Our lawyers have been recognized once again as outstanding lawyers. The distinction has been bestowed upon our lawyers for the last three years. There are only 31 workers compensation lawyers named as Super Lawyers and only 19 named as Rising Stars in Georgia. Of the hundreds of workers’ compensation lawyers throughout Georgia, only 50 lawyers were honored with this distinction. Three of those lawyers represented J. Franklin Burns, PC.
J. Franklin Burns has been recognized as a Super Lawyer every year since 2009. In 2011, he was also honored with the recognition of being one of the top 100 lawyers throughout the State of Georgia. Mr. Burns is the only workers’ compensation lawyer in Georgia recognized as a top 100 lawyer.
Robert L. Hendrix, III has been recognized as a Rising Star in workers’ compensation for 2010 and 2011. Shannon Rolen has been recognized as a Rising Star in workers’ compensation for the last three years from 2009 to 2011.
The process by which these honors are granted is rigorous. The lawyers throughout the state are given opportunities to make nominations of co-workers and colleagues whom they feel are outstanding in their field of practice. Lawyers are not simply voted onto this list though. Once a candidate has been nominated, the research department at Super Lawyers evaluates each and every candidate. The process ends with a review of the candidates by their peers within their primary area of practice. The lawyers who received the highest point totals in all categories of evaluation are honored by being called Super Lawyers or Rising Stars.