Michael Schmiege is Named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers

Chicago based criminal defense attorney Michael Schmeige was named a Rising Star for 2012 by Super Lawyers, a rating service for outstanding lawyers nationwide.
April 6, 2012 - PRLog -- Michael Schmeige, a Chicago criminal defense attorney from the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmeige, was named “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding attorneys from over 70 different fields of practice who have attained a high level of peer recognition for their outstanding achievements.

In 1998, Super Lawyers began the Rising Starts in Minnesota in order to recognize the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state – those lawyers who were 40 years of age and younger and who had been practicing for 10  years or less. Today, Rising Stars honors up-and-coming attorneys throughout the majority of the United States including the state of Illinois.

The new Super Lawyers Business Edition is a resource that features the selected attorneys from 29 specific business practice areas. The Business Edition is mailed to more than 40,000 in-house counsel, presidents and CEOs of Fortune 1000 companies throughout the nation.

The Super Lawyers selection process is objective, extremely comprehensive and a detailed compilation of research that is formulated to produce a reliable list of lawyers who have attained high peer recognition in their field of expertise. In order to land on the Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists, the attorneys rated must have demonstrated high ethical standards, and a significant level of achievement in their field of law.

The objective of the rigorous selection process is to produce a credible, comprehensive and reliable listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for consumers reaching out for legal counsel, and other attorneys who may need professional assistance from their peers.

Once a year, Super Lawyers invites attorneys from each state to nominate the top attorneys who they have personally observed in action. Super Lawyers attorney-led research staff searches for lawyers who have demonstrated a high level of peer recognition, professional competence and certain honors, results and credentials. The majority of lawyers who are identified in the process were nominated by their peers.

In the end, the research department evaluates each and every candidate based on peer recognition and professional achievement: verdicts and settlements, transactions, experience, awards, special licenses, certifications, bar and professional activity, pro bono and community service work, scholarly lectures, writings, education etc. While up to 5% of lawyers in a state are named Super Lawyers, less than 2.5% are named to the list of Rising Stars. View the firm's profile at: http://www.ChicagoCriminalDefenseFirm.com.

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The Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege is a criminal defense firm located in Chicago, Illinois. The firm is fully committed to upholding the rights of the criminally accused. The firm’s practice areas include but are not limited to: DUI, theft crimes, sex crimes, drug crimes, violent crimes, white collar crimes and traffic offenses. The firm can handle misdemeanor and felony cases in both the state and federal courts. They also take on federal cases including federal criminal appeals. As a tireless and dedicated attorney, Mr. Schmiege has been recognized by Super Lawyers and named a Rising Star for 2012, an honor that he earned through his zealous representation of his clients. To speak with a member of the legal team, contact a Chicago criminal defense attorney by calling (312) 906-7800 or you can visit the firm’s website directly at http://www.chicagocriminaldefensefirm.com.

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