What Does Inclusion in "Super Lawyers" Mean?
Super Lawyers' stated objective is to create a credible, comprehensive listing of outstanding attorneys. Super Lawyers compiles its list each year using
peer nominations from lawyers around the state, peer evaluations, and independent, third-party research. Each candidate receiving sufficient nominations from across the state is evaluated on 12 criteria of professional achievement.
The selection process for the "Rising Stars" list is the same as the ordinary Super Lawyers selection process, with one exception: to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. The idea is that it is very difficult for young lawyers to develop a significant statewide reputation within the first ten years of practice, so a separate process is used for them. While up to 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent of eligible lawyers are named to the Rising Stars list.
To the lawyers who take the time to participate in this and other peer review surveys, I give you my sincere thanks. Please know that I always submit Super Lawyers nominations and respond to peer review surveys, and I am very pleased to recommend exceptional professionals.