— Mullen & Mullen, a leading personal injury law firm in Dallas-Fort Worth, recently had managing partner Shane Mullen named a 2015 Super Lawyers’ “Rising Star.” The magazine, owned by Thomson Reuters, reserves this distinction for just the top 2.5% of all personal injury lawyers in Texas. The selection marks Shane Mullen’s second consecutive year of inclusion for this award.
“I’m humbled and honored by the selection,” said Shane Mullen. “My goal is to analyze all possible legal angles and fight for the little guy so they get maximum financial compensation. I communicate in plain English and proactively update them on their case’s status, so they feel 100% comfortable every step of the way.”
While many professional awards are bought or offered as personal favors, Super Lawyers puts all candidates through a rigorous and objective selection process. First, lawyers must receive a nomination from a lawyer outside their firm, or inside their own firm. They cannot nominate themselves. Super Lawyers scores all nominations, with out-of-firm nominations receiving more points. Their procedural system also prevents lawyers from gaming the system by group nominating candidates. Nominations never guarantee selection.
In addition, Super Lawyers’ research staff actively seeks lawyers who attain honors, results, or credentials. For example, certification in a specific area of practice, or admission to prestigious professional associations boost candidate’s chances of selection. Super Lawyers also allows readers, clients, marketing directors, and attorneys ineligible to formally nominate to suggest candidates for further examination.
The research department then analyzes all candidates on 12 different factors: (1) verdicts/settlements, (2) transactions, (3) representative clients, (4) experience, (5) honors/awards, (6) special licenses/certifications, (7) position in law firm, (8) bar and professional activity, (9) pro bono and community service, (10) scholarly lectures/writings, (11) education/employment background, and (12) other outstanding achievements.
In the next step of the selection process, candidates with the highest point totals so far serve on a panel. The panelists then score candidate lawyers from each practice area. The last step in the selection process involves grouping candidates into four categories, according to firm size. Solo and small firm lawyers are placed in one category. Super Lawyers’ research staff checks the status of every lawyer’s professional license. And each candidate is asked to pledge they’ve never been subject to disciplinary or criminal actions. Internet searches are conducted to ensure each lawyer has no outstanding public or legal matters pending against them.
The final “Rising Stars” list contains the top 2.5% of all lawyers in Texas with less than 10 years of experience, or under 40.
Personal injury victims who want an attorney that listens and gently guides them through their case, helping them get the maximum financial compensation they deserve, should contact Shane Mullen at 800-371-8751 for a free consultation.
About Mullen & Mullen: Mullen and Mullen is an acclaimed personal injury law firm that pursues justice on behalf of clients on a no win no fee basis. They Featured in Newsweek’s “Premier Personal Injury Attorneys 2015” as one of “the best Personal Injury Attorneys in the USA”. They also offer Spanish speaking legal assistance.
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