Michael Burnett Selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2016 by Woodward White in Two Categories


February 10, 2016

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BurnettTurner is very pleased to announce that Michael Burnett has been honored in the 2016 edition of the Woodward White’s The Best Lawyers in America in Family law and Commercial Litigation. This marks the second consecutive year Michael has been recognized by Best Lawyers.

Best Lawyers is one of the most respected and widely recognized peer-review honors in the legal industry. First published in 1983, Best Lawyers has continually made it its mission to identify the best legal counsel in America across 137 practice areas. In this 22nd edition of “The Best Lawyers in America,” Michael was recognized in both the Family Law and the Commercial Litigation Categories.

In the end, only a small fraction of lawyers considered are honored by Best Lawyers every year. In the 2015 edition, only 52,488 lawyers are selected nationwide from more than 5.5 million submitted evaluations.

“The Best Lawyers in America” selection process includes:

  • Nomination from colleagues, clients, or other parties
  • Balloting from Best Lawyers
  • Voting based on an attorney’s likelihood of recommending the nominee
  • Review of all voting from Best Lawyers, including confirmation that the nominee is in good disciplinary standing with their state bar

This 2016 notice is just the latest for Michael. Aside from being included in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, he has also been honored by Texas Super Lawyers® for five consecutive years, starting in 2011. Additionally, he is AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, a distinction considered one of the most exclusive in the industry. Michael maintains his Board Certification in Family Law through the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists and Austin Family Law Advocates, among others.

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