At McCormick & Vilushis, we work hard every day to secure positive outcomes for our clients. So when our team is recognized on a national level, it’s something to celebrate. We’re happy to announce that both Douglas McCormick and Chad Vilushis have earned the prestigious Super Lawyer designation for 2024.

What’s a Super Lawyer?

Each year, Super Lawyers — a nationwide rating service — selects the top 5% of lawyers in each state. These lawyers are added to the Super Lawyers directory, making it easy for clients looking for top-notch legal representation to find them.

Super Lawyers uses a patented selection process involving nominations, independent research, and peer evaluation. Attorneys are evaluated on 12 indicators (though these aren’t weighted equally):

  • Verdicts and settlements
  • Position within their law firm
  • Special licenses/certifications
  • Transactions
  • Bar/professional activity
  • Community service and pro bono activity
  • Representative clients
  • Experience
  • Scholarly writings and lectures
  • Honors and awards
  • Educational and employment background
  • Other outstanding achievements

Each year, 5% of attorneys in each state are selected as Super Lawyers, and 2.5% are selected as Rising Stars. The selection process considers attorneys from large and small practices alike.

Super Lawyers was started by Thomson Reuters. It’s a unique award — unlike some honors given to attorneys, it doesn’t only focus on results inside the courtroom.

In order to become a Super Lawyer, an attorney must also have earned the respect of others in the field and forged connections outside of their practice — often through pro bono activities, publications, or lectures. In addition to being accomplished attorneys, Super Lawyers are supremely well-rounded individuals, and that makes this designation that much more special.

Making Success a Habit

This isn’t the first time Douglas McCormick and Chad Vilushis have made the list of Super Lawyers. Mr. McCormick was selected to Rising Stars (a list limited to attorneys who are 40 years old or younger or who are within the first 10 years of their practice) for six consecutive years before he secured a spot on the Super Lawyers list for 2020. This year marks his fifth consecutive year as a Super Lawyer.

Mr. McCormick’s practice focuses primarily on personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. However, he also works as a criminal defense attorney.

Mr. Vilushis was also named to the Rising Stars list before he became a Super Lawyer. He made the Rising Stars list in 2008, 2011, and 2012. Like Mr. McCormick, Mr. Vilushis was first named a Super Lawyer in 2020, and 2024 marks his fifth consecutive year on the Super Lawyers list.

Mr. Vilushis focuses his practice primarily on DUI defense and criminal defense cases, but he also serves as a personal injury attorney in both general and medical malpractice cases.

Looking to the Future

We’re proud of our attorneys’ accomplishments, but at McCormick & Vilushis, we don’t rest on our laurels. We’re always striving to improve our clients’ experiences, and we hope to make each year better than the last.

Of course, we owe a sincere thanks to our clients — without you, we wouldn’t be where we are today!