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Amaro Law Firm Attorneys R. James Amaro, Matt Elwell & Anna McMullen Honored by 2024 Best Lawyers®

Amaro Law Firm Wins Multiple Best Lawyers Awards in 2024

The Amaro Law Firm is proud to, once again, be recognized for excellence and expertise, with Attorneys R. James Amaro, Matt Elwell, and Anna McMullen recently receiving the prestigious 2024 Best Lawyers® Award. Based on peer review and a sophisticated evaluation process, the Best Lawyers® recognition is reserved for the “best legal talent in the world,” with rankings reassessed and published each year to serve as the “most reliable, unbiased source” of “outstanding lawyers” for both “the media and the public.”

Firm Founder, Attorney R. James Amaro, has been spotlighted as a 2024 Best Lawyer® in insurance litigation and personal injury litigation for plaintiffs. Attorneys Matt Elwell and Anna McMullen were also recognized as 2024 Best Lawyers® “Ones to Watch” for plaintiff-side personal injury litigation. 

Though our extraordinary attorneys have earned several distinctions over the years, the Best Lawyers® Award is a true honor that builds on our unrivaled reputation for exceptional service, integrity, and success in Texas and beyond.

Our team will continue to exceed expectations and excel going forward, doing whatever it takes to deliver optimal outcomes and justice for our clients while representing the ideals of the Best Lawyers®, both in and outside the courtroom. 

About Best Lawyers Awards

For more than 40 years, Best Lawyers® has been focused on acknowledging the world’s most outstanding attorneys, lauding their acumen and achievements while serving as “the original, trusted source for legal referrals.” 

As “the oldest and most respected peer-review publication company in the legal profession,” Best Lawyers® issues annual rankings and awards based on a complex process involving “exhaustive peer-review surveys” and “tens of thousands of leading lawyers” weighing in on their professional peers through confidential submissions.

Zeroing in on the attorneys who are worthy of this esteemed distinction — like Personal Injury Lawyers R. James Amaro, Matt Elwell, and Anna McMullen — Best Lawyers® relies on a five-step process

  1. Nominations for the Best Lawyers® Awards are submitted by anyone other than the attorney being nominated.
  2. Current Best Lawyers® participate in a Peer Review, sharing insights and feedback on the quality of the nominees’ work.
  3. The results and feedback are compiled and analyzed.
  4. Top attorneys from this Peer Review are then crosschecked with local bar associations to verify that they are in good standing.
  5. The latest results are released, with law firms and attorneys notified of recognitions earned while complete Best Lawyers® lists for the year are published online (and in print). 

Once attorneys have been deemed Best Lawyers®, they will have to maintain “votes in subsequent polls” in order to retain their Best Lawyers® title. In other words, winning the Best Lawyers® distinction once does not mean an attorney wins the award for life; instead: 

  • Lawyers have to requalify for this honor each year.
  • Attorneys cannot buy Best Lawyers® Awards; these honors are only granted via the Peer Review process described above. 

Given that Best Lawyers® are selected by their colleagues, this Award is widely considered to be a meaningful honor both in and outside of the legal industry.

About Best Lawyer R. James Amaro

Firm Founder R. James Amaro has deep experience representing accident and injury victims, as well as clients who have sustained damages in business and insurance disputes. Since founding the Amaro Law Firm in 2005, Attorney R. James Amaro has won some of the toughest cases, largest verdicts, and most-newsworthy settlements around. 

Along the way, Mr. Amaro has also put together a team of superstar lawyers, developing a resilient, robust firm culture that operates on the beliefs that: 

  1. The justice system works if we work it.
  2. When the going gets tough, our attorneys will step up while staying grounded and focusing on doing what’s right for our clients. 

Inspiring, tenacious, and compassionate, Mr. Amaro has successfully represented clients in countless personal injury claims, business disputes, insurance claims, hurricane claims, commercial litigation, and more. 

In addition to being recognized as a 2024 Best Lawyer®, Mr. Amaro has won several other prominent distinctions. He has been named a Top 100 Houston Super Lawyer in every practice area by Thomson-Reuters for four years in a row. Mr. Amaro has also received the AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, as well as multiple awards from the National Trial Lawyers,  the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, and more. 

You can see more about Mr. Amaro’s experience and what makes him a 2024 Best Lawyer® here.

About Best Lawyer Matt Elwell

Personal Injury Attorney Matt Elwell has been a dedicated voice and advocate for the injured for more than 10 years, seeking justice for those catastrophically injured and lost to wrongful death. 

Driven to help clients during the most challenging times of their lives, Mr. Elwell has extensive experience handling 18-wheeler accident cases, work injury claims, and more, standing up to big-name companies and formidable opponents with strategic, preserving counsel to achieve the best possible resolutions. 

You can explore more about Attorney Matt Elwell and find out why he’s a 2024 Best Lawyer® here.

About Best Lawyer Anna McMullen

Personal Injury Lawyer Anna McMullen has been a devoted ally and trusted attorney for the injured for years, bringing her unique background in family law, business law, and employment law to her personal injury practice. 

With years of litigation experience under her belt and an unflinching dedication to justice, Ms. McMullen delivers winning representation for several types of tort cases, specializing in motor vehicle accident cases and premises liability claims. 

You can learn more about Attorney Anna McMullen and see why she’s been honored as a 2024 Best Lawyer® here.

About the Amaro Law Firm

The Amaro Law Firm is a leader among the best personal injury law firms in Texas, with its principal location in Houston, TX, and eight satellite locations in San Antonio, Dallas, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Clear Lake, Corpus Christi, Austin, and Lakeway.

With decades of experience and a tireless drive to serve others, our team truly values our responsibilities and relationships with our clients. We are the “Davids” who routinely stand up for victims against billion-dollar “Goliaths.” To do that, we’re fully committed to achieving justice while providing the highest quality representation for several torts, including (but not limited to) cases involving truck accidents, car crashes, work accidents, offshore injuries, pharmaceutical injuries, product liability, premises liability, wrongful death, and mass torts.

At the Amaro Law Firm, we are devoted to following through, delivering excellent results, and fighting relentlessly to do the right thing. With that, we strive to secure justice, fair outcomes, and full recoveries for every client, no matter how complex their case may be or how the odds may be stacked against us. That means providing compassionate counsel, honest advice, and client-centered service, so our clients can always make the best choices for their families and their case. 

Discover why the Amaro Law Firm is home to some of the Best Lawyers® in Texas, the U.S., and the world and why our team continues to receive so many professional awards and industry accolades by learning more about us here or by reaching out today for a free, confidential case evaluation.