Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase process that includes peer
nominations, evaluations and our 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
The Rising Stars list is developed using the same patented multiphase process used
for the Super Lawyers list selection, except:
• To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must either be
40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.
• While up to 5 percent of the lawyers in a state are named to Super Lawyers,
no more than 2.5 percent are named to Rising Stars.