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BOSTON, MA, October 18, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Attorneys Michael D. Kelly and Jonathan N. Soto, partners in Kelly & Soto Law, have been selected to the 2017 Massachusetts Rising Star List. This is an exclusive list, with no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in a state chosen each year by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this distinct honor.
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers in more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented, multiphase selection process. The process includes:
- Peer nominations
- Independent research by Super Lawyers
- Evaluation from a highly credentialed panel of attorneys.
Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual basis. In addition to the other selection criteria, the attorneys chosen as Rising Stars must be either 40 years old or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
Michael D. Kelly, Esq. is a 2012 graduate of New England Law in Boston, where he attained an outstanding academic record. He made the Dean's List each year, received the Dean's Scholarship and New England Scholar Award, and served on the Law Review. He focuses his practice primarily on plaintiffs' personal injury cases. Kelly and his partner Jonathan N. Soto were classmates at New England Law and knew they wanted to start a law firm after graduating.
Jonathan N. Soto, Esq. decided to focus on becoming a trial lawyer while obtaining a bachelor's degree in criminal justice at Salem State College. He is a 2012 graduate of New England Law. While a law student, Soto participated in the law school's Criminal Procedure Clinical Program, which gave him the opportunity to represent clients in Boston Municipal Court and hone his trial skills. He also worked in Essex County Superior Court, interning for Judge David Lowy. Soto handles personal injury, car accidents and criminal defense cases and is the primary litigator for the law firm.
In addition to the Rising Star recognition, the talented trial lawyers at Kelly & Soto have both been listed in the "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers Association.
About Kelly & Soto
The personal injury law firm of Kelly & Soto is based in Boston's historic North End and represents clients harmed in personal injury accidents throughout Massachusetts. The legal team includes two talented trial lawyers who have both been listed in the "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Kelly & Soto --the Law Guys--provide personalized service to people who have been seriously injured and are a community-minded law firm. Both attorneys enjoy working with young people and volunteer as baseball coaches at the North End Athletic Association.
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