Jason Smith, Brad McDowell, and Jaclyn Powell have received this distinction consecutively for the last ten years. Both Smith and McDowell have been recognized for their accomplishments in the Business Litigation category; Powell has been recognized for her achievements in the Business and Corporate category. No more than five percent of the lawyers in California are selected by Super Lawyers.
Brandon Wright has been named a Northern California Rising Star, for the second year in a row. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive the Rising Star honor.
Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, 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 annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.