Local attorney Kyle A. Krasa was recently named by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star.” From the Super Lawyers website (www.superlawyers.com):
“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.
Super Lawyers Magazine features the list and profiles of selected attorneys and is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and the ABA-accredited law school libraries.”
The selection process for Super Lawyers is rigorous and is typically a year-long endeavor. Once again, from the Super Lawyers website:
“Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection 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.
The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. Since Super Lawyers is intended to be used as an aid in selecting a lawyer, we limit the lawyer ratings to those who can be hired and retained by the public, i.e., lawyers in private practice and Legal Aid attorneys.
The Super Lawyers patented selection process involves three basic steps: creation of the candidate pool; evaluation of candidates by the research department; and peer evaluation by practice area.”
The final published list of Super Lawyers represents no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in each state. With regard to the “Rising Star” designation, the selection process is the same except that a “Rising Star” must be either 40 years or younger or in practice 10 years or less. No more than 2.5% of the lawyers in each state are selected as “Rising Stars.”
Mr. Krasa is very appreciative of his selection by Super Lawyers. “I am very honored and humbled by this prestigious recognition,” said Mr. Krasa. “Even before I passed the Bar and became an attorney, I remember seeing Super Lawyers Magazine each year and thinking that it would be an incredible achievement to be selected. Now that it has happened, it is quite surreal.” He quipped, “Now that I am part of the Super Lawyers community, perhaps I need to go shopping for a cape!”
In addition to being selected by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star,” Mr. Krasa is certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law.
Mr. Krasa believes that his accessible, comprehensive, and friendly approach sets him apart and aided in his selection as a “Rising Star.” “I believe that it is important for attorneys to first remember that ultimately the goal is to address the needs of our clients and to solve their problems,” said Mr. Krasa. “We are not academics in ivory towers discussing legal theories. Our clients have real needs and our task is to help them in a comfortable and understandable manner.”
Mr. Krasa expressed his gratitude to his family (in particular his wife Amanda, his three-year-old son, Jonah Bing, and his father Peter Krasa), his staff (Marilyn Beans, Caroline McMillin, and Rachel Hunter), his professional colleagues, his friends, and most of all his clients for their support. “This is certainly a joint effort and although I am a solo attorney, this honor would not have been possible without scores of other individuals,” said Mr. Krasa.
KRASA LAW is located at 704-D Forest Avenue, PG, and Kyle can be reached at 831-2240-0594.