Only the top 5 percent of lawyers in the District of Columbia are named Super Lawyers. No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in D.C. are selected as Rising Stars, who must be 40 years old or younger or have been in practice for 10 or fewer years. Published by Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers uses independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations to determine the honorees. The Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists are published in Super Lawyers Magazine
and in the Washington Post Magazine
, as well as distributed to attorneys and ABA-accredited law school libraries.