What is the Super Lawyers selection process?
Super Lawyers uses a rigorous multi-step selection process. Read more…
Does an attorney pay to be published in Super Lawyers?
No. We maintain strict separation between research and advertising. The names of all attorneys selected by Super Lawyers are published in our print publications and at superlawyers.com at no charge whether they advertise or not.
Does advertising improve the chances of being published in Super Lawyers?
No. We maintain strict separation between research and advertising. Advertising sales do not begin until after the selection process is completed.
How many lawyers make the list?
Super Lawyers selects 5 percent of the licensed active attorneys in a state.
Are non-private practice lawyers eligible for inclusion in Super Lawyers?
For all lists published in 2010 and after, we will no longer select non-private practice attorneys (e.g., in-house counsel, prosecutors, public defenders, non-practicing law professors, etc.). However, legal aid and legal services attorneys will continue to be eligible. There are several reasons for the change of this long-standing policy, the primary being 1) the central purpose of Super Lawyers is to help consumers (and lawyers making referrals) in their search for legal counsel. Since these lawyers cannot be hired or accept referrals, their inclusion doesn’t serve this goal; 2) the paucity of publicly available information, such as website bios, plus the lack of input we receive about non-private practice lawyers during the nomination and peer evaluation steps makes selection very difficult.
Who is entitled to nominate?
All attorneys in your state who have been licensed to practice law for five years or more.
Can I nominate myself?
>I do not have access to my.superlawyers.com. How can I obtain access?
Email invitations to nominate (containing an access link for first time users) are sent to attorneys who have been in practice longer than five years. If you lost, misplaced, opted-out, or did not receive an email, click here to request access via email.
May I nominate via paper ballot?
Yes. Click on this link. Print, complete and fax your ballot by the printed deadline.
Can you confirm that you received my ballot?
If you completed your ballot online and provided us with your email address, you will receive confirmation by email. We are unable to confirm receipt of paper ballots.
I have a national litigation practice and don't try local cases. I'm afraid I'll be overlooked in the balloting. What can I do?
Our research team evaluates candidates on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. They find this information by looking at bios on law firm Web sites. If your Web site bio is not current and complete, you may update the information here at my.superlawyers.com.
I want to know who nominated me. Will you tell me?
No. We maintain strict confidentiality over the balloting process.
If I am notified that I have been selected, is there anything I need to do?
Yes! Please complete the data verification process. This verifies your current contact and professional information and ensures the accuracy of what we publish.
I was listed in Super Lawyers last year but not this year. What happened?
We perform a new round of balloting and blue ribbon panel review each year, so the list undergoes some degree of change from year to year. Being listed one year does not guarantee that you will be published the following year.
May I nominate lawyers from outside my state?
Our formal nomination page is designed to accept nominations only from attorneys within your state. However, if you click on the Comment on/Evaluate tab at the top of this page, you'll be invited to provide feedback on attorneys on this year's list or lawyers from other jurisdictions.
How can I change the information displayed in my Online Profile?
If you have an Online Profile on www.superlawyers.com, you can update the information displayed using the Profile Manager here on my.superlawyers.com. You must be logged in to use the Profile Manager.
Any changes will be visible on your profile page and will be reflected in the www.superlawyers.com search results within 24 hours.
What are the browser requirements to use my.superlawyers.com?
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