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2015 Super Lawyers Business Edition: A Referring Attorney's Handbook
Did you know 46% of Super Lawyers or Rising Stars selected attorneys have referred a client to a fellow selected attorney four or more times in the past year?* Super Lawyers Business Edition serves as a credible, comprehensive and diverse...

Super Lawyers Features Prestigious Firms in Wired and The New Yorker
Super Lawyers has always prided itself on building relationships with city and regional publications in the 34 markets in which we select attorneys to our lists. The past few years, we have also had the privilege of partnering with The...

Positioning Your Firm to Attract Referrals - Part 1
Over the next couple of months we will be posting a five-part blog series that touches on building a strong referral network. Each piece will provide concrete tactics on how to cultivate and maintain relationships with referral sources-both clients and...

Super Lawyers Magazine Reins in Prestigious Journalism Award
The Super Lawyers Editorial team was back at it this past Thursday, garnering a Silver Award in the Feature Story category from the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association (MMPA) at their annual gala held at Aria in Minneapolis. The award-winning...

Give Excellence the Attention it Deserves
Firms are spending more time than ever marketing their services to stand out from their peers. But perhaps the easiest and least expensive strategy is to display recognition items in your office to promote your legal achievements. Chances are you...

Top 5 Strategies to Master the Art of Referrals
Did you know 85% of attorneys selected to a Super Lawyers or Rising Stars list referred a client to a fellow selected attorney in the past year? In fact, 79% of these attorneys see their referral sources positively in terms...

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Personal injury attorney Terry West finds the missing link

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An oral history of attorneys who have been practicing since the 1950s

Ask Super Lawyers

How do I get divorced in New Jersey?

The first step in the process is hiring a law firm that has attorneys experienced in family law. Whether or not you have children, there are many …

Answered by Silvana Raso, 6 days ago

Do I Need A Lawyer For A DUI/OVI In Ohio?

Retaining an experienced lawyer who specializes in DUI/OVI cases is absolutely in your best interest after an arrest. A DUI/OVI conviction can carry …

Answered by Steven R. Adams, 3 weeks ago

Are Noncompete Or Nonsolicit Agreements Enforceable In Iowa?

As an employee in Iowa, you may be wondering if noncompete or nonsolicit agreements are enforceable if you decide to leave your job. Some states, …

Answered by Brandon Schwartz, 6 days ago

Are Noncompete Or Nonsolicit Agreements Enforceable In Wisconsin?

When an employee in Wisconsin leaves their job, they may wish to go work for a direct competitor for a variety of reasons -- better pay, flexible …

Answered by Brandon Schwartz, 6 days ago

Are Noncompete Or Nonsolicit Agreements Enforceable In Minnesota?

Employers often require newly hired employees to sign noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements. Most courts are quite critical …

Answered by Brandon Schwartz, 6 days ago

Super Lawyers Magazine
What is Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

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Advisory Board

The Super Lawyers Advisory Board

Thomas R. Kline

Thomas R. Kline

Kline & Specter, P.C.

Thomas R. Kline is a founding partner with Shanin Specter in the Philadelphia law firm of Kline & Specter, P.C., practicing in the area of catastrophic personal injury and mass tort litigation. Kline is the immediate past president of the Inner Circle of Advocates, described by The Washington Post as "a select group of 100 of the nation's most celebrated trial lawyers.”

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The Selection Process

Super Lawyers Selection Process Patented by The United States Patent and Trademark Office 

In April 2013, the Super Lawyers selection process received a patent (U.S. Pat. No. 8,412,564) from The United States Patent and Trademark Office. This distinction is relevant to both attorneys and consumers, as it further demonstrates credibility as an impartial third-party rating system. 

“We are honored to have a recently granted U.S. patent relating to lawyer-ratings. We take our credibility very seriously, and having a patent assures our customers that we strive to be innovation leaders in our area,” says Julie Gleason, the Director of Research at Super Lawyers. 


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