San Diego Super Lawyers: By the Numbers

The 2012 issue of San Diego Super Lawyers will be out in June. In the meantime, here are some of the numbers we crunched from among the listees.

  1. We received more than 5,500 nominations and evaluations.
  2. Sixty percent of lawyers selected this year have been on the list each of the last five years.
  3. Three attorneys have been listed in the Top 10 each of the last five years:

The average number of years in practice for a listee is just over 29. The earliest year of admittance for a listee is 1953, while the most recent, shared by two lawyers, is 2001.

Here are the top 10 practice areas:

PRACTICE AREA

COUNT

PCT. OF TOTAL

Business Litigation

94

12.9%

Family Law

66

9.1%

Criminal Defense

47

6.5%

Employment & Labor

46

6.3%

Personal Injury Plaintiff: General

41

5.6%

Real Estate

39

5.4%

Intellectual Property Litigation

33

4.5%

Estate Planning & Probate

31

4.3%

Appellate

26

3.6%

Construction Litigation

21

2.9%

Finally, the list by firm size:

  • 1-10: 47.7%
  • 11-100: 21.5%
  • 101-500: 12.0%
  • 501-1,000: 12.3%
  • 1,000+: 6.5%