McIntosh, Sawran, & Cartaya, P.A. is pleased to announce that partners Douglas M. McIntosh and Kimberly Kanoff Berman have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of Florida Super Lawyers. Mr. McIntosh has been selected as a Super Lawyer for Insurance Coverage, and Ms. Berman has been selected as a Rising Star in Appellate Law.
Super Lawyers is a comprehensive guide to the top 5 percent of attorneys in the state, as chosen by their peers and categorized by city and practice area. Through peer nominations and independent research by Law & Politics magazine, attorneys are asked to nominate the best lawyers they’ve personally observed in action. Safeguards are placed to avoid ballot manipulation, such as lawyers nominating themselves or “stacking” the ballots with only colleagues from within their own firms. Further evaluation is done based on peer recognition and professional achievement. Florida Super Lawyers is based on a survey of approximately 44,000 ballots of attorneys who have been in practice for more than five years.
In addition, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list. The selection process for Rising Stars is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process except that a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less, and Rising Stars candidates do not go through a peer evaluation by practice area.