Chaffin Luhana LLP is pleased to announce the selection of partner Eric Chaffin as one of the prestigious New York Metro Super Lawyers of 2013. This is the fourth year in a row that Mr. Chaffin has received this honor, which names him as one of the top five percent of lawyers in the state. Partner Roopal Luhana was also named a New York Metro Super Lawyer 2013. Last year, she was named one of the Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro Area, and the year before, as a Super Lawyers Rising Star”an honor reserved to no more than two-and-a-half percent of lawyers in New York.
If we’ve done our due diligence”and we are confident we have”you’ll probably notice that the lawyers’ names you recognize are the same lawyers that you and your peers associate with excellence in practice, wrote Julie Gleason, the director of research for the Super Lawyers magazine. Gleason goes on to add that the selection is based on much more than nominations. Lawyers can participate by nominating peers, but that’s only a part of the selection process. In addition to nominations, the research staff also searches for lawyers who have attained certain honors or results.
They then evaluate candidates by 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement such as verdicts and settlements, special licenses and certifications, pro bono and community service, scholarly lectures and writing, representative clients, and more. Once the first part of the evaluation is completed, candidates are grouped according to their primary practice area. Those who received the highest point totals in the previous steps are asked to serve on a review panel. Finally, candidates are regrouped again in categories based on firm size, and those with the highest review totals are selected.
Bar associations and courts across the country have recognized the legitimacy of the Super Lawyers selection process. After examining the Super Lawyer selection process, the New Jersey Supreme Court reported that the “procedures are very sophisticated, comprehensive and complex.” The final list of Super Lawyers is printed in the Super Lawyers magazine and in leading city and regional magazines across the country as a guide for those individuals seeking quality representation.
Partner Eric Chaffin stated, Roopal and I are honored to be selected. We practice in various markets before many courts across the United States. New York is and always has been the most competitive legal market in the U.S. and attracts the best and brightest in most areas of practice. It is an honor to be recognized by Super Lawyers as among the best in the toughest market.
Chaffin Luhana LLP has a long and successful history of protecting the rights of those injured by potentially dangerous medical drugs and devices. Partners Eric Chaffin and Roopal Luhana represent high-profile cases in federal and state courts across the country, and provide new online resource centers for clients and the public. To date, Mr. Chaffin and Ms. Luhana along with co-counsel have been involved in recovering over $1 billion for injured consumers.