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The Jaklitsch Law Group

May 09, 2016 04:31PM ● By Cate Reynolds
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The Jaklitsch Law Group, the “Big Dogs from the Small Firm,” is a nationally acclaimed personal injury firm that focuses its practice on helping people injured in car, truck, and train crashes and in nursing homes. Why “Big Dogs”?All of the firm’s senior trial attorneys are AV rated in Martindale-Hubbell (the gold standard in attorney ratings) by judges and opposing lawyers, placing them among the top 1 percent of trial attorneys in the nation.

Throughout the years, the Jaklitsch Law Group has earned the respect of its peers for maintaining the highest standards of ethics, integrity, and professionalism and has been recognized for its excellence. The firm won a Litigator Award for Personal Injury, presented by the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents. According to the organization, the Litigator Awards represent “the nation’s most coveted symbol of litigation achievement.” Nearly 1.1 million lawyers are considered for this prestigious award, which honors the top 1 percent of lawyers in the nation, and only a few firms in each state receive the distinction each year.

In addition to this highly acclaimed award, all four attorneys at the Jaklitsch Law Group have been recognized for their individual achievements—both on the national and state/regional levels.

Founder Rick Jaklitsch has been rated AV Preeminent, the “highest possible peer rating in legal ability and ethical standards,” since 1995 and was honored by Best Attorneys of America as a Lifetime Charter Member. He has also been featured in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for 20 consecutive years and in Who’s Who in American Law. Rick was selected by the American Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from 2007–2015 and has been included on the Super Lawyers list in both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., every year since 2007. In addition, the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAOPIA), an organization that recognizes the top personal injury attorneys in the nation, has awarded Rick its prestigious “Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award” numerous times. Rick was also recognized by The Daily Record with a Leadership in Law award in 2015. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and president of the Maryland Gridiron Network. Named to the list of Top 100 Women in Maryland by The Daily Record in 2010 and 2015, partner Debbie Potter has been rated AV Preeminent since 2000 and was selected by the American Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers. She was also honored by The American Lawyer magazine as one of the Women Leaders in the Law in 2013. Like Rick, Debbie has been included on the Super Lawyers list in both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., every year since 2007. In addition, she was named to Super Lawyers’ List of Top 50 Women in 2016 and received the Anne Arundel Bar Association Trustees Award and the Ed Shea Professionalism Award from the Maryland State Bar Association. Debbie holds the distinction of serving as the youngest president of the Anne Arundel Bar Association and the first female president of the University of Maryland Terrapin Club.

Suzanne Vetter Burnett was honored by the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40, a professional organization composed of America’s top trial attorneys, in 2016. Membership is by invitation only and is extended to individuals who meet rigorous qualifications and practice in the areas of criminal defense or civil plaintiff law. She was also named a “Rising Star” in Maryland and Washington, D.C., by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016—an honor reserved for those who exhibit excellence in practice—and honored by The Daily Record on its list of young professionals, “20 in Their Twenties,” in 2012 for her professional accomplishments and service to the community. A founding member of the Young Patrons for Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Suzanne also serves on the Anne Arundel Bar Association’s Board of Trustees.

The newest member of the Jaklitsch Law Group, Matt Trollinger has more than five years of trial experience as an advocate for the rights of injury victims. He has negotiated personal injury and workers’ compensation claims for hundreds of clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Matt has been honored by the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. He was also named to the Top Ten under 40 in Maryland by NAOPIA in 2014. In addition, Matt was recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a “Rising Star” in 2014, 2015, and 2016. He is a member of the Maryland Association for Justice and the National Trial Lawyers.

The Jaklitsch Law Group has won the confidence and gratitude of their clients for achieving results and providing excellent service and personal attention throughout the entire legal process.

The Jaklitsch Law Group was founded to ensure that no matter which lawyer handles your personal injury case, you can rest assured that your lawyer will be respected by the insurance company and the trial judge. Call the Jaklitsch Law Group today at 1-855-BigDog1 to make an appointment.

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