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Balin Law Attorneys Recognized by Peers, Named as “Super Lawyers”

February 15, 2024

Balin Law is proud to announce that our attorneys have again received the esteemed distinction of “Super Lawyers“. While the title might evoke images of caped crusaders, a look at the heartfelt reviews from their clients confirms that Paulette Balin and Matthew Shupe are often seen as heroes in the eyes of those they serve.

This recognition is no small feat, as less than 5% of attorneys receive the “Super Lawyers” distinction annually. What makes this achievement even more remarkable is that it marks the fourth consecutive year for Principal Attorney Paulette Balin, Balin Law’s founder. Her consistent commitment to legal excellence and client advocacy has firmly established her as a leader in the legal community.

Paulette Balin, Founder and Principal Attorney
Matthew Shupe, Managing Attorney, Appellate Advocacy Group

Managing Appellate Attorney Matthew Shupe continues to shine as a legal luminary, making the “Rising Star” list for his 10th year in a row. The “Rising Star” title is reserved for attorneys age 40 or younger or those in practice for less than 10 years. This honor is granted to no more than 2.5% of lawyers statewide, underscoring Matt’s exceptional skills and dedication to the field.

What sets this award apart is its unique peer nomination process. Lawyers cannot nominate themselves; they are recommended by their peers. There’s no campaigning or buying your way onto this list. It’s a genuine honor earned through hard work and respect from fellow legal professionals.

For those curious about the meticulous selection process behind the “Super Lawyers” distinction, it’s worth exploring the official page. The stringent criteria ensure that only the most outstanding attorneys receive this recognition, making it a true testament to Paulette Balin and Matthew Shupe’s legal prowess.

As Balin Law proudly celebrates this achievement, it’s clear that the superhero comparison isn’t just a whimsical notion; it’s a sentiment echoed by the clients who have experienced the unwavering commitment and expertise of these remarkable attorneys. Congratulations to Paulette Balin and Matthew Shupe on this well-deserved honor, and here’s to many more years of legal excellence at Balin Law!


Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, 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 annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

The following graphic outlines the intensive nomination and selection process used in the Super Lawyers rating system, with additional information published on the Super Lawyers website.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law.