Levinson and Stefani’s own Ken Levinson has been named not only a Super Lawyer–but a Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyer for 2021.
Super Lawyers, a rating service branch of Thomson Reuters, rates outstanding lawyers “from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement,” according to Super Lawyers’ website. The service uses peer nominations, peer evaluations, and its own independent research for selection.
Levinson has been named a Super Lawyer every year since 2010, and has also been named a Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyer for 2012, 2016, 2020, and now, 2021.
“Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators” of achievement and recognition, says the Super Lawyers site. “Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.”
Not only does Levinson continue to be named a Super Lawyer and Top 100 Illinois Super Lawyer out of around 95,000 attorneys throughout Illinois, but Levinson was the only Top 100 Illinois selection who concentrates nearly exclusively on truck and auto crash injury cases–which make up over 95% of the firm’s overall cases.
After evaluating research and peer evaluation, Super Lawyers uses a patented selection process to recognize top Illinois Lawyers who receive the highest point totals. These particular lawyers are then further recognized throughout the lists of Top Illinois Super Lawyers.
Nominations for Super Lawyer candidates come from either a managing partner survey, a peer nomination, third party feedback, or Super Lawyer Research Team identification.
Then, through independent research, a candidate’s professional achievement and peer recognition are evaluated based on 12 indicators– including transactions, experience, awards, scholarly lectures, and pro bono and community service.
Then, candidates with the highest point totals from these first two steps serve on the Blue Ribbon Panel for peer evaluation–Blue Ribbon Panel members proceed to evaluate other candidates within their own primary areas of practice.
Finally, a representative number of small, medium, and large firm attorneys are chosen for final selection, with only 5% being selected as Super Lawyers. These lawyers are deemed to be the “best of the best” attorneys, and Super Lawyers limits lawyer ratings to those who can be hired and retained by the public, as the entire Super Lawyers system is meant to be a helpful lawyer-selecting tool.