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Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, and Top 40 Under 40

What is Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

What is Rising Stars

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 5 percent of the lawyers in a state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to Rising Stars. All attorneys first go through the Super Lawyers selection process. Those who are not selected to the Super Lawyers list, but meet either one of the Rising Stars eligibility requirements, then go through the Rising Stars selection process.

To learn more about the Super Lawyers or Rising Star process, click here: Super Lawyers

What is Top 40 Under 40

Top 40 Under 40, Providence Business News- A decade ago, Providence Business News began the 40 Under Forty program, one that identifies and celebrates the young talent that will drive the region forward in the coming years. And what talent!
From young people starting businesses to future gubernatorial candidates and even a Miss Rhode Island USA, this program offers a peek at some of the most engaged – and engaging – young people in the state.

To Learn more about the Top 40 Under 40 process, click here: R.I. to benefit from this talent

SHS is proud to boast that many of its Attorneys have historically been selected as Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, and/or Top 40 Under 40.

Recently, the following Attorneys have been honored with these designations:

  • James G. Atchison, 2015 New England Super Lawyer Rising Star in the field of Banking
  • Christina E. Glass, 2014 and 2015 New England Super Lawyer, Top Attorney Rising Star, and Top 40 Under Forty Honoree by the Providence Business News in 2014
  • Girard R. Visconti, Esq. has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 22nd Edition of the “Best Lawyers in America” in the practice area of Construction Law. Mr. Visconti has been the well-deserved recipient of this award as published by the American Registry for “One of the Best Construction Attorneys in Rhode Island” for the years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016!
  • Dean J. Wagner-2014 and 2015 Rhode Island and New England Super Lawyer