The Super Lawyers Selection Process: Now Patented!

We are proud to announce that our comprehensive selection process has been patented (U.S. Pat. No. 8,412,564).

We are one of the few lawyer rating services in the country to be granted this distinction, and we are honored that our unique process now has the backing of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Our multiphase selection process involves three steps: creation of the candidate pool, evaluation of candidates by the research department, and peer evaluation by practice area. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Candidates cannot nominate themselves, nor can they pay to be on a Super Lawyers list.

The objective of Super Lawyers is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. Our unbiased approach and third-party validation make us a trustworthy resource for both attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.

Find out more about what we do by watching our "What is Super Lawyers?" video, or by viewing our selection process infographic here.