June 2009

Miami attorney Melanie Emmons Damian, a partner with the law firm of Damian & Valori LLP, was recently named in the 2009 Florida Super Lawyers list of Top 50 Women Attorneys. Ms. Damian was also recognized as a Super Lawyer in the area of business litigation.

Ms. Damian was ranked in the Top 50 Women Attorneys for receiving the highest scores amongst all of the female attorneys in the state of Florida considered for Florida Super Lawyers. A Super Lawyer is selected by asking attorneys to nominate the best lawyers they have personally observed in action — whether as opposing counsel or co-counsel, or through other first-hand observation in the courtroom. The intent is to discourage lawyers from voting for others based purely on reputation.   Each lawyer is then given a score based on the number of votes he or she receives and the source of those votes. Votes received from lawyers in other firms count for significantly more points than votes received from lawyers in the same firm.

Super Lawyers Magazine was originally published by Law & Politics Magazine in 1991.  The magazine is published in various statewide and regional editions.  The Florida Super Lawyers — South Florida Edition will be distributed to 100,000 Miami Herald subscribers and newsstand purchasers in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale/Palm Beach area. This edition will include Super Lawyers from the Miami/Fort Lauderdale/Palm Beach area.  For more information please visit www.superlawyers.com.