May 25, 2012 – Five lawyers at Schmidt Kramer including Scott Cooper, Terry Hyman, Gerard Kramer and Charles Schmidt Jr. – recently were designated as “Super Lawyers” in Pennsylvania by the Super Lawyers publication for their leadership in the legal field. In addition, Schmidt Kramer lawyers Melissa Leininger and Joe Chapman were named Rising Stars by the publication.
“We are honored to be recognized by our peers and the researchers at Super Lawyers,” Schmidt said. “We strive to get the best results for our clients, and we are pleased to be included in this prestigious list of lawyers.”
This year marks the third year in a row that Cooper was named one of the top 100 Super Lawyers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Schmidt Kramer, located in Harrisburg, is the only Central Pennsylvania personal injury firm that is able to boast so many super lawyers, rising stars and top 100 on the Super Lawyer list.
According to the publication, the Super Lawyers list is designed to be a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.
The Super Lawyer process has three phases:
- Evaluation of the candidate pool
- Peer evaluation by practice area
Evaluation is based on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. These include: verdicts; settlements and transactions; representative clients; experience; honors and awards; special licenses and certifications; position within law firm; bar and other professional activity; pro bono and community service; scholarly lectures and writings; education and employment background, and other outstanding achievements.