Awards & Recognition
February 18, 2014

National law firm Polsinelli congratulates five of its attorneys in Atlanta selected for inclusion in the 2014 Georgia Super Lawyers®. Only five percent of attorneys in each state are selected for this honor. Additionally, two attorneys have been chosen as Rising Stars for 2014.

The announcement comes just weeks after the firm expanded into the Atlanta market, effective January 1, 2014. The Atlanta office is a key addition to the firm’s national footprint, with prominent representation of national and local clients whose legal needs fall into areas of complex litigation and labor and employment law. The firm’s Atlanta attorneys previously practiced law as the firm of Rafuse Hill & Hodges LLP, a prominent Atlanta firm.

The rankings occur during a time of growth as Polsinelli was recently recognized as the fastest-growing law firm in America during a five year period by The American Lawyer. And, in 2013, Polsinelli moved up to the 69th position from 78th in The National Law Journal’s ranking of the largest U.S. based law firms.

The following attorneys are listed as 2014 Georgia Super Lawyers®:

• Nancy E. Rafuse – Labor & Employment, Employment Litigation (2004-2014);
• William B. Hill, Jr. – Commercial Litigation (2004-2014);
• Kenneth B. Hodges, III – Commercial Litigation (2013-2014);
• Joseph C. Sharp – Commercial Litigation (2006 Rising Stars) (2014 Super Lawyers); and
• James J. Swartz, Jr. – Labor & Employment Litigation (2010-2013 Rising Stars) (2014 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 is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Each year, the designation of Rising Star is given to no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in Georgia who are either 40 years of age or younger in practice for 10 years or less.

The following attorneys are listed as 2014 Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars®:

 Teeka K. Harrison – Labor & Employment Litigation (2011-2014); and 
*Matthew S. Knoop – Commercial Litigation (2014).

*Denotes first year on Rising Star list.

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