Loyola alumni lead on 2013 list of Southern California Super Lawyers
Once again, Loyola alumni score top marks in the 2013 Southern California Super Lawyers. For the second year in a row Loyola eclipses the “Top 100” list with 22 alums, more than any other school. But the distinction doesn’t stop there, Loyola also ranks number one in the “Top 50 Women” category with 13 alumnae recognized. LLS was the only school in the double digits on this list. Furthermore, the Law School claims five alums in the Orange County Top 50 and two in the coveted Top 10 list.
The selection process is intensive; at most only five percent of the lawyers in the state are included in the annual Super Lawyers list. Once nominated by a peer or the research department, each candidate is evaluated by 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The criteria includes pro bono and community service as a lawyer, experience, special certifications, verdicts and settlements, scholarly lectures and writings, honors, awards and transactions to name a few. These categories are weighted differently, but all count toward the final score. Next, the candidates with the highest point total in each practice area rate a list of attorneys in their own area on a scale of one to ten. Firm size is then taken into consideration to level the playing field. For instance, large firm lawyers only compete with other large firm lawyers. The attorneys with the highest score from each category are selected for the final list*.
Loyola congratulates our alumni for their continued efforts to serve the community and gain such a positive rapport among their peers. We applaud your success and leadership in the legal industry and commend you for setting the bar so high and being recognized through this prestigious, well-deserved honor.
*More information on the selection process can be found on the Southern California Super Lawyers website.