Attorney Rating and Selection Process FAQ

How do I nominate attorneys for Super Lawyers?

If you are a practicing attorney, visit during your state’s nomination process. Once you login, click the ‘Nominate Peers’ tab. You can nominate and write comments for up to 21 attorneys (seven in-firm, seven out-of-firm, and seven Rising Stars candidates). Please note that self-nominations are not accepted. 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?

If you already have a photo, you can change it anytime using the Profile Manager at The pixel size is 128x160 if you want to resize it yourself—if not, the Profile Manager will resize it for you.

If your profile page does not contain your photograph, then you must first upgrade to an Expanded Online Attorney Profile or a Premium Online Attorney Profile. Please visit our Online Opportunities page for more information.

How can I correct other information?

You can update the information displayed using the Profile Manager on You must be logged in to use the Profile Manager.

Any changes will be visible on your profile page and will be reflected in the search results within 24 hours.

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

A lawyer on our list is not a “Super Lawyer” or a “Rising Star.” Rather, “he or she has been named to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list or 2014 Minnesota Rising Stars list.” When used properly, the term is not descriptive or comparative, which in some jurisdictions could raise ethical concerns. Instead, it’s a fact-based statement, 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.

What kind of online profiles are available?

We have several online solutions to help you maximize your visibility and connect with potential clients. Please visit our Online Opportunities page for more information.

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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