Al Pranaitis of Hoagland, Fitzgerald, Smith & Pranaitis in Alton has been named by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Illinois for 2010.
This is the sixth consecutive year Pranaitis has been named a Super Lawyer. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers.
Pranaitis practices primarily in the defense of medical and legal malpractice, product liability and other civil litigation.
The selections for this list are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters, Legal division based in Eagan, Minn.
Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers undertakes a multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check.
Thomson Reuters, Legal publishes Super Lawyers magazines across the country. In addition to the magazines, Thomson Reuters, Legal publishes newspaper inserts and magazine special sections devoted to Super Lawyers. In 2010, Super Lawyers will reach more than 15 million readers.
Super Lawyers was first published in 1991 by Law & Politics and was acquired by Thomson Reuters, Legal in February 2010.