Honors, Awards & Associations

Honors and Awards

Other lawyers know who the really good lawyers are. Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur, P.C. is privileged to have many attorneys recognized by their peers as among the best lawyers practicing today. Those honors and the organizations that bestow them are outlined below.

Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyers™ Program

AV Preeminent Rating

LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®has long set the standard for lawyer ratings nationwide. It is a respected source for the evaluation of legal ability and ethical standards. Many of our lawyers have achieved an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating (5.0/5.0), the highest rating available for ability and ethics.

BV Distinguished Rating

A BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rating is an excellent rating for a lawyer with some experience. The numeric ratings range (3.0-4.4) may coincide with the appropriate Certification Mark. A widely respected mark of achievement, it differentiates a lawyer from his or her competition.

Super Lawyers Peer Review

Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers is a well-known ratings process reserved for outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. No more than 5% of the lawyers in Illinois are named to Super Lawyers. "These are the finest attorneys in Illinois as Selected by their Peers, based upon Ethics, Experience and Reputation”. Many of our attorneys have been named Super Lawyers in various practice areas.

Avvo Rating System

Avvo

Avvo is a ratings service designed to provide consumers with information on the qualifications and skill of practicing attorneys. Some of our attorneys have received the highest Avvo rating of “10.0 Superb.”

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100

The National Trial Lawyers

The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Membership is extended solely to the top 100 of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrates superior leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile. Several of our attorneys have received this honor.

Leading Lawyers Nomination

Leading Lawyers Nomination

Leading Lawyers is an invitation-only organization comprised of the top 5% of all lawyers in each state. Membership is determined by a rigorous peer survey of all lawyers statewide asking who they would recommend to family and friends for particular legal problems. The resulting list represents the most dependable, respected and experienced attorneys in select practice areas. Many of our attorneys have been named Leading Lawyers and some have also been selected to the Advisory Board of the Leading Lawyers Network.

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Best Attorneys of America

Best Attorneys of America

Rue Ratings' Best Attorneys of America is one of the most celebrated and respected group of attorneys in the country. Membership is extremely selective, carefully screened and limited to the most qualified and accomplished attorneys in the United States. Less than 1% of the attorneys in America have been invited to join. The Best Attorneys of America's mission is to recognize outstanding achievements of attorneys throughout U.S. Several of our attorneys have been named Lifetime Charter Members.

National Association of Distinguished Counsel

National Association of Distinguished Counsel

The Nation’s Top One Percent

The National Association of Distinguished Counsel is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Less than 1% of practicing attorneys in the United States are members of the “Nation’s Top Attorneys”. Membership is extended only to those lawyers who demonstrate the highest ideals of the legal profession. Several of our attorney have received this honor.

American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys: 10 Best

American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys Best Law Firm

Founded in 2014, the American Institute of Legal Counsel believes that attorneys should be recognized for excellence in their field and that potential clients can benefit from this knowledge. The American Institute's Personal Injury Division compiles an exclusive list of the “10 Best” Attorneys for each state. The Personal Injury Division looks for attorneys that have achieved unparalleled success but most importantly have done so for the benefit of their client.

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Three Best Rated

Three Best Rated

Three Best Rated was created with a simple goal: to help consumers find the top 3 local businesses and professionals in any city. A business's reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost, general excellence, and reputation are considered using a 50-Point Inspection system. In 2017, Attorney Patrick M. Kinnally was honored as a top 3 immigration attorney in Aurora, IL by Three Best Rated.

Professional Associations

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice is a volunteer organization of lawyers dedicated to combating social and economic injustice, promoting environmental sustainability and challenging corporate and government abuse. Some of our attorneys are members of TLPJ.

American Association for Justice

American Association for Justice

The American Association for Justice is a national organization of trial lawyers dedicated to promoting and preserving a fair and effective system of justice for all people in the United States. The Association works tirelessly to defend the civil justice system and to block legislative efforts to restrict or diminish individual rights. All of our trial lawyers are proud to be members.

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association is a statewide organization of trial lawyers whose members specialize in representing injured consumers and workers. The organization and its members are dedicated to helping the victims of negligence and wrongdoing against even the most powerful corporations and special interests. All of our trial lawyers are proud to be members.

Kane County Bar Association

Kane County Bar Association

Kane County Bar Association, founded in 1858, is the oldest bar association in Illinois. It is also the third largest county bar association in the State with over 1,000 members. Three of our attorneys have served as President of the KCBA, more than any other firm in Kane County. All of our lawyers are active members of the Association.

DuPage County Bar Association

DuPage County Bar Association

Founded in 1879, DuPage County Bar Association is the largest bar association in Illinois. Several of the attorneys at Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C. are members of the DuPage County Bar Association.

The Chicago Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

Founded in 1874, The Chicago Bar Association is one of the oldest and most active metropolitan bar associations in the U.S. The Association's voluntary membership of 22,000 consists largely of lawyers and judges from Cook County and tIllinois. The objectives of the Association are to maintain the honor and dignity of the law, promote general welfare of members, and increse the usefulness of the legal profession. Several of the attorneys at Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C. are members of the Association.

Illinois Bar Association

Illinois Bar Association

The attorneys at Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C. are all active members and leaders of the Illinois State Bar Association.

Founded in 1877, the Illinois State Bar Association is the premier legal association in the state. As a voluntary organization, the Association's primary focus is to help Illinois lawyers practice more effectively and efficiently by providing time and money-saving services.

The ISBA also engages in many important activities on behalf of the profession - among them proposing and shaping legislation, educating the public, and supporting the courts and the rule of law.

American Bar Association

American Bar Association

A number of the attorneys at Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C. are active members of the American Bar Association, which provides resources to help our members become better lawyers. The American Bar Association is one of the world’s largest voluntary professional organizations, with nearly 400,000 members and more than 3,500 entities.


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