Freeman Freeman & Smiley is proud to announce two of its lawyers have been named to the 2016 Southern California Rising Stars list: Thomas C. Aikin, associate, Probate and Trust Administration; and Arash Beral, partner, Litigation and Intellectual Property. This is the third consecutive year for Mr. Aikin and the fifth for Mr. Beral to receive this honor.
Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.
Super Lawyers, part of Thompson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected from more than 70 practice areas and all firm sizes using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.