BOSTON, Nov. 1 2004 LAWFUEL – Law, attorney, legal, law firm news

BOSTON, Nov. 1 2004 LAWFUEL – Law, attorney, legal, law firm news Law & Politics and the publishers of Boston magazine released the first annual list of Massachusetts Super Lawyers, which will reach more than 500,000 readers this month. Massachusetts Super Lawyers are the top attorneys in their respective practice areas, selected by their peers and verified by the attorney-led research staff at Law & Politics. The list will be published in Massachusetts Super Lawyers, an annual magazine that will be mailed to every lawyer in the state of Massachusetts. The list will
also be included in the November 2004 issue of Boston magazine as a special
advertising section.

“We are excited to be partnering with Law & Politics on the special ‘Super
Lawyers’ section in our November issue. The section will undoubtedly be well
read and generate a significant amount of buzz in Boston’s legal community,”
says Paul Reulbach, Publisher of Boston magazine. “It was extremely important
to us from a brand perspective to ensure that the section be of the highest
quality, well-researched and accurate. Law & Politics has the expertise to
produce a section that meets our high standards, and a proven track record
across the country.”

The Super Lawyers selection process began early this year with a survey
that was sent to more than 37,000 attorneys in Massachusetts. Attorneys were
asked to vote for the best lawyers they had personally observed in action.
Each lawyer was given a score based on the number of votes received and the
source of those votes (votes of lawyers from other firms carry more weight
than those from lawyers in the same firm). The Super Lawyers research team
evaluated the credentials of the nominees and ensured that each lawyer was in
good standing with the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers.

A blue-ribbon review panel consisting of top Massachusetts lawyers was
assembled in each area of practice. These lawyers also reviewed and scored the
list of nominees in their practice areas. The top point-getters were selected
as Super Lawyers, the top 5 percent of licensed attorneys in the state.

“We take great pride in the credibility of our list,” says William White,
Publisher of Law & Politics. “We are confident that we offer the most
comprehensive and accurate list of top lawyers in Massachusetts.”

Facts about Massachusetts Super Lawyers:
— 85% practice in Boston.
— The average number of years in practice is 25.
— The average age of a Super Lawyer is 52.
— Business litigation is the most common practice area.

Law & Politics publishes bimonthly magazines in Minnesota and Washington,
annual Super Lawyers publications in ten states, and related special
advertising sections in leading regional and city magazines. Minnesota Law &
Politics, the flagship magazine, has been published since 1990.

Boston magazine is one of the most successful and fast-growing magazines
in the United States, with more than 450,000 monthly readers. It has been
named among the top three city and regional magazines in America for seven of
the last eight years by the City and Regional Magazine Association. In
addition to Boston magazine, the magazine’s owner, Metrocorp, publishes four
other titles that serve the Boston market: Elegant Wedding, Concierge, Home &
Garden, and New England Travel and Life.

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