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Attorneys Jessica Murray and Adrienne Aikens Obtain 2020 Super Lawyers® Rising Stars Recognition

Our team at Richard Schwartz & Associates Injury Lawyer, P.A. is pleased to announce that Attorneys Jessica Murray and Adrienne Aikens were recognized as Super Lawyers® 2020 Rising Stars! Every year, Super Lawyers® — considered one of the most well-respected legal ranking publications in the United States by many industry professionals — curates the Rising Stars list to showcase the country’s premier early-career attorneys.

Rising Stars Review and Selection Process

In curating Rising Stars, Super Lawyers® reviews each attorney vigorously. Each candidate must be nominated by a third party to qualify for consideration; they may also be considered eligible for review if they are identified as a candidate by the Super Lawyers® research team.

Then, attorneys are evaluated on what Super Lawyers® calls “12 indicators of personal achievement and peer recognition” — experience, special licenses, scholarly lectures, verdicts, and settlements are among the criteria considered. Super Lawyers® indicator scores are given to the highest-scoring candidates that are either under 40 years of age or still within their first 10 years of legal practice.

Only 2.5% of attorneys throughout the nation are recognized in Rising Stars, and it is a huge privilege to gain such recognition.

About Our Attorneys Recognized as 2020 Mid-South Rising Stars

Attorney Jessica Murray

Attorney Murray has dedicated her career to litigating personal injury claims, including for individuals injured in cartruck, and motorcycle wrecks. Attorney Murray has been recognized as a Mid-South Rising Star for three consecutive years. She has been is a member of the National Order of Barristers, the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, the Mississippi Association of Justice, is a past President of the Mississippi Women Lawyers Association, is a Barrister member of the Charles Clark Inns of Court and teaches with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. She practices in the litigation section of Richard Schwartz & Associates Personal Injury Lawyers, P.A., P.A. and has won several verdicts for our clients in courtrooms across Mississippi.

In the 2020 edition of Super Lawyers Rising Stars, she earned a listing for Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff in Jackson, Mississippi. This is her third consecutive listing in Rising Stars.

Attorney Adrienne Aikens

As for Attorney Aikens, this is her very first Rising Stars recognition, marking an important milestone in her career. Prior to joining Richard Schwartz & Associates Injury Lawyer, P.A., she clerked for the Mississippi Supreme Court. She is currently a member of the Mississippi Association for Justice and the Mississippi Women Lawyers’ Association. She was in the 2016 Leadership Forum Class and has served on or chaired committees for the Mississippi Bar’s Women in the Profession Committee, The Young Lawyers’ Division of the Bar and the Mississippi Association of Justice. She co-chaired the 2018 Mississippi Association for Justice Convention as well as the 2020 Evelyn Gandy Lecture Series. Her practice focuses on representing plaintiffs in claims concerning motor vehicle accidents (car, truck, and motorcycles), premises liability, workers’ compensation, and social security disability.

This is the first year she has been recognized as a Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, being listed for her work in Jackson, Mississippi in the category of Personal Injury – General: Plaintiff.

At Richard Schwartz & Associates Injury Lawyer, P.A., we pride ourselves on offering dependable, personalized legal services to injured Mississippi residents, with offices in Jackson, Tupelo, and Hattiesburg. Our compassionate, personalized approach to the law has helped us recover millions of dollars for our clients in rightful compensation. All it takes is one call to get in touch with an award-winning attorney.

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