Elite Trial Lawyer Top 50 Verdicts highlights the largest verdicts from January 2017 through April 2018. The National Law Journal’s VerdictSearch affiliate scours the nation’s court records in search of the largest verdicts; it also consults with practitioners and with additional ALM Media LLC publications. The key here is what the jury awarded; this list does not account for judicial reductions, offsets or appeals. If the verdicts were not able to be fact-checked because of lack of information from the lawyers on both sides, the verdict was not included in this Top 50 list. For more information about VerdictSearch, please go here.

In addition to the Top 50 Verdicts, Elite Trial Lawyers 2018 honors the lawyers and law firms demonstrating exemplary performance in cutting-edge work on behalf of plaintiffs over the last 18 months. The National Law Journal reviewed more than 300 submissions across 23 categories to arrive at a list of finalists announced July 26.

The lawyers from The National Law Journal selection as well as the Top 50 Verdicts will be honored at the  Elite Trial Lawyers event on Oct. 5, 2018, at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.