Megan S. Murray was selected by New Jersey Monthly as a 2019 Super Lawyer, ranking her among the top family law practitioners in the State.

Every year Super Lawyers selects attorneys from all firm sizes and over 70 practice areas throughout the United States. The award for Super Lawyer is carefully controlled in order to make sure that the top attorneys are appropriately chosen as Super Lawyers.

1. Nomination

Once a year, Super Lawyers invite lawyers in each state to nominate the top attorneys they’ve personally observed in action. Lawyers may nominate attorneys in their own firm, but these nominations count only if each in-firm nomination is matched by at least one out-firm nomination.

2. Research Process

After nominations are vetted and evaluated, Super Lawyers’ attorney-led research staff searches for lawyers who have attained certain honors, results or credentials, which indicate a high degree of peer recognition or professional competence.

The Super Lawyers staff identifies these credentials by reviewing a proprietary list of database and online sources, including national and local legal trade publications. Lawyers are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Verdicts/Settlements
  • Transactions/li>
  • Representative Clients
  • Experience/li>
  • Honors/Awards/li>
  • Special licenses/certifications
  • Position within the law firm
  • Bar and/or professional activity
  • Pro bono and community service
  • Scholarly lectures/writings
  • Education/employment background
  • Other outstanding achievements

3. Peer Evaluation By Practice Area

The third step of the selection process is peer evaluation by practice area, also known as the “blue ribbon review.” The candidates in each practice area with the highest point totals from steps one and two above are asked to serve on a blue ribbon panel. The panelists are then provided a list of candidates from their practice areas to review, rating them on a scale of one to five.

4. Final Selection

Before Publishing

The research staff checks each candidate’s standing with the local licensing authority. Each candidate is asked to aver that they have never been subject to disciplinary or criminal proceedings.

Final Internet searches are performed on each candidate to ensure there are no outstanding matters that would reflect adversely on the lawyer. We also contact each lawyer to ensure accuracy of all published information.

Publication

The final published list represents no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state. The lists are published annually in state and regional editions of Super Lawyers Magazines and in inserts and special advertising sections in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers. All attorneys selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers, regardless of year, can be found on SuperLawyers.com.