St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) March 19, 2014
Attorneys Murad Mohammad and Imani Jaafar-Mohammad have been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ 2014 edition! Murad Mohammad and Imani Jaafar-Mohammad are partners at the law firm of Mohammad, Schiks and Jaafar, P.A.
Super Lawyers® selects attorneys using a multiphase selection process that combines peer nominations and evaluations with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement and final selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.
The objective of this rigorous selection process is to create a credible, comprehensive listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers nationwide.
The attorney-led research staff searches for those lawyers who have attained specific honors, case results and credentials, all of which are indicators of a high degree of peer recognition. For example, certification as a specialist in a certain area of law, pro bono work as a lawyer, admission to prestigious colleges, community service as a lawyer, honors and awards, scholarly lectures and writings etc.
The final published list for Super Lawyers® represents no more than 5% of attorneys in the state. The lists are published on an annual basis in state and regional editions of Super Lawyers® magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers. While up to 5% of attorneys are selected for inclusion as Super Lawyers®, no more than 2.5% of lawyers are selected as Rising Stars℠.
Attorney Murad Mohammad earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri and his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. Before going into private practice, he served as an assistant Ramsey County public defender where he represented hundreds of clients in a variety of criminal defense cases.
Imani received her bachelor’s degree in English literature, magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She went on to earn her law degree from William Mitchell College of Law. She was named an “Up and Coming Attorney” by Minnesota Lawyer in 2009 for her professional work and her contributions as a volunteer. In addition to practicing estate planning and business law, she serves as an expert consultant and/or witness on cases involving Islamic issues. To contact Mohammad, Schiks and Jaafar, P.A. regarding state or federal charges in St. Paul or Minneapolis, please call (651) 964-6421 or visit the firm’s website online at http://www.legaldefensemn.com.