Colorado law firm McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP is honored to share that several partners have again received recognition from Colorado Super Lawyers.
Attorneys Martin Stuart, Sean McDermott, Tom Ward, and Josh Amos received a 2023 Colorado Super Lawyers recognition in the criminal defense category. In addition, Tom Ward and Sean McDermott were also selected to the Top 100 Colorado Super Lawyers list for 2023.
Previous MSW Super Lawyers Honors
In addition to their 2023 recognitions, all four MSW partners have previous Colorado Super Lawyer Recognitions, including:
- Martin Stuart: Colorado Super Lawyers criminal defense recognition every year since 2012 and Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Stars criminal defense recognition 2009-2011.
Mr. Stuart has tried over 100 jury trials over the past 23 years, securing acquittals in both state and federal courts on charges ranging from first-degree murder to theft of trade secrets to child abuse to sexual assaults. Other honors he has received include Top Lawyers in Colorado-Criminal Law, 5280 Magazine (2017 – 2018, 2020 – 2023), Colorado Criminal Defense: White-Collar, The Best Lawyers in America© (2019 – 2023), and Colorado Criminal Defense: General Practice, The Best Lawyers in America© (2021 – 2023).
- Sean McDermott: Colorado Super Lawyers criminal defense recognition every year since 2015.
Mr. McDermott is highly experienced in defending criminal cases, including major felonies, misdemeanors, and traffic offenses. He is also well known for his work in plaintiff personal injury cases. His other recognitions include Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers (2013 – 2023), Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Rated (2013-2023), and a 10/10 AVVO Rating.
- Tom Ward: Colorado Super Lawyers criminal defense recognition every year since 2014.
Mr. Ward has over 22 years of courtroom litigation experience focusing on criminal defense, white-collar defense, and civil litigation in both state and federal courts. He has received many other honors and awards throughout his career, including an AVVO 10/10 rating, Top Lawyers in Colorado-Criminal Law, 5280 Magazine, and Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Rated (2013-2023).
- Josh Amos: Colorado Super Lawyers criminal defense recognition 2022 and Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Stars criminal defense recognition 2018-2021.
Mr. Amos has represented thousands of clients throughout Colorado, obtaining acquittals or dismissals on a wide variety of cases, including First Degree Murder, DUI, and Theft. He received a 2023 Best Lawyers nomination and has an AVVO rating of 10/10.
What is a Super Lawyers Recognition?
Super Lawyers®, a Thompson Reuters legal directory, and rating service, lists attorneys who demonstrate excellence in the practice of law. They use a rigorous patented multiphase selection process to select distinct U.S. attorneys to their list each year.
This process ensures that only the best of the best receive the Super Lawyers’ honor and includes peer nominations, evaluations, and independent research. A dozen different indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement are used to evaluate each candidate, including:
- Representative Clients
- Special licenses/certifications
- Position within the law firm
- Bar and/or professional activity
- Pro bono and community service
- Scholarly lectures/writings
- Education/employment background
- Other outstanding achievements
However, each indicator is scored differently, as some indicators have a higher maximum point value than others.
The final annual Super Lawyers list represents at most five percent of the top lawyers in each state, spanning over 70 practice areas.
Two MSW Partners Selected to Top 100 Colorado Super Lawyers
As if being listed among the state’s top five percent of attorneys wasn’t impressive enough, two MSW attorneys were selected to the Top 100 Colorado Super Lawyers in 2023. Tom Ward and Sean McDermott were placed on this prestigious list partly due to their hard work and dedication to their clients. This elite honor truly highlights the best of the best in Colorado legal representation.
Congratulations to all four MSW partners achieving 2023 Super Lawyers recognition. We appreciate all of your accomplishments and look forward to your future achievements on behalf of our clients.
About McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP
McDermott Stuart & Ward LLP is a top criminal defense and civil litigation law firm based in Denver, Colorado. The serves criminal and civil clients throughout the state. In addition to the many years of Colorado Super Lawyers recognition for criminal defense, attorneys at the firm were ranked in Tier 1 for Colorado Criminal Defense (White-Collar and General Practice) and Personal Injury Litigation (Plaintiffs) in U.S. News’ 2023 edition of the Best Law Firms publication.
Contact us today to learn more about the firm and how our award-winning attorneys can help with your Colorado criminal defense case.