Attorney FAQ

How do I nominate attorneys for Super Lawyers?

If you are a practicing attorney, login to SuperLawyers.com during your state’s nomination process 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. To see a list of states where nominations are being accepted, click here.

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.

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Who is entitled to nominate?

To be eligible to make nominations, an attorney must be licensed and practicing in the state where he or she wishes to nominate. We send attorneys licensed for five or more years an e-mail invitation to nominate. Attorneys who did not receive the invitation may simply click here and we will e-mail you an access link to log on and make nominations.

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Can I nominate a lawyer from another state?

Our nomination page at SuperLawyers.com is designed to accept only in-state nominations. However, you may comment on and evaluate lawyers from other states by logging in to SuperLawyers.com 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.

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I want to know who nominated me. Will you tell me?

No. We maintain strict confidentiality over the balloting process.

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May I nominate via paper ballot?

Yes. Click on this link. Print, complete and email your ballot by your state’s nomination deadline. We are unable to confirm receipt of paper ballots.

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What is the Super Lawyers selection process?

Super Lawyers uses a patented multiphase selection process, including nominations, independent research and peer evaluations. Click here to read more.

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Does an attorney pay to be published in Super Lawyers?

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 SuperLawyers.com at no charge whether they advertise or not. Advertising sales do not begin until after the selection process is completed.

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How do I get Super Lawyers to write a story about me?

Our editorial coverage (in the magazine and on our website) are 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.

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Does advertising improve the chances of being listed in Super Lawyers?

No. We maintain strict separation between research and advertising. Advertising sales do not begin until after the selection process is completed and the list is finalized.

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How many lawyers make the list?

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.

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Are non-private practice lawyers eligible for inclusion in Super Lawyers?

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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If I am notified that I have been selected, is there anything I need to do?

Yes! You are required to complete data verification online by clicking the ‘Lawyer Login’ in the top-right corner of SuperLawyers.com. 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).

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I was listed in Super Lawyers last year but not this year. What happened?

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.

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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 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers list or 2019 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.

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

 

Profile Management

 

How can I change the information displayed in my online profile?

You can update the information displayed using the User Information Manager on SuperLawyers.com. 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 SuperLawyers.com search results within 24 hours.

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

If you already have a photo, you can change it anytime using the User Information Manager at SuperLawyers.com. 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.

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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 Marketing Solutions page for more information.

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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 this feature the "Firm Management Tool." For more information please contact your Associate Publisher. You may request access to the Firm Management Tool here.

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

Every profile page contains a link to a personalized SuperLawyers.com 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. To learn more about how to download, click here.

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

You can add this information to your profile using the User Information Manager on SuperLawyers.com. 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.

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I want to make sure I receive email from Super Lawyers. How do I do that?

We currently send email with the following ‘From' address:

[email protected]

If you whitelist this address, you should receive all of our main bulk mailings.

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What is the Legal Hub and how do I get to it?

Our ‘Legal Hub’ page on SuperLawyers.com is the central location for all you need to know about Super Lawyers (as an attorney). Access this page by clicking the ‘For Lawyers’ link in the top navigation bar and selecting ‘Legal Hub’ in the gray box on the left-side of the dropdown.

On this page, you can find the most recently-published Super Lawyers Magazine articles and posts from our Inside Super Lawyers blog, view state-specific information, as well as find links to other useful pages like Selection Process, Testimonials, Marketing Solutions and more.

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How can I edit information on my profile?

Update the information displayed on your profile using the User Information Manager by following these simple steps:

  1. Click the ‘Lawyer Login’ link in the top-right corner of SuperLawyers.com
  2. Click the ‘Edit Your Information’ button in the bottom-right corner of the first box. 
  3. To edit your information click into the field you’d like to edit, make the change, and click ‘Save’.
  4. For further clarification contact [email protected], or access our How to Participate in the Selection Process guide.

Please note: the information you submit is sent to the Super Lawyers Research Team. Any information updates besides name, firm, location, education and practice areas will only appear on your profile if you have purchased an Expanded or Premium Online Attorney Profile.

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How can I complete my Blue Ribbon Panel Evaluations (if applicable)?

If you have been selected to participate in the Blue Ribbon Panel for your state, login to your account by clicking on the ‘Lawyer Login’ link in the upper-right corner of any page on SuperLawyers.com. Once you are on your dashboard page, click the orange ‘Blue Ribbon Panel’ button to fill out your comments and evaluations on only attorneys you know or have worked with. To learn more about Blue Ribbon Panel evaluations, click here.

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I am a firm manager for attorney(s) at my firm and would like to make changes on their behalf. Can I do that online?

Yes! We call this feature the "Firm Management Tool." You may request access to the Firm Management Tool here. If you already have access, login to your account (by clicking ‘Lawyer Login’ in the top-right corner of SuperLawyers.com). On your dashboard page, you'll see buttons under the 'Items Needing Your Attention' section for your own account, as well as important links for your firm, including:

  • Attorneys (Update information, view page view analytics or download a badge for any attorney)
  • Firm Locations (Edit your firm locations)
  • Firm Contacts (Edit your firm contacts)
  • Nominations (See which attorneys still need to nominate their peers)
  • Data Verification (Complete required data verification for any attorney)
  • Firm Store (Order marketing solutions for any attorney at your firm) 

What are the browser requirements to use SuperLawyers.com?

Microsoft Windows: Internet Explorer 11/Edge, Google ChromeFirefoxSafari.

Mac OS: SafariGoogle Chrome or Firefox.

Javascript is required.

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