Awards, Memberships & Accolades
"SUPERB" - highest possible rating ("10.0 of 10.0") on Avvo.com. Avvo is an attorney rating system that rates attorneys based on years in practice, professional achievements and recognition by others involved in the legal industry.
Named one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers (2014 - present). "This is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent qualifications. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and public profile."
Named Top 10 Attorney in Texas (2016 - present) by the The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. This national organization is devoted to recognizing the top personal injury attorneys in each state. It writes that the selected attorneys have demonstrated an extraordinary amount of knowledge, skill, experience, expertise and success in their practice of personal injury.
"Client Distinction Award" - Martindale-Hubbell (2011 - present). This honor has been made possible by your clients who have taken the time to compliment you in the following areas: Communications Ability, Responsiveness, Quality of Service, and Value for Money. The results have been compiled and you have earned a Client Review Rating Score of 5 or higher on a scale of 1-5. Less than 1% of the 900,000+ attorneys listed on Martindale-Hubbell have been accorded this Martindale-Hubbell honor of distinction.
Fellow - Texas Bar Foundation. Membership is composed of the most elite Texas attorneys. The Foundation’s members are nominated because of their high professional standing among their peers. Only the top 1/3 of 1% of Texas attorneys are invited to become Fellows.
"Top Personal Injury Plaintiff's Lawyer" - Fort Worth Magazine has designated Bill Berenson as a Tarrant County Top Attorney in the P.I. Plaintiff category from 2012-present. The magazine lists attorneys who receive the most votes by other lawyers in each category each year.
Member of the Board of Directors of The Texas Trial Lawyers Association since 2006; Sustaining Member. TTLA is a member organization comprised of plaintiff’s attorneys who meet our membership criteria. We provide products, services, and continuing education seminars for our members as well as the most innovative, interactive network of trial lawyers in the state.
Named Nation's Top One Percent Attorney (2014 - present) by The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. The mission of the NADC is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate. By virtue of the incredible selectivity of our research process, only the elite few are invited to join the ranks of the NADC. Specifically, less than 1% of practicing attorneys in the United States are members of the “Nation’s Top Attorneys”.
"Life Member" - Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum since 2005. The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. The quality of membership is very impressive and includes many of the top trial lawyers in the country. Far less than 1% of lawyers are members.
Board Certification - Personal Injury Trial Law since 1994 by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Board Certification means an attorney has substantial relevant experience in a select field of law as well as demonstrated, and tested, special competence in that area of law. This designation sets them apart as being an attorney with the highest public commitment to excellence in their area of law. Less than 1% of Texas Attorneys are Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the field of Personal Injury Trial Law.
A+ Rating - Better Business Bureau since 2006. BBB ensures that high standards for trust are set and maintained. BBB Accreditation is an honor.
Sustaining Member - American Association of Justice since 1990 and member of the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group. AAJ is based in Washington D.C.
Listed in Marquis Who's Who in American Law (1988 - present) and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Individuals become eligible for listing by virtue of their positions and/or noteworthy achievements that have proved to be of significant value to society.
Avvo.com Client Choice Award (2012 - present). Avvo is an attorney rating system that rates attorneys based on years in practice, professional achievements and recognition by others involved in the legal industry.
2014 and 2015 Litigator Award Nominee - Trial Lawyers Board of Regents, Seattle, Washington.
2015 Amigo of the Year - United Hispanic Council of Tarrant County. The United Hispanic Council of Tarrant County is a nonprofit organization that supports and finances youth programs in our community. This charity makes higher education accessible to students through scholarships and financial aid services.