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Nielsen Merksamer Attorneys Recognized As 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers/Rising Stars

Nielsen Merksamer is pleased to announce that Steve Merksamer and Chris Skinnell have been named Northern California Super Lawyers, and and Elli Abdoli was named a Northern California Rising Star for 2019. The lists recognize leading attorneys in the State. This is Merksamer’s ninth time being selected as a Super Lawyer, having been chosen previously in 2009-2012 and 2015-2018; it is Skinnell’s first time being selected as a Super Lawyer, having previously been named a Rising Star five times, from 2013-2017; and it is Ms. Abdoli’s fourth time being selected as a Rising Star, having been previously selected in 2016-2018.

Each year, only the top 5 percent of all attorneys in California are named as Super Lawyers. They are selected through peer nominations and evaluations along with third-party research. The selection process for Rising Stars is the same with the exception of peer evaluations. Rising Stars must be 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or fewer. No more than 2.5 percent of all California lawyers are named to the Rising Stars list.