Our Difference at Tallahassee Law Firm Hinkle & Foran
Since we opened the doors of our firm, our greatest source of pride has consistently been the heartfelt gratitude we’ve received from our clients. Their trust in us, and eagerness to recommend our firm to others, means everything. We are also proud that some of the legal community’s most respected organizations have rated us so highly, as well.
Martindale – Hubble: AV rated
The largest and most comprehensive rating of lawyers in the world, Martindale – Hubble awarded both Donald Hinkle and Lisa Foran the highest possible mark, an “AV” rating. The “AV” rating indicates that Hinkle & Foran offer the highest level of legal skill with faithfully adhering to ethical standards, professional reliability more. The ratings are based on confidential recommendations to the publisher from lawyers and judges.
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American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) is an elite organization comprised of half plaintiffs’ attorneys and half defense attorneys. Both Don Hinkle and Lisa Foran have been selected for membership in this prestigious organization. By imposing high membership standards, this “by invitation only” association has earned the reputation as the best in the nation. In addition to serving as President of the local chapter, trial lawyer Don Hinkle was awarded the 2002 Civility Award for professionalism.
Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
Not every attorney can achieve this distinction. As board certified members of the NBTA, you can be confident that our goal is to offer nothing less than experienced representation with the highest level of commitment to clients and the legal profession, itself.
Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Civil Trial Advocacy
Attorneys certified by The Florida Bar in Civil Trial Advocacy possess special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in their areas of practice. Certification is the highest level of recognition by the Florida Bar concerning the competency of attorneys. In addition to written examination and experience requirements, judges and other lawyers must favorably evaluate a lawyer for board certification to be awarded.
Million Dollars Advocates Forum
The Million Dollar Advocates Forum was formed to give recognition to those trial lawyers, throughout the United States, who have achieved a verdict, award or settlement in the amount of One Million Dollars or more. Both Donald Hinkle and Lisa Foran are members of this organization.
Law & Leading Attorneys
This publisher randomly surveys attorneys and asked to whom they would refer a close friend or family member in need of specialized legal advice. We are humbled that our firm has been repeatedly identified in the area of personal injury law.
Florida’s “Legal Elite”
Florida Trend Magazine has identified Tallahassee personal injury lawyers Donald Hinkle and Lisa Foran as Florida’s “Legal Elite”.