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Out of 86,000 Illinois Lawyers, 9 Honored as "Rising Stars" by Thomson Reuters Publication

BERWYN, Ill., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Out of an estimated 86,000 Illinois lawyers, one of the legal industry's leading publications identified only 9 Illinois attorneys – just 9 – among the 2013 "Super Lawyers," an honor which recognizes the state's top attorneys in their field.

Super Lawyers Magazine tapped two lawyers from a single firm – or 20% of the Illinois list cited – as recipients of the 2013 "Rising Stars" distinction: Michael Del Galdo and James Vasselli of the Del Galdo Law Group, LLC.

For the fourth year in a row, Del Galdo has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a "rising star" in the legal profession, and Vasselli has now captured the honor twice in a row.

It is rare to have two members of the same law firm to be so honored.

"This recognition confirms my commitment to excellence, ethics and professionalism in my legal practice," said Del Galdo.

"My main priority is to provide the highest quality of professional legal services to my clients and to the cities in which I work," Del Galdo added.

Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in any state receive this honor.

Super Lawyers Magazine, a Thomson Reuters business, selects lawyers for this distinction using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.

Del Galdo also praised Vasselli.

"Mr. Vasselli's work at our firm and for our clients has always been internally recognized as of the highest caliber and I am proud that the legal community has also recognized this fact," Del Galdo said.

Del Galdo is the founding attorney and managing member of Del Galdo Law Group, LLC. Vasselli Chairs the Real Estate and Public Finance Practice Groups at the Firm.

Del Galdo Law Group, LLC is comprised of 17 attorneys concentrating in the governmental and public sector practice areas, including Municipal Law; School Law; Zoning & Land Use; Real Estate; Economic Development; Litigation; Transactional; and, Government Affairs.

The Firm's clients include some of the largest school districts and municipalities in Chicagoland.

A graduate of DePaul University College of Law, Del Galdo is also a frequent lecturer on municipal government.

Vasselli is a graduate of DePaul University College of Law and holds an MBA from The Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University.

Michael Del Galdo