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Super Lawyers

As described by Super Lawyers: 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.

Super Lawyers 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.

In the United States, Super Lawyers Magazine is published in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., reaching more than 13 million readers.



Paul Varela: Virginia (2010-2024); Washington, DC (2011-2024)

PAV 10 Year

Bennett Lee: Northern California (2010-2024)


BJL 10

Todd Metz: Virginia (2010-2024); Washington, DC (2011-2024)

 TRM 15 Yrs

TRM 10 year


 Joseph Guarino: Virginia (2016-2024), Washington, DC (2016-2024)

JSG SL Top 100

JSG 5 year

Christopher M. Burke: Virginia (2015-2024), Washington, DC (2015-2024)


Brian Dugdale: Virginia (2015-2016, 2021-2024), Washington, DC (2015-2016, 2021-2024)


Nicholas Merrell: Northern California (2012-2020, 2022-2024)

Kirk Niemi: Virginia (2021-2024), Washington, DC (2021-2024)

Daniel Sakaguchi: Northern California (2010-2024)


DS 10 year

Andrew Van Ornum: Northern California (2015-2024)


AVO 10 year






Thomas O'Leary: Virginia (2021-2024), Washington, DC (2021-2024)


Lindy Stevens: Virginia (2024), Washington, DC (2024)

LKS Rising Star

Brian O'Shea: Virginia (2024), Washington, DC (2024)


Stephen Pessagno: Northern California (2018-2021)

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