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Our Attorneys’ Awards and Recognition

At Van Wey, Metzler & Williams, our team is deeply honored by the numerous accolades and recognition we have garnered over the years. These distinctions, borne out of our steadfast commitment to legal excellence and our fervent dedication to representing our clients, stand as a testament to our firm’s core values and professional ethos. Our awards and achievements are not just honors; they represent a continuous journey towards excellence in the legal field.

Central to our sense of achievement is the peer-to-peer recognition we have received, which underscores the respect and esteem we hold among our fellow legal professionals. This form of acknowledgment is particularly meaningful as it comes directly from our colleagues who understand the complexities and demands of the legal profession. It signifies a mutual appreciation of our legal acumen and the ethical standards we uphold in our practice.

Each award and accolade we receive is a reminder of our responsibility to continue delivering exceptional legal services, to maintain the trust placed in us by our clients, and to contribute positively to the legal profession. Our team is motivated by these honors to strive for continual improvement and to maintain our position as a leading law firm committed to excellence and dedicated to improving patient safety.

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)        

Kay Van Wey

Kay Van Wey is a distinguished member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a prestigious invitation-only organization comprising some of America’s most respected lawyers and judges. ABOTA serves as a collective of legal professionals who advocate for both plaintiffs and defendants within the realm of civil litigation. Its members are recognized for their exceptional performance and achievements in the courtroom. 

Established in 1958, ABOTA’s founding mission is to protect and uphold the principles enshrined in the 7th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, most notably the right to a jury trial. In 1993, the ABOTA Foundation was formed to educate the public about the critical role of the civil justice system and to enhance the caliber of legal practice through advancing the virtues of professionalism, integrity, honor, and civility. Learn more about ABOTA

American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA)

Kay Van Wey

As a Board Certified Specialist in Medical Malpractice, Kay Van Wey has been recognized by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA) for her expertise and proficiency in this complex area of law. 

Attorneys who have achieved the status of Diplomate with the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys have undergone extensive preparation prior to handling your legal matter. Board certification for these attorneys signifies that they have successfully navigated a stringent vetting process, which includes passing a comprehensive written exam to affirm their specialized expertise in the field of professional liability. Board Certification Information

AV Preeminent Rating                                                  

Kay Van Wey 

Kay Van Wey has consistently held the AV Preeminent rating for over thirty years, maintaining a flawless 5.0 score that reflects her exceptional professional capabilities and ethical conduct. This premier peer rating denotes that her legal peers recognize her at the pinnacle of professional excellence, evidencing superior legal acumen, communicative clarity, and adherence to the highest ethical principles. AV Preeminent Information

Best Lawyers in America  

Kay Van Wey                                                    

Since 2017, Kay Van Wey has been acknowledged by Best Lawyers, featuring in their respected compilation, The Best Lawyers in America. This recognition is particularly esteemed as it is conferred based on the consensus of peer reviews. 

Her inclusion in this list reflects the high regard in which she is held by fellow leading legal professionals, who have thoroughly evaluated her professional abilities within the same geographic and practice areas. To learn more about Kay Van Wey’s recognition by Best Lawyers, please visit her Best Lawyers profile

D Best Lawyers 

Kay Van Wey                                                         

Since 2018, Kay Van Wey has been consistently honored as a D Best Lawyer, an accolade that highlights her sustained excellence in the legal field. This recognition as one of the best lawyers in Dallas, which requires annual affirmation, speaks to her enduring commitment to legal proficiency and client advocacy in the Dallas community. D Magazine Recognition

Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums      

Kay Van Wey               

Kay Van Wey is a distinguished member of both the Million Dollar and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums,  elite organizations that rank among the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. These forums, established in 1993, exclusively encompass attorneys who have successfully achieved million and multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements. 

When it comes to the multi-million dollar forum, with over 5000 members nationwide, it is noteworthy that less than 1% of lawyers in the U.S. qualify for this esteemed membership. The criteria for inclusion in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum have remained stringently objective since its inception, ensuring only the most accomplished attorneys are granted membership. Forum Membership

National Trial Lawyers                                                        

Luke Metzler                                                                   

Partner Luke Metzler has been honored, once again, with an invitation to join the Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers for 2023. This exclusive organization is composed of elite trial lawyers from each state or region, all under the age of 40, who are handpicked for their exemplary performance in the field. 

Membership in the Top 40 Under 40 is a distinctive privilege, extended solely to those who excel in civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law. Luke Metzler’s invitation to this prestigious group is a testament to his outstanding abilities and his sustained excellence in the legal profession. 40 Under 40

Luke has also been honored with an invitation to join the Top 100 by the National Trial Lawyers for 2023. The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 is an invitation-only professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet precise qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Top 100

National Women Trial Lawyers

Kay Van Wey

Kay Van Wey is a member of The National Women Trial Lawyers Top 25. This is an invitation-only professional organization composed of and limited to the Top 25 attorneys from each state or region who serve individuals and families who need attorneys to represent them in the American legal system regarding these types of claims.

