MIAMI, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hager & Schwartz, P.A. is pleased to announce that Firm Partner John S. Hager has been selected for inclusion to the 2017 list of Florida Super Lawyers®. Considered among the most prestigious achievements in the legal profession, distinction by Super Lawyers Magazine is earned by attorneys who have exemplified the highest standards of professional excellence, peer recognition, and client satisfaction. Fewer than 5% of all practicing lawyers in each state are named to the Magazine's annual list.
This year's inclusion marks the fourth consecutive year John has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine, a nationwide publication that has become a trusted resource for objective attorney rankings. Each year, Super Lawyers publishes a carefully curated list of the top attorneys in each state using a patented, multi-phase selection process.
Attorneys who are nominated by legal peers, managing partners at law firms across the state, or by the Super Lawyers research team are meticulously vetted using the publication's rigorous selection process. Selection begin with independent research that evaluates potential candidates based on a dozen indicators of achievement and recognition. This includes notable case results earned over an attorney's years in practice, their experience, honors and awards, special certifications or licenses, educational and employment background, statute in the local and legal communities, and more. Nominees earn points from researchers based on these indicators.
After being evaluated by the Super Lawyers research team, attorneys are then evaluated by a blue ribbon panel consisting of legal peers who practice in the same area of law. Peer-review panels also assign points to nominees based on various criteria and indicators of achievement. These point totals are tallied, and attorneys with the highest number of points earn final selection to the list of Super Lawyers, a distinction reserved for under 5% of all active lawyers in the state.
John is a graduate of the University of Florida and Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law. After being licensed to practice in the state of Florida in 1999, John accepted a position as a Prosecutor with the Broward County State Attorney's office. It was during this time that he gained extensive experience handling difficult matters and litigating in the state's criminal justice system. As a criminal defense attorney, he applies this invaluable insight when challenging the government's case against his clients. John is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, and has served two termed as a committee member for the Traffic Rules Committee in the State of Florida.
As a seasoned criminal defense lawyer who has spent nearly 20 years handling tough cases, John has proven that his experience, background as a former prosecutor, and dedication to protecting the rights, freedoms, and futures of clients can make all the difference. Over the years, he has successfully defended clients charged with all types of crimes throughout South Florida, from misdemeanors to most serious felony and federal charges. His continued inclusion in Super Lawyers Magazine is a testament to his continued commitment to fighting on behalf of the accused.
John S. Hager is Partner at the South Florida law firm of Hager & Schwartz, P.A., which represents clients throughout Miami, Broward County, Volusia County, and beyond. Led by two former Florida prosecutors, the firm leverages insight into the "other side" to effectively defend clients against all types of criminal allegations. Learn more about the firm by visiting www.defendyourcase.com.
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