Awards & Associations

Top-Rated Attorneys Serving Collier County, Lee County and Charlotte County

When a firm works as hard as we do to provide unequaled legal representation and client care, people take notice. At Family First Legal Group, our lawyers in Naples and Cape Coral are proud to have earned recognition from our peers and in our community for the services we provide.

10 Best Law Firm

10 Best Law Firm Client Satisfaction Award from The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys

Since 2017, our firm has received the client satisfaction award from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. This organization is a neutral third party that compiles and rates law firms in every state. It is an immense honor to be chosen even once during a law firm’s tenure, and we are proud that Family First Legal Group has received this recognition.

  • 2024 10 Best Law Firm Client Satisfaction
  • 2023 10 Best Law Firm Client Satisfaction
  • 2022 10 Best Law Firm Client Satisfaction
  • 2021 10 Best Law Firm Client Satisfaction
  • 2020 10 Best Law Firm Client Satisfaction
  • 2019 10 Best Law Firm Client Satisfaction
  • 2018 10 Best Law Firm Client Satisfaction
  • 2017 10 Best Law Firm Client Satisfaction

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10 Best Attorney Client Satisfaction Award From The American Institute of Family

​Law Attorneys

Like the 'best law firm' award, the best attorney award is given to attorneys who receive the highest ratings and reviews in each state. Since 2016, our attorneys have been recognized for maintaining a high quality of legal service while achieving a great rating in client satisfaction.

Family First Legal Group's main goal is to ensure our clients' wishes and goals are achieved while not sacrificing our caliber of litigation.

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Super Lawyers Rising Star Honoree

Super Lawyers rates attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained exceptional professional achievement and recognition. The Super Lawyers' selection process involves independent research as well as peer nominations and evaluations. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse list of outstanding attorneys, which can be used as a resource for anyone searching for legal counsel.

Since 2017, Attorney Alexander Peterson and, since 2021, Attorney Terrence DeSalvo, Jr. have been on the family law Rising Stars list. Rising Stars recipients are under 40 years old and have been practicing law for 10 years at most. Only 2.5 % of attorneys in the state receive this award each year.

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500 Fastest Growing Law Firms in the U.S. Recognition

Law Firm 500 is an organization that honors the fastest growing law firms in the U.S. The award honorees are a beacon of light for the legal industry demonstrating innovation,operational excellence, and a commitment to client service. Although this recognition is calculated on growth, it couldn't be possible without the continued operational excellence and commitment to client service exhibited by our team each and every day.

We are pleased to announce that our law firm has been named a Law Firm 500 Honoree for the seventh consecutive year. And we are one of only two law firms in the country to rank 6+ times!

  • 2023 Law Firm 500 Honoree, Rank #131
  • 2022 Law Firm 500 Honoree, Rank #141
  • 2021 Law Firm 500 Honoree, Rank #79
  • 2020 Law Firm 500 Honoree, Rank #93
  • 2019 Law Firm 500 Honoree, Rank #3
  • 2018 Law Firm 500 Honoree, Rank #37
  • 2017 Law Firm 500 Honoree, Rank #70

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Inc. 5000 Honoree

Family First Legal Group is proud to have ranked twice on Inc. Magazine's List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000. First in 2021, ranking No. 3576. Then again in 2023, ranking No. 4776. And in 2023, the Firm ranked No. 432 in the state of Florida, No. 6 in Naples, FL and No. 49 in Legal.

The Inc.. 5000 annual list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent entrepreneurial businesses. Facebook, Chobani, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other household name brands gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

See our rank and the full list here:

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Naples Illustrated Top Lawyers Honoree

Naples Illustrated is a local magazine that publishes a list of Top Lawyers in the area each year. In 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022 and 2023 Attorney Alexander Peterson, Esq. was selected and recognized as a top lawyer in the area of Family Law.

2017 Best of Business Badge - 2017 Finalist

Gulfshore Business Magazine's Best of Business Finalist

The Gulfshore Business Magazine created a completely crowd-sourced award for local businesses. It is meant to showcase and recognize not only successful businesses, but ones that are highly rated by residents. In 2016 and 2017, Family First Legal Group was a finalist for this award in the Small Law Firm category.

  • 2017 Best of Business, Small Law Firm Finalist
  • 2016 Best of Business, Small Law Firm Finalist

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Avvo Clients' Choice Award

Avvo makes it easy for people to find a highly rated attorney. With the help of reviews from clients and peers, 97 % of lawyers can be found on Avvo. These ratings are combined with detailed profiles and reviews to provide Americans with access to information about a wide range of licensed lawyers in the country.

Family First Legal Group was honored with 2 clients' choice awards:

  • Divorce Attorney
  • Child Custody Attorney

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Collier County Bar Association

The Collier County Bar Association is a collective of lawyers who serve the local community. The goal of this association is to enhance the legal profession in the eyes of the residents of Collier County as well as educate the public concerning attorneys and legal practices.

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Lee County Bar Association

The Lee County Bar Association is made up of attorneys who take pride in building and maintaining a relationship with the local community. The goal of this association is to continue educating it’s members on current laws as well as foster crucial interactions. The Lee County Bar Association supports the citizens of Lee County by participating in charitable activities, providing knowledgeable legal referral services, providing school speakers for Constitution Week, and more!

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Florida Bar – Family Law Section

The Family Law Section of the Florida Bar aims to promote the exceptional standards of professionalism and advocacy the Florida family law attorneys provide on a daily basis. This association does so by delivering a wide variety of services to Florida families and seeking consistent, fair, and quick judicial decisions.

Collier Child Care Resource's Family Friendly Business Award

Collier Child Care Resource's Family Friendly Business Award

Collier Child Care Resource (CCCR) is an early childcare development and education center that focuses on enriching the lives of underprivileged children. This non-profit organization’s main goal is to build and maintain important foundations for children who would not have access to these resources otherwise.

The Family Friendly Business Award is given to businesses that put family above all other considerations. At Family First Legal Group, we are focused on retaining family law results that are not only in the best interests of minor children involved, but also aimed at preserving the family structure. We received this award in 2018 and 2019 and hope to be honored with it again this year.

  • 2019 Family Friendly Business Award Recipient
  • 2018 Family Friendly Business Award Recipient

SWFL, Inc.

SWFL, Inc.

SWFL, Inc. is an organization that aims to inspire the community to continually thrive and grow. They are the region's only 5-star accredited Chamber of Commerce. This organization encourages local businesses to connect with the residents of Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties and provide skilled services.


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