We're thrilled to announce that five of our attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C., were selected to the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list by the Super Lawyers organization.
What Is Super Lawyers?
According to their About page,
"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 patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations."
Being selected by the organization to their Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists is a prestigious honor awarded to a select few lawyers. Super Lawyers uses a rigorous selection process to ensure only the best and brightest attorneys receive distinction from the organization:
- Nominations. Lawyers cannot nominate themselves or campaign to be selected. Instead, a combination of peer recommendations, managing partner surveys, third-party feedback, and independent research done by the Super Lawyers team is used to nominate candidates.
- Independent research. After attorneys are nominated, Super Lawyers conducts independent research into each candidate. Factors considered include an attorney's pro bono and community service, standing with the bar, and special certificates or licenses.
- Peer evaluation. The candidates are evaluated by a Blue Ribbon Panel comprised of the highest-scoring lawyers, as identified in the nomination and independent research phases.
- Final Selection. Finally, Super Lawyers selects which lawyers to name to its Rising Stars and Super Lawyers lists. Rising Stars are lawyers who are 40-years-old or younger or who have been practicing for less than ten years. Super Lawyer nominations are reserved for more experienced attorneys.
Each year, only 2.5% of nominated employees are selected as Rising Stars, and only 5% are selected as Super Lawyers.
Without further ado, let's tell you more about our attorneys who were selected to these lists.
Jonathan Merel Selected to Super Lawyers List
Our founder and managing principal, Jonathan Merel, was selected as a Super Lawyer. Jonathan works with clients to navigate complex family law cases, helping them handle issues such as property division, child custody, support, and more.
Jonathan's legal acumen and wealth of experience make him an invaluable addition to any case.
Melissa Caballero Recognized as Rising Star
The managing partner of our firm, Melissa Caballero was selected as a Rising Star this year. Since 2008, she's been helping clients handle family law cases, and has been with our team here at the Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C., since 2009.
Melissa's ability to help parties reach peaceful resolutions makes her a formidable asset in and out of the courtroom.
David Zwaska Recognized as Rising Star
David Zwaska, a partner here at our firm, also received recognition as a Rising Star. David has vast experience in all areas of family law, enabling him to provide invaluable advice to each and every client he takes under his wing.
Michael A. Halusek Recognized as Rising Star
Michael is an associate with our team. A believer in the value of approaching cases from multiple angles, Michael helps clients simultaneously reduce conflict and work towards the ideal resolution for their cases. His dedication to providing high-quality services to every client makes him a wonderful addition to any family law dispute.
Bradley R. Kaye Recognized as Rising Star
Lastly, another associate, Bradley, was also recognized as a Rising Star this year. A knowledgeable attorney who works tirelessly to provide every client with the highest level of service, Bradley is a staple of our team and a phenomenal asset for his clients.
We couldn't be prouder of what we have accomplished here at the Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, P.C. The recognition our lawyers receive from prestigious organization, such as Super Lawyers, speaks to the quality of our work and the dedication of our team.