We are proud to recognize the prestigious awards and memberships to elite groups that our attorneys have earned for their work, including the following:
Montlick 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.
Legal Community Chooses Montlick 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.
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 personal injury law firm' by other attorneys and law administrators is an incredible honor. On behalf of all of us at Montlick & Associates, we thank you.Montlick & Associates Founder & CEO, David R. Montlick
Public Service Honors
General Assembly Recognizes Montlick for "Exceptional Legal Services" and "Unprecedented Public Service"
Montlick was incredibly honored to be recognized by the Georgia House of Representatives for its “outstanding contributions.” On March 18th, 2021, the legislature passed House Resolution 414, which celebrates and honors Montlick for 38 years of commitment to excellence. The resolution reads, in part:
“Montlick & Associates is recognized for both its commitment to providing exceptional legal services and its unprecedented level of public service. Montlick & Associates provided broad and continual support of the passage of the Hands-Free Georgia Law, with representatives from the firm actively involved from the start and throughout the legislative process, including by testifying and lobbying at the Georgia State Capitol”.
"We are honored to be recognized by the Georgia House of Representatives for the second time since 2013. The adoption of House Resolution 414 reflects our commitment since 1984 to providing excellent legal services, giving back to the community in a really meaningful way, and our dedication to keeping families safe."- CEO & Founder, David R. Montlick
Secretary of State Recognizes Montlick as an Outstanding Business
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 (a4kclub.org) 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.
"We are humbled and honored to receive this special recognition. All of our team members at Montlick are dedicated to helping Georgia families through the firm's legal services as well as our community service programs."- Montlick Founder & CEO-David Montlick
30 Years of Exceptional Public Service
Montlick & Associates Receives an Incredible Honor by the Georgia House: 30 Years of Exceptional Service.
The Georgia House of Representatives passed House Resolution 394 honoring the Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick and Associates for providing “efficient, effective and dedicated services to the citizens of Georgia”. In this week’s segment on ABC News, Montlick & Associates Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, and Director of Community Programs, Melinda Jeffress talk about the firm’s commitment to providing high-quality legal services to accident victims. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn more about the firm’s contributions to the community through its public service programs promoting family safety, injury prevention and support of U.S. Troops.
State Representatives Pam Dickerson and Carolyn Hugley also honored the law firm before the House of Representatives at the Georgia State Capitol for their exemplary efforts to protect children from bullying. In accepting the honor on behalf of David Montlick and Montlick & Associates, Melinda Jeffress, the firm’s Director of Community Programs, spoke of the firm’s pride in partnering with Children without a Voice, USA as the founding sponsor of the Ambassadors for Kids Club (A4K), a national anti-bullying program. Over the past year, the firm has supported A4K in carrying out its mission to prevent and stop bullying and other forms of child abuse in Georgia schools and communities, as well as across the country. In addition to recognizing the firm for their work with the Ambassadors for Kids Club, the resolution commends Montlick & Associates for their overall dedication to protecting Georgia citizens.
Over the last 39 years, Montlick & Associates has demonstrated its commitment to giving back to Georgia families through a wide range of meaningful and extensive injury prevention and community service programs, such as:
- Family Safety & Legal Tips Program
- Montlick & Associates’ IrideSafe Program
- Don’t Text and Drive Campaign
- Ongoing Support of Our Military and their families
- Child Passenger and Booster Seat Safety Programs
- Don’t Drink and Drive Campaign
- Teen Driver Safety Partnership with Safe America
- The Firm’s Help Keep Kids Safe Program
- DNA LifePrint Child Safety Program
- Founding Sponsor and now operate a National Anti-Bulling Program
- Supporting Teachers and Education in our schools
Over the years, the firm has also televised thousands of special “Tribute to Our Troops” messages, in addition to running their public service messages intended to help keep families safe by providing them with important tips to help prevent injuries.
Our lawyers and team members work very hard to provide exceptional service to every client; and our firm has been committed to giving back to the community because it is important and it is the right thing to do.- CEO & Founder, David R. Montlick
Patriotism Award, Association of the United States Army
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.
Montlick & Associates Founder, David Montlick, Receives Patriotism Award from the Association of the United States Army
In addition to receiving the award, Mr. Montlick was the keynote speaker at the Atlanta Chapter’s Annual Award Ceremony and Luncheon, which was held in Piedmont Park on May 20, 2012. In presenting the 2012 Southeast Patriotism 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 Orlando, FL vacation packages to dozens of military families, as part of an annual contest with WSB TV, Channel 2 in Atlanta.
The program for the AUSA’s 2012 Awards Ceremony and Luncheon, entitled “Our Community Salutes” included special recognition for the 12 Atlanta Public High School seniors who have recently enlisted in the military. In his keynote speech, Mr. Montlick addressed the graduates, along with all the soldiers in attendance and their families: “To me, the military is the national embodiment of honor and integrity, in addition to so many other important virtues, such as respect, loyalty and dedication. Service is another one that comes to mind as I look out at all of you, and it is something that is very important to me as well. When I was in elementary school, I received a special coin in recognition of some accomplishment. I can’t remember anymore why I was given the coin, but I’ve kept it all these years because of the inscription on the coin’s presentation case. When I read it, you will understand why it means a lot to me. It reads, ‘Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.’ These words – from President Kennedy’s famous 1961 Inaugural address – represent service of the highest order. And that is what you do every day when you go to work for our country.”
Prior to the keynote speech, Mr. Montlick’s daughter Jolie Montlick, age 10, played the guitar and sang for the troops. Jolie Montlick received a standing ovation for her performance of “God Bless the USA” (also known as I’m Proud to Be an American”). Both Mr. Montlick and his daughter received a medal of “Excellence” from Command Sergeant Major Nelson of the Army National Guard for the State of Georgia. Jolie recently filmed a music video with a cast of over 150 for a song she wrote to help fight bullying, that also honors Country Music star Taylor Swift.
"You cannot ignore the many acts of service to Soldiers and military families that Montlick has provided over the years."- AUSA President and Colonel (Retired) Charles Guta
Most Patriotic Business Award, Association of the United States
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.”
"No business has ever done more for the troops in Georgia than Montlick."- AUSA First Vice President, Dr. Duane Williams
Safe America Foundation - WorldSafe Community Award Winner
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.
"A lot of businesses talk about 'giving back.' David Montlick and the entire Montlick Team put their words into action. Montlick truly is a community partner those of us in metro Atlanta are fortunate to have."- Safe America President and CEO, Len Pagano
Buckle Up America Award, Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute
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.
"Montlick 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
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.”
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Like No Other Law Firm®
Our Chief Executive Officer, David R. Montlick, knew there had to be a better way to offer compassionate legal counsel to people suffering from injuries and injustice. He founded our firm with two ambitious goals in mind:
- To create the most service-oriented personal injury law firm in the country.
- To use that success to give back to the community meaningfully.
Even as our firm grows, our founding goals remain the same: we will always empower and improve our community while operating in a manner that allows every client to know and trust their attorney. That’s the Montlick way.