Cordell & Cordell Albany attorney Asa Neff was named to the 2017 Upstate New York Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers Magazine for the third consecutive year.
Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding lawyers from over 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional development. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in each state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive the honor each year.
Mr. Neff, who is a Litigation Manager in the firm’s Albany office, also earned the distinction in 2015 and 2016. He received his Juris Doctor from Albany Law School.
Lawyers are asked to nominate the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. They are instructed to nominate lawyers they have personally observed in action — whether as opposing counsel or co-counsel, or through other firsthand courtroom observation.
The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.