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White and Bright announced today that two of its attorneys were named 2018 San Diego “Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers – Fred Pfister and Melissa Engle. This is the third consecutive year that Mr. Pfister and Ms. Engle have been recognized with this award. White and Bright has been a a North County San Diego-based law firm for more than 37 years, and Pfister and Engle are fast-rising attorneys who have each helped the firm to grow immensely.
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. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third-party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, and selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The selection process for the Rising Stars list is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process, with the exception that the candidate must either be 40 years old or younger or have practiced for 10 years or less. While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named as Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named on the Rising Stars list. To be included as a Rising Star is an immense honor.
In addition to her Rising Star status, Engle is rated AV® Preeminent™ through Martindale-Hubbell®. This is the highest of Martindale-Hubbell's three levels of rating, and it serves as a sign of excellence in the legal field. Attorneys are evaluated by the judiciary and members of the bar from across the country.
Engle is a dedicated attorney with extensive experience in litigation. Her areas of expertise include real estate, business disputes, and employment law. Her clients admire her for her acute attention to detail and for the rigor with which she fights for and defends their rights. Engle takes it upon herself to ensure that each client's needs are met and expectations surpassed - she is well deserving of the many honors she has received.
In addition to his Rising Star status, Pfister's accomplishments include his recent Friend of the Industry Award from the North San Diego County Association of REALTORS®. His legal practice focuses primarily on litigation, including commercial and residential real estate matters, such as disputes concerning real estate sales and ownership, partnership disputes, breaches of lease, title issues, purchase/sale transaction disputes, agent and broker defense, easement disputes, encroachments, boundary disputes, commercial unlawful detainers, breaches of contract, and indemnity issues.
Pfister also represents numerous business entities and individuals in a wide range of transactional matters, including entity formation, real estate and business transactions, commercial leases, and general counsel representation.
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