Byron Alfred is selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2018. Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters organization, is an independent and impartial organization that selects attorneys from all firm sizes all over the United States. To be selected as a Rising Star, Byron was nominated by his peers. Lawyers cannot buy or nominate themselves to be considered for this honor. Once nominated, Byron’s track record and reputation is reviewed by an independent committee. The independent committee makes all of its selections based on independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. No more than 2.5% of attorneys in any state are named to the Rising Stars list each year.
Super Lawyers searches for lawyers who have attained honors, credentials, and case results which indicate a high degree of professional competence. Their research department evaluates each nominee based on a dozen indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, including:
- verdicts and settlements
- honors and awards
- special licenses
- community service
- other outstanding achievements.
Patented Super Lawyers selection process is proven to be impartial
While some honors can be bought, the Super Lawyers selection process has been patented since 2013 and has been proven to be impartial. The New Jersey Supreme Court investigated the details of the Super Lawyers selection process in 2008 and concluded that it is a “comprehensive, good-faith and detailed attempt to produce a list of lawyers [who] have attained high peer recognition, meet ethical standards, and have demonstrated some degree of achievement in their field…. It is absolutely clear from this record that [Super Lawyers does] not permit a lawyer to buy one’s way onto the list.”
Super Lawyers has selected Brian Beckcom, Curtis Bickers, Kenneth Fenelon, Vuk Vujasinovic, and Lena Laurenzo in addition to Byron Alfred. Learn more about some of the other honors and awards Byron and the rest of the team at VB Attorneys have earned.