The October 2009 issue of Texas Monthly, in conjunction with Law & Politics, announced it’s annual list of Texas Super Lawyers.
How Attorneys Are Chosen
Each year, Law & Politics sends surveys to more than 55,000 active Texas lawyers who have been in practice five years or more. Attorneys who receive the survey are asked to name the best lawyers they’ve personally witnessed in action, which discourages votes based purely on reputation.
Throughout the selection process, Law & Politics meets and corresponds with law firms in Texas to identify the top lawyers in those firms. Lawyers are not allowed to vote for themselves. They may nominate others in their firm, but only if they nominate an equal or greater number of attorneys from other firms. Law & Politics contacts each candidate to certify the lawyer’s professional information, reviews the discipline record of each candidate and verifies that the lawyer is active and in good standing with the State Bar of Texas. Even if selected, a Super Lawyer candidate’s name will not be published unless all information is verified prior to publication.