Award Descriptions


"10 Best" Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction:
Recognizing excellence...allowing clients to make wise decisions
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is an impartial third-party attorney rating organization that compiles an exclusive list of the “10 Best” family law attorneys for each State. This is a prestigious honor for the attorney because each attorney must: be formally nominated by the board, client, and/or fellow Attorney; have attained the highest degree of professional achievement in his or her field of law; and having done so with an impeccable client satisfaction rating. They look for attorneys that have achieved unparalleled success, but most importantly have done so for the benefit of their client. Membership is an exclusive honor and extended only to those select few who have reached the top of their profession while doing so with the client’s satisfaction being of the most paramount importance. One of the most significant aspects of the selection process involves attorneys’ relationships and reputation among his or her clients.


"10 Best" Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction:
Recognizing excellence...allowing clients to make wise decisions
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys is an impartial third-party attorney rating organization that compiles an exclusive list of the “10 Best” family law attorneys for each State. This is a prestigious honor for the attorney because each attorney must: be formally nominated by the board, client, and/or fellow Attorney; have attained the highest degree of professional achievement in his or her field of law; and having done so with an impeccable client satisfaction rating. They look for attorneys that have achieved unparalleled success, but most importantly have done so for the benefit of their client. Membership is an exclusive honor and extended only to those select few who have reached the top of their profession while doing so with the client’s satisfaction being of the most paramount importance. One of the most significant aspects of the selection process involves attorneys’ relationships and reputation among his or her clients.


America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 1 Percent:
Awarded for continuous professional recognition.
​All qualifying public recognitions of excellence are certified by The American Registry and include significant mentions in the press, honors by recognized trade groups, and acclaimed recognitions by peers or clients. To qualify as a Most Honored Professional, honorees must be publicly recognized for professional excellence with multiple authenticated honors from either trade groups, peers, clients and/or the press. This award is the only multi-profession, multi-industry honor of its kind. This particular award has been given to the top one percent of American professionals. 


America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 5 Percent:
Awarded for continuous professional recognition.
​To qualify as a Most Honored Professional, honorees must be publicly recognized for professional excellence with multiple authenticated honors from either trade groups, peers, clients and/or the press. This award is the only multi-profession, multi-industry honor of its kind. This particular award has been given to the top five percent of American professionals. 


America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 10 Percent:

Awarded for continuous professional recognition.

​To qualify as a Most Honored Professional, honorees must be publicly recognized for professional excellence with multiple authenticated honors from either trade groups, peers, clients and/or the press. This award is the only multi-profession, multi-industry honor of its kind. In fact, only ten percent of all American professionals publicly recognized during the past 5 years have been honored with this award.


Attorney of the Year in California – Family Law, by National Alliance of Attorneys:
National Alliance of Attorneys is an organization dedicated to advocating for the very best attorneys throughout the United States. They hand select qualified candidates to promote and congratulate. Attorneys are selected based upon their ethics, online presence, client reviews, peer reviews, and peer nominations. National Alliance of Attorneys strives to only promote the very best attorneys in each field in each state.


AV Preeminent® - Judicial Edition:
Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards 
Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary.


AV Preeminent® Peer Rated:
Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards 
Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of their peers. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards. Once the review process is completed an attorney will receive a Peer Review Rating™. AV Preeminent® is the highest peer rating standard. This is given to attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards by their peers. AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished™ and Martindale-Hubbell Notable™ are Certification Marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.​

AV Preeminent® - 10-Year Anniversary:
Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards 
Rated AV Preeminent for 10 years.

AV Preeminent® - 15-Year Anniversary:
Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards 
Rated AV Preeminent for 15 years.


Best Car Accident Lawyers in Glendale:
Expertise.com finds and reviews the top service professionals in over 200 industries across the U.S., making sure to validate each business’ qualifications. Factors they look at for the best car accident lawyers are: availability, qualifications, reputation, experience, and professionalism. Expertise.com looks for lawyers who: are consistently approachable and responsive; build customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards; have a history of delighted customers and outstanding service; are masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education; and provide service with honesty, reliability, and respect.


