FORT WORTH, TX / ACCESSWIRE / April 4, 2016 / Fort Worth attorney Kris Heald of the law firm of Eberstein Witherite LLP, has been named a Texas Rising Star by peer reviewed rating service Super Lawyers for 2016. The distinction is granted to attorneys who have met a strict list of criteria based on their level of professional peer recognition.
About Rising Stars and the Candidate Selection Process
The process for generating the annual "Rising Stars" attorney list is one that has been patented by The United States Patent and Trademark Office. The multiphase selection process is recognized by the Super Lawyers organization as one that is impartial and demonstrates significance for attorneys as well as consumers. Lawyers considered for candidacy are chosen from a pool of attorneys who have backgrounds in over 70 areas of legal practice. Only approximately 2.5 percent of lawyers are given the "Rising Stars" distinction.
Julie Gleason, who is the Super Lawyers Director of Research has remarked on selections, "We are honored to have a recently granted U.S. patent relating to lawyer-ratings. We take our credibility very seriously, and having a patent assures our customers that we strive to be innovation leaders in our area."
According to the stated requirements, in order to be an eligible candidate for inclusion in the annual listing of Rising Stars, prospective attorneys must either be no older than 40 years of age or have been practicing law for no more than 10 years. Nominees are voted on by their professional peers before being subjected to a validation process, and subsequent evaluation by a panel of esteemed lawyers who make the final selections.
The list of Rising Stars is published in Super Lawyers Magazine across the United States, reaching more than an estimated 13 million readers nationwide.
Kristofor Heald, Fort Worth Personal Injury Lawyer
Fort Worth personal injury attorney Kris Heald is a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. The lawyer chose to pursue his educational goals in Texas after relocating from Florida. Heald began his legal career representing plaintiffs in insurance company claims. The Fort Worth attorney became a member of the Eberstein Witherite LLP team in 2011. Heald has been a licensed attorney since 2008, and has since held memberships in several professional organizations including the Dallas Bar Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and the Dallas County Young Lawyers organization.
Of the recent distinction, Heald says, "Having gained the recognition of my peers in the legal profession is such a tremendous honor that I will appreciate for years to come."
About Eberstein Witherite LLP
Eberstein Witherite LLP is a Texas based law firm that has since 2001 provided superior rated legal advocacy for individuals throughout the state who have been injured as a result of the negligence or misconduct of someone else. The legal practice has offices in three major Texas cities, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston. Several attorneys of the firm have been recognized as Super Lawyers over the last decade.
Texas personal injury attorney Amy Witherite, who is the co-founder of the law firm says with regard to Heald being chosen as a 2016 Rising Star: "We are extremely proud of Kris and all of the members of our legal team who have been selected for this honor. It helps demonstrate our commitment to working with excellent attorneys whose work ethic parallels our mission to provide the most effective legal advocacy for clients."
For more information about Kris Heald or the law firm of Eberstein Witherite LLP, visit http://www.dallastexaspersonalinjurylawyers.com/.
SOURCE: Eberstein Witherite LLP