The Super Lawyers® selection process is a comprehensive and detailed attempt to produce a list of outstanding attorneys that have attained a high degree of peer recognition, and that have met the highest ethical standards, and demonstrated a high degree of achievement in their field of practice.
Super Lawyers® selects candidates using a rigorous and multiphase rating process which includes peer nominations and evaluations, combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on a dozen indicators of peer recognition and professional achievements. The Super Lawyer® and Rising Star® selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.
The ultimate goal of the selection process is to create a comprehensive and credible list of outstanding attorneys which can be used as a valuable resource for both attorneys and consumers searching for quality legal counsel.
The research process is run by an attorney-led research staff that searches for those attorneys that have attained particular honors, successful case results, and credentials, all of which are indicators of peer recognition and professional competence. Super Lawyers® looks for lawyers that have been admitted into certain colleges, earned Board Certification, performed pro bono work as a lawyer, attained certain awards and large settlements, as well as those that have attained stellar verdicts, delivered scholarly lectures, and performed community service work. Candidates are also evaluated for other applicable indicators of professional competence and achievements.
In addition to coming under close review of their education and achievements, the research staff also looks into the attorney’s background and if they’ve ever been subject to any disciplinary actions, or criminal proceedings, and if they are in good standing with their local licensing authority.
The selection process for Rising Stars® is very similar to Super Lawyers®; however, Rising Stars® candidates must be 40 years of age or younger, and in practice for ten years or less. While as much as 5% of attorneys in the state are recognized as Super Lawyers®, not more than 2.5% of attorneys in the state are named to the list of Rising Stars®. Since Super Lawyers® selects lawyers on an annual, state-by-state basis, attorneys B. Trey Morris and
Justin C. Dewett are honored to be reselected to this list for 2013.
Simmons, Morris & Carroll LLC is a personal injury law firm located in Shreveport, Louisiana; both attorneys, B. Trey Morris and Justin C. Dewett are attorneys at the firm. The firm’s legal team has over 70 years of combined experience working in personal injury law, and is members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. The firm is also AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
Attorney Dewett earned his J.D. from Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University. His primary practice is personal injury and collection law. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Shreveport Bar Association, and the Louisiana Association for Justice. The firm is highly flexible and offers both evening and weekend appointments to fit their clients’ busy schedules. To schedule a consultation with an attorney at the firm, please call (888) 492-5532 or visit the firm’s website online today at http://www.shreveportinjurylawfirm.com.