Super Lawyers chooses six from ELPO

by Mandy Hicks

Six attorneys from ELPO are now ranked as Super Lawyers by the attorney rating service, which is operated by Thomson Reuters.

ELPO attorney E. Kenly Ames is the most recent addition to the list. She was added in 2013 and also named to the list for 2014.  Park Priest joined Super Lawyers in 2012 and was added to the list for 2013 and 2014. Kurt Maier was named a Super Lawyer for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and now, 2014. Charles English and Whayne C. Priest Jr. have received the designation each year since 2007. Charles E. “Buzz” English has been named to Super Lawyers every year since 2008.

Super Lawyers is an attorney evaluation process that rewards a designation to those attorneys rated highly by their peers for their outstanding work. According to Super Lawyers, the selection process is 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. Since Super Lawyers is intended to be used as an aid in selecting a lawyer, we limit the lawyer ratings to those who can be hired and retained by the public, i.e., lawyers in private practice and Legal Aid attorneys.

The Super Lawyers patented selection process involves three basic steps: creation of the candidate pool; evaluation of candidates by the research department; and peer evaluation by practice area.

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