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.
SMP Congratulates Newest Associate, Kimberly Van Spronsen
Smith, McDowell & Powell is proud to announce that former Senior Law Clerk, Kimberly Van Spronsen recently passed the California State BAR exam and has joined our growing list of associate attorneys. Kimberly first arrived at SMP in the spring of 2015 as a law clerk while attending McGeorge School of Law where she graduated with great distinction and was admitted to the Roger J. Traynor Honor Society for academic excellence. Since joining SMP, she has assisted in numerous legal matters including business transactions, corporate formations, estate planning, real estate transactions and more. Having grown up on a family-owned almond ranch, Kimberly has a deep appreciation for the efforts of small business owners and hopes to carry on the tradition of hard work and excellence throughout her legal career. The entire team at Smith, McDowell & Powell are excited to see Kimberly’s professional future unfold and have every confidence that she will continue to achieve great things. To read more about Kimberly, check out our website and this week’s Sacramento Business Journal as a person “on the move.”
Smith, McDowell & Powell Make Top Lists in Superlawyers Magazine
In the August issue of Super Lawyers Magazine, three familiar names will be appearing on the annual top lists for 2016. Jason Smith, Brad McDowell and Jaclyn Powell were all recognized as outstanding attorneys in their fields of practice, with Jason and Jaclyn earning the “Rising Stars” distinction for the fourth and third consecutive years respectively, and Brad McDowell making the “Super Lawyer” list, having previously been named a “Rising Star” in 2013 and 2014.
These lists are compiled through a patented process which includes conducting statewide surveys, analyzing peer reviews and performing independent research. This results in no more than five percent of attorneys in each state making the Super Lawyers list, and 2.5 percent of attorneys who are 40 years-old or younger or who have been practicing law for less than ten years or less as being eligible for the Rising Star status. All three partners wish to thank all of their peers who nominated them for this recognition and would like to congratulate all of their fellow selectees. To learn more about Super Lawyers and to see which other Northern California attorneys made the list, click here.