BUSINESS EDITION 2013
To read full bios of the Advisory Board,
In this issue of Super Lawyers Business Edition,
we feature attorneys who are outstanding
in their areas of business practice. The
attorneys included were selected to the
2012 or 2013 Super Lawyers list in business-related practice areas that are divided into
five distinct practice groups: litigation;
employment; construction, real estate and
environmental; business and transactions;
and intellectual property.
The selection of attorneys to the
Super Lawyers list is a rigorous process,
as defined below. (A more detailed
description of our process is available at
In addition to a listing of attorneys, we
also feature a top law firm section for each
practice group, highlighting firms in four
sizes: solo, small, medium and large. These
firms were chosen based on the number
of attorneys within the firm who were
HOW ATTORNEYS AND FIRMS
WERE SELECTED FOR INCLUSION IN
SUPER LAWYERS BUSINESS EDITION
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selected to a 2012 or 2013 Super Lawyers
list in business practice areas, in addition
to a combination of metrics indicating
the quality of those attorneys, including:
the number of years selected to the list,
inclusion on a top list and their average
blue ribbon panel scores.
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 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
DAVID J. BECK
Beck | Redden, LLP / Houston
Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A.
Karr, Tuttle, Campbell / Seattle
MICHAEL V. CIRESI
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.
Irell & Manella LLP / Los Angeles
JOSEPH S. FRIEDBERG
Joseph S. Friedberg, Chartered / Minneapolis
THOMAS V. GIRARDI
Girardi Keese / Los Angeles
DAVID E. KELTNER
Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP / Fort Worth
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell
& Berkowitz, PC / Atlanta
THOMAS R. KLINE
Kline & Specter, P.C. / Philadelphia
W. MARK LANIER
The Lanier Law Firm / Houston
THOMAS “TOMMY” MALONE
Malone Law / Atlanta
MoloLamken LLP / New York
GARY P. NAFTALIS
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
CARTER G. PHILLIPS
Sidley Austin LLP / Washington, D.C.
STACY D. PHILLIPS
Phillips Lerner / Los Angeles
NANCY S. SHILEPSKY
Shilepsky Hartley Robb Casey Michon LLP