In early 2010, Gum, Hillier & McCroskey was honored once again by the peer review list, Super Lawyers ™.
Howard Gum has been listed in Super Lawyers™ since it first came to North Carolina in 2006. David Hillier is listed in Super Lawyers™ Star Search in 2010, and Patrick McCroskey has again been listed to Super Lawyers™ Rising Stars, having first appeared on that list in 2009.
What is a Super Lawyer™? Super Lawyers™ are the top 5 percent of attorneys in each state, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics Magazine. In selecting attorneys for Super Lawyers™, politics employs a rigorous, multiphase process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. Super Lawyers™ inducts only 5% of the attorneys in any given state.
Super Lawyers™ Rising Stars names the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys typically under age 40, and who have been practicing law for 10 years or less. Super Lawyers™ Magazine is published in all 50 states, and reaches more than 13 million readers.