Just in time for The Law Studio’s 15th Anniversary, I’m pleased (and a little shocked) to announce that I’ve been selected to the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers list, based on my work in alternative dispute resolution. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the New York City metropolitan area. It’s humbling to be part of such a distinguished group of practitioners.
This is my first year on the list, and I’ll admit that I didn’t put much thought into it when I heard about it in the past. But Super Lawyers is part of Thomson Reuters, which brings us WestLaw. It’s “a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement”. To those of you who nominated me, I am deeply grateful for the acknowledgment.
From what I understand, Super Lawyers is one of the few ratings services that doesn’t require us to “pay to play”. We’re selected from more than 70 practice areas and all firm sizes (including solo practitioners like me). The annual selections are made using a patented multi-phase process that includes:
- Peer nominations
- Independent research by Super Lawyers
- Evaluations from a highly credentialed panel of attorneys
Thank you for believing I am worthy of such designation. I remain committed to leaving you and your referrals more empowered than I found you. Feel free to reach out with your questions regarding:
- Business, employment, or investment dispute resolution
- Continuing education and discrimination or sexual harassment prevention
- Mediation of workplace disputes
- Worker misclassification penalties
- Workers’ compensation and disability insurance
Make this your best year yet!
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Nance L. Schick, Esq. is a New York City attorney and mediator who focuses on keeping people out of court and building their conflict resolution skills, especially in business and employment disputes. Her holistic, integrative approach to conflict resolution draws from her experience as a crime victim, human resources supervisor, minor league sports agent, and United Nations representative. She is a 2001 graduate of the State University of New York Buffalo Law School trained in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation (ICERM). She is also creator of the Third Ear Conflict Resolution process, author of DIY Conflict Resolution: Seven Choices and Five Actions of a Master, and an award-winning entrepreneur, who has been acknowledged by Super Lawyers (ADR, 2018), the New York Economic Development Corporation/B-Labs (Finalist, Best for NYC 2015 & 2016), U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2015 Blue Ribbon Small Business), Enterprising Women Magazine (Honorable Mention, 2014 Woman of the Year awards), and Urban Rebound NY/Count Me In (Finalist, 2013 Pitch Competition).