Best of Glendale in Divorce & Family Law:
The Glendale Best Businesses Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Glendale area. The companies chosen for awards exemplify the best of small business. These companies enhance the positive image of small business by often leading through customer service and community involvement. This particular award is only given to one company per category for each area.


Elite Lawyer – Personal Injury
The Elite Lawyer award recognizes exceptional attorneys throughout the United States in a multitude of practice areas. Elite Lawyer uses a rigorous multi-phased selection process to ensure that all attorneys listed in their directory have demonstrated excellence in the practice of law and a commitment to their clients and their communities. The Elite Lawyer Advisory Panel carefully reviews and rates each attorney's legal history, reputation, recognition, and experience to ensure they meet or exceed the demanding criteria. Only the most outstanding and experienced attorneys receive the Elite Lawyer award. By choosing an Elite Lawyer, rest assured in knowing that the legal professional handling the case is experienced and credible. Carefully screened, rated, and reviewed by the Elite Lawyer Advisory Panel, attorneys who have received the award are the top-rated legal professionals in the nation. They are thought-leaders who are dedicated to protecting your rights and best interests, and they will do everything they can to help their clients achieve positive results in their case.


Million Dollar Advocates Forum:
One of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than one percent of U.S. lawyers are members. The quality of membership is very impressive and includes many of the top trial lawyers in the country. Their practice areas includes most areas of litigation. They have each demonstrated, in an objective and tangible way, their ability to accomplish superior results in complex cases. 

Best Attorney:
Best Attorneys of America membership is extremely selective, carefully screened and limited to the most qualified and accomplished attorneys in the United States.  With these high standards, less than one percent of the attorneys of America have been invited to be a member. Membership invitations are based on a variety of factors which may include an attorney’s experience, reputation, honors, legal activities, involvement in State Bar Associations, published articles and/or other insightful information.
 
Best Attorney Lifetime Charter Membership:
Charter Members are extraordinary lawyers with an extraordinary level of legal expertise, competency, professional reputation, professionalism and ethical standards. A Best Attorney Lifetime Charter Membership is limited to 100 attorneys in each state.  The Charter Membership is composed of attorneys that excel at what they do in various legal fields. 


Litigator of the Year, by American Institute of Trial Lawyers
American Institute of Trial Lawyers is an invitation only professional organization composed of premier trial attorneys from each state. These attorneys exemplify the very best qualities and qualifications of an attorney. Each applicant is reviewed before inclusion, to ensure the database has only reputable attorneys. Each attorney must meet stringent qualifications as a civil or criminal trial attorney. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations and third party research. The criteria for selection includes an individual attorney’s commitment to ethics and professionalism; notable verdicts, achievements, or settlements; and nominations from the Board of Directors, industry leading trial attorneys, and existing members. The attorneys in their directory have demonstrated a commitment to ethical business practice and exemplified themselves not only as superb lawyers, but also as dedicated advocates for their clients. Membership is extended to only a select few in each state and/or region. 


Super Lawyers:
A high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.  The final published list represents no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state.


Super Lawyers - 5 Years:
Excellence in Practice

Five years selected to Super Lawyers. 


Super Lawyers - 10 Years:
Excellence in Practice

Ten years selected to Super Lawyers. 

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Superb Rated Attorney, Awarded by Avvo.com:
Recognized by the legal community for superb professional conduct and experience.
The Avvo Rating evaluates a lawyer’s background. They created the rating using a model that considers information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information they collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. The model used to calculate the rating was developed with input from hundreds of attorneys, thousands of consumers, and many other legal professionals who deeply understand the work attorneys do. They created the Avvo Rating to reflect the type of information people have identified as important when looking to hire an attorney. Ratings fall on a scale of 1 (Extreme Caution) to 10 (Superb), helping you quickly assess a lawyer’s background based on their rating.


Top 10 Attorney – Personal Injury, by Attorney and Practice Magazine:
Attorney and Practice Magazine’s Top 10 Attorney award is an achievement reserved for only those attorneys who have demonstrated the highest degree of excellence in their area of law. Their list recognizes the significant achievements of those attorneys whose practice elevates the standards of their State’s Bar, as well as provided a benchmark for other practitioners. Because of their stringent standards, less than 1% of attorneys nationwide will receive an invitation for membership. 


Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney, by Best of the Best Attorneys:
The Best of the Best Attorneys is dedicated to promoting the highest standard of legal excellence. Members are either nominated by peers, clients, and/or their research team. They only invite those attorneys and firms who are leaders in their area of law and with an excellent record of client satisfaction and success as measured by online reviews/standings. The Top 10 Best of the Best Attorney Award is reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in their practice. Of the 1.3 million attorneys practicing in the United States, less than 1% of attorneys will receive this distinction.


Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, by Best of the Best Attorneys:
The Best of the Best Attorneys is dedicated to promoting the highest standard of legal excellence. Members are either nominated by peers, clients, and/or their research team. They only invite those attorneys and firms who are leaders in their area of law and with an excellent record of client satisfaction and success as measured by online reviews/standings. The Top 10 Best of the Best Attorney Award is reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in their practice. Of the 1.3 million attorneys practicing in the United States, less than 1% of attorneys will receive this distinction.


Top Ranking Attorneys in California – Personal Injury Law, by American Association of Attorney Advocates:
American Association of Attorney Advocates comprises a yearly list of industry leading attorneys from each state or region who have met the highest qualifications in their practice. Attorneys are considered by their case results and/or verdicts, client reviews in the major online venues and forums, peer reputation, media presence, years in practice, years specializing, bar association specialized training, education level, and publications. Each attorney on their list possesses the expertise, skill, experience, knowledge, and deserved success achieved by only the finest attorneys in the United States. These attorneys are accomplished industry leaders improving their chosen profession with distinction. Each attorney has distinguished themselves with extraordinary dedication to excellence, advocacy skills, excellent reputation, leadership, and has distinguished themselves from their peers. Less than 1% of the nation’s attorneys are considered for membership.


Top Rated Lawyers in California, by Lawyers of Distinction:
Lawyers are nominated by the Lawyers of Distinction Selection Committee or by fellow lawyers. Lawyers of Distinction then selects professionals based upon verifiable objective criteria such as case results, qualifications, experience, honors, awards, verdicts, settlements, certifications, educational background, reviews, and disciplinary history. The nominee is then subjected to a final background check and ethics review. Lawyers of Distinction shall not offer membership to more than 10% of attorneys in a given state. 


Who’s Who Top Attorneys of North America – President’s Circle:
Attorneys honored with the exclusive Who’s Who President’s Circle selection are chosen for their distinguished and continuous excellence within the legal community.

Honors & Awards


Oscar E. Toscano, attorney at law, is highly awarded and respected in the legal community. Below is a list of his recognitions, as well as brief descriptions of how those honors are awarded. 

© 2021 Oscar E. Toscano, Attorney at Law


2021 Awards:

Top-Rated Lawyer (As Seen on Avvo.com)

Super Lawyers – Southern California
AV Preeminent Rated

AV Preeminent Rated – Judicial Edition

AV Preeminent Rated (As Seen on Lawyers.com)

Top Attorneys in Southern California (As Seen in Los Angeles Magazine)

America’s Most Honored Lawyers – Top 1%

"10 Best" Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction 

Elite Lawyer - Personal Injury Law

Top Rated Lawyers in California - Family & Divorce Law (Lawyers Of Distinction)

Attorney of the Year in California - Family Law (National Alliance of Attorneys)

Top 10 Attorney in California - Personal Injury Law (Attorney and Practice Magazine)

Litigator of the Year in California (American Institute of Trial Lawyers)

Top Ranking Attorneys in California - Personal Injury Law (American Association of Attorney Advocates)


2020 Awards:
Top-Rated Lawyer (As Seen on Avvo.com)
Super Lawyers – Southern California
AV Preeminent Rated
AV Preeminent Rated – Judicial Edition
AV Preeminent Rated (As Seen on Lawyers.com)
Top Attorneys in Southern California (As Seen in Los Angeles Magazine)
America’s Most Honored Lawyers – Top 1%                         

