In April 2013, the Super Lawyers selection process received a patent (U.S. Pat. No. 8,412,564) from The United States Patent and Trademark Office. This distinction is relevant to both attorneys and consumers, as it further demonstrates credibility as an impartial third-party rating system.
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.
Be a Part of the Process
1. UPDATE YOUR PROFILE INFORMATION
While nominations are important in building the candidate pool, they are not the only factor considered in being selected to a Super Lawyers or Rising Stars list. Our attorney-led research team searches for lawyers who have attained honors, results or credentials, which indicate a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Submitting your credentials, accomplishments and information about your practice to My.SuperLawyers.com is the easiest way to enhance your visibility to the Super Lawyers research team.
2. EMAIL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION TO SL-RESEARCH@THOMSONREUTERS.COM
If at any point throughout the year your biographical or firm information changes, you can email that information to the Super Lawyers research team at SLfirstname.lastname@example.org. During the research process (from nominations open to nominations close), please update your information by logging in to My.SuperLawyers.com under the ‘Manage Your Profile’ tab.
3. NOMINATE YOUR PEERS DURING THE SUPER LAWYERS NOMINATION PERIOD
Every year, Super Lawyers invites attorneys in each state to nominate the top attorneys they’ve personally observed for consideration to the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. To learn more about how and when to nominate for your state, visit SuperLawyers.com/about/nominations.html.