GOLAN & CHRISTIE ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED
G&C Attorneys Earn Spots on 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers List and 2015 Leading Lawyers List
January 1, 2015
We are very pleased to announce that Golan & Christie attorneys have been named to the prestigious list of “Super Lawyers” and “Leading Lawyers.”
We would like to thank all of our firm’s clients, friends and referral sources for helping us continue to receive these high honors, year after year. We share these awards with you to honor your continued support and partnership.
FOUR NAMED “SUPER LAWYERS”
In 2015, Golan & Christie partners Stephen Golan, Barbara Yong, Margaret Gisch and Barry Siegal have all been named by Illinois Super Lawyers® magazine. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers.
The selections for Super Lawyers are made by Law & Politics, a division of Key Professional Media, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minn. Each year, Law & Politics undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by Law & Politics’ attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.
TWO SELECTED AS “RISING STARS”
Additionally, Golan & Christie partners Laura Balson and Matthew Wasserman were selected by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine as “Rising Stars” in Illinois for 2015.
The selection process for Rising Stars is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process except that a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less. While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.
A DOZEN NAMED “LEADING LAWYERS”
Also in 2015, the following Golan & Christie partners have been named as Leading Lawyers in Illinois: Stephen Golan, Margaret Christie, Margaret Gisch, Donna Hartl, Anthony Taglia, Barbara Yong, Peter Katsaros, Barry Siegal, Robert Benjamin, Beverly Berneman, David Saltiel and Andrew Williams.
Leading Lawyers is a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company. Leading Lawyers surveys lawyers, asking them which of their peers, indeed their competitors, they would recommend to a family member or friend if they could not take a case within their area of law or geographic region. To maintain the quality and credibility of the survey, lawyers cannot nominate themselves or anyone at their own law firm. Based upon survey nominations and approval by our Advisory Board, only the top lawyers are nominated and eligible for membership in Leading Lawyers. Leading Lawyers limits the total number of Leading Lawyers in a state to less than five percent of all lawyers licensed to practice law in that state.
Pictured top to bottom: Stephen Golan, Margaret Christie, Margaret Gisch, Donna Hartl, Anthony Taglia, Barbara Yong, Peter Katsaros, Barry Siegal, Robert Benjamin, Beverly Berneman, David Saltiel, Andrew Williams, Laura Balson and Matthew Wasserman.