Soraghan and Schmitt Named to Super Lawyers and Rising Starsprintbutton


Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers & Rising Stars 2011 has recognized Joseph R. Soraghan and Jeffrey R. Schmitt as two of the top attorneys in the state of Missouri for 2011.

For the second year in a row, Attorney Joseph R. Soraghan has been named as one of the top attorneys in Missouri by Super Lawyers. Only 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are honored.

Attorney Jeffrey R. Schmitt has been selected for inclusion on the Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars 2011 list. It is a recognition of up to 2.5 percent of “the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state — those who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less,” according to Super Lawyers.

“I am honored to be recognized on the 2011 Rising Stars list by attorneys around the state of Missouri, as well as by Super Lawyers. To be honored by peers in my chosen profession is truly humbling,” Schmitt said.

Schmitt, who practices in the areas of banking, real estate, construction, pensions and retirement plans, is also the president of the Clayton Chamber of Commerce. He was recognized by The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section in 2010 as a “Young Lawyer You Should Know.”

Soraghan’s primary practice areas include business law, securities, corporate finance, and alternative dispute resolution.

“Thomson Reuters is one of the nation’s premier legal publishers. I am truly honored to be selected again by Super Lawyers, one of its publications,” he said.

Soraghan has been recognized as one of the Top St. Louis Entrepreneurial Lawyers in St. Louis by St. Louis Small Business Monthly, and received the Financial Services Champion, Region VII award from the U.S. Small Business Association. He is the founding director and secretary of the Missouri Venture Forum.

The selection for inclusion in the list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters Legal division based in Eagan, MN. Each year, the research team undertakes a rigorous, multi-phase selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and good-standing and disciplinary checks.

Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Super Lawyers is located online at, where lawyers can be searched by practice area and location.



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