Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP is proud to announce that founding partners, Todd S. Payne and Edward H. Zebersky were both recognized as 2016 “Super Lawyers,” and firm partner Jordan A. Shaw was recognized as a “Super Lawyers Rising Star.” The Super Lawyer distinction is awarded to less than 5% of the over 56,000 lawyers in the state of Florida and the Super Lawyer Rising Star distinction is awarded to less than 2.5% of the 56,000.
Super Lawyers is a Thompson Reuters lawyer rating organization, which evaluates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained the highest degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selection for the award involves a patented multistage lawyer selection and peer-review ranking process recognized by law schools, bar associations, and courts across the country. The selection process for the Rising Stars list is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process, the only difference being that eligibility is limited to lawyers under 40 years of age.
Most recently, a New Jersey Supreme Court special master was quoted 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.”
“Suffice to say, the selection procedures employed by [Super Lawyers] are very sophisticated, comprehensive and complex.”
“It is absolutely clear from this record that [Super Lawyers does] not permit a lawyer to buy one’s way onto the list, nor is there any requirement for the purchase of any product for inclusion in the lists or any quid pro quo of any kind or nature associated with the evaluation and listing of an attorney or in the subsequent advertising of one’s inclusion in the lists.”
Collectively, the Zebersky Payne Shaw Lewenz, LLP partners have been recognized by Super Lawyers in the areas of business litigation, class action litigation, and mass tort litigation. We are extremely honored that our team has been selected as part of such an elite group and we look forward to continued success in 2016.