The ASLA is an invitation-only, nationwide organization committed to recognizing topnotch attorneys in the U.S. ASLA is committed to helping create a sense of community between these advocates by researching attorneys across the nation and selecting them for ASLA’s Top 100 Lawyers and Top 40 Under 40 lists.
According to the ASLA website, the selection process consists of a rigorous, manual, multi-stage review:
1.) ASLA’s lawyers comprehensively review available information for each candidate, including a review of firm websites, client assessments, and publicly-available filings, which may include: verdicts, settlement information, and information regarding transactions. Each candidate is assessed based on such criteria as educational accomplishments, involvement and leadership in bar associations and professional organizations, activities within their community, and demonstrated legal achievement. In the case of younger lawyers, ASLA also evaluates indications of developing success, both in a candidate’s day-to-day practice and in serving the profession.
2.) Each area of assessment is considered, and each candidate is assessed on his or her own merits. Just as the student body of an elite university is comprised of individuals with many different backgrounds and strengths, ASLA likewise strives to invite a range of members who have stellar legal credentials as a baseline, but also a range of interests and activities.
3.) After the initial list of nominees is prepared, at least one separate lawyer reviews all compiled data and confirms nominations. To ensure the integrity of the process, no lawyer who participated in the first phase of selection is permitted to conduct the second phase.
4.) In the final stage, the list of finalists is again reviewed and candidates either are confirmed for invitation or placed on a holding list for reconsideration the following year.
The ASLA professes that less than 2% of attorneys meet the criteria specified by ASLA. Further, the attorneys selected for the Top 100 Lawyers and Top 40 under 40 reflect a diverse population of legal representatives who are experienced and skilled in a wide variety of legal practice areas. These listings involve attorneys from virtually any legal jurisdiction.
Stange Law Firm, PC is a family law and divorce law firm in the St. Louis Metro Area in Missouri and Illinois. More information about Stange Law Firm, PC can be found by calling 314-963-4700 or at http://www.stangelawfirm.com/
Kirk and Paola Stange are both privileged and honored to be selected as a 2014 Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer for Missouri Family Law.
To view Kirk Stange's Profile on the ASLA website, go here: http://www.societyoflegaladvocates.org/
To view Paola Stange's Profile on the ASLA website, go here: http://www.societyoflegaladvocates.org/
Note: The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisments.