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Awards & Recognition

At Montlick & Associates, we have a long history of providing exceptional care and service to our clients, as well as giving back to the community in a really meaningful way through our extensive award-winning public service programs. Below are some of the awards and recognition that the firm or our attorneys have received over the years.

Legal Community Chooses Montlick & Associates as the Top Personal Injury Law Firm in the Best of 2020 Survey


The Daily Report, established in 1890, is a leading source for legal news, business and information in the great State of Georgia. Readers and subscribers of the Daily Report including attorneys, law firm administrators, judges and in-house council cast their votes on the “Best of” ballots. The annual award was developed to help lawyers identify the finest legal service providers and to showcase their top selections.

Montlick & Associates was chosen as the Best of 2020 in the category of Personal Injury Law Firm, by the readers of the Daily Report. Montlick was voted number one overall in the specific category.

"We are humbled and honored to be recognized by our legal peers for our work and commitment to our clients and the profession. To be voted 'the best' by other attorneys and law administrators is an incredible honor. On behalf of all of us at Montlick & Associates, we thank you." says David R. Montlick, Founder & CEO.

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Montlick & Associates is AV Rated for the Highest Level of Professional Excellence, Ethics, Skills, & Integrity - The Highest Rating Attainable by the Most Respected & Authoritative Attorney Rating Service


An AV Rating is an exclusive designation given only to attorneys and law firms “who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards by their peers.” To be included in the AV Preemininent rated group, an attorney must rank in the top 10 percent of all rated attorneys. This professional designation is trusted worldwide by individuals seeking to identify, evaluate and select the most qualified legal counsel. To learn more, click here.

Our Attorneys care a great deal about our clients, and fight hard to protect their rights and get them the compensation they deserve. Over the years our attorneys have received a large number of prestigious awards and recognition for their legal skills and efforts, as well as memberships in elite groups, including the following:

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House of Representatives House Resolution 394 Recognizes Montlick & Associates For Outstanding Service

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The Georgia House of Representatives passed House Resolution 394 honoring Montlick and Associates for providing high quality legal services to accident victims, delivered with personal attention and compassion, as well as the firm's contributions to the community through a variety of public service programs, including their extensive family safety and injury prevention programs and their ongoing support of U.S. troops.

"Our firm was founded in 1984 based on a commitment to providing exceptional service to clients, and giving back to the community in a really meaningful way, because it is the right thing to do. Never did we expect or hope for recognition. We are thankful for this very special honor."

- CEO & Founder, David R. Montlick

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Secretary of State Recognizes Montlick & Associates as an Outstanding Business

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"We are humbled and honored to receive this special recognition. All of our team members at Montlick & Associates are dedicated to helping Georgia families through the firm's legal services as well as our community service programs."

- Montlick & Associates Founder & CEO-David Montlick

Photograph above, left to right: Representative Keisha Waites (D-Atlanta) and Montlick & Associates, Director of Community Programs Melinda Jeffress.

Georgia Secretary of State, Brian P. Kemp, proclaimed Montlick & Associates as an "Outstanding Georgia Business" and a "Goodwill Ambassador in its business to other states, and to nations beyond the borders of the Unites States of America." Representative Keisha Waites presented the firm with the special honor during the firm's Anti-Bullying event in March 2015. Montlick & Associates and the firm's Ambassadors 4 Kids club ( proudly sponsored motivational speaker Bob Votruba from One Million Acts of Kindness to speak to Georgia families and encourage kids to End Bullying with Kindness.

Patriotism Award, Association of the United States Army

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"You cannot ignore the many acts of service to Soldiers and military families that Montlick and Associates has provided over the years."

- AUSA President and Colonel (Retired) Charles Guta

Photograph above, left to right: SGM (Ret) Duane Williams, First Vice President, Greater Atlanta Chapter AUSA; Jolie Montlick; David Montlick, CEO Montlick & Associates; COL (Ret) Charles Guta, President, Greater Atlanta Chapter AUSA.

Awarded to Montlick & Associates CEO & Founder, David R. Montlick on May 2nd, 2012. In presenting the award, COL (Ret) US Army, and President Greater Atlanta Chapter, AUSA, Charles Guta cited Mr. Montlick's ongoing support of the military, including his firm's production of over 300 Tribute to the Troop television messages which have collectively aired thousands of times across the state; providing attorney volunteers to advise Military Veterans about benefits; and awarding complimentary vacation packages to dozens of military families, as part of an annual contest with WSB TV, Channel 2 in Atlanta.

