Thursday, November 8, 2018

How are Super Lawyers Rising Stars Selected?

Kalley Aman, a resident of Manhattan Beach, is a business litigation attorney who holds degrees from Lewis and Clark Law School and Portland State University. Since 2002, Kalley Aman has served as partner at the Buchalter law firm in Los Angeles, where she has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer Rising Star four times.

Super Lawyers, an attorney rating service owned by Thomson Reuters, adheres to specific requirements when selecting lawyers deserving of the Rising Stars award. Eligible attorneys must be either under the age of 40 or have practiced for ten years or less. Moreover, they must be nominated by a peer, via third party feedback, or by the Super Lawyers’ research team.

Once a lawyer is nominated, he or she is assessed for excellence in twelve areas that include legal success, outstanding achievements, experience, awards, education, and special licenses and certifications. Candidates with the most points after this assessment move on to an intensive peer evaluation process that takes place prior to final selection. From start to finish, only 2.5 percent of all nominated attorneys receive the Rising Star designation.