Deborah S. Gonzalez Nominated by Rhode Island Monthly as Top Attorney
In November of 2012, Attorney Deborah S. Gonzalez was selected by Rhode Island Monthly Magazine as a Top Attorney Rising Star in the field of Immigration Law. Rhode Island Monthly Magazine/Super Lawyer consists of a selection process which starts with a general survey, wherein other lawyers are asked to nominate the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.
The surveyed lawyers are then instructed to nominate lawyers they have personally observed in action — whether as opposing counsel or co-counsel, or through other firsthand courtroom observation. In addition to the general survey, the attorney-led research team reviews the credentials of potential candidates and assigns points based on a set of defined evaluation criteria. The research staff also confirms that nominees are properly licensed, in good standing with the state licensing agency, and, when possible, that they have no history of disciplinary action that would warrant removal from the list. The point totals from the general survey and research process are then added to arrive at a final tally.
The lawyers are ranked by point totals and those with the highest point totals are named to the Rising Stars list. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the list. To ensure a diverse and well-balanced list, the research staff considers factors such as firm size, practice area and geographic location.
Attorney Deborah Gonzalez was invited to attend a reception put on by Rhode Island Monthly and be recognized for having received the recognition of Top Attorney-Rising star.
Deborah was very humbled and grateful for the recognition.
Written by: Deborah Gonzalez