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Congratulations to our Southern California Super Lawyers® for 2021

On Behalf of | Mar 24, 2021 | Firm News


  Palmieri Hennessey & Leifer, LLP is pleased to announce that Patrick A. Hennessey, Michael H. Leifer, and Anish J. Banker have been named Southern California Super Lawyers® for 2021. Super Lawyers® is a widely recognized rating service that identifies outstanding lawyers in 70 distinct practice areas whose professional accomplishments have earned them the admiration of their professional peers. Only five percent of lawyers in Southern California currently own this distinction and are selected through a patented process that is designed to create a credible and comprehensive listing of exceptional lawyers that can be used by anyone in need of highly qualified legal counsel.

The Super Lawyers® selection process works as follows:


A lawyer can enter the candidate pool in either one of three ways. First, they can be formally nominated by a peer. Second, the attorney-led staff at Super Lawyers® can identify a worthy candidate by reviewing proprietary databases, national and local trade publications, and reputable online sources. Third, a lawyer can be informally nominated by clients, marketing directors, and others who are not actively licensed to practice law in the same jurisdiction as the nominee.

Independent Research

The research department at Super Lawyers® thoroughly evaluates each member of the candidate pool with respect to 12 indicators. These are verdicts and settlements, transactions, representative clients, experience, honors and awards, special licenses and certifications, position within their firm, bar association involvement, pro bono activity, scholarly endeavors, educational background, and other outstanding achievements.

Peer Evaluation

The next step section process is called blue ribbon review. The Super Lawyers® candidates with the highest point totals from steps one and two above are provided a list of lawyers from their individual practice areas and are then tasked with rating these lawyers on a scale of one to five.

Final Selection

In the final step, a representative number of lawyers from small, medium, and large law firms are selected for final inclusion as Super Lawyers®. Prior to publishing, each candidate is personally asked whether they have been subject to any disciplinary or criminal proceedings, and secondly whether all publicly available information about them is accurate. The published list of Super Lawyers® never exceeds more than five percent of practicing attorneys in each state. All lawyers who are identified as Super Lawyers® can be found at

About Palmieri Hennessey & Leifer, LLP

The lawyers at Palmieri Hennessey & Leifer in Irvine, California, have recognized expertise with respect to real estate and business valuation issues along with all aspects of complex civil litigation. Our team has collectively been involved in thousands of eminent domain cases and has obtained multi-million-dollar settlements and jury verdicts for clients big and small in many different industries.