Super Lawyers includes 5 from ELPO

by Mandy Hicks

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

ELPO attorney Park Priest was newly named to the list in 2012. Kurt Maier has been named a Super Lawyer for 2010, 2011 and 2012. Charles English received the designation in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Charles E. “Buzz” English was named to Super Lawyers in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Whayne C. Priest Jr. has been named to Super Lawyers for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

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 rigorous, multiphase rating 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 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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