Four CLG Attorneys Named to 2017 Virginia “Rising Stars” List

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Congratulations to Commonwealth Law Group workers’ compensation and personal injury attorneys Seth Carroll, Dana Charback, Jamie Karek and Elyse Stiner, who have been selected to the 2017 Virginia Rising Stars list. Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers selects no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state to receive this designation. To be eligible for inclusion in the Rising Stars list, an attorney must meet the age requirement of being 40 or younger or have been practicing law for 10 years or fewer. The Richmond, Virginia-based workers’ compensation and personal injury attorneys of CLG are honored by this selection.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a national service that rates outstanding lawyers in more than 70 practice areas. They select only lawyers who have achieved a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is precise, with multiple phases including a survey of lawyers statewide, an independent research and evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. Super Lawyers compiles lists and selects lawyers in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

Super Lawyers Rising Star selections are made each year on a state-by-state basis with the goal of forming a comprehensive, credible list to serve as a resource for both attorneys and consumers seeking legal representation. To develop a diverse list, Super Lawyers rates candidates from large, medium and small firms. These lists are useful to potential clients searching for a Virginia workers’ compensation attorney, and can be accessed at Because the list is intended to help consumers find a lawyer, only attorneys who can be hired and retained by the public are eligible.

After being nominated by their peers, a managing partner survey or third-party feedback, each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. These include:

  • Verdicts/Settlements
  • Transactions
  • Representative Clients
  • Experience
  • Honors/Awards
  • Special Licenses/Certifications
  • Position within Law Firm
  • Bar and/or Professional Activity
  • Pro Bono and Community Service
  • Scholarly Lectures/Writings
  • Education/Employment Background
  • Other Outstanding Achievements

In addition to publishing the lists online, the Super Lawyers lists can be found in Super Lawyers magazines across the country and published as a special section in select newspapers and city and regional magazines. Super Lawyers Magazine is distributed to attorneys in each state and the District of Columbia, in addition to law school libraries.

Commonwealth Law Group is proud of its five lawyers who have been named to the Super Lawyers Rising Star list over the years, as follows:

Seth R. Carroll
Personal Injury – General, Civil Rights, Workers’ Compensation
Rising Stars 2014 – 2017

Lauren Carroll
Workers’ Compensation
Rising Stars 2014

Dana Charback
Personal Injury – General
Rising Stars 2014 – 2017

Jamie Lynn Karek
Workers’ Compensation
Rising Stars 2014 – 2017

Elyse Stiner
Workers’ Compensation
Rising Stars 2016 – 2017

If you’ve been hurt at work in Virginia or injured due to the negligence of another, call the Richmond workers’ compensation lawyers and personal injury attorneys at Commonwealth Law Group for a free consultation about your case. Remember: it’s better to consult with an experienced lawyer and then find out you don’t need one than to make critical mistakes in your case because you didn’t have good legal advice. Call us at 804.999.9999. Justice starts at CLG.

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