For the last few years, I have been fortunate to have been named one of California’s Super Lawyers and you can find me at this link.
I enjoy the privilege of being selected and nominated by my colleagues (who do the voting), and I am truly honored. When your colleagues hold you in high esteem, in this profession, that means everything. What I don’t know is whether or not I need to order the plaque telling me so.
You see after each year’s nomination, attorneys who are listed on the Super Lawyers website, are then inundated with solicitations to purchase a commemorative plaque, such as the one in the photo above. Also, in some solicitations I’ve received, lawyers can elect to set up a special website, a custom web page, for an additional fee, of course, as well as purchase a desktop marquee. I am wondering if the plaque is worth the expense. I have already removed from my office walls, all my other certificates and plaques regarding the legal profession, in favor of art work and other fun stuff. Another problem is that I have a limited amount of wall space.
I do feel I deserve something for my achievement. At times I’ve felt like a Super Lawyer,aka Superman, leaping tall buildings in a single bound. I’ve had my share of sleepless nights, worrying and stressing about this case or another. And at times, I’ve felt like a kicked dog. All in all, it has been a balanced approach over the almost 30 years of my law practice.
I suppose a client would be impressed by the classification upon seeing the plaque, but it seems to me that can be accomplished in my bio on this website. In prior years, I would not have hesitated and instead purchased everything. Today, I’m learning that “I’m ok,” and I don’t necessarily need a plaque to tell me so. On the other hand, the plaque and the desktop marquee are both pretty nice, and are tastefully done. . . . I’ll probably purchase them both, . . . .