Awards & Accolades
Our hard work and dedication to our clients not only produces favorable results for our clients, it also pays off in the form of many accolades, accomplishments and awards. We take pride in being recognized by our peers for being exceptional criminal defense attorneys, however talking about these awards isn’t easy for us considering we are two very humble lawyers. We only bring attention to them to help you know you are in good hands.
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Top 100 Trial Lawyers – National Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 is not an organization that an attorney can simply fill out a form and pay a membership fee for. Attorneys are hand selected by invitation only by the National Association of Trial Lawyers.
Each attorney must adhere to strict standards, and meet rigorous objectives that coincide with the state bar association. Attorneys in the top 100 maintain excellent reputations, and demonstrate leadership and success as a renowned trial lawyer. The attorneys at Leverson Budke are among the Nation’s most elite lawyers.
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 – National Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 is also by invitation only. The top 40 of the Nation’s trial attorneys under the age of 40 are selected by their reputations, history of success, and community influence amongst other admirable standards that set them apart from other lawyers.
Being selected for this great honor with so many promising up and coming trial lawyers in the running for this prestigious award is definitely a mini highlight of our young careers. We are proud to announce we have been selected as two of Nations most promising young trial attorneys.
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys – Top 10 Under 40
We were selected by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys to receive the Top 10 Under 40 award. This exclusive award and honorable recognition is awarded to only 10 attorneys in the entire state of Minnesota, under the age of 40 that have been selected for this award. The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys uses a stringent selection process.
Since there are thousands of criminal defense attorneys in each state, the process is multifaceted for selection. An attorney must be nominated by a licensed and practicing attorney, meet several requirements and then also be approved by a processing committee. You can be assured that an NACDA recognizes attorneys who exhibit the highest level of professionalism and achieve success regularly.
LEAD Counsel Rated
The Lead Council Rating was created decades ago as a rating method for attorneys that consumers and businesses can trust to gauge attorney experience and professionalism. Lead Counsel rated attorneys have a spotless disciplinary record, peer recommendations and a record of professional excellence.
The Lead Counsel Rating is free of charge, meaning that attorneys cannot pay their way in and the rating is objective and true. Lead Counsel Rated attorneys are also evaluated annually to guarantee compliance with the Lead Counsel Rating Standards. The attorneys at Leverson Budke are rated with excellence.
2018 American Institute of DUI/DWI Lawyers – 10 Best in Client Satisfaction
This award exemplifies how Leverson Budke stands apart from the rest. To be nominated, an attorney must have a flawless record of client satisfaction, have an outstanding reputation in the community and be nominated by other attorneys and clients.
This honor is entirely impartial and goes to show that you are getting the best DUI/DWI attorneys in the state of Minnesota.
2018 American Institute of Criminal Defense Lawyers – 10 Best in Client Satisfaction
We here at Leverson Budke have many awards and accolades but this may be one of the most important. At Leverson Budke, client satisfaction is paramount to any kind of credential or recognition.
We have been recognized amongst the top ten criminal defense attorneys in client satisfaction in the State of Minnesota.
Three Best Rated St. Paul DWI Lawyers
Leverson Budke is proud to be rated as one of the three best DWI criminal defense law practices in the entire St. Paul area. Threebestrated.com uses a fifty point rigorous inspection system including, history of complaints, customer satisfaction, reputation and trial history.
After a rigorous selection process and thorough due diligence, ThreeBestRated.com named us one of the top three best rated DWI lawyers in St. Paul Minnesota. We take an enormous amount of pride knowing we have been recognized as one of the three best rated DWI Lawyers in our hometown of St. Paul.
Minnesota Justice Foundation – Excellence in Public Service
The Minnesota Justice Foundation organizes attorney-related volunteer programs such as law clinics, pro bono programs, internships for law students and more. We, at Leverson Budke, are proud to serve our community with excellence in public service.
While in law school, our attorneys each provided over 150 hours of pro bono services.
CALI Award for Highest Grade in Poverty Law – William Mitchell College of Law
The CALI (center for computer assisted legal instruction) award is given to students at each law school for the highest grade in different areas of law. This award was provided by a law school professor and was awarded after careful consideration of every student’s performance over the semester. We are proud to have an attorney whose hard work paid off and was recognized through this award.
North Star Lawyer
A North Star Lawyer is an attorney that is recognized by the Minnesota State Bar Association for contributing more than fifty hours of pro bono legal service each year. This amount of services adds up to tens of thousands of billable dollars in volunteer legal aid and service to the community. We believe our community heavily contributes to our success so we put a large emphasis on paying it forward.
Mitchell Hamline College of Law Adjunct Professor of the Year
Our attorneys are also adjunct professors at Mitchell Hamline College of Law. Leverson Budke is proud to have a founding partner recognized for excellence in legal education. This award was granted by the Dean of the law school and was awarded as a result of a campus-wide student vote.
We are proud to be recognized by our fellow faculty and students.
2018 Attorney and Practice Magazines Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys
Leverson Budke has been selected for Attorney and Practice Magazine’s Top 10 criminal defense attorney award for the state of Minnesota. This achievement is reserved for Minnesota’s best and brightest Criminal Defense practices that have demonstrated a high degree of excellence in and out of the court room. Because of Attorney and Practice Magazine’s strict standards, less than 1% of attorneys will receive an invitation to be included in their Top 10 list, which is published in their quarterly magazine nationwide, as well as on their website at www.attorneyandpractice.com.