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Attorney Rating and Selection Process FAQ

How do I nominate attorneys for Super Lawyers?

If you are a practicing attorney, visit We've added two new features to the nomination page: You can now add comments to your nominations, and you can rate each attorney you nominate on 12 different criteria.  To see a list of states where nominations are being accepted, click here.

If you are not a practicing attorney, send an email to with comments and suggestions on attorneys we should consider for inclusion. These "informal nominations" carry no point value in our lawyer-rating system, but will ensure that the attorneys are placed in our candidate pool for further evaluation.

Can I nominate a lawyer from another state?

Our nomination page at is designed to accept only in-state nominations. However, you may comment on and evaluate lawyers from other states by clicking the "Comment on/Evaluate Lawyers" tab at the top of the home page. These comments and evaluations will be treated as "informal nominations" which carry no point value in our rating system, but will ensure that the attorneys are placed in our candidate pool for further evaluation.

How can I add/update my photo on my profile page?

It's easy and you can do it yourself online at our companion site,

If you already have a photo, you can change it any time. If your profile page does not contain your photograph, then you must first upgrade to an Expanded Online Profile. The cost is just $450 or $600 for 12 months and you can start any time. More information...

Once logged in, use the Profile Manager to add or change your photograph. The pixel size is 128x160 if you want to resize it yourself—if not, the Profile Manager will resize your photograph for you.

How can I correct other information?

Anything on your profile can be edited at Also, if you have not yet upgraded to an Expanded Online Profile, you can upgrade online and watch as your profile changes in real-time as you work in the Profile Manager.

Can an attorney selected to the Super Lawyers list be called a “Super Lawyer”?

Super Lawyers is a registered trademark and we take pains to make sure the term is used properly. A lawyer on our list is not a “Super Lawyer,” or, for that matter, a “Rising Star.” Rather, proper usage would be he or she “has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers–Rising Stars Edition 2008.” Used properly, the term is not descriptive, comparative or self-aggrandizing (which in some jurisdictions could raise ethical concerns). It is simply a verifiable fact and, as such, is protected speech.

To download a PDF of our usage guidelines, click here.

I’ve been selected to the Super Lawyers list; do you have a press release template I can use to announce my selection?

Yes. If you have been selected to Super Lawyers, please download the Super Lawyers Press Release template.  If you have been selected to Rising Stars, please download the Rising Stars Press Release template.

Tell me more about Expanded Online Profiles.

A Super Lawyers Expanded Online Profile is available to all attorneys listed on Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to post your blog links, video links, newsletters, white papers and more.

All your profile content is fully search-engine optimized—which means the full content of your profile will be highly visible to all the major online search engines, increasing both the search visibility and ranking of your profile, as well as your firm, your blog and any other Web link you place on your profile.

I manage the online presence of more than one attorney and I would like to make changes to several attorneys at once. Can I do that online?

Yes! We call the feature "Firm Management."  For registration or more information please contact your Associate Publisher.

How can I link to my profile page? Do you provide graphics to use on my Web site?

Every profile page contains a link to a personalized badge that you can place on your site. The necessary HTML is presented as a block of code that can be easily copied and pasted into any Web page.

How can I have my blog headlines appear on my profile page or the homepage?

You can add this information to your profile using the Profile Manager on For this feature to work, you need to enter the URL for your blog's RSS or Atom feed. Blogs are selected for the homepage periodically.

I want to make sure we receive e-mail from Super Lawyers.

We currently send e-mail with the following ‘From' address:

If you instruct your attorneys or IT personnel to whitelist this address, you should receive all of our main bulk mailings.

Why don't you list non-private practice lawyers such as public defenders, prosecutors and in-house counsel?

As a lawyer-rating service, Super Lawyers is intended to be a resource to help in the selection of legal counsel. As such, we limit the list to attorneys who can be hired and retained by the public, i.e., lawyers in private practice and Legal Aid attorneys.



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