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Most Patriotic Business Award, Association of the United States

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"No business has ever done more for the troops in Georgia than Montlick and Associates."

- AUSA First Vice President, Dr. Duane Williams

Photograph above, left to right: COL (Ret) Charles Guta, President, Greater Atlanta Chapter AUSA; Jolie Montlick; David Montlick, CEO Montlick & Associates; SGM (Ret) Duane Williams, First Vice President, Greater Atlanta Chapter AUSA.

On April 29, 2011, the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Association of the United States Army recognized Montlick and Associates as the recipient of the 2011 Most Patriotic Business Award. "You cannot ignore the many acts of service to soldiers and military families that Montlick and Associates has provided over the years," said President and Colonel (Retired) Charles Guta. "Patriotic media messages, direct awards of vacation relief to military families, and legal support to our Veterans; Montlick and Associates has made the military an integral part of their corporate responsibility program and we must recognize that fact positively."

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Safe America Foundation - WorldSafe Community Award Winner

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"A lot of businesses talk about 'giving back.' David Montlick and the entire Montlick Team put their words into action. Montlick & Associates truly is a community partner those of us in metro Atlanta are fortunate to have."

- Safe America President and CEO, Len Pagano

Photograph above, left to right: Safe America President and CEO Len Pagano, Safe America Executive Vice President MaryLou Pagano, Montlick & Associates Family Safety Advocate Jacquie Palisie and Montlick & Associates, Director of Community Programs Melinda Jeffress

The Safe America Foundation recognized Montlick & Associates as the 2014 WorldSafe Community Service Award Winner. The Georgia personal injury law firm was awarded the WorldSafe Global Leadership for their 30 year commitment to family safety, injury prevention and supporting our troops. The annual WorldSafe Awards were presented at the Safety on the Home Front Gala held November 8, 2014 at the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta, Georgia.

Buckle Up America Award, Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute

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"Montlick & Associates demonstrated how to effectively address traffic injury prevention. We are extremely proud of the work [they] do to save lives on Georgia's roads and highways"

-Director of Georgia's Governor's Office of Highway Safety, Harris Blackwood

Photograph above, left to right: Andrew Turnage, Child Passenger Safety Coordinator, Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute (GTIPI); Jacquie Palisi, Family Safety Advocate, Montlick & Associates; Melinda Jeffress, Director of Community Programs, Montlick & Associates; Dr. Don Bower, UGA Project Director, Professor Emeritus and Extension Human Development Specialist

Montlick & Associates was presented a 2013 Buckle Up, America! Award on August 20, 2013 at the Georgia Highway Safety Conference in Savannah. The award was presented by the Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute (GTIPI), a part of The University of Georgia's College of Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. As the winner for the Corporate sector, Montlick & Associates was recognized for its commitment to reduce injuries and prevent fatalities in Georgia through the firm's ongoing seat belt and child safety seat awareness projects.

Safe America Foundation - Leadership Award

Awarded on July 24, 2013, in recognition of the firm's effort and contribution toward the success of the Safe America Foundation's 2013 SafeTeen Georgia Driving Academy. "We salute your dedication to the safety of Georgia's teen drivers through proper training and education, and commend your strong commitment to keep all drivers in the state of Georgia safer on our roads," Len Pagano, President and CEO of the Safe America Foundation

Georgia Governor's Office Proclamations

In 1990, Governor Joe Frank Harris proclaimed October 6 and 7 as "Help Keep Kids Safe Days" for the State of Georgia. In his proclamation, Governor Harris said that the State of Georgia recognizes this law firm "for its dedication and commitment to the safety and well being of our youth." The firm has been repeatedly recognized for its community work in the area of child safety. The Governor of Georgia issued similar proclamations in '91, '92, '93, and '94.

White House Points of Light Office Letter of Recognition

In a letter of recognition from the White House Points of Light Office, the Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of National Service states "in light of your record of concern for those in need, I am pleased to congratulate you on the fine example of generosity you have set for your fellow Americans." The letter also commends the law firm "for making a difference in the lives of people around you."

Our Award Winning Community Service Programs