ASLA spent a period of six months researching tens of thousands of lawyers for its Top 100 and Top 40 lists, which are provided for each state for various types of practice areas, according to the organization. (The Top 40 list recognizes exceptional attorneys who are under the age of 40.) In the end, selection for the organization is limited to less than 2% of all licensed lawyers in the United States.
When selecting attorneys, ASLA evaluates multiple aspects of candidates’ careers, including their leadership involvement, demonstrated legal achievement, educational accomplishments, community activities and more, according to the professional group’s website. The review process is carried out by a team of attorneys who draw from information from various sources in order to make their decisions. Examples of these sources include public filings (such as verdicts and settlement information)
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Attorney Bly has taken steps to make himself more competitive in his practice area. Unlike many other attorneys in his field, he has obtained certification as a Breath Alcohol Technician, which is issued by the United States Department of Transportation. He is qualified to serve as an instructor and practitioner of standardized field sobriety tests. These factors help Mr. Bly to provide more cutting-edge defense when handling DUI-related cases. In addition to continuing his education about DUI defense, the attorney also makes efforts to further his knowledge about defense for federal crimes. The skilled lawyer handles a various types of criminal cases for Maine residents.
Mr. Bly obtained his law degree from the University of Maine School of law after receiving his bachelor’s degree in political science (with a minor in U.S. history) from Rutgers College. Before starting his own firm, Mr. Bly served as an intern prosecutor at the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office. To learn more about Attorney Bly, visit http://www.williamblylaw.com.