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Professional Recognition

Fellow of the American Bar Association

Mr. Sessler was invited to become a Fellow in the American Bar Foundation. “The Fellows is a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. Membership in the Fellows is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Members are nominated by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation. Established in 1955, the Fellows support the research of the American Bar Foundation through their annual contributions and sponsor seminars and events of direct relevance to the legal profession.”

The National Trial Lawyers

National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Attorneys 2014 to present

Mr. Sessler is an ongoing member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Attorneys. He was invited to join this select group of trial lawyers in 2014. The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. Mr. Sessler has attended the National Trial Lawyers Annual Summit since 2014.

America’s Top 100 Attorney’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Ms. Sessler is proud to have received America’s Top 100 Attorney Lifetime Achievement Award. “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 receive this honor. Members are selected based upon the attorney’s lifetime legal achievements, professional experience, significant case results and/or verdicts, peer reputation, client satisfaction, other notable honors, media notoriety, and community impact, among many other factors.

Best Attorney Lifetime Charter Member

Rue’s Rating’s Best Attorneys of America has made Mr. Sessler a charter member in its select group of the top 100 attorneys in the State of Washington. Selections are carefully screened and are limited to less than one percent of litigation attorneys across all practice areas. 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.

Martindale Hubbard Client Distinction Award 2015

This award recognizes attorneys who excel at service as recognized by their clients.

America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigation Attorney 2017-2019

Selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is by invitation only and is comprised of the nation’s most exceptional trial lawyers for high stakes legal matters. For initial consideration, an attorney must have successfully litigated (for either plaintiff or defendant) a matter (1) with at least $2,000,000 in alleged damages at stake or (2) with the fate of a business worth at least $2,000,000 at stake. Thereafter, qualifying candidates are ranked based on a broad array of criteria, including the candidate’s professional experience, legal achievements, significant case results, peer reputation, and community impact .

America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys 2018-2019

America’s Top 100 Attorneys has made Mr. Sessler a member of its Criminal Defense group. Candidates for membership are initially identified through third-party research or peer nominations by other elite attorneys in the community. Once a candidate is identified, they are carefully screened through third-party research and analysis involving proprietary algorithms applying multi-criteria decision making methods to create a Pareto efficiency frontier.

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