Michael Meyers Named to 2015 Super Lawyers Rising Stars

April 20, 2015
By Clifford Petroske

Petroske Riezenman & Meyers, P.C. is proud to announce that Michael Meyers has been selected to the 2015 New York Metro Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers.  Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

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 annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

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