The award is partly peer-nominated, as lawyers are encouraged to recognize colleagues they have personally observed in action. An attorney-led research team then assigns points to each candidate based upon licensing, good standing with the state licensing agency, and no history of disciplinary action. The research staff also takes into consideration firm size, practice area and geographic location.
According to its website, Super Lawyers® bases its awards on “a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.”
In a July 2008 report, a New Jersey Special Master upheld the legitimacy of the Super Lawyers® rating system by saying, “[The Super Lawyers selection process] is a comprehensive, good-faith and detailed attempt to produce a list of lawyers that have attained high peer recognition, meet ethical standards, and have demonstrated some degree of achievement in their field…[Super Lawyers does] not permit a lawyer to buy one’s way onto the list…”
Ayo and Iken, PLC is a criminal defense firm with more than 35 years of combined legal experience. The firm offers legal services in both English and Spanish and offers all prospective clients a free initial case evaluation. The firm represents citizens of Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Haines City, Lake Wales and Auburndale, Florida. Ayo and Iken, PLC handles cases that include domestic violence, DUI, juvenile crimes, internet crimes, probation violations, sex crimes, theft crimes, weapon charges and white collar crime charges.
Founding attorney Howard Iken graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a BS in business management and from Stetson University with his MBA and later with his Juris Doctorate degree. He received a BS in business with distinction and graduated from law school cum laude. If you need qualified legal representation after being charged with a criminal offense, call Ayo and Iken, PLC at (863) 949-0388 or visit the firm’s website immediately at http://www.polkcountycriminaldefenseattorney.com.