Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The result is an objective, comprehensive listing of the top lawyers in each state.
The selection process for the Rising Stars list is the same as the 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.
Every year, no more than 5% of the lawyers in each state are named Super Lawyers, and no more than 2.5% are named Rising Stars.
In 2020, L&M partner James Livesay was named a Super Lawyer for the seventh consecutive year, and partner Matthew Smith was named a Rising Star for the sixth consecutive year.
The following L&M attorneys were also named Rising Stars:
- Ariel Baniowski
- Laila Raheen
- Anneshia Miller Grant
- Andrew Tank
- Jonathan McHugh
- Amanda Stone Swart
- Brianna Salerno
- Shirin Afsous
- Jamel Rowe
- Amanda Kimble
- Sarah Patras
Congratulations to these L&M attorneys on this recognition of their outstanding abilities!