Questions and Answers

Q. How much is it to join?

A. A one-time non-refundable application fee of $500.00. If accepted, you become a lifetime member of the organization. There are no renewal fees or annual dues for ongoing membership. Once a member, always a member.

Q. What are the requirements of being accepted?

A. You must be a member in good standing of your local and state governing boards and you must have devoted a significant part of your legal practice to your area of specialty. Lead counsel means that you were the primary lawyer handling the case and the one credited with working on the case. In the civil litigation division, the $2,000,000.00 may be a combination of offers, settlements and verdicts against several parties arising from the same incident, that, when added together, amount to $2,000,000.00 present value for the client. Husband and wife verdicts, awards and settlements may be added together so long as they arise from the same incident and amount to a present value of at least 2 million dollars. Third party automobile claims, when added to underinsurance settlements or arbitration results are acceptable means of adding up awards so long as the cases arise out of the same incident and result in an accumulated result of at least 2 million dollars. If you have any questions, please feel free to write or call us for a further explanation.

Q. What are the benefits of joining?

A. If accepted, you will become a member of perhaps one of the most exclusive lawyer groups in the nation. The pre-requisite of a multimillion dollar result excludes the majority of lawyers. The number of cases handled recognizes a lawyer's experience in that specialty area. The lawyers who do qualify for E.L.A. have distinguished themselves by devoting a significant part of their practice to a specialty area of the law. Members receive a beautiful desktop award commemorating their acceptance into E.L.A. that can be viewed by friends, colleagues and clients. Members can add this achievement to their already impressive resumes. Members can continue to go up our ladder of honor with the ultimate goal of becoming a platinum class member. Members are categorically listed on our official web site available for viewing over the internet in three different locations on the site; in the state section, in the alphabetical name section and in the classification section (Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Member). Join the cream of the crop of lawyers. Add your name to the ELITE lawyers of America!

Q. How does the class designation portion work?

A. Members are categorized into classes of members. Members who obtain additional multimillion dollar awards, verdicts and/or settlements or who increase the number of cases brought to a conclusion after becoming a member will notify the organization and can move up the classification system until finally achieving the ultimate goal of Platinum Class. Platinum, Gold, Silver and member designations are listed on our website.

Those interested in applying for membership may obtain an application by calling us, writing to us, or downloading and completing the application provided.

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Allentown, PA 18104
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