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November 24, 2020

Scott G. Monge on the Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Designed for the experienced and exceptional lawyer, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Covering a multitude of practice areas in litigation, most notably, major personal injury, products liability, malpractice, construction, environmental, employment, insurance and business litigation, each member continuously proves his or her ability to achieve superior results in convoluted cases.

Since membership is limited to attorneys who have won at least one million and multi-million dollar verdict, award or settlement, it is rather hard to get recognized. This is only reaffirmed by the fact that less than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. The benefits? Formal recognition by the Million Dollar Advocates Forum opens the doors to a national network of experienced litigators for information exchange, assistance and professional referral.

Despite the challenges demonstrated by statistics alone, I am here to tell you that it is possible to reach this level of excellency. It starts with becoming a dedicated advocate of the groups of people represented in your specialty of law. Understanding the vulnerability associated with becoming injured or disabled, I make a concerted effort to show my clients that I value their time and understand their concerns and limitations. Although it comes with the nature of the practice, I keep my clients informed of every step taken outside the courtroom. My dedication to conducting thorough research, participating in a multitude of interviews and other applicable details helps me succeed as a trial lawyer. Through such work, an effective, respected advocate is able to think quickly and speak with ease and authority when it is time to take the stand.

I am more interested in winning a case that alludes to the overarching injustices found within our government and big business to which many of my clients fall victim. Despite all the preparatory steps I can recommend for execution, it comes down to whether or not you have a vested interest in fighting the indecencies experienced by your client(s). In sum, your dedication should be timeless.

As you can see, becoming a lawyer of this caliber takes a lot of work. It is not a matter of luck but more about giving each case your best effort in order to get recognized within your legal community and the public. Consistently demonstrating your ability to win cases for clients will allow your referral rate to multiply and bring you steps closer to having the opportunity to win a one million or multi-million dollar verdict, award or settlement.