Macdonald Devin attorneys Jennifer LeBlanc, Bryan Rutherford, Blair Partlow and Alexander Blue have been named 2009 Texas Rising Stars by Law & Politics magazine. The honor recognizes the top 2.5 percent of Texas attorneys who are under the age of 40 or who have been practicing law for 10 years or less.
This is the fourth year Blair has been named a Rising Star and the third time Jennifer and Bryan have been selected to this prestigious list.
Rising Stars are up-and-coming attorneys who are nominated by the current Texas Super Lawyers. Candidates are evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, including: verdicts, settlements; transactions; representative clients; experience; honors and awards; special licenses and certifications; position within law firm, bar or other professionalactivity; pro bono and community service; scholarly lectures and writings; education and employment background; and other outstanding achievements. Then ballots listing the final nominees are issued to all licensed attorneys for a state-wide vote.