BALTIMORE, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Super Lawyers Magazine has named Stephen Lebau and Richard Neuworth, co-founders of Lebau & Neuworth, LLC, as two of Maryland's top 100 lawyers for 2014 in the fields of employment law and employee benefits.
The Maryland-based firm focuses on representing only workers, from senior executives to hourly paid laborers, often in significant and complex employment litigation. Lebau & Neuworth have more than 60 years of experience in championing the legal rights for workers and disabled individuals.
The 2014 Super Lawyers designation is their 4th year of receiving this honor.
"Our employment law practice seeks to protect the rights of employees. In the past year, we helped more than 100 employees get pension benefits that had been denied to them, and more than 1,000 employees get overtime wages that had not been properly paid to them," says Stephen Lebau. "Despite going-up against much larger defense firms from across the country, we vindicated the rights of our clients under the Family Medical Leave Act and various federal and state laws prohibiting employment discrimination," Lebau continues.
With five attorneys practicing full-time in employment law, Lebau & Neuworth is the largest Maryland law firm that focuses on exclusively representing employees, not unions or employers.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
To achieve "Super Lawyer" status, one must pass rigorous selection criteria. Candidates are screened through 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, including verdicts and settlements, transactions, representative clients, experience, honors and awards, special licenses and certifications, position within law firm, bar and or other professional activity, pro bono and community service as a lawyer, and scholarly lectures and writings, to name a few.
The "Super Lawyer" designation does not come lightly; courts and bar associations across the country hold it in high regard. "[The Super Lawyers's election process] is a comprehensive, good-faith and detailed attempt to produce a list of lawyers that have attained high peer recognition, meet ethical standards, and have demonstrated some degree of achievement in their field," writes a Special Master assigned to the New Jersey Supreme Court in July, 2008.
Fewer than five percent of any lawyers in the state can make it on to the Super Lawyers list. The list is published annually in state and regional editions of Super Lawyers Magazine. For a complete list of Super Lawyers, visit www.superlawyers.com.
Lebau & Neuworth, LLC
606 Baltimore Avenue #201
Baltimore, Maryland 21204
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