In prior posts, I have explained why lawyer rating guides, such as Super Lawyers, are neither accurate nor reliable. See Why you shouldn’t rely upon the ratings in Super Lawyers Magazine.  Another reason to disregard lawyer rating guides is bias.  These guides tend to favor lawyers at large firms as well as defense lawyers.  For example, the Best Lawyer guide (2016 for Washington, D.C.) lists six legal malpractice lawyers, and they all happen to be defense attorneys.