Hurst Limontes, LLC is excited to announce Katherine G. Karres has again been selected as a Rising Star for the year 2022 as a result of her dedication to representing personal injury victims. Please join us in congratulating Katie.
Rising Stars Selection Process
A “Rising Star” is one who has “attained a high degree of peer recognition, meets ethical standards and has demonstrated some degree of professional achievement in their field.” Rising Stars is a state-by-state “rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas.” Their objective: produce a credible and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for other attorneys, businesses and general consumers searching for legal counsel. For that purpose, lawyer ratings are strictly limited to those who can be retained by the public, i.e., private practice and Legal Aid attorneys.
In order to be selected as a Rising Star an attorney must first be nominated by a peer (attorney or judge) or be identified by the Rising Stars research team independently. Because you have to be nominated by a peer or through independent research, this recognition even at its early stages, is recognized as one that is prestigious.
After an attorney has received a nomination Rising Stars verifies the legitimacy of their nomination by looking at 12 factors, including verdicts/settlement, transactions, representative clients, experience, honors/awards, special licenses/certifications, position held within their law firm, Bar and other professional activities (ITLA, IndyBar, etc.), pro-bono and community work, scholarly lectures/articles written, educational/employment background, and other outstanding achievements. If research shows the nomination was legitimately deserved, the lawyer moves to the next stage, peer evaluation.
Only those who have been nominated and confirmed are allowed to vote at this state, meaning only others attorneys who have reached the high bar of a formal nomination may vote as to whether another attorney in their field is deserving of the recognition.
At the end of all this, only 2.5% of all attorneys from each state are selected for inclusion in Rising Stars. This selection makes it clear that the attorney recognized is considered to be one of the very best in his/her field in the state they’re selected in.
Hurst Limontes LLC
Our attorneys at Hurst Limontes LLC have repeatedly been recognized as some of the very best personal injury lawyers in the state of Indiana. If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in an accident, call us at (317) 636-0808 today. We’ll treat you like family.