Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service branch, recognizes particularly outstanding lawyers “from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement,” and has recognized Levinson and Stefani’s Ken Levinson and Jay Stefani as Super Lawyers, Dan Terleckyj as a Rising Star, and Levinson also as a Top 100 Super Lawyer for the 2021 year.
Levinson has been named a Super Lawyer each year since 2010, and a Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyer in 2012, 2016, 2020 and 2021. This year, Levinson, Stefani, and Terleckyj were chosen out of around 95,000 Illinois attorneys for their recognition.
Super Lawyers uses peer nominations, peer evaluations, and independent research to select its recognized lawyers through a patented selection process. Top Illinois Lawyers receive the highest point totals; these lawyers are then recognized within the Top Illinois Super Lawyer lists.
Super Lawyer candidates are considered through either a peer nomination, third party feedback, a managing partner survey, or Super Lawyer Research Team identification. Then, a candidate’s professional achievement and recognition are evaluated on factors such as experience, awards, pro bono and community service, transactions, and scholarly lectures.
Only 5% of a representative number of attorneys from small, medium, and large firms chosen for final selections are recognized as Super Lawyers and are considered to be the “best of the best.”
High-scoring candidates then serve on the Blue Ribbon Panel to evaluate their peers within their own specific areas of practice.
“It’s always nice to receive recognition for what you do, but I’m most proud to be recognized by other great lawyers,” said Stefani. “It means a lot knowing they see and appreciate how hard I work for clients.”
Still, Stefani notes that his own recognition comes from the firm’s powerful teamwork.
“Having each of the lawyers at our firm recognized by Super Lawyers is a testament to our team approach to fight for our clients,” he said.
Terleckyj agreed, noting the distinction is due to the firm’s motivation to do the best it can for the people it serves.
“It’s an honor to get this distinction and I am thrilled to share the spotlight with the firm’s partners,” he said. “I think it is a testament to our dedication to clients and getting results that all the lawyers in our firm were recognized.”