I will start the following blog with this statement, Lorrie Sinclair is not judicial material and she is not a Top 100 lawyer.
From the website of the law firm of Biberaj , Snow and Sinclair
Loudoun lawyer Lorrie Sinclair has been selected to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 list for 2015. Each year the NTL identifies and selects premier trial lawyers in each state to its Top 100 list. Lorrie now joins the Top 100 list for Virginia for 2015.
It is impressive at first but after five minutes of research it is easily discerned that the Top 100 list is not that impressive and can be easily manipulated. Allow me to demonstrate to the reader how an attorney is selected for the National Trial Lawyer top 100 .
From the NTL website FAQ section
Q : How was I selected for membership into The Top 100 or Top 40 Under 40?
A: Only the top 100 trial lawyers from each state or highly-populated regions of certain states who are actively practicing in civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law are eligible for invitation. Invitees must demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a legal professional. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third party research. Prospective members of The NTL are carefully screened prior to receiving an invitation for membership. The criteria used in the evaluation process include, but are not limited to, the following:
Do you see the highlighted section, you are nominated by your peers. It is interesting with Sinclair in that she became a recipient of this distinguished honor since she joined the firm of Biberaj and Snow. It is a safe assumption that she was nominated by her co-workers as part of advertising. I am sure the plaque and certificate looks good on the wall. As citizens we should be thankful that she only has this token honor which can be bought instead of a spot on 20th Circuit Court Bench.
Q: How may I accept an invitation to join The National Trial Lawyers?
A: To accept an invitation into The NTL, please fill out and return the enclosed membership sheet that you receive in the mail, along with payment of your annual membership dues.
To receive this prestigious award you must also mail your payment for annual membership dues. Is it an award if you have to pay for it. That in itself diminishes the award doesn’t it. We give you an award if you pay for it? In the case of Sinclair it is understandable, after multiple failed attempts to become a judge on the 20th Circuit she felt the only way to receive recognition was to pay for it. In this she is correct, her ability will never merit real recognition.
I will warn anyone who has had the misfortune of having Lorrie Sinclair assigned to their case as a Guardian Ad Litem. She will be in total harmony with the incompetent and completely inept Sandra Glenney. Sinclair is a total failure as a G-A-L as well.