Samir Dahman, the Partner in Charge of Kohrman Jackson & Krantz, LLP’s Columbus office, was selected for the third time as one of the 2016 Business Litigation Super Lawyers in Columbus by Ohio Super Lawyer magazine, which follows two years of being selected as a Rising Star. Samir Dahman founded Dahman Law and his firm recently merged with KJK, making him the new Partner in Charge of the firm’s office in Columbus.
After an extensive nomination, evaluation, and research process, Ohio Super Lawyer magazine selected Mr. Dahman to the prestigious Super Lawyer list. It is a distinction reserved for only the top 5 percent of all lawyers in Ohio.
The Super Lawyer Selection Process
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.
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.
Step 1: Creation of the Candidate Pool
Lawyers enter the candidate pool by being formally nominated by a peer or if identified by the research department during the research process.
Step 2: Evaluation of Lawyers in Candidate Pool
The Super Lawyers research department evaluates each candidate based on these 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement: verdicts and settlements; transactions; representative clients; experience; honors and awards; special licenses and certifications; position within law firm; bar and or other professional activity; pro bono and community service as a lawyer; scholarly lectures and writings; education and employment background; and other outstanding achievements.
These indicators are not treated equally; some have a higher maximum point value than others.
Step 3: Peer Evaluation by Practice Area
In this step, also known as the “blue ribbon review,” candidates are grouped according to their primary areas of practice. The candidates in each practice area with the highest point totals from steps one and two above are asked to serve on a blue ribbon panel. The panelists are then provided a list of candidates from their practice areas to review, rating them on a scale of one to ten.
The Super Lawyers research staff also checks each candidate’s standing with the local licensing authority. And each candidate is asked to aver that they have never been subject to disciplinary or criminal proceedings.
Final Internet searches are performed on each candidate to ensure there are no outstanding matters that would reflect adversely on the lawyer. Each lawyer is also contacted to ensure accuracy of all published information.
The final published list represents no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state. The lists are published annually in state and regional editions of Super Lawyers Magazines and in inserts and special advertising sections in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers. All attorneys selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers, regardless of year, can be found on superlawyers.com.
Mr. Dahman and the KJK team are passionate about providing exceptional, client-focused legal services. They handle commercial litigation, business law, employment, and estate planning matters across Ohio and Michigan. But what makes Mr. Dahman different is that you will know up front how much you can expect to pay for legal services, instead of wondering how much you will end up being charged at the end.
Mr. Dahman is able to do this by leveraging experience, creativity, and hard work, with value-based fee arrangements that provide clients predictability and results. So his services, including litigation, are handled on pre-determined, fixed fee or contingency bases. No hourly billing.