Tyler J. Smith and Tara A. Rich – both associate attorneys at Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC – have been honored as Rising Stars by Super Lawyers, a respected peer review attorney rating service. Recognition by Super Lawyers is the culmination of a multi-phase selection process that includes peer nominations, independent research, and peer evaluations. The selection process for the Rising Stars list is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process, except that to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. All attorneys first go through the Super Lawyers selection process. Those who are not selected to the Super Lawyers list, but who meet either one of the Rising Stars eligibility requirements, go through the Rising Stars selection process. While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.
Tyler Smith has been recognized by Super Lawyers for his work in the areas of general litigation and criminal defense.