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The Inner Circle of Advocates

About the The Inner Circle of Advocates

Mission and History

The Inner Circle of Advocates has a rich history beginning with its creation in 1972 as an invitation-only group of the plaintiff lawyers. On June 25, 1972, the first meeting of the Inner Circle of Advocates was convened in San Francisco, CA. The eleven (11) trial lawyers that attended that first meeting understood the importance of sharing information and professional techniques while fostering friendships.

Today, the Inner Circle of Advocates has grown to approximately 100 members representing many of the top and most successful personal injury and wrongful death trial lawyers in the United States. In fact, no more than 100 members can belong to the organization at any given time. 

The website for the Inner Circle of Advocates maintains its own directory of attorneys. The public can search by state or view a map to find an attorney in their area.

The mission of the non-profit organization is to promote excellence in civil trial practice. The "7" in the logo of the Inner Circle of Advocates symbolizes the seven-figure verdict originally required for membership in the organization. The group only admitted male members until 1990, when Judith Livingston was admitted as the first female member. 

Today, to be considered for membership, the attorney is expected to have 50 jury trials and at least three verdicts of one million dollars or at least one verdict in excess of ten million dollars.




Richard Grand - Founder Speech


The Inner Circle of Advocates Members Active on Lawyer Legion

Christian Dietrich Searcy
Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA
West Palm Beach, FL
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Bruce A Broillet
Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP
Santa Monica, CA
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Aaron Samuel Podhurst
Podhurst Orseck, PA
Miami, FL
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Craig Rene McClellan
The McClellan Law Firm
San Diego, CA
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Jim Mac Perdue Jr
Perdue & Kidd, LLP
Houston, TX
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Dennis M Donnelly
The Donnelly Law Firm
Summit, NJ
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Board of Directors

Brian Panish
Los Angeles, CA
Mark S Davis
Board of Directors
Honolulu, HI
Joseph Aloysius Power Jr
Board of Directors
Chicago, IL
Dennis M Donnelly
Board of Directors
Summit, NJ
Richard Friedman
Board of Directors
Bremerton, WA
Don Charles Keenan
Board of Directors
Atlanta, GA
Thomas R Kline
Board of Directors
Philadelphia, PA
Judith Ann Livingston
Board of Directors
New York, NY
Randi McGinn
Board of Directors
Albuquerque, NM


The Inner Circle of Advocates

Directory of Personal Injury Lawyers in the United States

Lawyer Legion maintains a national directory of personal injury lawyers which includes both members and non-members of The Inner Circle of Advocates. To help the public find the best choices when searching for a civil plaintiff attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within The Inner Circle of Advocates and other professional associations. This includes recognition for The Inner Circle of Advocates members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile with information about their involvement with The Inner Circle of Advocates.

Use this directory to find a civil plaintiff attorney in your local area. Start by choosing your state from the list below.

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