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Awards and Recognitions

The attorneys of Thompson O'Neil, P.C. have been honored and recognized for excellence, professionalism and community service.

Significant Honors & Recognition

  • For more than 25 years, the firm has been accorded the AV rating - the highest rating by Martindale-Hubbell, an independent lawyer-rating service for ethics and professionalism.
  • The firm has been listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for more than two decades.
  • George Thompson has been Board Certified in Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1991. Dan O'Neil has been Board Certified since 2007. Only a handful of personal injury lawyers achieve board certification.
  • George R Thompson was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the fields of Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs.
  • George Thompson has been designated as a "SuperLawyer" each year the list of Top Lawyers in Michigan has been published.
  • In the 1990s. the firm was a national finalist for the Primerus Community Service Award.
  • George Thompson is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Dan O'Neil is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
  • George Thompson has been honored by the Law Dragon Society and by the Litigation Counsel of America.
  • George Thompson was invited to write a column for the Traverse City Record Eagle Forum. His article published on March 5, 2006, was titled, "Drivers can't rely on just lights and sirens."
  • George Thompson has been acknowledged by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel to be among the nation's top one percent.
  • Both partners have taught numerous seminars or addressed lawyers' conferences on personal injury and trial advocacy topics.
  • Dan O'Neil has achieved a "Superb" rating from the AVVO rating service.