Press Release
Awards and Rankings
July 27, 2009

Three Goodwin Procter Attorneys Named Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

BOSTON, July 27, 2009 – Goodwin Procter LLP announced that three of its attorneys were named as Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. The survey honors the top five percent of lawyers in the Northern California area, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law and Politics. 

Goodwin Procter’s attorneys were named in the following categories:

Business Litigation:  Lia R. Schmidt
General LitigationForrest A. Hainline, III

Law and Politics sent over 35,000 surveys to active attorneys across the Northern California area and asked them to vote for the best lawyers they had personally observed in action.  Each lawyer was then given a score based on the number and type of votes received. Super Lawyers rankings are published in 48 states, and list outstanding lawyers in more than 60 practice areas.

About Goodwin Procter
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