The 2011 edition of New York Metro Super Lawyers is now available online. 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 is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. The magazine features the list and profiles of selected attorneys and is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and the ABA-accredited law school libraries. Super Lawyers is also published as a special section in leading city and regional magazines across the country. The selection process for those who make the list “is a comprehensive, good-faith and detailed attempt to produce a list of lawyers that have attained high peer recognition, meet ethical standards, and have demonstrated some degree of achievement in their field.”
Alumni of Brooklyn Law School make up a large part of those selected this year. Leading them is Gerald L. Shargel, BLS Class of 1969, who is featured in the article The Don of Criminal Defense Attorneys. An Advanced Search for lawyers located in the New York Metro who graduated Brooklyn Law School shows that 330 BLS alumni made the list. Statistics compiled from Super Lawyers 2011 show that BLS graduates were the fifth highest law school whose alumni were selected. See chart below.