Lewellen I Strebe I Hopper P.C. Partner Michael R. Strebe Among Top 2.5% of Rising Star Attorneys in California
For the fifth consecutive year, Super Lawyers – a rating service identifying outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas – selected Michael R. Strebe, Esq., a partner of Lewellen | Strebe | Hopper Family Law Group.
Super Lawyers, a website and magazine, makes selections on an annual, state-by-state basis. Lists for each state represent no more than 5 percent of lawyers statewide. The rating service began selecting Strebe annually in 2018.
For Super Lawyers to consider an attorney a Rising Star, they must be age 40 or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
“Thank you to all of our wonderful clients who allow us to serve them in their most challenging times,” Strebe said of his fifth consecutive recognition as a Rising Star attorney in California.
Before his career in family law, Strebe served as a civil litigator, criminal defense lawyer, and prosecuting attorney. He specializes in domestic violence defense at Lewellen | Strebe | Hopper Family Law Group and leverages his criminal defense expertise to benefit his clients.
Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a multi-phased process with judges evaluating candidates on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, according to the rating service’s website.
Founding Partner Kimberly E. Lewellen Recognized As Three-Time Top Family Law Attorney
Super Lawyers selected Lewellen I Strebe I Hopper Family Law Group’s founding partner, Kimberly Lewellen, as a Super Lawyer for the third year in a row.
“I appreciate and thank my team, support staff, and clients for this honor,” Lewellen said of her third selection as a Super Lawyer in California.
The rating service previously recognized Lewellen as a Rising Star in 2015 and 2016. Lewellen, a trial attorney and mediator, specialized in cases involving high-conflict parties and challenging legal issues in complex family litigation. She is a family law specialist recognized by the State Bar of California.
The Super Lawyers Selection Process
To be featured as a selected attorney on Super Lawyers, litigators must be nominated, and the service prohibits self-nomination, according to the service’s website.
- How a Lawyer Enters the Candidate Pool
- Managing Partner Survey
- Nominated by Peers
- Third-Party Feedback
- Identified by Super Lawyers Research Team
- Independent Research
- Representative clients
- Special Licenses/Certifications
- Position within their law firm
- Bar and/or professional activity
- Pro bono and community service
- Scholarly lectures/writings
- Education/Employment Background
- Other Outstanding Achievements
- Peer Evaluation
- Candidates with the highest point totals from the previous evaluations serve on a Blue Ribbon Panel
- Blue Ribbon Panel Members Evaluate other candidates within their primary practice area
- Final Selection
- 5 percent of attorneys selected to Super Lawyers
- 2.5 percent of attorneys selected to Rising Stars
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Family Law Services Provided by Lewellen | Strebe | Hopper P.C.
Family law cases can vary due to many factors, including children, finances, and potential abuse. Our team of family law attorneys and professionals is comprised of knowledgeable child custody lawyers, domestic abuse lawyers, San Francisco divorce lawyers, and more to provide our clients with an exceptional depth of experience when handling cases involving a wide range of legal issues, including:
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
- Division of Property
- International or Out-Of-State Removal of Minor Children
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