Arnold Rodman and Kretchmer PLLC is proud to announce that Michael Fink was recently named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers®. The Rising Star designation is reserved for attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their practice area, and who are either 40 years old or younger or in practice for less than 10 years. Only 2.5% of all attorneys in Minnesota receive this designation. Mr. Fink has won this designation after practicing family law for 3 years and 3 months. To be eligible for selection, Rising Stars must be nominated by their peers and pass a rigorous selection process including a review of their accomplishments in 12 separate categories, and an evaluation by a blue ribbon review panel made up of the top Minnesota family law attorneys. The lawyers with the highest points are then compared to other attorneys from similar sized firms and final selection is determined. The selection process is recognized by courts and bar associations across the USA. The New Jersey Supreme Court determined that the selection process does “not permit a lawyer to buy one’s way onto the list, nor is there any requirement for the purchase of any product for inclusion in the lists or any quid pro quo of any kind or nature associated with the evaluation and listing of an attorney or in the subsequent advertising of one’s inclusion in the lists.” Our firm is delighted yet not surprised that that Mr. Fink’s accomplishments in family law have been recognized by the family law bar in Minnesota.