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SAN DIEGO (April 2, 2024): Fifteen Higgs Fletcher & Mack (HFM) attorneys have been named “Super Lawyers®” for 2024 and six HFM attorneys have been named “Rising Stars®” by Thomson Reuters.

Super Lawyers® is a rating system created by Thomson Reuters that identifies outstanding lawyers across more than 70 practice areas who have achieved a high level of peer recognition and professional achievement. The “Rising Stars®” designation is reserved for exceptional attorneys who are up to 40 years old or have been in practice for 10 years or less.

HFM‘s 2024 Super Lawyers include Partners Roland Achtel, Douglas Butz, Steven Cologne, Christine De Santis, Peter Doody, Susan Hack, Daniel Herbert, William Low, William Miller, John Morris, James Peterson, Paul Pfingst, Donald Sheppard, Brian Tsu and Kirsten Worley. Attorneys Anna Burnett, Julie Dewberry, Francisco Garcia, Jr., Derek Paradis, Jacob Spaid and Justine Wong were named as “Rising Stars®” for 2024.

“Congratulations to all of the Higgs Fletcher & Mack attorneys honored as Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars® for 2024,” said Jim Peterson, HFM’s Managing Partner and a Super Lawyer®. “There are many talented San Diego attorneys who have been recognized this year, and we are proud to have so many HFM attorneys receiving this special honor.”

Super Lawyers® evaluates candidates based on 12 indicators, including criteria such as verdicts/settlements, experience, honors/awards, special licenses/certifications, and pro bono and community service. No more than 5% of the lawyers in the state of California are named a “Super Lawyer®” each year.

About Higgs Fletcher & Mack
Higgs Fletcher & Mack is a full-service law firm that serves diverse individuals and industries. For over 80 years, the firm has worked tirelessly with companies and people that need legal counsel and representation in and out of the courtroom. Higgs Fletcher & Mack’s 70 attorneys have experience in multiple fields of law, and its internal network of legal professionals frequently coordinate in practice area groups that have multi-disciplinary dimensions, helping clients make a more informed decision. The firm is actively recruiting partner-level talent in complimentary practice areas to provide legal services in the San Diego region and beyond.