SMS founding member David L. Shuman was once again nominated as a 2014 Super Lawyer® for the sixth year in a row! Mr. Shuman was also again nominated as a Best Lawyer® in West Virginia.

Inclusion in Best Lawyers® is based entirely on peer-review.  The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Best Lawyers® employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services.

Super Lawyers® is likewise 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 selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.