Ed Gaskins has been named to the North Carolina Super Lawyers list for 2014. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers to receive this honor. 2014 marks the sixth consecutive year in which Mr. Gaskins has been selected for inclusion. James Hash has been selected to the 2014 North Carolina Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in North Carolina are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. The Rising Stars list is comprised of attorneys who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is 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 annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. Super Lawyers magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. Click on link for more information about Super Lawyers. The first Super Lawyers list was published in 1991 and by 2009 the rating service had expanded nationwide. In February 2010 Super Lawyers was acquired by Thomson Reuters the world’s leading source of intelligent information for business and professionals.