Monday, December 06, 2010

Blogger as "Best Lawyer" and "Super Lawyer"

Neil E. Hendershot Again Listed as a “Best Lawyer in America”® and as a “SuperLawyer”®

Neil E. Hendershot, Esq. was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Trusts and Estates.  The letter sent to him by Steven Naifeh, Editor-in-Chief of Best Lawyers (styled as “The World’s Premier Guide”) stated: “Indeed, special congratulations are in order as you are one of a distinguished group of attorneys who have now been listed in Best Lawyers® for ten years or longer.” 

The letter notes the nature of the selection:  “Because selection to Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey (comprising more than 3.1 million confidential evaluations by your fellow top attorneys) and because no fee or purchase is required to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is rightly considered a singular honor.”

For the year 2010, as for each year since 2004, Neil is also listed as a Philadelphia Magazine Super Lawyer® one of three listed in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area under the designation of Estate Planning & Probate.  Interestingly, a few Harrisburg area attorneys formerly named in that area were not renewed on the list for 2010, which testifies as to the currency of the designation.  The 2011 nomination process for Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, is underway.  Selections will be announced to next year’s designees in late December, 2010.

According to its website, “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.”  Publication of state-specific listings is accomplished through various Super Lawyers magazines published in all fifty states, such as that published by Philadelphia Magazine.  Locally, the listing is acknowledged annually by publication of the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal.