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Five San Francisco Attorneys Recognized by Northern California Super Lawyers in 2016

» Posted July 8, 2016News

Congratulations on being named to the 2016 Super Lawyers list go to partners Bennett Lee, who has made the list every year since 2011, and Andrew Van Ornum, who was named for the second year in a row. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. 

And congratulations to associates Alex Dockery, Patrick Kirby, and partner Nicholas Merrell for once again being named to the Rising Stars list.  This is the second year for both Alex and Patrick, and the fifth consecutive year for Nick to receive this honor. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, 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.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit

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