Maryland Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars Names Ashcraft & Gerel Attorneys in 2021 Edition
December 14, 2020
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With the new year just around the corner, it is time for the latest edition of Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars. In the 2021 edition, two of our attorneys at Ashcraft & Gerel obtained Super Lawyers® listings, and one was honored with Rising Stars recognition! Our legal team would like to thank our clients and peers for acknowledging the hard work and dedication of these acclaimed attorneys.

Super Lawyers®: History and Review Process

Super Lawyers® is part of Thomson Reuters, the “Answer Company,” and is behind the curation of both the Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists. The annual Super Lawyers® list has become a highly respected legal ranking publication that rates attorneys from over 70 legal practice areas.

Every year, attorneys are either nominated by a third party or identified by the Super Lawyers® Research Team for Super Lawyers® consideration and are put through a rigorous review process to determine whether their careers warrant a listing in the next edition. They are examined on a variety of categories meant to illustrate their “professional achievement and peer recognition,” including:

  • Verdicts and settlements;
  • Representative clients;
  • Honors and awards;
  • Education and employment background;
  • Bar activity;
  • And more.

Then, they must be reevaluated before a Blue Ribbon Panel composed of top-rated attorneys from whichever practice area a lawyer is vying for a listing in. In each edition of Super Lawyers®, no more than 5% of the nation’s attorneys obtain a listing.


What Is Rising Stars?

Rising Stars is the Super Lawyers® list specifically dedicated to showcasing early career attorneys who have passed the Super Lawyers® review process. To be eligible for Rising Stars recognition, attorneys must be aged 40 or younger or still in the first decade of their careers. No more than 2.5% of attorneys win this recognition on an annual basis.

Ashcraft & Gerel’s Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars Selectees

Ashcraft & Gerel Attorney Robert G. Samet was selected to the 2021 edition of Super Lawyers® for representing clients in Rockville, Maryland in the practice areas of:

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Personal Injury – General
  • Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice

Similar to Attorney Foret, Super Lawyers® has selected Attorney Samet for listings in previous editions. He was named from 2007 to 2010 and then from 2012 to 2016.

In addition, Attorney Cedric S. Lewis of Ashcraft & Gerel earned his first Rising Stars recognition in the 2021 edition for his work in Personal Injury – General in Rockville, Maryland.

Our firm is very proud of each of these attorneys who have gained recognition from Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars, especially because we have witnessed their great work firsthand. We look forward to continuing to work alongside them as we advocate for our clients throughout the state of Maryland in injury cases.

To learn more about the legal team at Ashcraft & Gerel and how we can help you, we invite you to browse our website. To schedule a free consultation with one of our distinguished attorneys, fill out an online form or call us at (866) 709-0505.