Hager & Schwartz, P.A. is proud to announce that our very own John S. Hager, Esq. has been selected for inclusion to the 2017 Florida Super Lawyers® list! This is a significant achievement in the legal realm, and one that speaks volumes about an attorney’s ability to consistently meet the highest standards of excellence, reputation, and client satisfaction. John has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine each year since 2014.
As one of the nation’s most respected attorney rating services, Super Lawyers Magazine has become known for its publishing annual lists recognizing the most accomplished attorneys in each state. The list of Super Lawyers is considered one of the most prestigious honors among attorneys, and it is a distinction earned by less than 5% of all active lawyers in each state.
In order to be selected to the annual Super Lawyers list, attorneys must first be nominated by legal peers who have seen their work in action, or by the Super Lawyers independent research team. Nominees are then evaluated meticulously using the Super Lawyers patented, multi-step selection process. This includes independent research that focuses on a dozen objective indicators of success and achievement, such as an attorney’s case results, special certifications, stature in the legal field, reputation in the local community, scholarly lectures or writing, and education and employment background, among other factors.
After being evaluated by the research team and assigned point values based on the 12 various indicators, attorneys are then vetted by a blue ribbon panel of legal peers. These panels consist of attorneys who practice in same area of law as the candidates they review. Attorneys are again assigned point values by peer-review panels. Candidates who earn the highest point totals in both the independent research and peer evaluation phases are ultimately selected to the final list of Super Lawyers, an honor earned by just 5% of all active, licensed lawyers in the state.
Because Super Lawyers is committed to impartial and rigorous evaluations, attorneys included in the Magazine’s final list have objectively exemplified the highest standards of excellence. As such, local individuals and families in need of legal representation can turn to the list when selecting a qualified attorney to handle their legal needs. As the attorney selection phase is one of the most important aspects of any legal matter, the publication serves as an important service for legal consumers who want to ensure they have the best possible representation when it matters most.
John’s inclusion in this year’s list of Super Lawyers, as well as the three prior years, speaks volumes about his many achievements in the area of criminal law. Backed by nearly 20 years of experience, John began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney, where he gained invaluable insight prosecuting and litigation criminal cases. John is licensed to practice in all Florida state courts, and handles federal cases in the U.S. Southern District Court of Florida.
Our firm is proud that John has again been recognized in this years’ edition of Florida Super Lawyers, and we know that it is a product of his extensive experience in criminal law, as well as his background as a former Florida prosecutor. Over the years, John has made our clients’ rights, freedoms, and futures his top priority, and it has proven to be a driving force behind our continued success and ability to secure the positive resolutions they need when facing all types of criminal charges – from DUIs and misdemeanors to serious felony or federal allegations.
If you have questions about Attorney Hager’s qualifications and how our firm may be able to help you with a potential criminal case, do not hesitate to call (305) 330-1360 for a free and confidential consultation.