“Super Lawyer” listings permitted in New York
New York courts have amended lawyer advertising rules to allow attorneys to tout their "bona fide professional ratings" — another example that New Jersey could be out of step if it adopts a proposed ban on services like "Super Lawyers." Florida, Arizona and Philadelphia have said Super Lawyers or Best Lawyers ads are ethical. Such listings are permitted in Georgia under Rule 7.1(a)(3) of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct, which provides the rule against comparisons does not apply if the comparison "can be factually substantiated." I include such designations in my CV, but frankly it’s a little like being a member of Mensa, the "high IQ" club. Once you’re accepted you don’t care much about it any more.
The Shigley Law Firm represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases statewide in Georgia, and in other states subject to the multijurisdictional practice and pro hac vice rules in each state. Ken Shigley was designated as a "SuperLawyer" in Atlanta Magazine and one of the "Legal Elite" in Georgia Trend Magazine. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute and former chair of the Georgia Insurance Law Institute. He particularly focuses on cases arising from truck wrecks and accidents (tractor trailers truck wrecks, semi truck wrecks,18 wheeler truck wrecks, big rig truck wrecks, log truck wrecks, dump truck wrecks.