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SAN DIEGO (March 31, 2022): Seventeen Higgs Fletcher & Mack (HFM) attorneys have been named “Super Lawyers®” for 2022 and 7 HFM attorneys have been named “Rising Stars” for 2022 by Thomson Reuters.

HFM Partners Roland Achtel, Douglas Butz, Steven Cologne, Christine De Santis, Peter Doody, Susan Hack, Daniel Herbert, Scott Ingold, Paul Leeds, William Low, William Miller, John Morris, James Peterson, Paul Pfingst, Donald Sheppard, Brian Tsu and Kirsten Worley were all named to the “Super Lawyers®” list for 2022. In addition, attorneys Nicholas Brauns, Julie Dewberry, Rachel Garrard, Kyle Nageotte, Derek Paradis, Jacob Spaid, and Geoffrey Thorne were named as “Rising Stars” for 2022.

“Congratulations to all of the Higgs Fletcher & Mack attorneys honored as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters,” said Steve Cologne, HFM’s Managing Partner and a Super Lawyer. “We are proud to have so many talented attorneys on the HFM team, and this recognition is a great testament to their hard work, and their dedication to our profession and their clients.”

Super Lawyers® is a rating system created by Thomson Reuters of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators, which include criteria such as verdicts/settlements, experience, honors/awards, special licenses/certifications, and pro bono and community service.

Each year, the prestigious industry accolades are awarded to the top lawyers on a state-by-state basis. “Rising Stars” are lawyers that are 40 years old or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.

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 more than 75 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 expertise in the San Diego region and beyond.