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The standard or methodology upon which honors and accolades are based can be found below.
Award Selection and Criteria
Recognition by Best Lawyers© is based entirely on peer review. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.
Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services.
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Super Lawyers & Super Lawyers Rising Stars
Every year Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers selects attorneys from all firm sizes and over 70 practice areas throughout the United States.
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 objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.
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. All attorneys first go through the Super Lawyers selection process. Those who are not selected to the Super Lawyers list, but who meet either one of the Rising Stars eligibility requirements, go through the Rising Stars selection process.
For additional information about Super Lawyers’ ranking methodology and selection process, please click here.
Martindale-Hubbell® – AV Ratings & Peer Review Ratings
For more than 130 years, Martindale-Hubbell has been evaluating attorneys for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards through a Peer Review Rating system.
Martindale-Hubbell provides verified ratings for attorneys based on their legal ability and ethical standards as judged by their peers, and on reviews from their clients.
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New York’s Women Leaders in the Law
Leaders in The Law presents its annual “New York’s Women Leaders In The Law” section in New York Magazine by listing legal professionals who “are a credit to the profession and drive their firms’ success.” Many of the lawyers selected lead their own firms or practices, while others are rising stars who will be at the industry’s forefront for years.
For more information about New York’s Women Leaders in the Law, click here.
The Avvo Rating uses a model that considers information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information collected from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Avvo does not provide a numerical rating for profiles that have not been claimed by that attorney.
The rating is a tool that provides a snapshot assessment of a lawyer’s background and should be considered alongside other information such as client reviews and peer endorsements.
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NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business
The individuals recognized in NJBIZ Best 50 Women in Business program are selected following an open nomination process. A panel of independent judges selects the Best 50 Women in Business winners using a points system to rate submissions in five categories: career accomplishments, leadership, vision, community service and mentoring.
For more information about the criteria used for this award, please click here.
America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators®
Membership among America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators® is meant to identify and highlight the accomplishments of the nation’s most esteemed and skilled Civil Defense attorneys. Only 100 attorneys in each state* receive this honor and are selected for membership among America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators®. America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators have developed a comprehensive multi-phase selection process involving proprietary algorithms and Qualitative Comparative Analysis in an effort to help ensure that “only the most skilled and exceptional Civil Defense Trial Lawyers in the community are selected for membership.”
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