Amaro Law Firm Attorneys Once Again Named Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers® Top 100 Houston Lawyers & Super Lawyers® Rising StarsSeptember 18, 2023
The Amaro Law Firm is delighted to announce that our attorneys have, once again, been recognized as Super Lawyers®, Super Lawyers® Top 100 Houston attorneys, and Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, expanding our multi-year legacy in receiving these prestigious honors.
Attorney R. James Amaro is among the 2023 Super Lawyers®, earning this distinction every year since 2016, as well as one of the Top 100 Houston attorneys, an award Mr. Amaro has won annually since 2020.
Attorneys Matt Elwell and Anna McMullen have been named 2023 Rising Stars. While Mr. Elwell has been a Rising Star every year since 2018, Ms. McMullen has been a Rising Star for three consecutive years, winning this title every year since 2021.
Based on a patented process that includes peer review and independent research, the Super Lawyers® honors are reserved for the top 5% of attorneys in the U.S. Both Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars selections via a complex, multi-faceted selection and screening process aimed at finding the absolute best attorneys in different practice areas and various locations across the nation.
The latest Super Lawyers® awards the Amaro Law Firm has received are true honors that continue to build on our tradition of excellence, integrity, and success. We are proud to embody what it means to be a Super Lawyer® day in and day out, and we will keep delivering extraordinary service, representation, and counsel to help our clients obtain the results, compensation, and justice they deserve.
About Super Lawyers® Awards
Super Lawyers® is a national attorney rating service dedicated to devising and delivering “a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys” for anyone seeking legal counsel. Issuing new rankings and awards every year, Super Lawyers® chooses lawyers for its various honors on a state-by-state basis using a “patented multiphase selection process” that includes “12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.”
The goal is to offer a trustworthy, highly reliable resource that the public can use to pinpoint the best lawyers who specialize in a particular practice and who represent clients in a given geographic area.
To earn the title of Super Lawyer®, Rising Star, or Top 100 (in a specific city or state), attorneys have to be nominated by a peer or identified via an internal research process. Attorneys cannot nominate themselves to be Super Lawyers®. Once nominated, candidates for Super Lawyers® awards will then undergo:
- An independent research and investigation phase: Experts at Super Lawyers® will delve into various facets of a candidate’s experience, history, and legal practice, including other honors and awards they’ve received, their verdicts and settlements, their position at a law firm, their community involvement, and their legal writings.
- Peer evaluation: Also referred to as the “blue ribbon review,” the peer evaluation portion of the selection process involves a detailed ranking and points system, in which each candidate is given a series of points based on several factors. Points are totaled at the end to “rank” and compare the candidates in a more objective manner.
- Final selection: Candidates with the highest point totals from the blue ribbon review will be chosen as Super Lawyers® in their category. Attorneys will be notified of their selection and published on the Super Lawyers® website.
Rising Stars are selected in the same manner as Super Lawyers®, except that Rising Star candidates must either be:
- 40 years old or younger; or
- In the legal practice for no more than 10 years
Up to 5% of the attorneys in a given state can be designated as Super Lawyers®, making this a highly coveted and highly competitive honor. The Rising Star distinction is even more difficult to earn, as this title is only granted to ~2.5% of younger or newer lawyers in a particular state.
About Super Lawyer R. James Amaro
R. James Amaro, founder of the Amaro Law Firm, has extensive experience in personal injury and tort law, representing clients in accident and injury cases, business disputes, and insurance disputes. After starting the Amaro Law Firm in 2005, Attorney R. James Amaro has taken on some tough, high-profile cases, achieving landmark wins, extraordinary verdicts, and newsworthy settlements, even when the odds were stacked against him and his clients.
Over the years, Mr. Amaro has also put together a team of Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars, creating a distinctive, welcoming, and one-of-a-kind firm culture rooted in the belief the justice system works if we work it.
He also embodies another founding mission of the firm — when the going gets tough, Super Lawyer® R. James Amaro will stand up for his clients, fighting for what’s right with unrelenting tenacity while providing clients with personal, compassionate service.
Beloved by clients and highly respected among peers, Mr. Amaro has a longstanding record of success in several types of personal injury cases, business disputes, insurance claims, hurricane claims, commercial litigation, and more.
Mr. Amaro’s latest Super Lawyer® and Top 100 Houston attorneys titles have come right after another major honor, his Best Lawyers® award, both of which add to the many other prominent distinctions Mr. Amaro has garnered over the years. Specifically, some of the industry accolades Mr. Amaro has earned include recognitions as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by National Trial Lawyers, a Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyer by National Trial Lawyers, the AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, life memberships with the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, and more.
About SuperLawyer Matt Elwell
Matt Elwell is a dedicated personal injury lawyer and a Rising Star, earning this illustrious title for six consecutive years, starting in 2018. With more than a decade of experience representing clients in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases, Mr. Elwell has developed a glowing reputation as a trusted advocate for the victims of negligence.
Devoted to pursuing justice and being a reliable voice in dark times for his clients, Mr. Elwell provides exceptional counsel and representation in truck wreck cases, work injury claims, and other personal injury cases, seeking justice, accountability, and the outcomes his clients are entitled to.
About SuperLawyer Anna McMullen
Anna McMullen has been a trusted personal injury attorney for years, providing uniquely strategic representation that’s informed by her experience in family law, business law, and employment law.
Known as a fierce litigator focused on justice, Ms. McMullen is a formidable force for her clients in and outside the courtroom, tirelessly striving for optimal resolutions to auto accident cases, 18-wheeler accident claims, premises liability claims, and other personal injury claims.
About the Amaro Law Firm
The Amaro Law Firm has a reputation as one of the best personal injury law firms in Texas because our attorneys continue to win the industry’s most prominent awards while delivering favorable resolutions and justice to our clients. Our principal offices are in Houston, TX, with other offices also available in San Antonio, Dallas, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Clear Lake, Corpus Christi, Austin, and Lakeway.
Our growing team brings decades of experience, exceptional character, impeccable integrity, and a tireless commitment to justice to every case we take on. WIth that, we are also 100% focused on serving our clients, doing what’s best for them and their case, and being their ally whenever it’s time to go up against the billion-dollar Goliaths of the world.
At the Amaro Law Firm, we bring our best to every client and case, we take pride in how we communicate with our clients, and we always follow through — we say what we’ll do, and we do what we say. That’s how we foster trust while supporting our clients as we fight to secure justice, fair resolutions, and full financial recoveries. No matter how complex a case may be or who we have to face in court, our team of exceptional personal injury lawyers have the experience, skills, resources, and never-give-up spirit that injured folks can count on when there’s only one chance to seek justice.
Find out why the Amaro Law Firm keeps winning Super Lawyers®, Top 100 Houston attorneys, and Rising Stars awards year after year by checking out our case results, reading some client reviews, browsing some of our industry-leading resources, or reaching out today for a free, confidential case evaluation.