Awards & Proof of Experience

David A. Tanner’s efforts have been nationally recognized. This recognition began during law school where he was on Baylor Law School’s Law Review and acted as its Technology Editor. Baylor Law School also selected him to represent it at The National Moot Court Competition in San Francisco. These experiences provided him valuable experience in addition to his law school education.

He is a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a selective group whose membership is limited to attorneys who have won million-dollar verdicts and settlements. Less than 1% of attorneys across the nation (and less than 100 Nevada attorneys) are members of this elite group. In 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, he was selected as one of The Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Nevada by The American Trial Lawyers Association. Additionally, he has been designated as a Rising Star in the Mountain States region by Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers. David is a member of The State Bar of Nevada, The Clark County Bar Association, The American Association for Justice and The Nevada Justice Association.

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Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Established in 1993, The Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in The United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million- and multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements. There are more than 4,000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

Martindale Hubble

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Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. Since Super Lawyers is intended to be used as an aid in selecting a lawyer, we limit the lawyer ratings to those who can be hired and retained by the public.

The American Society of Legal Advocates

The American Society of Legal Advocates is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers in practice today. ASLA draws its membership from lawyers who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards. Through ASLA’s Top 100 Lawyers and Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 listings, we recognize exceptional legal talent and early promise among the next generation of great lawyers.

American Jurist Institute Top 10 Attorneys

Each year, a select group of attorneys is called forward to accept one of the most prestigious awards The American Jurist Institute can bestow — selection to The AJI Top 10 Attorneys Award. This exclusive honor is conferred to the Top 10 attorneys in five practice areas for each of the 50 states and The District of Columbia. Candidates are identified by our in-house research team, peer nominations or client nominations. Once candidates are nominated, an AJI research team uses a lengthy and thorough vetting process to select the top candidates. The AJI Selection Council studies the results provided by the research team. The Selection Council, which is composed of attorney and non-attorney members, carefully considers the information presented to them and determines which attorneys possess the knowledge, skill, experience, expertise and success in their practice area to be one the Top 10 Attorneys in their state.

America’s Top 100 Attorneys

Membership among America’s Top 100 Attorneys is meant to identify and highlight the accomplishments of the nation’s most-esteemed and skilled attorneys in all areas of practice. Only 100 attorneys in each state* will receive this honor and be selected for membership among America’s Top 100 Attorneys. While selection for any award, honor or exclusive membership organization is always subjective in nature, we have developed a comprehensive multi-phase selection process involving propriety algorithms and Qualitative Comparative Analysis in an effort to help ensure that only the most skilled and exceptional attorneys in the community are selected for membership.

American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys

Many attorneys can achieve high degrees of success, but this is oftentimes at the expense or satisfaction of the most important person in the case: the client. The American Institute’s Personal Injury Division looks for attorneys who have achieved unparalleled success but most importantly have done so for the benefit of their client. Very few attorneys can do so, and our organization recognizes this significant achievement.

Top 40 Under 40

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile measured by objective and uniformly applied standards in compliance with state bar and national Rule 4-7. Invitees must exemplify superior qualifications, trial results and leadership as a young lawyer under the age of 40. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective process, which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.

Best Attorneys of America

Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America is becoming one of the most celebrated and respected groups of attorneys in the country. Membership is extremely selective, carefully screened and limited to the most qualified and accomplished attorneys in The United States. With these high standards, less than 1% of the attorneys of America have been invited to be a member of Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America. Lawyers may join in all areas of law practice. Our attorneys have an extraordinary level of legal expertise, competency, professional reputation and ethical standards. Simply the best lawyers. This recognition is not simply a litigators award for an amount of any one judgment. This recognition stems from years of experience in the practice of law.

Lawyers of Distinction

Lawyers of Distinction members have been selected based upon a review and vetting process from our selection committee. Nomination does not guarantee membership. All prospective members are subject to final review after submitting their application before confirmation of membership. Lawyers do not pay for this nomination. These potential candidates who meet the criteria of our screening process have demonstrated a high degree of peer recognition and professional competence. Attorneys may nominate other peers they feel warrant recognition or self-nominate. These candidates undergo the same rigorous review process. Lawyers of Distinction uses it own independent criteria, including objective and subjective factors, in determining if an attorney can be recognized as a Lawyer of Distinction in The United States in their respective field.

American Academy of Trial Attorneys

Know that you are distinguished and recognized because of your commitment to serving your clients. The attorneys selected as Premier 100 Trial Attorneys by The National Academy of Jurisprudence have been recognized as leading trial attorneys in The United States. Members of The Premier 100 Trial Attorneys have satisfied stringent criteria and standards as established by The NAJ Board of Directors. Of the 1.2 million attorneys currently active in the U.S., less than 1% are selected to receive The NAJ Premier 100 designation.

Best Law Firms of America

We have invited talented lawyers from a variety of legal fields. Likewise, we have invited attorneys with various years of practice as we seek a diversified charter membership base, which, despite many differences, is composed of attorneys who excel at what they do. Congratulations to those invited.

The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Membership in The National Trial Lawyers is limited to The Top 100 civil plaintiff and criminal defense lawyers in each state or from highly populated regions of states. Members of The National Trial Lawyers are encouraged to nominate their peers for membership. Prospective members are carefully screened before being invited to join. The criteria for membership includes: Reputation among peers, the judiciary and the public; achievements, settlements and verdicts as a trial lawyer; board certification as a trial lawyer; nominations from leading trial lawyers, current members and executive committee members; leadership and membership in other national and state trial lawyer organizations; and rankings and ratings by leading national evaluation organizations.