Three Newsome O’Donnell, LLC Attorneys Named to 2016 Super Lawyers & Rising Stars List

Newsome O'Donnell, LLC is proud to announce that Partners, Lynn Fontaine Newsome, Esq. and Edward J. O'Donnell, Esq. were selected for inclusion in the 2016 New Jersey Super Lawyers list. Ms. Newsome was also selected for The Top 100 in the 2016 New Jersey Super Lawyers list. The firm's Junior Partner, Carmen Diaz-Duncan, Esq., was selected for inclusion in the 2016 Rising Stars list. Both the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists are published by Thomson Reuters. See each attorney's bio below.

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a multi-phase process that includes peer nominations and evaluations, as well as independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. Each year, no more than five percent of lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, and no more than 2.5 percent are selected to the Rising Stars list. Attorneys selected for Rising Stars are 40 years or younger or in practice for 10 years or less.

The Super Lawyers selection process involves three basic steps: creation of the candidate pool, evaluation of candidates by the research department; and peer evaluation by practice area. See the selection process here:

The Super Lawyers lists are published annually in state and regional editions of Super Lawyers magazines and inserts, and special advertising sections in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers. All attorneys selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers, regardless of year, can be found on