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Two O’Connell & Plumb Attorneys Honored

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield-based law firm O’Connell & Plumb, P.C. announced that attorney Daniel J. O’Connell was named to the 2015 New England Super Lawyers list in the area of plaintiff employment litigation, and attorney Sarah Ornelas has been named to the 2015 New England Rising Stars list in the area of plaintiff employment litigation.

Super Lawyers 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 selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Super Lawyers selections are made annually using a patented, multi-phase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. Only 5% of lawyers in each state are selected to the Super Lawyers list annually, and only 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40, or in practice for 10 years or fewer, are named a Rising Star.

Earlier this year, both O’Connell and Ornelas also received the Martindale-Hubble Client Distinction Award. Martindale-Hubbell gives the award to lawyers whose clients give the lawyer a 4.5 average rating (out of 5.0) in the following areas: communications ability, responsiveness, quality of service, and value for the money. Less than 1% of the more than 900,000 attorneys listed on the martindale.com and lawyers.com websites receive the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award.