Awards & Accolades

Braje, Nelson & Janes, LLP in Michigan City, Indiana is proud to be the recipient of several awards and accolades from the legal profession.

The Best Lawyers in America

The Best Lawyers in America©
2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017

Braje, Nelson & Janes, LLP and Craig V. Braje, individually

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote. For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."


Best Law Firms in Indiana (First-Tier Rankings), published by U.S. News & World Report

Best Law Firms in Indiana (First-Tier Rankings),
published by U.S. News & World Report

2012, 2014, 2015 & 2016

Braje, Nelson & Janes, LLP

The “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on an annual peer review survey. Rankings are based upon a combination of client feedback, information provided on the Law Firm Survey and the Law Firm Leaders Survey, as well as Best Lawyers peer review.


Pro Bono Publico Award

Pro Bono Publico Award

Braje, Nelson & Janes, LLP, awarded by NWI Volunteer Lawyer’s Inc.

The Pro Bono Publico Award seeks to identify and honor individual lawyers and small and large law firms, government attorney offices, corporate law departments and other institutions in the legal profession that have enhanced the human dignity of others by improving or delivering volunteer legal services to our nation’s poor and disadvantaged. These services are of critical importance to the increasing number of people in this country living in a state of poverty who are in need of legal representation to improve their lives.


AV Rated Martindale Hubbell

AV Rated Martindale Hubbell

Braje, Nelson & Janes, LLP and Craig V. Braje, individually

Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are the gold standard in attorney ratings, and have been for more than a century. Attorneys looking to refer a client, as well as individuals researching lawyers for their own legal needs, use these ratings to identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer for their legal issue. Combined with the Martindale-Hubbell® Client Review Ratings,self-reported professional credentials and other fact-based performance data, a Peer Review Rating contributes to the comprehensive view of a lawyer and benefits the entire legal community.