Stewart Shurtleff, Aaron Capps, Recognized as 2016 Texas Rising Stars
Once again, Stewart Shurtleff and Aaron Capps have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Texas Rising Stars.
In order to be selected as a Rising Star, lawyers are asked to nominate the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years
or less. They are instructed to nominate lawyers they have personally observed in action — whether as opposing counsel or co-counsel, or through
other firsthand courtroom observation.
In addition to the general survey, the attorney-led research team reviews the credentials of potential candidates and assigns points based on a set of
defined evaluation criteria. The research staff also confirms that nominees are properly licensed, in good standing with the state licensing agency,
and, when possible, that they have no history of disciplinary action that would warrant removal from the list.
The point totals from the general survey and research process are then added to arrive at a final tally. The lawyers are ranked by point totals and those
with the highest point totals are named to the Rising Stars list. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the list. To ensure
a diverse and well-balanced list, the research staff considers factors such as firm size, practice area and geographic location.
Additional information about their selection as a Rising Star and the process can be located at: http://www.superlawyers.com/about/rising_stars.html.