Congratulations to Monte Bersante, Ingrid McLeod, Andrew Buffington, and Trevor Osborne who have been named to the 2016 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuter business, rates outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Monte Bersante was named for the fifth consecutive year to the Washington Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in personal injury in Washington. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected for this honor.

Ingrid McLeod was named to the Washington Rising Stars and Top Women Attorneys in Washington lists as a top up-and-coming attorney in appellate law in Washington.

Named for the third consecutive time to Washington Rising Stars as top up-and-coming attorneys, were Andrew Buffington for immigration and Trevor Osborne for employment and labor.

About Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive the Rising Star honor. The selection for this respected list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.

The Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. The first Super Lawyers list was published in 1991 and by 2009 the rating service had expanded nationwide. In February 2010 Super Lawyers was acquired by Thomson Reuters the world’s leading source of intelligent information for business and professionals. For more information about Super Lawyers, go to