BBP associate Christopher J. Hales has been named a 2012 "Rising Star" by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine. Hales, 34, earned recognition in the magazine's annual listing of outstanding lawyers 40 years old and younger, or who have been in practice for 10 or fewer years. Hales, who was recognized for his work in the area of Business Litigation, is in his fifth year at Burke Burns & Pinelli, Ltd.
Super Lawyers magazine is published by Minneapolis-based Law & Politics. Each year, Law & Politics undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process for "Rising Stars" that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by Law & Politics' attorney-led research staff, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. Only 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named "Rising Stars" by Super Lawyers.
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