Four lawyers from Pepper Hamilton have been named by New York Super Lawyers magazine as top attorneys in the state for 2013. All are resident in the firm’s New York City office. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in New York are named to Super Lawyers and no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.
Albert L. Barrueco has been named to the New York-Metro Rising Stars list for 2013.
A statewide survey of lawyers who have been in practice for at least five years leads to the nomination of the best attorneys they have personally observed in action. Candidates are also added from searches by an attorney-led research staff for those who have attained certain honors or achievements. A research department examines the background and experience of each candidate. Point totals are calculated from the balloting and qualitative evaluation steps. Candidates are grouped according to primary area of practice. Members of a blue ribbon panel, selected from those with high point totals, review a list of candidates from their practice area. Final candidates are those with the highest point totals from each category.