Updated: Aug 16
Superman is arguably the most renowned superhero in the comic book universe and pop culture for that matter. The caped crusader, but for Kryptonite, is impenetrable, hence his “Man of Steel” moniker.
In the real world, there are legal professionals recognized as Super Lawyers because of their top-echelon expertise, not their ability to lift buildings, though they do figuratively move mountains.
Then there are Leading Lawyers, a name that doesn’t have the same pizazz as Super Lawyers, but is no less impressive. In this blog post, we explain exactly what both are, and why it’s rarified air to be among them.
Who Is a Super Lawyer?
It’s a bird, it’s a plane...it’s Super Lawyer!
Super Lawyers is a distinguished rating service that recognizes the extraordinary achievements of preeminent lawyers in over 70 different practice areas.
The Super Lawyer designation is a prestigious accolade bestowed on high flyers and top achievers in the legal profession. Not everyone can qualify for this elite title. Only the best among the most prominent lawyers can gain this title.
Winners are selected based on peer evaluations and independent research. Super Lawyers lists are made for top lawyers in all 50 states and Washington DC.
Leading Lawyer is a designation that is awarded only to the very best. In fact, under 5% of lawyers in any state can hope to receive this honor. As a result, Leading Lawyers is the most comprehensive list of the best legal professionals in many different law areas.
The selection process is peer-reviewed, rigorous and meticulous, to say the least and is followed by a four-phased research process. Since candidates are evaluated based on interviews and state-wide surveys, the selection process is highly objective.
As leadinglawyers.com emphasizes:
“The list of Leading Lawyers and the LeadingLawyers.com website are very different from other attorney search sites or lawyer finder directories. LAWYERS CANNOT BUY THEIR WAY ONTO THE LIST OF LEADING LAWYERS.”
Erica Minchella: Super Lawyer AND Leading Lawyer
It’s distinctive enough to fall under either Super Lawyer or Leading Lawyer category, but to be in both is as good as it gets in the legal profession.
Erica Minchella is nestled in the cross-section of this achievement.
For 40 years, Erica has fought for her real estate clients, demonstrating proficiency, diligence, and an extraordinary work ethic. Her legal acumen is second to none, and it often proves to be the decisive factor in lawsuits.
During the pandemic, more than ever, Erica has provided
invaluable counsel to her clients in the midst of so much mortgage and lending uncertainty.
Real estate legal matters can be rife with financial, social, and emotional ramifications. Erica provides the peace-of-mind her clients need without having to change in a phone booth first.