We are pleased to announce that four of our attorneys have been formally recognized as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars in Massachusetts. Mr. Governo, the firm's founder and managing partner, has been recognized in Super Lawyers in 2004 and every year from 2007 to the present. Our partner Ms. Misiura has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for the second consecutive year. Our partner Ms. Carson has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, an honor that she has received every year since 2005. Ms. Christensen, an associate, is being recognized as a Rising Star for the first time.
Only 5% or fewer of the attorneys in each state are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers, and only 2.5% or fewer are named Rising Stars, a distinction awarded to attorneys 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing law for ten or fewer years. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Candidates are evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, including verdicts and settlements; transactions; representative clients; experience; honors and awards; special licenses and certifications; position within law firm; bar and or other professional activity; pro bono and community service as a lawyer; scholarly lectures and writings; education and employment background; and other outstanding achievements.
We congratulate our attorneys on these distinctions. To learn more about each attorney's background and areas of practice, please see the Attorneys section of our website.