Connecticut Selection Statistics — 2016

The statistical information below applies to designations appearing in the November 2016 issue of New England Super Lawyers Magazine, and the special section appearing in the November 2016 issue of Connecticut Magazine.


The Final Selection for 2016 was made from a pool of 4,863 attorneys, producing the final 2016 Connecticut Super Lawyers list of 1046 attorneys.

For 2016, 368 Connecticut attorneys were invited to participate as Blue Ribbon Panel members, evaluating candidates in their primary practice area. 96 of the attorneys participated contributing 4,176 evaluations of 1,791 candidates.

In addition, the “Star Search” process produced a pool of 1043 names for the 2016 candidate pool.

As part of the selection process conducted for 2016, Super Lawyers sent 10,759 emails to all active, resident Connecticut attorneys licensed for five years or more. This year, 446 (or 4.1%) returned ballots. That population provided 2,299 nominations. Since some lawyers receive multiple nominations, 1,421 lawyers were placed in the nomination pool.

The following is the detailed statistical information for the current and prior years.

Connecticut Selection Statistics 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Final Count of CT List 1046 1045 1025 1055 940
Selection Pool 4863 4591 4525 4157 3400
Count of Blue Ribbon Panelists 368 352 341 334 334
Count of Blue Ribbon Panelists Participating 96 108 90 110 110
% BRP Return 26.09% 30.68% 26.39% 32.9% 32.9%
BRP Evaluations 4176 4261 3550 4581 3583
Net BRP Candidates 1791 1800 1651 1631 1550
Star Search Nominations 1043 937 1145 1088 698
Ballots Mailed 10759 9937 9590 7289 8087
Ballots Returned 445 430 368 389 170
% Ballot Return 4.1% 4.39% 3.84% 5.3% 2.1%
Nominations from Ballots 2299 2367 1885 2065 1824
Net Lawyers from Ballots 1421 1401 1243 1308 666
Connecticut Selection Statistics 2011/12* 2011 2010 2009 2008
Final Count of CT List 939 869 865 764 732
Selection Pool 3817 3611 3453 3230 2881
Count of Blue Ribbon Panelists 373 206 198 185 197
Count of Blue Ribbon Panelists Participating 144 106 108 101 104
% BRP Return 38.6% 51.0% 54.5% 54.6% 52.8%
BRP Evaluations 6293 4288 4050 3224 2696
Net BRP Candidates 1759 1563 1500 1287 746
Star Search Nominations 695 669 681 636 611
Ballots Mailed 8704 7923 10105 14878 14769
Ballots Returned 292 311 329 290 331
% Ballot Return 3.4% 3.9% 3.3% 1.9% 2.2%
Nominations from Ballots 1526 1783 1884 1642 1850
Net Lawyers from Ballots 1067 1167 1201 1068 1098

* About the Connecticut Super Lawyers 2011/2012 list.


Connecticut Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are our only lists nationwide that have been published in a year that is different than the list selection. For example, the Connecticut Super Lawyers 2011 list was selected and notifications were mailed to attorneys in late May 2010. The Super Lawyers list was then published in New England Super Lawyers Magazine in November 2010 and in Connecticut Magazine in February 2011.

Super Lawyers has made a one-time change in the way the year is designated to align Connecticut Super Lawyers with the way we make the designations nationwide. This transition year will be 2011.

In late May 2011, selection notifications were sent to the 2011 New England Super Lawyers list. That list was featured in New England Super Lawyers Magazine in November 2011 and Connecticut Magazine in a special advertising section in February 2012. We refer to this list online as Connecticut Super Lawyers 2011/2012 so that it is differentiated from the list previously designated as Connecticut Super Lawyers 2011 (which was selected in 2010).

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