the only considerations we evaluate. Additionally, the importance of each factor can vary, with some potentially carrying more weight than others.

  • Must be nominated/selected by the Institute based on our research, a Client, and/or a Peer
  • Must have a satisfactory Client Rating rating
  • Must not be subject to any open/outstanding Attorney Grievance Committee discipline
  • Must be a member in Good Standing of their State Bar
  • Must have satisfactory Client/Peer Reviews
  • Possess Advanced Degrees
  • Awards received
  • Professional Associations and their activity in such Associations
  • Publications in their field
  • Speaking engagements in their field

Please note that an Attorney or Law Firm may accept online list inclusion without paying the Registration Fee by emailing us a request to [email protected]. However, in this case, the Attorney or Law Firm will be listed on the site only and not receive the other Membership Benefits (plaque, badge, etc.). We ask that each Attorney/Firm member strive to continually improve in their craft, strive to achieve excellence in their practice and day to day interaction with their clients to ensure the highest degree of Client Satisfaction, work to resolve any issues that may arise with clients and seek an amicable solution, and to maintain good standing in their State Bar. We also ask as part of being listed that you notify us immediately if there are anything that may effect your status of your listing.  At American Institute we strive to ensure that each member and member-invite are the most qualified. If you feel that you or an member listed have been incorrectly listed, nominated, and/or see a member listed that you feel may be incorrect or that we may not have considered pertinent and/or unknown information, please email us at [email protected].

Recognizing excellence. Allowing clients to make wise decisions.

1. Terms
By accessing this web site and/or becoming a Member, you are agreeing to be bound by these
web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law. The term this organization used hereafter is used in reference to and any/all of its subsidiaries, suppliers and distributors which may include this website.


2. Use License
a. Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials
(information or software) on this organization’s web site for personal,
non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license,
not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
i. modify or copy the materials;
ii. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
iii. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on this organization’s web site;
iv. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
v. transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server.
b. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by this organization at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.


3. Legal Disclaimer
The materials on this organization’s web site are provided “as is”. This organization makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, this organization does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site. The contact information on this website may not be used for commercial, promotional or advertising purposes. This organization and any and all of its subsidiaries are NOT a referral service but a directory. A directory is simply a list of professionals or businesses, and no recommendations or guarantees are made regarding the quality of service you might expect from any of the professionals or businesses listed. Regarding the information listed on this site, to the fullest extent permitted by law, this organization and any/all of its subsidiaries, suppliers and distributors make no warranties, either express or implied, about the services of any professional that may be hired. This organization and any and all of its subsidiaries also disclaims any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.


4. Limitations
In no event shall this organization or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on this organization’s Internet site, even if this organization or this organization authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.


5. Revisions and Errata
The materials appearing on this organization’s web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. This organization does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. This organization may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. This organization does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.


6. Links
This organization has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by this organization of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user’s own risk.


7. Site Terms of Use Modifications
This organization may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.


8. Additional Terms
For full membership benefits a paid membership is necessary. If user wishes to join and not pay the full membership, he/she will still be listed on our site(s) for that particular year. To do so please contact us at [email protected]. We look at many factors including but not limited to must be formally nominated by this organization, clients, and/or peers, must have a satisfactory Client Rating rating with no successfully unresolved or outstanding complaints or issues of any kind, must be a member properly licensed and in good standing, must have satisfactory Client/Peer Reviews, advanced degrees, awards received, professional associations and their activity in such Associations, publications in their field, and speaking engagements in their field. This list is not exclusive and other reasons and/or client satisfaction indicators may be taken into consideration. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement or guarantee of service or case outcome in any way. This is to inform you that the address associated with the organization is solely for the purpose of mail receipt and does not constitute a physical location or presence. Use of any linked website and/or the information on this website is at the user’s own risk. Organization staff of this organization may use shortened, pseudonymous, or abbreviated names when interacting with or contacting members or potential new members at their discretion or that of the organization. This organization reserves the right to revise these terms of use for its website at any time without notice. By using this website as a consumer or potential new client, and/or by registering as a free or paid member, you agree to be bound by these terms. The list(s) may be modified into separate/different regions of the State based on State size/population. This organization strives to ensure that each member and member-invite are the most qualified. If you feel that you or a member listed have been incorrectly listed, nominated, and/or see a member listed that you feel may be incorrect or that we may not have considered pertinent information, please contact us.