The Edwards Law Firm PL is proud to announce that our lead attorney Sheryl Edwards has been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers list for 2016. This is her third time being honored by the publication, which is one of the most revered and trusted legal rating publications in the nation. Super Lawyers only recognizes the top 5% of practicing attorneys in each state across more than 70 practice areas.
The Super Lawyers nomination and inclusion system is notoriously discerning. Recognized for Real Estate Litigation, our Sarasota lawyer was included after a series of rigorous tests and research. Only attorneys who have a combination of strong reputations among colleagues and past clients, a verifiable record of success in their practice, and a history of both skill and impeccable ethics are included.
Honored by the Legal Community & the Bar
Super Lawyers’ research process requires surveys and questionnaires among legal colleagues, former co-counsel and associates, and other past legal collaborators. This is to ensure that an attorney’s inclusion is based on a sterling reputation. On top of that, Sheryl is a board certified real estate litigator, one of the few in Florida to be qualified as an expert in her practice area.
Being board certified covers the other part of a lawyer’s reputation—what the judges and former adversaries think of an attorney speaks to their integrity and ability. To become board certified requires performance reviews conducted by former court adversaries and judges. This robust testing of her skill has resulted in Sheryl being classified as a legal specialist and expert in her field by the Florida Bar Association.
On average, only about 1% of attorneys have board certification in their field. The robust performance review and legal testing is intended to select and honor the most honest, ethical, and excellent real estate litigators in Florida—much like the Super Lawyers list. At The Edwards Law Firm PL is proud to be led by our remarkable and highly-skilled lead attorney, and we look forward to many more honors in the future.