It’s a recognition received by just five-percent of Upstate New York attorneys. Tully Rinckey partner, Barbara J. King, has been selected as a 2010 New York Super Lawyer. King, who has been practicing law for more than twenty years, was recognized for her work in the area of family law.
Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on twelve indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. That means that King was hand-picked by her colleagues as an attorney who is well respected in the legal community.
“It’s an honor,” says King. “I’m pleased to not only be included in this diverse list of outstanding candidates, but also chosen by my own colleagues.”
This is not the first time King has been recognized for both her legal work and commitment to the community. She was recently awarded the Lawyer of the Year award by the Schenectady County Bar Association. In 2009, King was awarded with the Difference Makers Award by the American Bar Association.
Barbara is well-known throughout the Capital Region through various professional and not-for-profit groups. She is an active member of the Capital District Women’s Bar Association, founder of the Modest Means program of Schenectady County and involved in various other legal organizations, including the Legal Project, where she informs litigants of their rights in Family Court and offers pro-bono representation.