Bellingham DUI Lawyer, Jonathan Rands Honored As 2012 Super Lawyer – Rising Star

Bellingham DUI Lawyer, Jonathan Rands Honored As 2012 Super Lawyer – Rising Star

Since 2006, Jonathan has been named By Law & Politic Magazine as a Super Lawyer-Rising Star.  Jonathan has received this prestigious honor 7 times.  The honor is one that is based upon reputation among peers for skill, knowledge, ethical standards, and customer service.  The criteria for selection is as follows. The General Survey All Lawyers, state-wide, are asked to nominate the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. They are...


Since 2006, Jonathan has been named By Law & Politic Magazine as a Super Lawyer-Rising Star.  Jonathan has received this prestigious honor 7 times.  The honor is one that is based upon reputation among peers for skill, knowledge, ethical standards, and customer service.  The criteria for selection is as follows.

The General Survey

All Lawyers, state-wide, are asked to nominate the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. They are instructed to nominate lawyers they have personally observed in action — whether as opposing counsel or co-counsel, or through other firsthand courtroom observation. As a result, a respectable pool of attorneys are collected and then reviewed independently.

The Research Process

In addition to the general survey, the attorney-led research team reviews the credentials of potential candidates and assigns points based on a set of defined evaluation criteria. The research staff also confirms that nominees are properly licensed, in good standing with the state licensing agency, and, when possible, that they have no history of disciplinary action that would warrant removal from the list.

The Final Selection Process

The point totals from the general survey and research process are then added to arrive at a final tally. The lawyers are ranked by point totals and those with the highest point totals are named to the Rising Stars list. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the list. To ensure a diverse and well-balanced list, the research staff considers factors such as firm size, practice area and geographic location.

Jonathan is most proud of this award since it is an honor bestowed to him from other attorneys. While a prior or current client compliment  is even better, a recommendation from someone in the industry who knows just how tough defending a DUI allegation is, is a great compliment since industry recognition is an honor in every field of a practitioner's expertise.  It is important to note that in the Northwestern Washington geographical area where Jonathan practices (Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan Island Counties) no other DUI defense attorney, was so honored.