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Super Lawyers® Rising Stars

Both John and Brady have been honored for years by Super Lawyers®, a division of Thomson Reuters that examines the top lawyers in the country based on nominations, peer evaluations, and independent research. Only 2.5% of lawyers are chosen as Rising Stars. John was selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list of 2015, and has been invited every year since – 2016, 2017, and 2018! Brady has been selected for inclusion in 2016, 2017, and 2018, with no sign of stopping.

Avvo-Rated Excellent

Avvo is a premier (and widely used) lawyer listing and ranking website. John Hipskind and Brady McAninch have perfect 5-star client reviews and peer endorsements; to quote a former client, “I highly recommend John and Brady to handle any situation you might find yourself involved in. They both made us feel like we were a priority.”

Illinois State Bar Association

The law is always evolving. With active membership in the Illinois State Bar Association, John and Brady have the tools, research options, and professional network to stay on top of their practice. ISBA was founded in 1877 and now comprises over 30,000 members, who engage in many important activities —proposing legislation, educating the public, supporting the rule of law, and finding justice for clients.

The St. Clair County Bar Association

John and Brady enjoy getting involved at a community level, where the real work gets done. The St. Clair County Bar Association was formed in 1963, merging the East St. Louis Bar and Belleville Bar Association into one. The SCCBA provides an attorney directory and legal aid for the local public. As members, John and Brady promote professionalism, continual education, and community service.

The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

As members of BAMSL, John and Brady keep up with all the best big-city trends, including continuing legal education (CLE), networking with other metro-area lawyers, access to the St. Louis Lawyer and a quarterly Bar Journal, and a free conference room downtown. In addition, they participate in social and volunteer events that promote the legal profession.

NAOPIA Top Ten Attorney for Personal Injury

The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys celebrates attorneys (like John and Brady) who have earned their most prestigious honor—being one of the top ten in the state! Criteria include great client reviews, peer reviews, case outcomes, education, trial experience, and other awards.

NTLA: Top 40 under 40

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is an invitation-only group of top lawyers in each state or region who have already made their legal “mark” before the age of 40. Both John and Brady are proud members, and exemplify NTLA’s qualifications, including getting trial results and showing leadership as young, hungry lawyers.

AIOFLA 2015 10 Best Client Satisfaction

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, since 2014, has been in the business of “recognizing excellence and allowing clients to make wise decisions.” Thanks to John and Brady’s outstanding client reviews, they were given AIOFLA’s 2015 award for Best Client Satisfaction. When clients choose, Hipskind & McAninch, LLC, wins.

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  • …Brady was easy to communicate with and available to speak with during non-business hours
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  • …He educated me on my options so I could make the best decision for me and my family…
    - Lashone Muldrow on google

  • …To say he works hard to ensure the rights of his clients are upheld is an understatement…
    - Eleanor Stegall-Hughes on google

  • John was a Godsend for me. He worked with me on my divorce and got me everything I needed…
    - Jennifer Poenitske on google

  • …Brady was easy to talk to and made sure I knew everything about the case as it progressed…
    - Nicholas Gaebe on google

  • …Truly the best help I have ever received and I couldn’t be more thankful for your dedication…
    - Jordan Vartanian on google

  • …I couldn't have had a better person to help me out in such a critical matter…
    - Dane Stotts on google

  • …He helped me and my wife with a case we thought we would never win. Thank you very much
    - Branden Honchel on google

  • …All of my goals were achieved in such a timely, professional, friendly, and diplomatic manner…
    - Michael Lirios on google

  • …It makes you feel good when your attorney listens and takes your opinion into consideration…
    - Sharon Miller on google

  • …I will absolutely use this firm should I need additional representation in the future…
    - Lisa Kortkamp on google

  • Takes a personal interest in your case with speedy results. Very much appreciated…
    - Vanessa Johnson on google

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