Thomas G. Smith and Michael J. Shevlin have been named by Virginia Super Lawyers magazine as two of the top attorneys in Virginia for 2008 in two areas of law — Medical Malpractice and General Personal Injury. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers.
The selections for Super Lawyers are made by Law & Politics, a division of Key Professional Media, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn. Each year, Law & Politics undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by Law & Politics attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.
Law & Politics publishes Super Lawyers magazines across the country. In addition to the magazines, Law & Politics publishes newspaper inserts and magazine special sections devoted to Super Lawyers. In 2008, Super Lawyers will reach more than 13 million readers.
Super Lawyers was first published in Minnesota in 1991. William White, attorney, and founding publisher remains the publisher today. Law & Politics is owned by attorney Vance Opperman, the former president of West Publishing.
Super Lawyers can be found online at superlawyers.com, where lawyers can be searched by practice area and location.