Super Lawyer in Santa Clarita
March, 2017 - Issue #149
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For the fourth year in a row, Gerald L. Marcus, Esq. of the Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus, has been named a Super Lawyer. Marcus, who has served the Santa Clarita community for over 30 years, was selected for this rare and prestigious award through a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation. The injury attorney, who has built a glowing reputation thanks to his aggressive tackling of the insurance industry on behalf of his clients, adds this title to his stunning collection of honors including 2013 Time Magazine "Man of the Year" for Excellence in law, Nation's Top 1% by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and Top 10 "Winningest Law Firm" by VerdictSearch.
The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus boasts 14 offices, including one in Santa Clarita. 661-296-2992

"To be recognized as one of the top 5 percent of attorneys in your field is an INCREDIBLE HONOR. Being named a Super Lawyer is prestigious because the selection process is so thorough. Between independent evaluations of client results and extensive reviews by celebrated attorneys in the same field, it'd be difficult to find a more exceptional screening process. The confidence the Super Lawyer title provides potential clients is invaluable; people who are in pain, suffering the loss of a loved one or are battling an insurance company solo don't always have the LUXURY OF TIME to deeply research their legal-representative options. I'm proud of the work my firm and I have done to earn this remarkable designation four years in a row."
Gerald L. Marcus, Esq. of Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus
Why You Need a Super Lawyer
When it comes to lawyers, you usually don't need one until you really need one. This is especially true in the case of injury attorneys. When you're harmed in an accident, for example, time is of the essence. The best attorney will get you immediate and ongoing medical care, research and make your case, fight the insurance companies on your behalf so you can focus on healing - and so much more.

When you're in serious pain, caring for a severely-injured family member or in mourning, the last thing you probably have time to do is research dozens of lawyers to determine the most qualified and best fit. That's where the Super Lawyer list comes in.

Every year, Super Lawyers evaluates lawyers across the country for its annual list of top attorneys. Each candidate is measured against 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented multiphase selection process is rigorous and methodical.

This is a process worthy of your confidence. Lawyers can't nominate themselves and are prohibited from campaigning. A lawyer enters the candidate pool by being nominated by peers, third-party feedback or through identification by the Super Lawyers research team.

Nominees are then evaluated on indicators of professional achievement ranging from verdicts, settlements and experience to education, employment background and scholarly lectures and writings. From there, a thorough peer evaluation is performed where Blue Ribbon panel members evaluate other candidates within their primary practice area. Only 5 percent of practicing attorneys are then selected as Super Lawyers.

If You're Injured, You can Afford the Best Super Lawyer Money can Buy
Unlike most attorneys, injury lawyers traditionally work on what is called a "contingency fee," meaning that if you don't get a settlement... they don't get paid. Not only does this provide incredible incentive for highest-quality work, but it also means that you don't have to evaluate your injury attorney based on retainer or per-hour costs. Translation? The best - and worst - injury attorney will "cost" about the same; contingency fees are relatively standard in the industry. The difference, of course, is that the best injury attorney will most likely get you every dollar you deserve - and when you're struggling to recover from an injury, every dollar matters. So, if you can "afford the best," because it costs you nothing beyond a standard percentage of your settlement, shouldn't you work with a Super Lawyer? The answer is "yes."
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