Awards & Recognition

MultiMillion-Dollar-Advocates-Forum-LogoMillion Dollar Advocates Forum

Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum are two of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Jon and Ryan have recovered over $400 million in settlements and verdicts. The over $60 million in settlements and verdicts Ryan Zehl has recovered since December 2011 has qualified him for a lifetime membership in the “Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum,” an organization limited to less than 1% of trial lawyers in the country.

AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell


Martindale-Hubbell recognizes Jonathan Ostroff as an AV® rated attorney, the highest such rating available to any individual lawyer. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings system is based on the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary, including both those who are rated and those who are not. Martindale-Hubbell representatives conduct personal interviews to discuss lawyers under review with other members of the Bar. A compilation of these opinions from various sources is necessary to form a consensus, and lawyers under review are sometimes asked to provide professional references to assist with the process. In addition, confidential questionnaires are sent to lawyers and judges in the same geographic location and/or area of practice as the lawyer being rated.

Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers 2011 and 2012Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Super Lawyers selection process involves three basic steps: creation of the candidate pool; evaluation of candidates by the research department; and peer evaluation by practice area. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The final published list represents no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state. Our Bus Safety Lawyers were selected for inclusion in 2011 and 2012.

Avvo’s coveted Client Choice Award

clientchoiceAvvo is an attorney evaluation rating system that uses a mathematical model based on an attorney’s years in practice, professional achievements and recognition by others involved in the legal industry such as attorneys and judges. The levels range from 1.0 to 10.0 with a 10 rating as superb. Jon Ostroff is proud of the fact that he has achieved the highest possible Avvo rating of “superb 10 of 10”. In addition, he is winner of the 2013 ‘The Client Choice Award’, which reflects the opinion an attorney’s clients have of their attorney since it is contingent upon the clients’ experiences with the attorney and their overall satisfaction with the work performed.

NTLA-Logo1The National Trial Lawyers

The National Trial Lawyers is a professional and business organization designed to provide high quality, relevant, and innovative legal programs which are essential in dealing with current issues facing the trial lawyer. Membership is obtained through special invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications, leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as trial lawyers. Ryan Zehl is a proud member of the National Trial Lawyers.