Texas Board of Legal Specialization   

Kay Van Wey                   

Kay Van Wey has earned the distinguished board certification in personal injury trial law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS). This esteemed board, established by the Supreme Court of Texas in 1974, recognizes legal professionals who have demonstrated substantial and relevant expertise in specific legal areas. 

To achieve this certification, lawyers and paralegals must not only have considerable experience in their specialty but also complete extensive continuing legal education and pass a comprehensive written examination. This certification is a mark of excellence and assurance for clients and organizations, signifying that they are receiving the highest caliber of legal services from board-certified professionals like Kay Van Wey.  TBLS Certification

Texas Super Lawyers                                          

Kay Van Wey

Since 2003, Kay Van Wey has consistently been chosen by her peers for inclusion in the Texas Super Lawyers list, marking an unbroken streak of recognition that spans two decades. This consistent selection, year after year, places her in an exceptionally rare group of legal professionals. 

Out of the 111,412 attorneys registered with the Texas State Bar, only 679 have achieved the honor of being listed on the Texas Super Lawyers list for all 22 years, exemplifying her status in the top 0.6% of attorneys in the state. 

This remarkable achievement is a testament to her enduring excellence in the legal field, reflecting her unwavering commitment to legal acumen and peer respect. Kay Van Wey’s sustained presence on this list, as voted by her peers, underscores her position as one of the most esteemed legal minds in Texas, and a true Dallas super lawyer. 


Luke Metzler and Brady Williams                                                

Partners Luke Metzler and Brady Williams at Van Wey, Metzler & Williams bring a distinct level of expertise and recognition to the firm, with each specializing in key areas of law that underscore their commitment to legal excellence. 

Luke Metzler, has earned the impressive distinction of being recognized as an Up and Coming 100 Lawyer in Texas, a Rising Star, and a Texas Super Lawyer. Known for his dedicated focus on serious birth injury cases, Luke offers a depth of knowledge and a compassionate approach that is vital in such sensitive legal matters. His expertise in this niche area demonstrates the firm’s commitment to providing specialized legal representation for complex and impactful cases. 

On the other hand, Brady Williams has been distinguished as a Rising Star, an accolade awarded by Super Lawyers which highlights his burgeoning prominence in the legal field. This recognition is not only a reflection of his professional accomplishments but also an indication of his potential for future influence in the legal community. 

The dual recognition of Luke Metzler and Brady Williams exemplifies the caliber of talent and expertise present at Van Wey, Metzler & Williams. Clients engaging with this firm can expect a blend of seasoned experience, specialized knowledge, and emerging legal prowess, all of which contribute to the firm’s reputation for excellence in legal service and client advocacy. Super Lawyers Profile

Attorney at Law Magazine (AALM)

Kay Van Wey

Kay Van Wey is a contributing editor of the Attorney at Law Magazine. Our publication thrives on the contributions and thought leadership of the legal profession. In recognition of those who contribute their time and insight to our readers, we offer various badges and awards. Attorney at Law Magazine Badges

Texas Trial Legend – Dallas Bar Association

Kay Van Wey

Kay Van Wey has been named a “Trial Legend” by the Dallas Bar Association. This program serves to memorialize the stories of legendary lawyers in Texas. 


Kay Van Wey, Luke Metzler, and Brady Williams are AVVO Top Rated

The Avvo Rating is an effort to evaluate a lawyer’s background based on the information available in an attorney’s Avvo profile. We create the rating using a model that considers information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Any information that affects the Avvo Rating is visible in an attorney’s profile. AVVO Rating

NMMAA – The National Medical Malpractice Advocacy Association

Van Wey, Metzler & Williams is a proud member of The NMMAA

The National Medical Malpractice Advocacy Association (NMMAA) has been faced with challenges in the area of medical malpractice. Although we have made some strides through education, legislation and our grassroots efforts, it is still an insurmountable task if we do not solicit the help of our community.

Advocacy is our tool that will advance our mission, empower our supporters, ignite public debate and discussion, and lead us to solutions for this pressing problem. Advocacy can help us address the systemic causes of medical malpractice rather than the symptoms. The NMMAA advances to promote changes that address the underlying causes of medical malpractice in our country. We are dedicated to ensuring that those of less power have their voices heard.

Van Wey, Metzler & Williams

Since 2022, Van Wey, Metzler & Williams has been listed as one of the Top and Trusted Personal Injury Lawyers in Garland, McKinney, and Mesquite.


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