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I have been selected to the 2014 Washington DC Rising Stars list of distinguished attorneys by Super Lawyers Magazine.

I appreciate the honor.  Super Lawyers is well known in the legal industry.  I do not know much about their selection process, but it sounds stringent.  They describe it as follows:

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process.  Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party 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 counsel.

I was selected as a Virginia rising star in 2013.

One thing I do know is that you do not need to campaign to get on the Super Lawyers’ lists—I did not do that and bother Super Lawyers’ awards were a pleasant surprise to me.