Pepper Hamilton announced that Ted R. Gropman, Marion T. Hack and Howard M. Privette have been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers list as three of the top attorneys in the state for 2019. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in California receive this honor.
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. See superlawyers.com for more detail.