Massachusetts Attorney Neil Burns is honored to have been chosen as a 2014 Massachusetts Super Lawyer. This year marks the fourth consecutive year he has been voted as such. “It is a great honor to be chosen by my peers to this distinction,” Attorney Burns noted. The other attorneys on the Boston Super Lawyers list include many of Attorney Burns’ colleagues, “who are among the most hard working and effective personal injury lawyers in Boston and throughout the Commonwealth. Being in that camp pushes us to work harder for our clients to continue to deserve the distinction and privilege.” Personal injury attorneys who represent victims of motor vehicle accidents, premises liability matters, slip and fall cases, truck collisions, negligent landlords and legal malpractice come up against the best in the business insurance defense trial lawyers. The insurance industry is vast, well funded, and relentless. Plaintiff personal injury attorney Neil Burns was voted a Super Lawyer because he has spent his career representing injury victims effectively and aggressively. He has won judgments from juries, effectuated settlements, and devoted his career to making injury victims whole.
Super Lawyers Rigorous Selection Process
As of April 2013, the Super Lawyer’s selection process has the unique attribute of holding a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, which serves to exemplify its credibility. An attorney cannot even become a candidate for Super Lawyer status unless he or she is formally nominated or is specifically identified by Super Lawyer researchers. Lawyers from the same firm are permitted to nominate each other, but each in-firm nomination must be matched with an out-of-firm one. Super Lawyers also takes special precautions to prevent unfair nominations. Once nominated, Super Lawyers’ research staff, which is led by attorneys, evaluates the nominees based on twelve factors. Some of these factors include experience, pro bono and community service as a lawyer, education and employment background, and verdicts and settlements achieved.
Only 5% of Lawyers are Chosen
Continuing with the process, the highest regarded nominees based on the above-mentioned factors, are separated into teams based on their areas of practice and complete what is known as the “blue ribbon review.” Each team is given a list of other nominees in their area of practice and it is their duty to decide which lawyers are worthy of receiving the title of “Super Lawyer.” The lists of nominees are fairly evaluated, comparing lawyers from large firms with other lawyers in large firms and small or solo practitioners compared with other small or single-attorney lawyers. In the end, only five percent of Massachusetts lawyers are chosen to be named as Super Lawyers. Their details, such as verification of licensing and discovering if they have ever been subject to disciplinary procedure, are checked and the list of Super Lawyers is published in regional editions of Super Lawyers Magazine as well as other regional newspapers or magazines.
Contact a Super Lawyer if You Have the Need for an Effective Boston Lawyer
Contact Neil Burns for a free consultation if you or your family has a personal injury, car accident or legal malpractice case. Not only will you get a free attorney consultation, you will get the wisdom of 29 years of practicing law in the Commonwealth. Call 617-227-7423