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Mr. Lewis joins an exclusive list of the top up-and-coming attorneys in Northern California for 2012, and Frank Penney Injury Lawyers is proud to have him as part of the team.
Attorneys selected for inclusion in the list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars are nominated by their peers before undergoing “rigorous” evaluations in a number of areas of “peer recognition and professional achievement,” according to Super Lawyers selection process.
The objective, the magazine says, is to “create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys.” Recognition is based on surveys of approximately 52,000 active lawyers in Northern California, independent research by Super Lawyers magazine, and review and recommendation by practice-area panels of top lawyers.”
Congratulations to James R. Lewis for his achievement! James has been with the law firm since 2002, and we are proud of his accomplishment.
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