Scott Goodwin Included in 2018 Super Lawyers Top 100 List

Scott Goodwin Included in 2018 Super Lawyers Top 100 List

by / Monday, 01 October 2018 / Published in Goodwin & Scieszka

There are a lot of different types of lawyers out there. While we focus on personal injury law, other lawyers might specialize in things like family law, maritime law, business law, immigration law, or criminal law, just to name a few. Every area of law is very unique, so if you were to ask who some of the highest-rated lawyers in any given state are, trying to find a clear-cut answer can be difficult.

Super Lawyers is a service that tries to make it easier for people to find respected attorneys. Every year, Super Lawyers publishes lists of lawyers who have made outstanding professional achievements and this year, we’re very excited that Scott Goodwin has been included in their Top 100: 2018 Michigan Super Lawyers List. This list features the highest rated Michigan attorneys across all areas of law and Scott has the distinction of being one of just two personal injury attorneys on that list who represents plaintiffs in auto accident cases.

This isn’t the only Super Lawyers list Scott has been included in this year. He also made their Top 50: 2018 Michigan Consumer Super Lawyer List, as well as the Michigan lists for general personal injury lawyers and medical malpractice lawyers who represent plaintiffs. James Scieszka was also included on the list of general personal injury lawyers in Michigan.

So how does a lawyer get included on lists by Super Lawyers? Lawyers are able to nominate peers through surveys that Super Lawyers sends out, but the team at Super Lawyers also does some independent research to find candidates. Lawyers cannot nominate themselves and while people can nominate attorneys who work at the same firm, those nominations are given less weight than out-of-firm nominations and are only counted if there is another nomination from outside the firm to balance it out. Nominations are evaluated based on what Super Lawyers considers to be 12 indicators of professional achievement, including notable verdicts/settlements, honors and awards, special certifications, education background, and pro bono activities.

After the initial nomination and evaluation steps are completed, the lawyers with the highest scores are reviewed by a select panel of attorneys who rate each candidate on a scale of 1-5. Super Lawyers then takes the top candidates and divides them into categories based on things like firm size, location, and practice area.

Congratulations to Scott Goodwin and James Scieszka on their inclusion on this year’s Super Lawyers lists!