Pittman, Dutton & Hellums, P.C. is pleased to announce that three attorneys were recently selected for inclusion in the 2015 list of Super Lawyers and one attorney was selected for inclusion on the Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list.

Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The four-step selection process is quite rigorous. No more than 5 percent of attorneys in a state ever make the list. To achieve this an attorney must first be nominated by peers, undergo a twelve point independent research process, and pass through peer evaluation all before the final step of selection.

Lee Pittman, Tom Dutton and Chris Hellums have all been named on this prestigious list as Super Lawyers. This is the eighth consecutive year for Lee Pittman and Tom Dutton to be included and is the fourth consecutive year for Chris Hellums to be included.

Jon Mann has been recognized by other Super Lawyers as a Rising Star. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. While up to 5 percent of attorneys in a state are named Super Lawyers, only 2.5 percent are named to Rising Stars.

Super Lawyers Magazine will feature this list and the profiles of each attorney selected, and issues will be sent to attorneys in the state or region as well as the ABA-accredited law school libraries.