For the fourth time, Louisiana Super Lawyers Magazine has named local lawyer Parker Layrisson to its “Rising Stars” list of the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state, according to a news release from Layrisson. Less than 3 percent of Louisiana lawyers make the list, the release said. Layrisson was recognized for excellence in personal injury law, the release said.
“I’m grateful for this honor and I share it with my outstanding support staff,” Layrisson said. “We thank our outstanding clients who make this possible.”
The selections for the list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters legal division, the release said. The national rating service identifies lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The “Rising Stars” list was launched in 1998 by Super Lawyers to honor the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state, those who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less, the release said.
The multiphased selection process includes peer nominations and independent research. Last year, nearly 5,000 peer nominations were submitted in Louisiana, but no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state received the honor, the release said.
Lawyers are evaluated for the list on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, including verdicts; settlements and transactions; representative clients; experience; honors and awards; special licenses and certifications; position within law firm, bar and other professional activity; pro bono and community service; scholarly lectures and writings; education and employment background; and other outstanding achievements, the release said.
The list of attorneys selected to Louisiana Super Lawyers appeared in the January issue of Louisiana Super Lawyers Magazine and Louisiana Life Magazine. It also can be found on online at www.superlaywers.com. Layrisson, 37, has practiced law for 12 years. He maintains law offices in Baton Rouge, Hammond, New Orleans and Ponchatoula.
Layrisson’s other legal honors include Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer review rating, (2009); New Orleans Magazine “Top Lawyers” (2009); Avvo.com’s highest available rating,10/10 Superb (2011); Lawyers.com “Client Distinction Award” (2012).