June 25, 2012
-- Jose Calvo, of Calvo & Calvo, a Fort Myers criminal defense law firm was included in the selection of Florida’s 2012 Rising Stars by Super Lawyers magazine.
Super Lawyers is a peer review attorney rating service that rates outstanding attorneys from over 70 practice areas across the nation. The attorneys rated undergo a rigorous selection process that uses independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. No more than 2.5% of attorneys in a state are named to the list of Rising Stars.
Once attorneys have been included for selection on the list of Super Lawyers or Rising Stars, the list of profiles is distributed to attorneys throughout their state and to ABA-accredited law school libraries. Super Lawyers magazine is recognized by law schools, courts, Bar associations, judges and attorneys all throughout the United States, reaching more than 13 million readers.
The Super Lawyers selection process is non-biased, comprehensive and detailed. The objective of the selection process is to produce a comprehensive and reliable list of outstanding attorneys who meet a high criterion for ethical conduct and legal ability, as well as a demonstrated degree of achievement in their field of law. The peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research, in which case each attorney is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievements. The selections are made annually on a state by state basis.
The product of the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars selection process is a credible list of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for lawyers and consumers seeking legal counsel. Super Lawyers evaluation process is conducted by an attorney-led research staff that seeks out attorneys who have obtained certain honors, credentials and results which are direct indicators of their professional achievements. Furthermore, the majority of attorneys evaluated in the process have been nominated by their peers. Criminal defense attorney Jose Calvo has been listed in Florida’s 2012 Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star, an honor that is only given to 2.5% of the attorneys in a state.
Jose Calvo was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2002 where he began his career working in the Office of the State Attorney as a prosecutor. He left the Office of the State Attorney in the end of 2004 where he entered into private criminal defense practice. Today Jose practices criminal defense in Fort Myers, Florida. He is a member of the Lee County Bar Association and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. In 2004, he was admitted to practice in the Middle District Court of Florida and has handled numerous federal cases since that time. The firm can handle simple misdemeanor crimes to serious felonies. To contact a Fort Myers criminal defense attorney from the firm, call toll free at (800) 614-5138 or visit the firm’s website at http://www.FortMyersCriminalDefenseFirm.com