Membership Details

The Seal of Experience:

What Is It?

Trial Masters™ is an elite national organization of lawyers with significant courtroom experience. Membership is an indication of a strong commitment to taking their clients’ cases all the way to the courthouse when warranted.

Trial Masters members have stellar reputations for their trial experience.

Our Seal

Access to the Trial Masters seal for use on electronic and hard copy materials such as websites, business cards, letterheads, bios, email signatures, etc., is subject to the Terms and Conditions.


Each member is provided with an official Trial Masters certificate that memorializes their membership with Trial Masters.

Get Listed

Your name will be listed in the Trial Masters Membership Directory so you can easily be found by clients or referral attorneys searching for an experienced attorney in their area.

Press Release

Members of Trial Masters will receive a press release announcing their membership. This press release will be for members to distribute to the media outlets of their choice.

Differentiate Yourself

By being a Trial Masters member, you clearly and objectively stand out as being more experienced.

Search Engine Optimization

An Attorney Selection Research Study by The Research Intelligence Group (TRiG), indicated more than three-quarters of adults who have looked to hire an attorney in the past year used online resources at some point in the process.

Be Found

People searching for attorneys are on the hunt for the best and most experienced. By showing the Trial Masters membership seal on your site, anyone searching for a well-established experienced attorney will see you’re different.

Who can apply?

Trial Masters member base has a wide variation in expertise, ranging from solely plaintiff to solely defense, and solely civil to solely criminal work. Some member’s practices are a meld of the aforementioned case types – the common thread is wherewithal in a courtroom and the experience of seeing many trials through to verdict.

Trial Masters is represented in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., and the membership is growing daily.


Membership is open to both the plaintiff and defense bars. While each bar certainly has different perspectives on trials, objective trial experience is the basis for membership.

Membership is available regardless of whether a judge or jury was the trier of fact in your trials.

Are you eligible?


Applicants must be current members of a governing bar association and shall possess an exemplary ethics record. Any disbarment or suspension, from the practice of law, even if reinstated, is a basis for disqualification.


Applicants must certify that they have achieved certain trial benchmarks as principal counsel.

“Principal Counsel” is a lawyer who is, or was primarily in charge of and responsible for the preparation, management, and trial of an individual case. Said term shall not be confined to lead counsel (“first chair”), but may extend to a team of lawyers working as co-principal counsel on the case with different responsibilities. Notwithstanding the foregoing, however, the term does not include a lawyer that simply worked on one aspect of the case, or referred a case.