November 10, 2011

Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2011

Fifteen lawyers from Harness Dickey were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in 2011 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Those attorneys chosen were as follows:

Michigan Super Lawyers:

Michigan Rising Stars:

Missouri Super Lawyers:

Missouri Rising Stars:

  • Kara Fussner (Yancey)

The Michigan attorneys selected were listed in the Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine distributed in September and the Missouri attorneys selected will be listed in the Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine, which is planned on being distributed in November. All attorneys also appear on the web at

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.