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Five San Francisco Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Two Manning & Kass attorneys have been selected as 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers and three as Super Lawyer Rising Stars. They are: 2015 Super Lawyer Mark A. Hagopian, partner; 2015 Super Lawyer David V. Roth, partner; 2009–2015 Rising Star Peter C. Catalanotti, partner; 2009–2015 Rising Star Madonna A. Herman, partner; and 2009, 2013–2015 Rising Star Jennifer L. Supman, partner.

San Francisco attorneys named in recent years include partner D. Hiep Truong, a 2009–2012 Rising Star; and partner R. Adam Ellison; a 2009, 2011–2012 Rising Star.

Mr. Hagopian is awarded the distinction in the following areas: Civil Litigation: Defense, Transportation/Maritime, Business Litigation. Mr. Roth is listed under Personal Injury–General: Defense. Mr. Catalanotti's selection is in Professional Liability: Defense (50%), Real Estate: Business (30%), and Employment Litigation: Defense (20%). Ms. Herman is recognized for Employment Litigation: Defense (70%), and Professional Liability: Defense (30%). Ms. Supman's achievement is for: Professional Liability: Defense (60%), and Real Estate: Business (40%).

Mr. Truong and Mr. Ellison are both members of the firm's Workers' Compensation Team.

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on twelve indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. 

The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. The selection process for the Rising Stars list is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process, with one exception: to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.