FROM THE DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH
OUR SELECTION PROCESS
NOW OPEN FOR 2013
• Nominate your peers for next year
• Evaluate/comment on lawyers
on this year’s list
• Tell us about your practice
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?
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.
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
GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK
Did we miss anyone?
Did we include anyone you think
shouldn’t be on the list?
NOTE: The list was finalized as of May 23, 2012.
Any updates to the list (for example, status changes or
disqualifying events) will be reflected on superlawyers.com.
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 my.superlawyers.com.
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 size.
FOR A MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE SELECTION PROCESS
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