"10 Best" Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction 

Top Rated Lawyers in California - Family & Divorce Law (Lawyers Of Distinction)

Top Ranking Attorneys in California - Personal Injury Law (American Association of Attorney Advocates)
Best Car Accident Lawyers in Glendale (Expertise)

Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney (Best of the Best Attorneys)

Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney (Best of the Best Attorneys)

Who's Who Top Attorneys of North America - President's Circle

2019 Awards:
Top-Rated Lawyer (As Seen on Avvo.com)
Super Lawyers – Southern California
AV Preeminent Rated
AV Preeminent Rated – Judicial Edition
AV Preeminent Rated (As Seen on Lawyers.com)
Top Attorneys in Southern California (As Seen in Los Angeles Magazine)
Most Honored Professionals – Top 1%

"10 Best" Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction

Top Rated Lawyers in California - Family & Divorce Law (Lawyers Of Distinction)

2018 Awards:
Top-Rated Lawyer (As Seen on Avvo.com)
Super Lawyers – Southern California
40-Year Anniversary of Proudly Serving the Community
AV Preeminent Rated
AV Preeminent Rated – Judicial Edition
AV Preeminent Rated (As Seen on Lawyers.com)
Top Attorneys in Southern California (As Seen in Los Angeles Magazine)
America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1%

"10 Best" Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction

2017 Awards:
Top-Rated Lawyer – (As Seen on Avvo.com)
Super Lawyers – Southern California
Super Lawyers – 10-Year Selection Anniversary
AV Preeminent Rated
AV Preeminent Rated – Judicial Edition
AV Preeminent Rated – 15 Year Anniversary
America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1%
"10 Best" Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction
"10 Best" Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction

2016 Awards:
Super Lawyers – Southern California
AV Preeminent Rated
AV Preeminent Rated – Judicial Edition
Top Attorneys in Southern California (As Seen in Los Angeles Magazine)

America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1%
"10 Best" Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction

2015 Awards:
Superb Rated Attorney
Super Lawyers – Southern California
AV Preeminent Rated
AV Preeminent Rated – Judicial Edition
Top Rated Lawyer in Family Law (Martindale Hubbell)
America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 5%
Best of Glendale – Divorce & Family Law 

2014 Awards:
Superb Rated Attorney
AV Preeminent Rated
AV Preeminent Rated – Judicial Edition
America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 10%
Best of Glendale – Divorce & Family Law
"10 Best" Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction

2013 Awards:
Superb Rated Attorney
Super Lawyers – Southern California
AV Preeminent Rated
AV Preeminent Rated – Judicial Edition
Top Attorneys in Southern California (As Seen in Los Angeles Magazine)

2012 Awards:
Superb Rated Attorney
Super Lawyers – Southern California
Super Lawyers – 5-Year Selection Anniversary
AV Preeminent Rated
AV Preeminent Rated – Judicial Edition
AV Preeminent Rated – 10-Year Anniversary
Top Attorneys in Southern California (As Seen in Los Angeles Magazine)

2011 Awards:
Superb Rated Attorney
Super Lawyers – Southern California
AV Preeminent Rated
AV Preeminent Rated – Judicial Edition
Top Attorneys in Southern California (As Seen in Los Angeles Magazine)

2002 - 2010 Awards:
2010 Super Lawyers – Southern California
2010 AV Preeminent Rated
2010 Top Attorneys in Southern California (As Seen in Los Angeles Magazine)
2009 AV Preeminent Rated
2008 AV Preeminent Rated
2007 AV Preeminent Rated
2006 Super Lawyers – Southern California

2006 AV Preeminent Rated

2006 Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
2005 Super Lawyers – Southern California
2005 AV Preeminent Rated
2004 Super Lawyers – Southern California
2004 AV Preeminent Rated
2003 AV Preeminent Rated
2002 AV Preeminent Rated
Who’s Who Among Outstanding Americans
Who’s Who in American Law


Lifetime Honors:
Million Dollar Advocates Forum Life Member
Best Attorneys of America Lifetime Charter Member

Honors & Awards

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