Pepper Hamilton announced that six lawyers have been named by Upstate New York Super Lawyers magazine as top attorneys in the state for 2019. 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.
The following lawyers have been named to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list:
The following lawyers have been named to the Upstate New York Rising Stars list:
A statewide survey of lawyers who have been in practice for at least 5 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. The selection process for Rising Stars is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process except that: 1) to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less and 2) candidates for Rising Stars do not go through peer evaluation by practice area. See superlawyers.com for more detail.