Attorney FAQ

Useful information for attorneys about the Super Lawyers nomination process, selection process, profile management and more.

Nomination process

If you are a practicing attorney, login to by clicking the ‘Lawyer Login’ in the top-right corner. Once you login, click the ‘Nominate Your Peers’ orange button on the left side of your Dashboard. 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. View more nomination information.

If you are not a practicing attorney, send an email to [email protected] 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.

To be eligible to make nominations, an attorney must be licensed and practicing in the state where they wish to nominate. We send attorneys licensed for five or more years an e-mail invitation to nominate. Attorneys who did not receive the invitation can request a log in access link to nominate peers.

Our nomination page at is designed to accept only in-state nominations. However, you may comment on and evaluate lawyers from other states by logging in to and clicking the ‘Evaluate Lawyers’ blue heading on your Dashboard homepage. 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.

No. We maintain strict confidentiality over the balloting process.

Selection process

Super Lawyers uses a patented multiphase selection process, including nominations, independent research and peer evaluations. Read more about our selection process.

No. We maintain strict separation between research and advertising. The names of all attorneys selected by Super Lawyers are published in our print publications (if they have data verified their information) and at at no charge whether they advertise or not.

No. We maintain strict separation between research and advertising.

The Super Lawyers list recognizes no more than 5 percent of attorneys in each state. The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.

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.

Yes! You are required to complete data verification online by clicking the ‘Lawyer Login’ in the top-right corner of Once logged in, click the ‘Verify Info’ orange button and on the next page, click the ‘Edit Your Information’ gray button. Please review all contact and practice area information, complete the Good Standing Attestation section and click ‘Save’ to finish. Please note, only selected attorneys who data verify will be listed in their state’s print publication(s).

We perform a new round of balloting and Blue Ribbon Panel review each year, so the list undergoes some degree of change from year to year. Being listed one year does not guarantee that you will be published the following year.

Editorial feature in the Super Lawyers magazine

Our editorial coverage (in the magazine and on our website) is not connected to advertising. Stories are chosen by our editorial department. If you’d like to pass along an interesting story idea, feel free to email [email protected] and we will take it into consideration.

Manage my profile

You can update the information displayed using the User Information Manager on Once you login, click the “Edit Your Information” link on your Dashboard. You must be logged in to use the User Information Manager.

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

If you already have a photo, you can change it anytime using the User Information Manager at Please upload a photo that is at least 500px wide.

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 Marketing Solutions page for more information.

Promote my selection

We ask that lawyers and firms do not publicize their selection until after the embargo date noted in your selection notifications.

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. Learn how to download a Super Lawyers badge.

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

A lawyer on our list is not a “Super Lawyer” or a “Rising Star.” Rather, “they have been named to the 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers list or 2022 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.

Download a PDF of our usage guidelines.

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

Firm management

Yes! We call this feature the “Firm Management Tool.” For more information please contact your Associate Publisher. Request access to the Firm Management Tool.

To update firm manager access, submit a ticket through our contact page using the Firm Management subject. Please provide names and email addresses for those that will be removed and also those added.


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