SMT Legal Attorneys Earn Super Lawyers Recognition

Super Lawyers has been an authoritative source for nationwide lawyer rankings for over 30 years. The organization boasts a rigorous selection process and only a handful of lawyers across the U.S. are selected by the organization each year. In 2024, three SMT Legal attorneys were recognized by Super Lawyers for the superior results they’ve obtained for their clients.

Understanding Super Lawyers Recognition

Super Lawyers is the leading source of lawyer rankings. Every year, the organization selects a small number of lawyers from each state, distinguishing them as either Super Lawyers or Rising Stars. The organization utilizes a lengthy selection process that involves nomination, independent research, and peer evaluation.

Rising Stars serves as a subset of Super Lawyers that is only available to lawyers under 40 who have practiced for 10 years or less. Only 5% of attorneys in each state are distinguished as Super Lawyers, and only 2.5% are distinguished as Rising Stars.

SMT Legal’s 2024 Super Lawyers

In the 2024 Super Lawyers selection, not one but three attorneys at SMT Legal were chosen. Two were honored as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, and another was recognized on the Rising Stars list. Each SMT Legal attorney was selected for their impressive professional achievements.

Jonathan Stewart

This marks SMT Legal attorney Johnathan Stewart’s fifth consecutive nomination to the annual Super Lawyers list, making it into the Pittsburgh Top 50. He was also selected to Rising Stars in 2008. Attorney Jonathan Stewart serves as managing partner at SMT Legal. He has recovered millions in settlement and verdict outcomes in personal injury cases. He is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.  Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements.  Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. He is also a Fellow of the prestigious Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County.

Patrick Murray

SMT Legal co-founder Patrick Murray has been selected to the Super Lawyers list every year since 2016, making it into the Pittsburgh Top 50 this year. In addition to nine consecutive selections, he was also chosen for the Rising Stars list in 2014. He now focuses primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation but is well-known for his many accomplishments as a trial attorney.

He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Less than 1% of U.S. lawyers are part of this invitation-only organization, which recognizes attorneys who have obtained million-dollar verdicts and settlement amounts.

Thomas Sporrer

Attorney Thomas Sporrer is enjoying his first Super Lawyers recognition. He stands among the top 2.5% of Pennsylvania lawyers selected for the 2024 Rising Stars list. He began practicing law in 2016 in the areas of family law and criminal defense.

He has also been distinguished in a number of other national rankings in recent years, including The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 for criminal defense and Top 10 Under 40 by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

SMT Legal Super Lawyers Serving Pittsburgh

When it comes to finding the right attorney, Super Lawyers serves as a foolproof guide, connecting clients to attorneys who have been recognized by their peers and legal professionals for their impressive achievements. Celebrated as being in the Top 50 out of about 8,000 lawyers in the Pittsburgh region, SMT Legal is proud of the difference our legal team makes in the lives of clients who trust us with their futures, finances, and legal outcomes.

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