You may flip through the pages of our listings
and spot some familiar names. If we’ve done our
due diligence—and we are confident we have—
you’ll probably notice that the lawyers’ names
you recognize are the same lawyers that you and
your peers associate with excellence in practice.
You might even find your own name. So how did
all of these lawyers make our listing?
The first thing to know is selection is not
based simply on nominations. While we do
invite lawyers to participate by nominating their
peers, that’s just a part of the selection process
as you’ll see in the four unique steps below.
Take a close look at our list. Do you think there
are notable lawyers that we’ve missed? If so,
nominations for next year are now open. Your
involvement in our process is critical to us—who
better to observe your peers than you?
We recognize that no system is foolproof.
That’s why we’ve built safeguards to ensure that
large firms don’t dominate our list, for example,
and to detect manipulations like orchestrated
nominations. The end result is what you hold in
your hands—the names of those attorneys who’ve
demonstrated excellence in practice.
OUR SELECTION PROCESS
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH
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Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multistage process in which
peer nominations and evaluations are combined with our independent research:
NOMINATION, RESEARCH & SELECTION PROCESS
Each year, we invite lawyers to nominate the top attorneys they’ve personally observed in action. Our
attorney-led research staff also searches for lawyers who have attained certain honors or results.
EVALUATION OF THE CANDIDATE POOL
Our researchers evaluate candidates by 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional
achievement. Research evaluations are based on information from a variety of online and database
sources including law firm websites, legal publications and information supplied to us by lawyers at
PEER EVALUATION BY PRACTICE AREA
Candidates are grouped according to their primary practice areas. Candidates in each practice area
who received the highest point totals in the steps above are asked to serve on a review panel.
Candidates are grouped into categories based on firm size. The attorneys with the highest totals
from each category are selected. Thus, lawyers are grouped with other lawyers of comparable firm
FOR A MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE SELECTION PROCESS
NOW OPEN FOR 2014
GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK
Did we miss anyone?
Did we include anyone you think
shouldn’t be on the list?
• Nominate your peers for next year
• Evaluate/comment on lawyers
on this year’s list
• Tell us about your practice