The Super Lawyers Rising Star Award

Super Lawyers is a publication designed to shed light on the best and brightest of the legal community. In order to appear in Super Lawyers, you have to be a lawyer with a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is long and rigorous, involving studies by independent researchers, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Winners get their face on the cover of Super Lawyers, one of the most popular legal publications in the legal world. Super Lawyers gives the lawyers who are working in their community the recognition they deserve and helping them get the exposure they need to continue their good work.

The Rising Stars list in Super Lawyers is especially reserved for lawyers doing great work in their community who have less than ten years of experience on the job or younger than forty. The Rising Stars list is an elite portion of Super Lawyers that only the best of the best can achieve. While only five percent of all lawyers from each state can be named on the Super Lawyers list, only 2.5 percent of all lawyers make the Rising Stars list. Most Rising Stars lawyers also qualify for Super Lawyers recognition, but sometimes lawyers make the Rising Stars list without gracing the cover of Super Lawyers. The Rising Stars list involves a rigorous selection process that only accepts the best young lawyers in each state.

David Shulick earned a spot on the Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars list when he was starting out as a legal professional. He rose quickly through undergraduate and law school despite the tragic death of his mother in a car crash. Shulick excelled at every clerkship and legal position he held after law school and earned the Rising Stars distinction with his well-known, excellent, and important legal work.