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2021 Super Lawyers Honorees

The partners of Smith, McDowell & Powell have been selected to the 2021 California Super Lawyers list.
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.
  Smith, McDowell & Powell   Jul 20, 2021   Accomplishments, Blog, Business and Corporate, Civil Litigation   Comments Off on 2021 Super Lawyers Honorees   Read More

Jason Smith, Brad McDowell & Jaclyn Powell Named Top Lawyers in Super Lawyers Magazine

Smith, McDowell & Powell is proud to announce that Jason Smith, Brad McDowell and Jaclyn Powell have been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as top attorneys in Northern California!  Jason and Jaclyn have now earned the “Rising Star” distinction for their fifth and fourth consecutive years respectively. Likewise, Brad McDowell has been honored as a “Super Lawyer” for his second year in a row, having previously been recognized as a “Rising Star” in 2013 and 2014.


The annual Super Lawyers list is compiled via a patented multi-phase selection process which includes conducting statewide surveys, analyzing peer reviews and performing independent research.  This results in less than 5 percent of lawyers in California being named “Super Lawyers” and less than 2.5 percent as “Rising Stars” (i.e., attorneys who are 40 years-old or younger or have been practicing law for ten years or less).  To learn more about the selection process, check out SuperLawyers.com, and be sure to check out the August 2017 issue of Northern California Super Lawyers Magazine to see the full list.  Congratulations to all of those, past and present, that have been recognized as top lawyers in their field.

  Smith, McDowell & Powell   Jul 14, 2017   Accomplishments, Blog, Business and Corporate, Civil Litigation, Employment, Real Estate, Small Business, Trust and Estates   Comments Off on Jason Smith, Brad McDowell & Jaclyn Powell Named Top Lawyers in Super Lawyers Magazine   Read More