The Million Dollar Advocates Forum announced that attorney Steven P. Kuenzel Sr., managing Partner of Eckelkamp Kuenzel, LLP, located in Washington, has been certified as a member.

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.

Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multimillion dollar verdicts, awards and settlements.

The organization was founded in 1993 and there are approximately 4,000 members located throughout the country. Fewer than 1 percent of U.S. lawyers are members. Forum membership acknowledges excellence in advocacy, and provides members with a national network of experienced colleagues for professional referral and information exchange in major cases. Members must have acted as principal counsel in at least one case in which their client has received a verdict, award or settlement in the amount of $1 million or more.

Kuenzel received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1974 and his Juris Doctorate degree from the same institution in 1976.

Kuenzel sits on the Executive Board of the Greater St. Louis Area Council — Boy Scouts of America, and is a past president of the Washington Ambassadors Club, Washington Area Chamber of Commerce, Washington Park Board, Washington Lions Club and Washington Jaycees.