As a leading rating service of lawyers that spans over 70 practice areas, Super Lawyers Magazine releases a yearly list of lawyers that have received outstanding peer recognition and sustained professional achievement. This accolade is given through a patented selection process recognizing a law firm or individual lawyers' professional accomplishments.
Now that the annual selection list has finally been released, Chad McLain and Daniel Graves are being recognized on the 2021 Super Lawyers list. In addition to this accolade, Rachel Gusman and Tiffany Landry were also recognized with the 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Star list. With this nomination, the team at Graves McLain will be featured in Super Lawyers' publishing partners both at a national level and regionally through Super Lawyers Magazine.
Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of distinguished attorneys who have achieved a high degree of professional achievement and peer recognition. Lawyers are selected from over 70 practice areas and firms of all sizes, assuring a relevant and credible annual list.
Please join us in congratulating Chad McLain, Daniel Graves, Rachel Gusman, and Tiffany Landry on their selections!
How Are Super Lawyers Selected?
Lawyers eligible for placement on the Super Lawyers list must enter the candidate pool by being formally nominated by a research department or another peer. Annually, the organization allows lawyers from each state to name the top attorneys they have observed throughout the year. To make nominations fair, self-nominations are only valid if matched by an out-firm nomination.
Once nominations have been made, Super Lawyers relies on in-house research completed by an attorney-led staff to determine what honors, credentials, professional competence, and peer recognition carries the most weight. The staff then analyzes this data on a points-based system to clarify whether a nomination is valid for placement on the annual list, and the formal selection process begins.
To verify placement, Super Lawyers performs a peer evaluation process known as the "blue ribbon review." During this phase of the process, candidates are judged on a scale of one to five by designated panelists. Final candidates are then grouped into a firm-size category. The lawyers with the highest point totals are selected from each—only 5% of the submitted nominations will receive final placement on the Super Lawyers list.