The Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America list is not like other legal awards. Lawdragon, a legal publication, refers to it as “the most elite distinction in the profession.” While the institutions behind other awards and honors might disagree, we cannot argue with the elite label: The annual list consists of only 500 lawyers, including those serving as judges, in-house counsel, defense attorneys, and plaintiff’s attorneys. Unlike other awards, there is no categorization that allows the inclusion of a certain number of lawyers per practice area. Every lawyer is on the same playing field.
Lawdragon is also an award with purpose: To recognize lawyers who are continually pushing for justice, in every corner of society. To be included, an attorney must be driven by a cause and a passion for making America a better nation. For that reason, we are especially proud of:
for their inclusion on the 2021 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers list.
Why Lawdragon Matters to Us
Many legal awards, when you research them, tout their dependability due to multi-step evaluation processes that cover so many specific markers of “legal excellence.” This is not how Lawdragon operates—because these markers alone are not enough to identify the types of lawyers the publication honors.
Measuring the size of an attorney’s settlements or whether they have worked for big-name clients might signal career success, but it tells nothing about the substance of the work a lawyer does. They may spend their days defending Facebook against claims of violating users’ privacy or win big for a client who is seeking to undermine the free press. While this work may make an impressive resume, it does not use the legal system to bring justice to everyday Americans.
Releasing the 2021 Lawdragon 500 list, the publication wrote,
These are the plaintiffs’ lawyers and voting rights advocates, litigators and dealmakers who have joined arm in arm to turn the page on hard times. They kept showing up. Whether to help a client running a strapped business to find liquidity, ensure a social media company paid for invading a populace’s privacy or advocate in the most important election of their lifetime.
This is the character we strive to emulate in every case and every client interaction. We are advocates, and we show up when people need our support. We are proud to have 3 team members recognized by Lawdragon for their hard work taking on these important lives.
Make a Difference with McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry
McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry works every day to become the type of firm that is included in the Lawdragon 500—not for the glory of the award, but because we are all driven by compassion for others and the knowledge that the law can be used to find justice for individuals if you know how to use it. We see each of our cases as a partnership for justice. When there is a chance to make a difference, whether through fighting a public trial or pushing for changes to the law, our team is ready to take on the challenge.
If you were the victim of a negligent party or systemic injustice, filing a lawsuit can help you find restitution and closure for your suffering. It can also play a part in making the world safer and fairer for all. McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry would be honored to learn more about your cause and how we can help.
Let us help you find justice after a personal injury, medical malpractice, or civil rights violation. Call McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry today at (505) 405-4441 for your free consultation.